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Near Fisk in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tennessee / Alabama

Lincoln County /

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 8, 2010
1. Tennessee / Alabama Marker
Inscription.
Tennessee. Lincoln County. Established 1809; named in honor of MAJOR GEN. BENJAMIN LINCOLN of the Revolutionary Army. After service at Saratoga, he was put in Chief Command in the Southern Colonies. Later, he was Secretary of War under the Confederation, 1781-83.

Alabama. Derived from Creek Indian phrase meaning "Here We Rest." In the early 1700s, several Spanish expeditions visited the state. In 1702 the French founded Mobile and settled near Tallapoosa. Alabama became a territory in 1817, a state in 1819. Montgomery was also the first capital of the Confederacy.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2F3.)
 
Location. 34° 59.448′ N, 86° 34.285′ W. Marker is near Fisk, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Huntsville Highway (U.S. 231/431) and Hunter Road, on the left when traveling north on Huntsville Highway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3362 Huntsville Highway, Hazel Green AL 35750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alfred Bearden (approx. 5.6 miles away in Tennessee); Site of Quick Airplane (approx.
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 8, 2010
2. Tennessee / Alabama Marker
6.3 miles away); Pioneer (Routt - Wells) Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away in Tennessee); Old Limestone Road Skirmish (approx. 9 miles away); New Market Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.8 miles away); Town of New Market (approx. 9.9 miles away); Camp Blount (approx. 10.1 miles away in Tennessee); Andrew Jackson (approx. 10.1 miles away in Tennessee).
 
More about this marker. This Tennessee marker has been erected on Alabama soil! It is south of the monument (Photos 5 and 6) that marks the border between the two states.
 
Categories. Native AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Tennessee / Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 8, 2010
3. Tennessee / Alabama Marker
Looking North on US 231/431.
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 8, 2010
4. Tennessee / Alabama Marker
Looking South on US 231/431. Marker is on the right.
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 8, 2010
5. Tennessee / Alabama Marker
This obelisk is located near the marker.
Tennessee / Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 8, 2010
6. Tennessee / Alabama Marker
This side of the obelisk says 'Alabama', but it is covered by the small tree.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,092 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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