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Near Linden in Perry County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lewis County / Perry County

 
 
Lewis County side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 18, 2020
1. Lewis County side of the marker
Inscription.  
Lewis County
Established 1843; named in honor of
Meriwether Lewis
Captain in the Army of the United States and one time secretary to President Jefferson. Later, co-commander of the Lewis & Clark Expedition to the Pacific Northwest. Enroute to Washington in 1809, he died violently at the spot on the Natchez Trace now marked by the National Monument bearing his name.

Perry County
Established 1819; named in honor of
Commo. Oliver Hazard Perry
Served in the naval war with Tripoli; in 1809, built and commanded a fleet of gunboats. In 1813, commanding the fleet he had built, recruited and organized on Lake Erie, he met a British fleet in battle, resulting in his famous message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.
 
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War of 1812Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1843.
 
Location. 35° 33.657′ N, 87° 39.523′ W. Marker is near Linden, Tennessee, in Perry County. Marker is on U.S. 412, 0.1 miles west of Old Linden Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Linden TN 37096, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Lewis County / Perry County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lewis County War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Civil War in Lewis County (approx. 6.1 miles away); New Switzerland (approx. 6.2 miles away); New Switzerland II (approx. 6.2 miles away); Hohenwald Neighborhood (approx. 6.2 miles away); Founding of Hohenwald (approx. 6.2 miles away); Hattie Louise "Tootsie" Bess (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Additional keywords.
Perry County side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 18, 2020
2. Perry County side of the marker
Barbary Wars
 
Lewis County side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 18, 2020
3. Lewis County side of the marker
Perry County side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 18, 2020
4. Perry County side of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 19, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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