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Brentwood in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Davidson County / Williamson County

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
1. Davidson County / Williamson County Marker
Inscription.  
Davidson County
Established 1783; named in honor of
Brig. Gen. William Lee Davidson
of North Carolina. Distinguished officer in the Revolutionary War. Served with the Army at Valley Forge. Fought at the Battle of King's Mountain. Killed in action at Cowan's Ford, N. C., 1781.

Williamson County
Established 1799; named in honor of
Dr. Hugh Williamson
Colonel and Surgeon-General of the North Carolina Militia, a member of the Assembly from Edenton, 1782; later elected to the Continental Congress where he served three terms; he was a signer of the Constitution from North Carolina. The county seat is named for his intimate friend, Benjamin Franklin.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3 A 4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
2. Davidson County / Williamson County Marker
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War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 36° 2.106′ N, 86° 47.271′ W. Marker is in Brentwood, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Franklin Road (U.S. 31) 0.2 miles south of Old Hickory Boulevard (State Highway 254), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 133 Franklin Road, Brentwood TN 37027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forrest's Brentwood Raid (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nobles Corner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mooreland (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hardscuffle Community (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hood's Retreat (approx. 0.6 miles away); Owen-Moore Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brentwood United Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Stone Box Indian Site (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentwood.
 
Davidson County / Williamson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
3. Davidson County / Williamson County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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