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Near Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

First County Seat Location

 
 
First County Seat Location Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 27, 2020
1. First County Seat Location Marker (Front)
Inscription.  
Maury County was created by act of the General Assembly of Tennessee Nov. 16, 1807

Organized Dec. 21, 1807 in the log home of Joseph Brown about 400 yards west of this point.

The county seat was moved to Columbia Dec. 21, 1808

First justices of the peace for Maury County appointed by Governor John Sevier Dec. 4 1807

John Dickey • William Frierson • John Spencer • John Lindsay • Joshua Williams • John Miller • James Love • William Dooley • Lemuel Prewett • William Gilchrist • and Isaac Roberts, elected chairman.

Commissioners Joshua Williams, William Frierson, Isaac Roberts, John Lindsay, and Joseph Brown located the county seat at Columbia
 
Erected 1961 by Maury County and The Junior Order of the United American Mechanics.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical Subdivisions.
 
Location. 35° 34.51′ N, 87° 1.432′ W. Marker is near Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is at the intersection
First County Seat Location Marker (Back) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 27, 2020
2. First County Seat Location Marker (Back)
of Mooresville Pike and Morrow Lane, on the right when traveling south on Mooresville Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 912 Mooresville Pike, Columbia TN 38401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Elm Springs (approx. 0.8 miles away); Joseph Brown (approx. 1.1 miles away); Advance and Retreat (approx. 1.1 miles away); Side by Side (approx. 2 miles away); College Hill High School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Union Station Train Depot (approx. 2.4 miles away); Columbia Fire Department (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
First County Seat Location Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 27, 2020
3. First County Seat Location Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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