Huntsville in Scott County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Independent State of Scott
United States Senator Andrew Johnson delivered a speech at the Courthouse at Huntsville on June 4, 1861 against separation. At the election four days later Scott County voted against separation by the largest percentage margin of any county in Tennessee. Later that year in defiance of the state's action of secession, the county court by resolution seceded from the state and formed the Free and Independent State of Scott.
Marker reverse: Same text
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1F32.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 4, 1861.
Location. 36° 24.583′ N, 84° 29.44′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Tennessee, in Scott County. Marker is at the intersection of Woodland Place and Court Street, on the right when traveling east on Woodland Place. The marker is located in front of the Scott County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honoring Scott County's American Revolutionary War Soldiers (here, next to this marker); Col. Joseph S. Cecil (a few steps from this marker); Morgan County / Scott County (approx. 11.2 miles away); Tennessee / Kentucky (approx. 13.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.