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Greeneville in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Greene County / Hawkins County

 
 
Green County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
1. Green County Marker
Inscription.  
Greene County

Established 1783
named in honor of Nathanael Greene
Major General in the Revolutionary Army. After fighting at Trenton, the Brandywine & Germantown, and serving at Valley Forge, he became Quarter-master General of the Army. He later took command of the Army in the South, where his brilliant handling helped to bring about the end of the War.

Hawkins County

Established 1786
named in honor of Benjamin Hawkins
Member of Continental Congress from North Carolina. U.S. Senator from North Carolina. 1789-95. Signed Deed of Cession, conveying Southwest Territory (which is now the State of Tennessee) to Federal Government.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 7.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, 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° 9.629′ N, 82° 49.977′ 
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W. Marker is in Greeneville, Tennessee, in Greene County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 W McKee St, Greeneville TN 37744, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Classic American La France (here, next to this marker); McKee Street "Flagship of Greeneville Mayoralty" (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Johnson Homestead (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Johnson National Historic Site (about 400 feet away); Preserving the President’s Legacy (about 400 feet away); The Home of the 17th President (about 400 feet away); Home of Andrew Johnson (about 400 feet away); The Homestead Grounds (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greeneville.
 
Green County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
2. Green County Marker
Greene County / Hawkins County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
3. Greene County / Hawkins County Marker
Greene County / Hawkins County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lisa Barnett, August 22, 2014
4. Greene County / Hawkins County Marker
Marker in Greeneville image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
5. Marker in Greeneville
Greene County / Hawkins County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lisa Barnett, August 22, 2014
6. Greene County / Hawkins County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,016 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on August 23, 2014, by Lisa Barnett of Jonesborough, Tennessee.   5. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   6. submitted on August 23, 2014, by Lisa Barnett of Jonesborough, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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