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Near Pikeville in Bledsoe County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rhea County / Bledsoe County

 
 
Rhea County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, March 2, 2013
1. Rhea County Marker
Inscription.  (obverse)
Rhea County
Established 1807; named in honor of
John Rhea
Revolutionary veteran, who fought at King's Mountain. Delegate to the North Carolina Convention which ratified the U.S. Constitution; member of the Tennessee Constitutional Convention, 1796. State House of Representatives, 1796-97 & of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1803-15 & 1817-23. One of the early leaders in higher education.

(reverse)
Bledsoe County
Established 1807: named in honor of
Anthony Bledsoe

Captain in the Colonial Army from Virginia, major in the Revolutionary Army and a colonel of Tennessee militia. One of the first settlers of Sumner County, he was killed near his home by Indians in 1789.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2B8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & Settlers
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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 1807.
 
Location. 35° 34.194′ N, 85° 6.481′ W. Marker is near Pikeville, Tennessee, in Bledsoe County. Marker is at the intersection of Dayton Mountain Highway (State Highway 30) and Walker Road, on the right when traveling west on Dayton Mountain Highway. Marker is located at the county line, adjacent to the Bledsoe County road sign. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pikeville TN 37367, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pikeville African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (approx. 5 miles away); Bledsoe County Jail (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Pratt House (approx. 5.1 miles away); T. A. Pope House (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Eliza S. Ault House (approx. 5.1 miles away); Dr. James A. Ross House (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fred Roberson House (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bledsoe County (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pikeville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia - Bledsoe County. (Submitted on March 6, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia - Rhea County. (Submitted on March 6, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
Bledsoe County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, March 2, 2013
2. Bledsoe County Marker
 
Rhea County / Bledsoe County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, March 2, 2013
3. Rhea County / Bledsoe County Marker
looking northwest on Dayton Mountain Hwy (TN-30)
Rhea County / Bledsoe County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, March 2, 2013
4. Rhea County / Bledsoe County Marker
looking southeast on Dayton Mountain Hwy (TN-30) at the Rhea County side.
Rhea County / Bledsoe County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, March 2, 2013
5. Rhea County / Bledsoe County Marker
Marker seen across TN-30 from Walker Road
Rhea County sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, March 2, 2013
6. Rhea County sign
looking southeast along Dayton Mountain Hwy (TN-30) fro intersection of Walker Road and the road sign for Rhea County.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 798 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 6, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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