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Near Elgin in Scott County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Morgan County / Scott County

 
 
Morgan County / Scott County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
1. Morgan County / Scott County Marker
Inscription.  Side 1:
Morgan County
Established 1817: named in honor of
Brig. General Daniel Morgan
veteran of the French & Indian War; second in command to Benedict Arnold on the Quebec Expedition in the Revolution; later, a commander in the South, he decisively defeated Banastre Tarleton at Cowpens.

Side 2:
Scott County
Established 1849: named in honor of
General Winfield Scott
veteran of War of 1812; successful commander of southern thrust into Mexico City during the Mexican War; served as Chief of Staff of the Army until 1862 & was military adviser to the President until his death.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1 F 8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812War, French and IndianWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
 
Location. 36° 
Morgan County / Scott County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
2. Morgan County / Scott County Marker
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17.933′ N, 84° 38.234′ W. Marker is near Elgin, Tennessee, in Scott County. Marker is on Scott Highway (U.S. 27 at milepost 0), 3.6 miles south of Rugby Highway (State Highway 52), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elgin TN 37732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honoring Scott County's American Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 11.2 miles away); Independent State of Scott (approx. 11.2 miles away); Col. Joseph S. Cecil (approx. 11.2 miles away); Wartburg in the War (approx. 13½ miles away); Morgan County Courthouse (approx. 13.6 miles away); Morgan County World War II Memorial (approx. 13.6 miles away); Morgan County World War I Memorial (approx. 13.6 miles away); George Frederick Gerding (approx. 13.6 miles away).
 
Morgan County / Scott County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
3. Morgan County / Scott County Marker
This view is looking South into Morgan County on US Hwy 27.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on April 21, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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