Portland in Sumner County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Tennessee / Kentucky
Established 1796 named in honor of Major Gen. Jethro Sumner. Officer in French and Indian War. Served in defense of Charleston, 1776; in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown; and in the Army at Valley Forge. His last service was in the defense of North Carolina against Cornwallis.
An Iroquois word meaning Meadow Land. It was visited by Indian tribes from as far west as the Rocky Mountains before 1750. The first white settlement was at Harrodsburg in 1774. Kentucky was the second district west of the Alleghenies to be settled and the first (1792) to become a state.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3 B 19.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 36° 38.009′ N, 86° 33.827′ W. Marker was in Portland, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker was at the intersection of Nashville Road (U.S. 31W) and Rodgers Road (Route 259), on the right when traveling north on Nashville Road. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Triangular Jog (a few steps from this marker in Kentucky); Civil War in Tennessee (approx. 0.6 miles away); Replica of Stone #38 (approx. ¾ mile away in Kentucky); Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away in Kentucky); Duval-Groves House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Smith (approx. 1½ miles away); Birthplace of T.O. Chisholm / Noted Hymn Writer (1866-1960) (approx. 2.4 miles away in Kentucky); "Riding into The Sunset" (approx. 2.4 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 105 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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