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Hohenwald in Lewis County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lewis County/Perry County

 
 
Lewis County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 6, 2013
1. Lewis County Marker
Inscription. Lewis County

Established 1843; named in honor of
Meriwether Lewis
Captain in the Army of the United States and one time secretary to President Jefferson. Later, co-commander of the Lewis & Clark Expedition to the Pacific Northwest. Enroute to Washington in 1809, he died violently at the spot on the Natchez Trace now marked by the National Monument bearing his name.

Perry County

Established 1819; named in honor of
Commo. Oliver Hazard Perry
Served in the naval war with Tripoli; in 1809 built and commanded a fleet of gunboats. In 1813, commanding the fleet he had built, recruited and organized on Lake Erie, he met a British fleet in battle, resulting in his famous message, “We have met the enemy and they are ours”.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.
 
Location. 35° 33.161′ N, 87° 40.534′ W. Marker is in Hohenwald, Tennessee, in Lewis County. Marker is on Stanley Hinson Road (County Route 1790) 1.5 miles west of Linden Highway (U.S. 412), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 329 Stanley Hinson Rd., Hohenwald TN 38462, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are
Perry County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 6, 2013
2. Perry County Marker
within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis County War Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Civil War in Lewis County (approx. 6.9 miles away); Razing the Courthouse (approx. 10.1 miles away); Metal Ford (approx. 12.6 miles away); Steele's Iron Works (approx. 12.7 miles away); The Old Natchez Trace (approx. 13.8 miles away); This Monument Marks The Old Natchez Trace (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Lewis County/Perry County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 6, 2013
3. Lewis County/Perry County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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