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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.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
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
Bledsoe County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 2, 2013
2. Bledsoe County Marker
west on Dayton Mountain Highway. Touch for map. Marker is located at the county line, adjacent to the Bledsoe County road sign. Marker is in this post office area: Pikeville TN 37367, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bledsoe County (approx. 5.2 miles away); Pikeville During the Civil War (approx. 5.2 miles away); James Beriah Frazier (approx. 5.3 miles away); Gov. James B. Frazier (approx. 5.3 miles away); Bragg Invades Kentucky (approx. 5 miles away); William Jennings Bryan (approx. 7 miles away); The Scopes Trial (approx. 7 miles away); Rhea County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 7 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.)
 
Categories. PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Rhea County / Bledsoe County Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
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.
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.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 32 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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