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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.)
 
Location. 36° 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.
 
Categories. War of 1812War, French and IndianWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Revolutionary
 
Morgan County / Scott County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
2. Morgan County / Scott County Marker
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. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 42 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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