Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved spotting state historical markers along the highways as I travel. I’ll start sharing them here from time to time.
This one is located on Highway 41-A in Montgomery County, recognizing the fact that the fourth governor of Tennessee, Willie Blount, lived in this area. (Willie is pronounced Wylie.) Blount was a Democratic-Republican who served from 1809 to 1815 and was the half-brother of William Blount, governor of the Territory South of the River Ohio (present-day Tennessee) and one of the first U.S. Senators from the new state.