Lewisburg Tennessee was supposed to be the seat of Cannon County. Wait, what? Yes, it's true.

Here is a unique look at the Marshall County Courthouse, but did you know it should be the Cannon County Courthouse?


That’s right, in 1836 when the County was formed by parts of Giles, Bedford, Lincoln, and Maury Counties, it was intended to be named Cannon County. However, due to a clerical error at the time of formation, the names Cannon and Marshall were swapped and never corrected.


So today Lewisburg is the county seat of Marshall County rather than Cannon County. The County was named after the American jurist, John Marshall, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.