1850 Counties of  Tennessee

County Description Area in sq miles Courts held at Pop in 1850
Anderson northeast part, water by Clinch river, crossed by Cumberland Mts 750 Clinton 6,938
Bedford in central part 875 Shelbyville 21,512
Benton in western part, between TN & Big Sandy rivers 375 Camden 6,305
Bledsoe SE part, crossed by Sequatchie river 455 Pikeville 5,959
Blount SE boundary, TN river on NW side 900 Maryville 12,382
Bradley southeast part, drained by Hiawassee river blank Cleveland 12,259
Campbell north boundary, on north west side of Clinch river 672 Jacksborough 6,068
Cannon central part 100 Woodbury 9,982
Carroll western part, drained by Big Sandy river 960 Huntingdon 15,967
Carter northeast corner 540 Elizabethtown 6,296
Claiborne northern boundary, north side of Clinch river, drained by Powell's river 580 Tazewell 9,369
Cocke southeast boundary, with Nolachucky river on the north 374 Newport 8,200
Coffee central part 170 Manchester 8,350
Davidson northern part, crossed by Cumberland river 640 Nashville (State Capital) 38,881
Decatur western part, on west side of Tennessee river blank Derryville 6,003
De Kalb central part, crossed by Caney fork of Cumberland river 275 Smithville 8,016
Dickson northern part, Cumberland river on northeast 1000 Charlotte 8,404
Dyer western boundary, Mississippi river on the west 840 Dyersburgh 6,361
Fayette south western part 576 Somerville 26,719
Fentress northern bourdary 560 Jamestown 4,454
Franklin southern boundary 840 Winchester 13,768
Gibson western part 630 Trenton 19,548
Giles southern boundary 514 Pulaski 25,949
Granger north eastern part, Holston river on southeast, Clinch river on northwest 320 Rutledge 12,370
Greene eastern boundary, Stony Mts on southeast, crossed by Nolichucky river 700 Greenville 17,824
Grundy southern part blank Altamont 2,773
Hamilton southern boundary, crossed by Tennessee river 464 Harrison 10,075
Hancock northeastern part blank blank 5,660
Hardeman southern boundary, crossed by Big Hatchee river 720 Bolivar 17,456
Hardin southern boundary, crossed by Tennessee river 700 Savannah 10,328
Hawkins northern boundary, crossed by Holston & Clinch rivers 750 Rogersville 13,370
Haywood south western part, crossed by Big Hatchee river 600 Brownsville 17,259
Henderson western part 665 Lexington 13,164
Henry northern boundary, Tennessee & Big Sandy rivers on east 600 Paris 18,233
Hickman western part 726 Centreville 9,397
Humphreys western part, Tennessee river on west 475 Waverly 6,422
Jackson northern boundary, crossed by Cumberland river 625 Gainesborough 15,673
Jefferson north eastern part, Holston river on northwest, crossed by Nolichucky river 356 Danbridge 13,204
Johnson northeast corner 300 Taylorsville 3,499
Knox eastern part, crossed by Tennessee river 864 Knoxville 18,775
Lauderdale western boundary, with Mississippi river on west 375 Ripley 5,169
Lawrence southern boundary 680 Lawrenceburgh 9,280
Lewis southern part blank Newburgh 4,438
Lincoln southern boundary 650 Fayetteville 23,492
Macon northern boundary blank Lafayette 6,948
Madison west part 670 Jackson 21,470
Marion southern boundary, crossed by Tennessee river 600 Jasper 6,314
Marshall toward southern part 200 Lewisburgh 15,616
Maury central part 750 Columbia 29,520
McMinn southeast part 608 Athens 13,906
McNairy southern boundary 960 Purdy 12,864
Meigs southeast part, Tennessee river on northwest 215 Decatur 4,879
Monroe southeast boundary, near Tennessee river 750 Madisonville 11,717
Montgomery north boundary, crossed by Cumberland river 500 Clarksville 21,045
Morgan northeast part 640 Morgan 3,430
Obion northwest corner, w Mississippi river for its western boundary 700 Troy 7,633
Overton northern boundary 625 Monroe 11,211
Perry western part, crossed by Tennessee river 780 Perryville 5,822
Polk southeast corner 330 Bentonville 6,388
Roane eastern part, crossed by Tennessee & Clinch rivers 600 Kingston 12,185
Robertson on north boundary 350 Springfield 16,145
Rutherford central part 540 Murfreesborough 29,122
Scott no description blank Huntsville 1,905
Sevier on south eastern boundary, crossed by Nolichucky river 600 Sevier 6,920
Shelby at southwest corner, Mississippi river on west 600 Raleigh 31,157
Smith in northern part, crossed by Cumberland river 590 Carthage 18,412
Stewart on north boundary, Tennessee river on southwest, crossed by Cumberland river not listed Dover 9,719
Sullivan on northern boundary, crossed by Holston river 520 Blountsville 11,742
Sumner on northern boundary, Cumberland river on south 625 Gallatin 22,717
Tipton on western boundary, Mississippi river on west 415 Covington 8,887
Van Buren Central part blank Spencer 2,674
Warren central part 960 McMinnville 10,179
Washington on southeast boundary, crossed by Nolichucky river 590 Jonesborough 13,861
Wayne on southern boundary 504 Waynesborough 8,170
Weakley on northern boundary 6801 Dresden 14,608
White in central part 672 Sparta 11,444
Williamson central part 476 Franklin 27,201
Wilson northern part, Cumberland river on north 625 Lebanon 27,443

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