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BLEDSOE COUNTY was created out of Roane County by act of the Legislature on Nov. 30, 1807. The original county seat was known as Old Madison, six miles from Dunlap and fifteen miles from Pikeville, the present county seat. The first court in the county was held at the residence of a Mr. Thomas. The country surrounding Pikeville is a fine agricultural region. There have been three colleges in or near Pikeville—the People's College, Bledsoe College, and Sequatchie College, the first named of which was chartered in 1871. Sequatchie College was chartered in 1870. Mineral springs, iron ore, and coal are abundant.

Statistics of Bledsoe County: population, 1920, 7,218. Assessed valuation of taxable property, 1921, $4,368,308. Area, 300 square miles. Number of farms, 1,060. Railway mileage, 15. Drained by Sequatchie River and tributaries. Surface somewhat mountainous. Live stock, fruits, and grain crops are principle products. Pasturage excellent. Large areas of fine timber. Corn, oats, and wheat are successfully grown. Coal and limestone abound. Pikeville is the county seat; population, 488. Churches, schools, and weekly newspaper, bank and flourishing business establishments. Scholastic population, 2,946; high schools, 2; elementary schools, 38.



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Cities and Towns

Bellview

Brayton

Brockdell

Cold Spring

Cooper Mill

Dill

Emery Mill

Friendship

Gerren Heights

Griffith

Hendon

Herbert Domain

Hickory Grove

Hitchcox

Lees Station

Litton

Luminary

Lusk

Melvine

Milo

Mount Crest

New Harmony

Ninemile

Old Cumberland

Pailo

Pikeville

Sampson

Saratoga Springs

Smithtown

Summer City

Tiptop

West End

Winesap

 

 

 



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