Claiborne County, Tennessee
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Claiborne County

Claiborne County was founded in 1801, created from Grainger and Hawkins counties. It was named in honor of William C. C. Claiborne, who was then governor of the Mississippi Territory. He was judge of the Superior Court of Tennessee, 1796-97, and the representative in Congress, 1797-1801. Later he would become the Governor of Louisiana and was senator-elect from that state at the time of his death. 
Tazewell is the county seat.

Cities, Towns and Other Populated Places

City: Harrogate
Towns: Cumberland Gap ~ New Tazewell ~ Tazewell

Unincorporated Communities
 Arthur ~ Clairfield ~ Eagan ~ Hopewell ~ Little Sycamore ~
Lone Mountain ~ Midway ~ Pruden ~ Shawanee ~ Speedwell ~ Springdale

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Website Updates:
July 2018:  Completely mobile friendly!  bio for CARTER.  Marriage Notices for DENTON-BELL.  Obituaries for HARMON, FRANCISCO, BALDWIN, CRONSHORN, CRUTCHFIELD, JENNINGS, CLAXTON, EVANS.



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Surrounding Counties
Bell County, Kentucky (north)
Lee County, Virginia (northeast)
Hancock County (east)
Grainger County (southeast)
Union County (southwest)
Campbell County (west)
Whitley County, Kentucky (northwest)

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