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Name of County

Year Organized

From

County Seat

Anderson

1801

Knox, & Grainger

Clinton

Bedford

1807

Parts of Rutherford, & Ind ian Lands

Shelbyville

Benton

1835

Humphreys

Camden

Bledsoe

1807

Parts of Roane, & Indian Lands

Pikeville

Blount

1795

Knox

Maryville

Bradley

1836

Indian Lands

Cleveland

Campbell

1806

Anderson, & Claiborne

Jacksboro

Cannon

1836

Rutherford, Smith, & Warren

Woodbury

Carroll

1821

Indian Lands

Huntingdon

Carter

1796

Washington

Elizabethton

Cheatham

1856

Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, & Robertson

Ashland City

Chester

1879

Hardeman, Henderson, McNairy, & Madison

Henderson

Claiborne

1801

Grainger, & Hawkins

Tazewell

Clay

1870

Jackson, & Overton

Celina

Cocke

1810

Jefferson

Newport

Coffee

1836

Bedford, Franklin, & Warren

Manchester

Crockett

1871

Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, & Madison

Alamo

Cumberland

1855

Bledsoe, Fentress, Morgan, Putnam, Rhea, & White

Crossville

Davidson

1783

By an act of the state of North Carolina

Nashville

Decatur

1845

Perry

Decaturville

DeKalb

1837

Cannon, Jackson, & White

Smithville

Dickson

1803

Montgomery, & Robertson

Charlotte

Dyer

1823

Indian Lands

Dyersburg

Fayette

1824

Indian Lands

Somerville

Fentress

1823

Morgan, Overton, & White

Jamestown

Franklin

1807

Rutherford, & Indian Lands

Winchester

Gibson

1823

Indian Lands

Trenton

Giles

1809

Indian Lands

Pulaski

Grainger

1796

Hawkins, & Knox

Rutledge

Greene

1783

Washington

Greeneville

Grundy

1844

Franklin, & Warren

Altamont

Hamblen

1870

Grainger, Hawkins, & Jefferson

Morristown

Hamilton

1819

Rhea, & Indian Lands

Chattanooga

Hancock

1844

Claiborne, & Hawkins

Sneedville

Hardeman

1823

Hardin & Indian Lands

Boliver

Hardin

1818

Indian Lands

Savannah

Hawkins

1786

Sullivan

Rogersville

Haywood

1823

Indian Lands

Brownsville

Henderson

1821

Indian Lands

Lexington

Henry

1821

Indian Lands

Paris

Hickman

1807

Dickson

Centerville

Houston

1871

Dickson, Humphreys, & Montgomery

Erin

Humphreys

1809

Stewart

Waverly

Jackson

1801

Smith, & Indian Lands

Gainesboro

James

1871 -1919

(Became again apart of Hamilton)

Bradley, & Hamilton

Ooltewah

Jefferson

1792

Greene, & Hawkins

Dandridge

Johnson

1836

Carter

Mountain City

Knox

1792

Greene, & Hawkins

Knoxville

Lake

1870

Obion

Tiptonville

Lauderdale

1835

Dyer, Haywood, & Tipton

Ripley

Lawrence

1817

Hickman, & Indian Lands

Lawrenceburg

Lewis

1843

Hickman, Lawrence, Maury, & Wayne

Hohenwald

Lincoln

1809

Bedford

Fayetteville

Loudon

1870

Blount, McMinn, Monroe, & Roane

Loudon

Macon

1824

Smith & Sumner

Lafayette

Madison

1821

Indian Lands

Jackson

Marion

1817

Indian Lands

Jasper

Marshall

1836

Bedford, Lincoln, & Maury

Lewisburg

Maury

1807

Williamson, & Indian Lands

Columbia

McMinn

1819

Indian Lands

Athens

McNairy

1823

Hardin

Selmer

Meigs

1836

Rhea

Decatur

Monroe

1819

Indian Lands

Madisonville

Montgomery

1796

Tennessee

Clarksville

Moore

1871

Bedford, Franklin, & Lincoln

Lynchburg

Morgan

1840

Anderson, & Roane

Wartburg

Obion

1823

Indian Lands

Union City

Overton

1806

Jackson, & Indian Lands

Livingston

Perry

Nov 1819

Hickman, & Humphreys

Linden

Pickett

1879

Fentress, & Overton

Byrdstown

Polk

1839

Bradley, & McMinn

Benton

Putnam

1854

Fentress, Jackson, Overton, Smith, & White

Cookeville

Rhea

1807

Roane

Dayton

Roane

1801

Knox, & Indian Lands

Kingston

Robertson

1796

Tennessee, & Sumner

Springfield

Rutherford

1802

Davidson, Williamson, & White

Murfreesboro

Scott

1849

Anderson, Campbell, Fentress, & Morgan

Huntsville

Sequatchie

1857

Hamilton, Marion, & Warren

Dunlap

Sevier

1794

Jefferson

Sevierville

Shelby

1819

Indian Lands

Memphis

Smith

1799

Sumner, & Indian Lands

Carthage

Stewart

1803

Montgomery

Dover

Sullivan

1799

Washington

Blountville

Sumner

1786

Davidson

Gallatin

Tipton

1823

Indian Lands

Covington

Trousdale

1870

Macon, Smith, Sumner, & Wilson

Hartsville

Unicoi

1875

Carter, & Washington

Erwin

Union

1850

Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, & Knox

Maynardville

Van Buren

1840

Warren, & White

Spencer

Warren

1870

Jackson, Smith, White, & Ind ian Lands

McMinnville

Washington

1777

Act of North Carolina

Jonesborough

Wayne

1817

Hickman

Waynesboro

Weakley

1823

Indian Lands

Dresden

White

1806

Jackson & Smith

Sparta

Williamson

1799

Davidson

Franklin

Wilson

1799

Sumner

Lebanon

 


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