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County was founded in 1821 by settlers from Virginia and South Carolina
and named for Colonel William Henry Dyer, who served under General
Andrew Jackson in the war of 1812. ( Source: Collier's Encyclopedia)
County is made up of three incorporated
towns. Dyersburg, Newbern, and Trimble.
was built on what was known as Melver’s Bluff by the Okeena River. The
Original plan for the town was determined in 1825. Melver’s Bluff
became known as Dyersburg when the town was incorporated in 1850
Source: Dyer County, Tennessee History)
Postmaster: Robert Henry Dyer
Sheriff: Griffith Rutherford
Jail: Was an overturned wagan bed with a rock on top of it to secure
the prisoners for the night.
Child Born: Benjamin Porter Jr.
Telephone Installed: 1891 Dr. W H Tucker House
Newspaper: 1865 Neal's Gazette, later became State Gazette
Mayor: Charlie Clark
is located on land that was originally the northern part of a 5,000
acre grant owned by J. W. Clark.
Owen Philyou of New Bern, North Carolina, staked a claim in
the area where Newbern now stands.
Newbern was incorporated as a city
Trimble had its beginning in 1873, the
result of the building of a
railroad from Paducah, Kentucky to Memphis, Tennessee which ended at a
bluff near the Dyer County line just across the Obion River Bottom.
County seat is Dyersburg.
LAKE ~ OBION ~ CROCKETT ~ LAUDERDALE
CITIES, TOWNS AND,COMMUNITIES OF DYER COUNTY
Cities & Towns
Bogota ~ Dyersburg ~ Newbern ~ Trimble
~ Big Boy Junction ~ Bishop ~ Bonicord ~ Boothspoint ~ Bradleytown ~
Broadmoor ~ Bruceville ~ Chic ~ Churchton ~ Cross Roads ~ Edgewood ~
Evansville ~ Finley ~ Fowlkes ~ Good Hope ~ Hawkinsville ~ Heloise ~
Jenkinsville ~ Lane ~ Lapata ~ Lenox ~ Locust Grove ~ Maxey ~ Meacham
~ Menglewood ~ Middle City ~ Midway ~ Millsfield ~ Miston ~
Nauvoo ~ Parker ~ Poplar Ridge ~ Rehoboth ~ Richwoods ~ Rock Springs ~
RoEllen ~ South Dyersburg ~ South Fork ~ Stinger ~ Stokes ~ Tatumville
~ Templeton ~ Tennemo ~ Tiger Tail ~ Tigrett ~ Tylersville ~ Unionville
305 College Street
Dyersburg, TN 38024
410 W. Court
Tennessee Department Of Health Vital Records
421 5th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) - 741-1763
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