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Grainger County was founded in 1796.
It was named in honor of Mary Grainger. Later she became Mrs. William Blount, official first lady of the Southwest
County seat, Rutledge, having 120 inhabitants Other towns
are, Tate Springs and Mineral Hill Springs, which are both noted
Slimmer resorts. Navigable streams are the Holston and Clinch
rivers, which afford water for flat boats. Besides these rivers
there arc a great .number of creeks which furnish abundant water
power. The general surface of the county is made upon a number of flute-like valleys and ridges running from northeast to
southwest. The soil is generally good. There is great abundance of timber of many varieties, the oaks and pines predominating The mineval resources of Grainger county are undeveloped, though valuable minerals are believed to exist. The agricultural products are corn, wheat, oats and the various grosses,
clover predominating among the grosses. In the county there
area number of manufacturing establishments on a small scale.
The principal religious denominations arc Methodists, Baptists
nnd Dunkards. County taxation on 8100: for schools 15 cents;
for roads, 15 cents; for county purposes, 30 cents; special tax to
pay-indebtedness, 26 cents.
Hand-book of Tennessee
By A. W. Hawkins, Henry E. Colton 1882
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