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Greene County was founded in 1783 by the North Carolina legislature from Washington County, Tennessee.
In 1784 Greene joined two neighboring counties in declaring their independence from North Carolina.
In 1785 these counties applied for admission to the United States as theState of Franklin.

The request was denied and hope for Franklin statehood faded by 1789.
In 1789, when North Carolina was admitted to the United States, she ceded her westernmost counties including Greene County to the United States.
The United States turned these counties into the Southwest Territory.
In 1792 the Southwest Territory created Jefferson County partly out of Greene County.
In 1796 all the land in these Southwest Territory counties became part of the new State of Tennessee.
Greene County was named in honor of Nathaniel Greene (1742 - 1786).
He served as Major General in the Revolutionary Army.
After fighting at Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown and Valley Forge, he became quarter master general of the Army.
He would later take command of the Army in the South, where his brilliant leadership would help to bring about the end of the war.

source:familysearch.org

Cities and Towns
Tusculum * Baileyton * Greeneville * Mosheim

Census-designated place
Falls Branch (partial)

Unincorporated Communities
Afton * Camp Creek * Chuckey * Cross Anchor * DeBusk * Grandview * Horse Creek * Jearoldstown * Liberty Hill * Limestone *
Midway * Mohawk * Newmansville * Orebank * Ottway * Rheatown * Romeo * South Greene * Warrensburg

 

Greene County Online Records

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Website Updates: August 2018

County Records:
-Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions - 1828/29
-Widows Provisions 1828
-Cases of Bastard Children 1828
-Guardianship Records & Apprentice Papers 1828/29

Family Bibles and Records:George Lafayette Campbell

Wills/Probate Records: Wills and Inventories 1802

 


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