Genealogy and History
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy
This county is available for adoption.
We're looking for folks who share our desire to put data online and are
interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it.
If you are interested joining our group as County Host for this website, or any of our websites, view our
A desire to transcribe data and know-how to make a basic webpage is required.
In the meantime, we'd be very happy to accept any data you'd care
to contribute and would like to see displayed on this site. We're looking for birth/death/marriage
records, obituaries, cemetery headstone readings, biographies, county histories, census data, pensions and other
Email your transcribed data to me
Christine Walters and I'll take care of putting
WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR
All data we come across will be added to this website, so please keep checking back.
Marshall County was founded in 1836. It was named
in honor of John Marshall of Virginia. He served in Congress, 1799; Secretary of State, 1800-1801, and also as
chief justice of the United States 1801-1835.
County seat, Lewisburg; population, 400. Other towns.
Chappel Hill, Cornersville, Farmington, Mooresville and Belfast. Water courses, Rock, Flat, Caney spring, Richland, Bradshaw, Swan and Robinson's Fork creeks and Duck River. The river and some of these creeks affbrd fine water power. The surface of the country is diversified, and the soil generally fertile. The agricultural products are corn, wheat, oats, rye
grasses, cotton and live stock. Timber is abundant, consisting of oak, chestnut, poplar, walnut, beech, elm, cherry and large
quantities of red cedar. Little attention is given to manufacturing. There is a female academy at Lewisburg, and other
schools located in different portions of the county. The usual Protestant religious denominations are found in the county.
County taxes: for roads, 5 cents; for county purposes, 50 cents; special tax, 30 cents on $100. The Duck River Valley Railroad pusses through the county.