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Maury County Information

Maury County was founded in 1807. It was named in honor of Abram Maury. A Williamson County surveyor, who was one of the commissioners appointed to lay out counties in West Tennessee. He became State senator in 1805, later to become a member of the State House of Representatives.

Columbia is the county sent ami has a population of 3,400. Other towns are Williamsport, Mt. Pleasant, Santa Fe, Spring Hill, Cullcoka, Bighyville, Neapoli, and Hampshire. The water-courses are Duck River, Fountain, Bigby, Silver Knob, Carter's, Snow, Rutherford, Globe, Leiper's and Cathay's creeks. Some of these afford very considerable water power. The surface of the country is generally level or undulating, but at some points broken into hills. The soil is excellent, and produces heavy crops of corn, wheat, oats, rye, grasses, clover and cotton. The county is noted for its large production of fine stock, and for its fine fruit and dairy product. There are a number of manufacturing establishments, employing about $200,000 capital and 200 hands. The religious denominations are Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Cumberland Presbyterian, Christian, Associate Reformed, Episcopal and Catholic. The county taxes are: for roads, 12 cents; for county purposes, 25 cents per $100. The Louisville, Nashville and Great Southern Railroad passes through the county. The Duck River Valley Railroad, and the Nashville and Florence Railroad have their termini at Columbia. Columbia has a female institute and Athenaum, and academies and seminaries are found at every village and neighborhood in the county. In the western part of the county some iron ore is found.
[Source: "Hand-book of Tennessee" By A. W. Hawkins, Henry E. Colton 1882]
 


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