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Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee is the County Seat since 1890
The 2000 Census shows, the population as 24,653.
The county is divided by a range of uplands, running centrally through it from north to south, with an eastern and a
western slope. These slopes are divided into small valleys by
spurs which run out from either side of the central ridge. The
soil of the highlands is argillacious and sandy; that of the valleys a sandy loam and very productive. Purdy is the county
seat. Its population is 243. Adamsville, Bethel, Falcon, McNairy, Montezuma, Ramer, Stantouville and Chewralla are located
in the county.
McNairy County is well supplied with timber, consisting of
oak, cypress, poplar, yellow pine, gum, walnut, hickory, etc.
The county is watered with numerous creeks, among which may
he named Cypress, Tuscumbia, Snake, White Oak, Muddy, Oxford, Owl, Hugging, Sugar, Lick and Mud crocks. The majority of these streams furnish very good water power for machinery. The Mobile and Ohio Railroad runs through the
western half of the county. The principal products are corn, wheat, oats, hay, cotton, Irish
potatoes, sweet potatoes, sorghum and rye. The principal religious bodies are Methodists, Cumberland
Presbyterians, Christians and Baptists. There are two high schools in the county—one at Purdy and
the other at Montezuma. County tax, 30 cents on 8100; school tax, 20 cents; and road
tax, 5 cents. The green sand spoken of in Henderson County is very abundant in McNairy.
McNAIRY COUNTY INTERESTS
Eureka Cemetery Pocahontas
Ingram Cemetery Pocahontas
Mathis Cemetery Pocahontas
|Methodist Episcopal Church South Circuit - (Hardin County site)|
D e a t h s
|1908 - 1912|
F a m i l y H i s t o r i e s
M a r r i a g e s
|Korean War Casualties|
O b i t u a r i e s
Past & Present Post Offices
Gooch School - 1920
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