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 Volunteer Information
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 "raw data" - the birth/death/marriage
records, obituaries, cemetery headstone readings, biographies, county histories, census data, pensions and other
military data. In short, we'd like to display all the items you used to put together your family tree (rather than
the tree itself).
Email your transcribed data to us and we'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.
Morgan County was founded in 1817. It was named
in honor of Brig Gen. Daniel Morgan, veteran of the French and Indian War. He was second in command to Benedict
Arnold on the Quebec Expedition in the Revolution. He later commanded in the South, decisively defeating Banastre
Tarleton at Cowpens.
Morgan county is situated on the Cumberland Plateau. Wartburg is the county scat; population 159. Other towns are, Honeycutt, Nemo, Kirmet, Anadell, Sunbright and Rugby. The
Cincinnati Southern Railroad passes through the county. The
soil is generally of inferior quality, though on the northern
slopes and in some of the small valleys is more productive. The
water courses are Emory and Obed rivers, Crooked Fork, Clear
Creek and White Oak. On the flat table lands the timber is
small, but in the valleys and on northern slopes there is much
valuable timber. The agricultural products are corn, wheat,
oats, grasses, fruits, etc. Valuable coal mines have been opened
in this county and some three hundred miners are employed.
The manufacturing consists of lumber of different kinds in which
about-500 laborers are employed. There is a high school-at
Wartburg. The churches are Methodist, Baptist, etc. The
taxes par. $100 are: for schools, 10 cents; roads, .15 cents;
county purposes, 30 cents