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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


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Biographies

Births

Cemeteries

Census

Death Records
1908-1912

History

Military Records

News Tidbits

Obituaries


TOWNS, CITIES, COMMUNITIES

Deer Lodge

Rugby

Sunbright


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