Genealogy and History
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Pickett County was founded in 1879. It was named
in honor of Howell L. Pickett. He was State representative from Wilson County in 1879. He would later move to Arizona
and practiced law in Tombstone.
This is a newly organized county lying on the Kentucky line
and on the western base of the Cumberland Plateau. The county scat is Byrdstown. The face of
the county is much broken with mountain spurn and intervening
valleys and coves. The valleys and coves are very fertile. The
timber is abundant and of excellent quality. Good water power is also plenty. The county is well watered by Wolf and Obey
rivers and their tributaries. Coal and iron are among the minerals of this county. The local institutions are similar to those
of surrounding counties.