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 me Christine Walters
and I'll take care of putting it online.
I 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.
Sequatchie County was founded on December 9, 1857 from Hamilton County, Marion County and
Warren County. This county was named in honor of a Cherokee word believed to mean, opossum,
he grins or runs. The County Seat of government is located in Dunlap TN.
Dunlap was founded in 1858 and created the previous year. The city was named for state
legislator William Dunlap, who played a prominent role in the county's creation.
The city's initial 40 acres, which were deeded to the county commissioners by Willam Rankin, were chosen due to
their central location within the new county. Dunlap was incorporated as a city in 1941
Sequatchee county lies upon the Cumberland Plateau , with the Sequatchee Valley passing through its center. Dunlap is
the county seat and has 133 inhabitants. Other towns are. Mount Airy and Fillmore. The valley lands are exceedinglyfertile, growing the staple productions in abundance. Timber is abundant. Iron and coal are found in large quantities, but for
want of transportation are not yet available. The county is watered by Sequatchee River and its tributaries. A railroad, in course of construction, will open up this section, when its minerals will become valuable.
(Hand-book of Tennessee By A. W. Hawkins, Henry E. Colton 1882)