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Sullivan County
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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 page. A desire to transcribe data and know-how to make a 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 birth/death/marriage records, obituaries, cemetery headstone readings, biographies, county histories, census data, pensions and other military data.

Email your transcribed data to me Christine Walters and I'll take care of putting it online.

WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.
I don't live in the area and I don't have the resources to do research



Sullivan County was founded in 1779. It was named in honor of Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, a distinguished officer in Revolutionary War.

He was  a member of Continental Congress 1774-1775 and 1780-1781. He was attorney general of New Hampshire 1782-1786, President of New Hampshire, 1786-1787.

The county seat of Sullivan county is Blountville, with a population of 317. Other towns are Bristol, Paperville, Piney Flats, Union, Kendrick and Fordtown. The county is watered by the Holston and its tributaries, which furnish plenty of water power. The East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad passes through the country. Bristol, which is on the Virginia line, is a point of considerable manufacturing and other business. The surface of the county is beautifully undulating and the soil good. The staples of the county are corn, wheat, oats, sorghum, buckwheat, grass and clover. Much attention is given to stock raising. The educational facilities of the county are good, and it has the usual religious denominations. Iron ore of good quality is abundant, and some progress has been made in mining.

ONLINE DATA

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census

Death Records
1908-1912

Local History
Historic Sullivan Co
Historic Places

Hotels & Inns

Military Records

Newspaper Data

Obituaries

Schools

CITIES, TOWNS, COMMUNITIES

BLOUNTVILLE
City of Blountville

BRISTOL
City of Bristol

KINGSPORT
City of Kingsport
Rotherford Mansion


Surrounding Counties
Carter -- Hawkins -- Johnson -- Washington



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