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Warren County was founded in 1807. It was named in honor of
Gen. Joseph Warren of Massachusetts - a Revolutionary War patriot.
He was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775.

County seat, McMinnville; population, 1,244. Other towns are Viola, Vervilla, Trousdale, Jacksboro, Dibrell, and Clarmont. Water courses: Collins River, Rocky River, Caney Fork, Barren Fork, Mountain, Laurel, Charles, Cane and Hickory Creeks. The water power on these streams is excellent. A portion of the county lies on the Cumberland Plateau and has the characteristics of that section. The larger portion lying west of the Plateau has a rich, red-clay soil and is very productive. Timber is abundant. The principal agricultural products are corn, wheat, oats, tobacco, cotton, rye, grass, clover, fruit, etc. Much stock is raised in the county. There is an academy at McMinnville, and good schools at various localities. There are in the county four cotton factories, one woolen factor), a number of tanneries, etc. The capital invested is $350,000 and number of persons employed, 400. The principal churches are Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian and Christian. The county taxes are, for schools, 8 cents; for roads, 5cents; for county purposes, 20 cents per $100. The McMinnville and Manchester Railroad passes through the county. Hand-book of Tennessee By A. W. Hawkins, Henry E. Colton 1882)




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McMinnville




SURROUNDING COUNTIES

Cannon

Coffee

DeKalb

Grundy

Sequatchie

Van Buren

White


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