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Wilson County was founded in 1799. It was named in honor of David Wilson. He served with distinction in the Revolutionary War. He would later become a member of the Territorial Assembly and speaker of the House of Representatives in 1794.

Lebanon is the county seat. Its population is 2,290. Other towns, Beck with, Rural Hill, Laguardo, Camperton, Austin. Statesville, Gladeville and Greenvale. The Cumberland River forms the northern boundary of the county. Other streams are Cedar, Spring, Barton, Spencer, Cedar Lick, Stone's, Suggs, Hurricane and Fall Creeks. The county lies within the basin and has a fertile soil. The surface is diversified with hills and valleys. The productions are corn, wheat, oats, rye, barley, grass, clover, fruits and stock. There is a barrel and stave factory at Lebanon. Cumberland University is located at Lebanon, besides academies and seminaries at various points.
Hand-book of Tennessee By A. W. Hawkins, Henry E. Colton 1882

 

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