Tennessee County

Tennessee County

Tennessee County was a subdivision of the territory of North Carolina that later became the state of Tennessee.

Tennessee County was organized in 1788 from a portion of Davidson County. It was abolished in 1796 when Tennessee (which by then was no longer a North Carolina territory, having been ceded to the national government as the U.S. Territory South of the River Ohio) was admitted to statehood and the county's name was adopted for the entire state. At the time of statehood, the lands formerly included in Tennessee County were divided into Montgomery and Robertson counties. [See " [http://www.roanetnhistory.org/ramseysannals.php?loc=RamseysAnnals&pgid=750 Ramsey's Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century (1853)] ", page 739; [http://www.state.tn.us/sos/bluebook/online/section5/counties.pdf Origins of Tennessee County Names] in "Tennessee Blue Book"; [http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/archives/FindingAids/Circulars/AIC3.pdf Tennessee Records in the North Carolina State Archives] ; and [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~harrisonrep/Census/tncounty.htm History of Tennessee Counties] , by Karon M. Bosze, created in 1993 and revised 1996.] The land area formerly included in Tennessee County now forms Humphreys, Montgomery, and Robertson counties and portions of Stewart, Dickson, Cheatham, and Houston counties. [See [http://www.state.tn.us/sos/bluebook/online/section5/counties.pdf Origins of Tennessee County Names] in "Tennessee Blue Book" (which identifies the older counties from which new counties were formed).]


ee also

*List of former United States counties
*History of Tennessee

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