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Hi, my name is Christine Walters.
I am your host for the great state of Tennessee.

If you have anything you would like to add just send me an email. I've been in this business for over 30 years and I've been doing county websites for well over a dozen years. Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data andplacing it online for the free use of all researchers. We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting dataonline and are interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it. If you have anything that would help others be sure and send it in. Sharing is contagious and before you know it, everyone is doing it.



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Counties

Anderson

Bedford

Benton

Bledsoe

Blount

Bradley

Campbell

Cannon

Carroll

Carter

Cheatham

Chester

Claiborne

Clay

Cocke

Coffee

Crockett

Cumberland

Davidson

Decatur

DeKalb

Dickson

Dyer

Fayette

Fentress

Franklin

Gibson

Giles

Grainger

Greene

Grundy

Hamblen

Hamilton

Hancock

Hardeman

Hardin

Hawkins

Haywood

Henderson

Henry

Hickman

Houston

Humphreys

Jackson

Jefferson

Johnson

Knox

Lake

Lauderdale

Lawrence

Lewis

Lincoln

Loudon

Macon

Madison

Marion

Marshall

Maury

McMinn

McNairy

Meigs

Monroe

Montgomery

Moore

Morgan

Obion

Overton

Perry

Pickett

Polk

Putnam

Rhea

Roane

Robertson

Rutherford

Scott

Sequatchie

Sevier

Shelby

Smith

Stewart

Sullivan

Sumner

Tipton

Trousdale

Unicoi

Union

Van Buren

Warren

Washington

Wayne

Weakley

White

Williamson

Wilson


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Nancy Ward - Pocahontas of Tennessee


 

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In 1796, Tennessee became the sixteenth state to join the Union. It was created by taking the north and south bordersof North Carolina and extending them to the Mississippi River.

The word "Tennessee" comes from the Cherokee town Tanasi, which along with its neighbor town Chota wasone of the most important Cherokee towns and often referred to as the capital city of the Overhill Cherokee.

Tennessee is known as the "Volunteer State", a nickname it earned d uring the War of 1812, in which volunteersoldiers from Tennessee played a prominent role, especially during the Battle of New Orleans.
The capital is Nashville and the largest city is Memphis.

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The Three Grand Divisions
East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and West Tennessee.

East Tennessee

The Blue Ridge area lies on the eastern edge of Tennessee, bordering North Carolina. This region of Tennessee is characterized by high mountains, including the Great Smoky Mountains, the Chilhowee Mountains, the Unicoi Range, and the Iron Mountains range.

Middle Tennessee

To the west of East Tennessee lies the Cumberland Plateau. This area is covered with flat-topped mountains separated by sharp valleys. To the west of the Cumberland Plateau is the Highland Rim, an elevated plain that surrounds the Nashville Basin. The northern section of the Highland Rim, known for its high tobacco production, is sometimes called the Pennyroyal Plateau and is located in primarily in Southwestern Kentucky. The Nashville Basin is characterized by rich, fertile farm country and high natural wildlife diversity.

West Tennessee

West of the Highland Rim and Nashville Basin is the Gulf Coastal Plain, which includes the Mississippi embayment.
Most of West Tennessee remained Indian land until the Chickasaw Cession of 1818, when the Chickasaw ceded their land between the Tennessee River and the Mississippi River. The portion of the Chickasaw Cession that lies in Kentucky is known as the Jackson Purchase.

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Tennessee State Library
and Archives

403 7th Avenue North,
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-2764
reference.tsla@tn.gov

 

Shelby County Register of Deeds
1075 Mullins Station
Suite W165
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 379-7500

 

Tennessee Historical Society
War Memorial Building
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-8934
tnhissoc@tennesseehistory.org



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