Cumberland (old) County, Tennessee

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'''Cumberland (old) County''', the ancestor of [[Cheatham County, Tennessee|Cheatham]] County, started to get organized in 1837 from parts of [[Davidson County, Tennessee|Davidson]], [[Robertson County, Tennessee|Robertson]], [[Montgomery County, Tennessee|Montgomery]], and [[Dickson County, Tennessee|Dickson]] counties, but failed. Again in 1844 another attempt at a county was made, but failed. A third try in 1856 finally succeeded in erecting Cumberland (old) County.<ref name="McBride">Robert M. McBride, "Lost Counties of Tennessee," ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1137265 East Tennessee Historical Society's Publications]'' 38 (1966): 6-7. </ref>
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{{Adoption TNGenWeb}} '''Cumberland (old) County''', the ancestor of [[Cheatham County, Tennessee|Cheatham]] County, started to get organized in 1837 from parts of [[Davidson County, Tennessee|Davidson]], [[Robertson County, Tennessee|Robertson]], [[Montgomery County, Tennessee|Montgomery]], and [[Dickson County, Tennessee|Dickson]] counties, but failed. Again in 1844 another attempt at a county was made, but failed. A third try in 1856 finally succeeded in erecting Cumberland (old) County.<ref name="McBride">Robert M. McBride, "Lost Counties of Tennessee," ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1137265 East Tennessee Historical Society's Publications]'' 38 (1966): 6-7. </ref>
  
 
But this act of creation was repealed, the boudaries were changed, and in 1857 the reconstituted entity was renamed [[Cheatham County, Tennessee|Cheatham]] County because the [[Cumberland County, Tennessee|Cumberland]] County name had been claimed later in 1856 by a new county on the Cumberland Plateau with its seat at Crossville.<ref name="McBride" />  
 
But this act of creation was repealed, the boudaries were changed, and in 1857 the reconstituted entity was renamed [[Cheatham County, Tennessee|Cheatham]] County because the [[Cumberland County, Tennessee|Cumberland]] County name had been claimed later in 1856 by a new county on the Cumberland Plateau with its seat at Crossville.<ref name="McBride" />  
  
[http://www.mytennesseegenealogy.com/tn-maps.html "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps"] (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the My Tennessee Genealogy website. They rely on [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0] software.
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[http://www.mytennesseegenealogy.com/tn-maps.html "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps"] (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the My Tennessee Genealogy website. They rely on [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0] software.  
  
 
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Cumberland (old) County, the ancestor of Cheatham County, started to get organized in 1837 from parts of Davidson, Robertson, Montgomery, and Dickson counties, but failed. Again in 1844 another attempt at a county was made, but failed. A third try in 1856 finally succeeded in erecting Cumberland (old) County.[1]

But this act of creation was repealed, the boudaries were changed, and in 1857 the reconstituted entity was renamed Cheatham County because the Cumberland County name had been claimed later in 1856 by a new county on the Cumberland Plateau with its seat at Crossville.[1]

"Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps" (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the My Tennessee Genealogy website. They rely on AniMap 3.0 software.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert M. McBride, "Lost Counties of Tennessee," East Tennessee Historical Society's Publications 38 (1966): 6-7.