Lewis (old) County, TennesseeEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(fix cite)
m
 
(3 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Lewis (old) County''' was originally established by Tennessee in 1843 from parts of [[Maury County, Tennessee|Maury]], [[Hickman County, Tennessee|Hickman]], [[Lawrence County, Tennessee|Lawrence]], [[Perry County, Tennessee|Perry]] and [[Wayne County, Tennessee|Wayne]] counties. After the Civil War, in February 1869, a disspirited legislature voted to disband the non-functioning county. The act called for the county records and court suits to be returned to the respective parent counties, but that apparently did not happen. In December 1869, at the request of Lewis County citizens,&nbsp;the same legislature repealed the previous dissolution and restored [[Lewis County, Tennessee|Lewis]] County. The re-established Lewis County has functioned since that time.<ref name="McBride">Robert M. McBride, "Lost Counties of Tennessee," ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1137265 East Tennessee Historical Society's Publications]'' 38 (1966): 9.</ref>  
+
{{Adoption TNGenWeb}} '''Lewis (old) County''' was originally established by Tennessee in 1843 from parts of [[Maury County, Tennessee|Maury]], [[Hickman County, Tennessee|Hickman]], [[Lawrence County, Tennessee|Lawrence]], [[Perry County, Tennessee|Perry]] and [[Wayne County, Tennessee|Wayne]] counties. After the Civil War, in February 1869, a disspirited legislature voted to disband the non-functioning county. The act called for the county records and court suits to be returned to the respective parent counties, but that apparently did not happen. In December 1869, at the request of Lewis County citizens,&nbsp;the same legislature repealed the previous dissolution and restored [[Lewis County, Tennessee|Lewis]] County. The re-established Lewis County has functioned since that time.<ref name="McBride">Robert M. McBride, "Lost Counties of Tennessee," ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1137265 East Tennessee Historical Society's Publications]'' 38 (1966): 9.</ref>  
 +
 
 +
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 +
 
 +
[http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps"] (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website. They rely on [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0] software.
  
 
=== Sources  ===
 
=== Sources  ===
Line 7: Line 11:
 
{{Tennessee|Tennessee}}&nbsp;  
 
{{Tennessee|Tennessee}}&nbsp;  
  
[[Category:Lewis_(old)_County,_Tennessee]] [[Category:Tennessee_counties]] [[Category:Maury_County,_Tennessee]] [[Category:Hickman_County,_Tennessee]] [[Category:Lawrence_County,_Tennessee]] [[Category:Perry_County,_Tennessee]] [[Category:Wayne_County,_Tennessee]]
+
[[Category:Lewis_(old)_County,_Tennessee]] [[Category:Extinct Counties of Tennessee]] [[Category:Maury_County,_Tennessee]] [[Category:Hickman_County,_Tennessee]] [[Category:Lawrence_County,_Tennessee]] [[Category:Perry_County,_Tennessee]] [[Category:Wayne_County,_Tennessee]]

Latest revision as of 01:31, 13 February 2014

Adopt-a-wiki page
TGW 45x45.jpg This page adopted by:
TNGenWeb Project
who welcome you to contribute.
Adopt a page today
Lewis (old) County was originally established by Tennessee in 1843 from parts of Maury, Hickman, Lawrence, Perry and Wayne counties. After the Civil War, in February 1869, a disspirited legislature voted to disband the non-functioning county. The act called for the county records and court suits to be returned to the respective parent counties, but that apparently did not happen. In December 1869, at the request of Lewis County citizens, the same legislature repealed the previous dissolution and restored Lewis County. The re-established Lewis County has functioned since that time.[1]

Boundary Changes

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

Sources

  1. Robert M. McBride, "Lost Counties of Tennessee," East Tennessee Historical Society's Publications 38 (1966): 9.
 

 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 13 February 2014, at 01:31.
  • This page has been accessed 1,837 times.