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Putnam (old) County was erected in 1842 from White, Jackson, Overton, and DeKalb counties, and functioned normally until 1844. That year an injunction was filed in Overton County Court against the old Putnam County officials to cease and desist. Because Putnam's officials failed to respond, the bill was considered confessed and the injunction was decreed perpetual. But a few years later the Tennesse Supreme Court overruled and said the decree was non-binding. On petition of Putnam County citizens the Tennessee legislature reconstituted Putnam County in 1854, after 12 years of theoretical non-existance.[1]

Sources

  1. Robert M. McBride, "Lost Counties of Tennessee," East Tennessee Historical Society's Publications 38 (1966): 11.

 

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