Wayne (old) County, Tennessee

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'''Wayne (old) County''' was created as part of the abortive, short-lived [[State of Franklin|State of Franklin]] in March 1786.<ref>“State of Franklin” in The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture at http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=F061 (accessed 27 June 2010).</ref> It was created out of northeastern Washington County. It was named for "Mad" Anthony Wayne of the [[Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783|American War for Independence]].<ref>Robert M. McBride, "Lost Counties of Tennessee," ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1137265 East Tennessee Historical Society's Publications]'' 38 (1966): 4. </ref>&nbsp;The Franklin statehood effort collapsed by 1789. This county existed only briefly, its legality is questionable, and little trace remains. <br>
 
'''Wayne (old) County''' was created as part of the abortive, short-lived [[State of Franklin|State of Franklin]] in March 1786.<ref>“State of Franklin” in The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture at http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=F061 (accessed 27 June 2010).</ref> It was created out of northeastern Washington County. It was named for "Mad" Anthony Wayne of the [[Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783|American War for Independence]].<ref>Robert M. McBride, "Lost Counties of Tennessee," ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1137265 East Tennessee Historical Society's Publications]'' 38 (1966): 4. </ref>&nbsp;The Franklin statehood effort collapsed by 1789. This county existed only briefly, its legality is questionable, and little trace remains. <br>
  
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In 1796 the first county created by the new State of Tennessee was the reconstituted Wayne (old) County, only under the name of [[Carter County, Tennessee|Carter]] County. In 1836 the northeast part of Carter County was divided off as [[Johnson County, Tennessee|Johnson]] County. The land on which the lost county of Wayne (old) was located is now part of [[Johnson County, Tennessee|Johnson]] and [[Carter County, Tennessee|Carter]] counties in [[Tennessee|Tennessee]].  
 
In 1796 the first county created by the new State of Tennessee was the reconstituted Wayne (old) County, only under the name of [[Carter County, Tennessee|Carter]] County. In 1836 the northeast part of Carter County was divided off as [[Johnson County, Tennessee|Johnson]] County. The land on which the lost county of Wayne (old) was located is now part of [[Johnson County, Tennessee|Johnson]] and [[Carter County, Tennessee|Carter]] counties in [[Tennessee|Tennessee]].  
  
[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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Wayne (old) County was created as part of the abortive, short-lived State of Franklin in March 1786.[1] It was created out of northeastern Washington County. It was named for "Mad" Anthony Wayne of the American War for Independence.[2] The Franklin statehood effort collapsed by 1789. This county existed only briefly, its legality is questionable, and little trace remains.

The records of Wayne (old) County are now found at ???[citation needed]

In 1796 the first county created by the new State of Tennessee was the reconstituted Wayne (old) County, only under the name of Carter County. In 1836 the northeast part of Carter County was divided off as Johnson County. The land on which the lost county of Wayne (old) was located is now part of Johnson and Carter counties in Tennessee.

"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.

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Sources

  1. “State of Franklin” in The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture at http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=F061 (accessed 27 June 2010).
  2. Robert M. McBride, "Lost Counties of Tennessee," East Tennessee Historical Society's Publications 38 (1966): 4.