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Name of County Date Formed Parent County Progeny County
Anderson 06 Nov 1801 Knox divided to Campbell 1806, Scott 1849, Union 1797
Bedford 03 Dec 1807 Rutherford Coffee 1836, Franklin 1807, Lincoln 1809, Marshall 1836, Moore 1817
Benton 19 Dec 1835 Henry, Humphreys none
Bledsoe 30 Nov 1807 Roane Cumberland 1855, Van Buren 1840
Blount 11 Jul 1795 Knox Christiana 1870, Roane 1801
Bradley 10 Feb 1836 Indian lands Polk 1839
Campbell 11 Sep 1806 Anderson, Claiborne Union 1797
Cannon 31 Jan 1836 Coffee, Warren, Wilson DeKalb 1837
Carroll 07 Nov 1821 Western District none
Carter 09 Apr 1796 Washington Johnson 1836, Unicoi 1875
Cheatham 28 Feb 1856 Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery none
Chester 04 Mar 1875 Hardeman, Henderson, Madison, McNairy none
Christiana 02 Jun 1870 Blount, Monroe, McMinn, Roane renamed Loudon 1870
Claiborne 29 Oct 1801 Grainger, Hawkins Hancock 1844, Union 1797
Clay 24 Jun 1870 Jackson, Overton none
Cocke 09 Oct 1797 Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, Knox none
Crockett 20 Dec 1845 Dyer, Madison, Gibson, Haywood none
Cumberland 16 Nov 1855 Bledsoe, Morgan, Roane none
Davidson 18 Apr 1783 Washington Cheatham 1856, Rutherford 1803, Sumner 1786, Williamson 1799
Decatur Nov 1845 Perry none
DeKalb 11 Dec 1837 Cannon, Warren, White Putnam 1842
Dickson 25 Oct 1803 Montgomery, Robertson Cheatham 1856, Hickman 1807, Houston 1871
Dyer 16 Oct 1823 Western District Crockett 1845, Lauderdale 1835
Fayette 29 Sep 1824 Shelby, Hardeman none
Fentress 28 Nov 1823 Morgan, Overton Pickett 1874, Scott 1849
Franklin 03 Dec 1807 Bedford, Warren Coffee 1836, Moore 1817
Gibson 21 Oct 1823 Western District Crockett 1845
Giles 14 Nov 1809 Maury none
Grainger 22 Apr 1796 Hawkins, Knox Claiborne 1801, Hamblen 1870, Union 1797
Greene 18 Apr 1783 Washington Jefferson 1792, Knox 1792
Grundy 29 Jan 1844 Coffee, Warren none
Hamblen 08 Jun 1870 Grainger, Hawkins none
Hamilton 25 Oct 1819 Rhea Meigs 1836, Sequatchie 1857
Hancock 07 Jan 1844 Claibrone, Hawkins none
Hardeman 16 Oct 1823 Western District Chester 1875, Fayette 1824
Hardin 13 Nov 1819 Western District McNairy 1823, Shelby 1819
Hawkins 18 Nov 1786 Sullivan Claiborne 1801, Grainger 1795, Knox 1792, Hamblen 1870, Hancock 1844, Jefferson 1792
Haywood 03 Nov 1823 Western District Crockett 1845
Henderson 07 Nov 1821 Western District Chester 1875
Henry 07 Nov 1821 Western District Benton 1835
Hickman 03 Dec 1807 Dickson Lawrence 1817, Lewis 1843, Perry 1821, Wayne 1817
Houston 23 Jan 1871 Dickson, Stewart none
Humphreys 19 Oct 1809 Steward, Smith Benton 1835
Jackson 06 Nov 1801 Smith Clay 1870, Overton 1806, Putnam 1842, White 1806
Jefferson 11 Jun 1792 Greene, Hawkins Cocke 1797, Sevier 1794
Johnson 02 Jan 1836 Carter none
Knox 11 Jun 1792 Greene, Hawkins Anderson 1801, Bledsoe 1807, Blount 1795, Grainger 1796, Roane 1801, Union 1797
Lake 24 Jun 1870 Obion none
Lauderdale 24 Nov 1835 Dyer, Tipton none
Lawrence 21 Oct 1817 Hickman, Maury Lewis 1843
Lewis 21 Dec 1843 Hickman, Lawrence, Maury, Wayne none
Lincoln 14 Nov 1809 Bedford Marshall 1836
Loudon 02 Jun 1870 renamed from Christiana none
Macon 18 Jan 1842 Smith, Sumner Trousdale 1870
Madison 07 Nov 1821 Western District Chester 1875, Crockett 1845
Marion 20 Nov 1817 Indian lands none
Marshall 20 Feb 1836 Bedford, Giles, Lincoln, Maury none
Maury 16 Nov 1807 Williamson Giles 1809, Lawrence 1817, Lewis 1843
McMinn 13 Nov 1819 Indian lands Christiana 1870, Meigs 1836, Polk 1839
McNairy 08 Oct 1823 Hardin Chester 1875
Meigs 20 Jan 1836 Hamilton, McMinn, Rhea none
Monroe 13 Nov 1819 Roane Christiana 1870
Montgomery 09 Apr 1796 State of Tennessee Cheatham 1856, Dixon 1803, Stewart 1803
Moore 14 Dec 1817 Bedford, Franklin none
Morgan 15 Oct 1817 Roane Cumberland 1855, Fentress 1823, Scott 1849
Obion 24 Oct 1823 Western District Lake 1870
Overton 11 Sep 1806 Jackson Clay 1870, Fentress 1823, Pickett 1879, Putnam 1842, White 1806
Perry 14 Nov 1821 Hickman Decatur 1845
Pickett 27 Feb 1879 Fentress, Overton none
Polk 28 Nov 1839 Bradley, McMinn none
Putnam 02 Feb 1842 DeKalb, Jackson, Overton, White none
Rhea 30 Nov 1807 Roane Hamilton 1819, Meigs 1836
Roane 06 Nov 1801 Knox, Blount Bledsoe 1807, Christiana 1870, Rhea 1807, Cumberland 1855, Monroe 1819, Morgan 1817
Robertson 09 Apr 1796 State of Tennessee Dixon 1803
Rutherford 25 Oct 1803 Davidson Bedford 1807
Scott 17 Dec 1849 Fentress, Morgan, Anderson none
Sequatchie 09 Dec 1857 Hamilton none
Sevier 27 Sep 1794 Jefferson none
Shelby 24 Nov 1819 Hardin Fayette 1824
Smith 26 Oct 1799 Sumner Humphreys 1809, Jackson 1801, Macon 1842, Trousdale 1870, White 1806
Stewart 01 Nov 1803 Montgomery Houston 1871, Humphreys 1809
Sullivan 18 Oct 1779 Washington Hawkins 1786
Sumner 18 Nov 1786 Davidson Macon 1842, Smith 1799, Wilson 1799
Tipton 29 Oct 1823 Western District Lauderdale 1835
Trousdale 21 Jun 1870 Macon, Smith, Wilson none
Unicoi 23 Mar 1875 Washington none
Union 09 Oct 1797 Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, Knox none
Van Buren 03 Jan 1840 Bledsoe, Warren, White none
Warren 26 Nov 1807 White Cannon 1836, Coffee 1836, DeKalb 1837, Franklin 1807, Grundy 1844, Van Buren 1840
Washington 15 Nov 1777 colonial lands Carter 1796, Davidson 1783, Greene 1783, Sullivan 1779, Unicoi 1875
Wayne (old) 1785 colonial lands abolished 1788
Wayne (new) 24 Nov 1817 Hickman Lewis 1843
Weakley 21 Oct 1823 Western District none
White 11 Sep 1806 Overton, Jackson, Smith DeKalb 1837, Putnam 1842, Van Buren 1840, Warren 1807
Williamson 26 Oct 1799 Davidson Maury 1807
Wilson 26 Oct 1799 Sumner Trousdale 1870

 

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