Tennessee County Creation Dates and Parent Counties

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Name of County Date Formed Boundary
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Parent County Counties Created by Boundary Changes
Anderson 1801 Nov 06 ANDERSON Details Knox divided to Campbell 1806, Scott 1849, Union 1797
Bedford 1807 Dec 03 BEDFORD Details Rutherford Coffee 1836, Franklin 1807, Lincoln 1809, Marshall 1836, Moore 1817
Benton 1835 Dec 19 BENTON Details Henry, Humphreys none
Bledsoe 1807 Nov 30 BLEDSOE Details Roane Cumberland 1855, Van Buren 1840
Blount 1795 Jul 11 BLOUNT Details Knox Christiana 1870, Roane 1801
Bradley 1836 Feb 10 BRADLEY Details Indian lands Polk 1839
Campbell 1806 Sep 11 CAMPBELL Details Anderson, Claiborne Union 1797
Cannon 1836 Jan 31 CANNON Details Coffee, Warren, Wilson DeKalb 1837
Carroll 1821 Nov 07 CARROLL Details Western District none
Carter 1796 Apr 09 CARTER Details Washington Johnson 1836, Unicoi 1875
Cheatham 1856 Feb 28 CHEATHAM Details Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery none
Chester 1875 Mar 04 CHESTER Details Hardeman, Henderson, Madison, McNairy none
Christiana
  1. VALUE!
Blount, Monroe, McMinn, Roane renamed Loudon 1870
Claiborne 1801 Oct 29 CLAIBORNE Details Grainger, Hawkins Hancock 1844, Union 1797
Clay 1870 Jun 24 CLAY Details Jackson, Overton none
Cocke 1797 Oct 09 COCKE Details Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, Knox none
Crockett 1845 Dec 20 CROCKETT Details Dyer, Madison, Gibson, Haywood none
Cumberland 1855 Nov 16 CUMBERLAND Details Bledsoe, Morgan, Roane none
Davidson 1783 Apr 18 DAVIDSON Details Washington Cheatham 1856, Rutherford 1803, Sumner 1786, Williamson 1799
Decatur 1845 Nov DECATUR Details Perry none
DeKalb 1837 Dec 11 DEKALB Details Cannon, Warren, White Putnam 1842
Dickson 1803 Oct 25 DICKSON Details Montgomery, Robertson Cheatham 1856, Hickman 1807, Houston 1871
Dyer 1823 Oct 16 DYER Details Western District Crockett 1845, Lauderdale 1835
Fayette 1824 Sep 29 FAYETTE Details Shelby, Hardeman none
Fentress 1823 Nov 28 FENTRESS Details Morgan, Overton Pickett 1874, Scott 1849
Franklin 1807 Dec 03 FRANKLIN Details Bedford, Warren Coffee 1836, Moore 1817
Gibson 1823 Oct 21 GIBSON Details Western District Crockett 1845
Giles 1809 Nov 14 GILES Details Maury none
Grainger 1796 Apr 22 GRAINGER Details Hawkins, Knox Claiborne 1801, Hamblen 1870, Union 1797
Greene 1783 Apr 18 GREENE Details Washington Jefferson 1792, Knox 1792
Grundy 1844 Jan 29 GRUNDY Details Coffee, Warren none
Hamblen 1870 Jun 08 HAMBLEN Details Grainger, Hawkins none
Hamilton 1819 Oct 25 HAMILTON Details Rhea Meigs 1836, Sequatchie 1857
Hancock 1844 Jan 07 HANCOCK Details Claibrone, Hawkins none
Hardeman 1823 Oct 16 HARDEMAN Details Western District Chester 1875, Fayette 1824
Hardin 1819 Nov 13 HARDIN Details Western District McNairy 1823, Shelby 1819
Hawkins 1786 Nov 18 HAWKINS Details Sullivan Claiborne 1801, Grainger 1795, Knox 1792, Hamblen 1870, Hancock 1844, Jefferson 1792
Haywood 1823 Nov 03 HAYWOOD Details Western District Crockett 1845
Henderson 1821 Nov 07 HENDERSON Details Western District Chester 1875
Henry 1821 Nov 07 HENRY Details Western District Benton 1835
Hickman 1807 Dec 03 HICKMAN Details Dickson Lawrence 1817, Lewis 1843, Perry 1821, Wayne 1817
Houston 1871 Jan 23 HOUSTON Details Dickson, Stewart none
Humphreys 1809 Oct 19 HUMPHREYS Details Steward, Smith Benton 1835
Jackson 1801 Nov 06 JACKSON Details Smith Clay 1870, Overton 1806, Putnam 1842, White 1806
Jefferson 1792 Jun 11 JEFFERSON Details Greene, Hawkins Cocke 1797, Sevier 1794
Johnson 1836 Jan 02 JOHNSON Details Carter none
Knox 1792 Jun 11 KNOX Details Greene, Hawkins Anderson 1801, Bledsoe 1807, Blount 1795, Grainger 1796, Roane 1801, Union 1797
Lake 1870 Jun 24 LAKE Details Obion none
Lauderdale 1835 Nov 24 LAUDERDALE Details Dyer, Tipton none
Lawrence 1817 Oct 21 LAWRENCE Details Hickman, Maury Lewis 1843
Lewis 1843 Dec 21 LEWIS Details Hickman, Lawrence, Maury, Wayne none
Lincoln 1809 Nov 14 LINCOLN Details Bedford Marshall 1836
Loudon 1870 Jun 02 LOUDON Details renamed from Christiana none
Macon 1842 Jan 18 MACON Details Smith, Sumner Trousdale 1870
Madison 1821 Nov 07 MADISON Details Western District Chester 1875, Crockett 1845
Marion 1817 Nov 20 MARION Details Indian lands none
Marshall 1836 Feb 20 MARSHALL Details Bedford, Giles, Lincoln, Maury none
Maury 1807 Nov 16 MAURY Details Williamson Giles 1809, Lawrence 1817, Lewis 1843
McMinn 1819 Nov 13 MCMINN Details Indian lands Christiana 1870, Meigs 1836, Polk 1839
McNairy 1823 Oct 08 MCNAIRY Details Hardin Chester 1875
Meigs 1836 Jan 20 MEIGS Details Hamilton, McMinn, Rhea none
Monroe 1819 Nov 13 MONROE Details Roane Christiana 1870
Montgomery 1796 Apr 09 MONTGOMERY Details State of Tennessee Cheatham 1856, Dixon 1803, Stewart 1803
Moore 1817 Dec 14 MOORE Details Bedford, Franklin none
Morgan 1817 Oct 15 MORGAN Details Roane Cumberland 1855, Fentress 1823, Scott 1849
Obion 1823 Oct 24 OBION Details Western District Lake 1870
Overton 1806 Sep 11 OVERTON Details Jackson Clay 1870, Fentress 1823, Pickett 1879, Putnam 1842, White 1806
Perry 1821 Nov 14 PERRY Details Hickman Decatur 1845
Pickett 1879 Feb 27 PICKETT Details Fentress, Overton none
Polk 1839 Nov 28 POLK Details Bradley, McMinn none
Putnam 1842 Feb 02 PUTNAM Details DeKalb, Jackson, Overton, White none
Rhea 1807 Nov 30 RHEA Details Roane Hamilton 1819, Meigs 1836
Roane 1801 Nov 06 ROANE Details Knox, Blount Bledsoe 1807, Christiana 1870, Rhea 1807, Cumberland 1855, Monroe 1819, Morgan 1817
Robertson 1796 Apr 09 ROBERTSON Details State of Tennessee Dixon 1803
Rutherford 1803 Oct 25 RUTHERFORD Details Davidson Bedford 1807
Scott 1849 Dec 17 SCOTT Details Fentress, Morgan, Anderson none
Sequatchie 1857 Dec 09 SEQUATCHIE Details Hamilton none
Sevier 1794 Sep 27 SEVIER Details Jefferson none
Shelby 1819 Nov 24 SHELBY Details Hardin Fayette 1824
Smith 1799 Oct 26 SMITH Details Sumner Humphreys 1809, Jackson 1801, Macon 1842, Trousdale 1870, White 1806
Stewart 1803 Nov 01 STEWART Details Montgomery Houston 1871, Humphreys 1809
Sullivan 1779 Oct 18 SULLIVAN Details Washington Hawkins 1786
Sumner 1786 Nov 18 SUMNER Details Davidson Macon 1842, Smith 1799, Wilson 1799
Tipton 1823 Oct 29 TIPTON Details Western District Lauderdale 1835
Trousdale 1870 Jun 21 TROUSDALE Details Macon, Smith, Wilson none
Unicoi 1875 Mar 23 UNICOI Details Washington none
Union 1797 Oct 09 UNION Details Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, Knox none
Van Buren 1840 Jan 03 VAN BUREN Details Bledsoe, Warren, White none
Warren 1807 Nov 26 WARREN Details White Cannon 1836, Coffee 1836, DeKalb 1837, Franklin 1807, Grundy 1844, Van Buren 1840
Washington 1777 Nov 15 WASHINGTON Details colonial lands Carter 1796, Davidson 1783, Greene 1783, Sullivan 1779, Unicoi 1875
Wayne (old)
  1. VALUE!
colonial lands abolished 1788
Wayne (new) 1817 Nov 24 WAYNE Details Hickman Lewis 1843
Weakley 1823 Oct 21 WEAKLEY Details Western District none
White 1806 Sep 11 WHITE Details Overton, Jackson, Smith DeKalb 1837, Putnam 1842, Van Buren 1840, Warren 1807
Williamson 1799 Oct 26 WILLIAMSON Details Davidson Maury 1807
Wilson 1799 Oct 26 WILSON Details Sumner Trousdale 1870
  1. [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Tennessee/viewer.htm Tennessee Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor; Gordon DenBoer, Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Book Digitizing Director and Digital Compiler; Emily Kelley, Research Associate; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant. Copyright The Newberry Library 2008.