Warren County

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The fertile agricultural lands and majestic Cumberland Mountain wilderness that constitute Warren County belonged to the Cherokee Indians until the signing of the Third Treaty of Tellico on October 25, 1805, which officially opened up the region to pioneer settlers. Records show that a hunting party of white explorers made its way into the area from North Carolina and Virginia in 1769, and there is evidence that some families had settled in the territory as early as 1800. One of the earliest land grants is dated 1785 and was issued to Samson Collins in the vicinity of Rock Island. Warren County was officially established on November 26, 1807, by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly when the recently established county of White was divided. Within a decade, the population numbered almost 20,000. The authors present this book in celebration of Warren County's bicentennial in 2007, with its population currently numbering well over 40,000.
ISBN: 9780738543703
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Artist and poet Monty Wanamaker was born in Grundy County, near the Warren County line. Artist, genealogist, and historian Chris Keathley is a native of Warren County, having been born at the McMinnville Medical Clinic on Main Street. In 2001, Keathley and Wanamaker created and opened the Southern Museum and Galleries of Photography, Culture and History, which they continue to operate in downtown McMinnville. This book's images were drawn from the museum's archives.
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