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Bledsoe County, Tennessee

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  • John Thomas Cunningham (1910 - 1967)
  • Anna Bess Cunningham (1908 - 1986)
  • Pvt Allen Richard Self (CSA) (1813 - 1862)
    Enlisted in Company I, Alabama 1st Cavalry Regiment on 13 Aug 1862.Mustered out on 10 Oct 1862 at Nashville, TN. Served in Co. I, 1st Alabama Cavalry* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Oct...
  • William Derris Smith (1894 - 1951)
  • Waymon Thomas Keener (1879 - 1935)
    Birth 26 Mar 1879 Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, USA Death 13 Mar 1935 (aged 55) Bledsoe County, Tennessee, USA Burial Keener Hill Cemetery Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, ...

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Bledsoe County was formed in 1807 from land that was formerly Indian Land as well as land carved from Roane County. The county was named for Anthony Bledsoe (1739–1788), a soldier in the Revolutionary War and was an early settler of Sumner County. He was killed in an Indian attack at Bledsoe's Station.

Like many East Tennessee counties, Bledsoe County opposed secession on the eve of the Civil War. In Tennessee's Ordinance of Secession on June 8, 1861, the county's residents voted against secession by a margin of 500 to 197. General James G. Spears, a resident of Bledsoe, served as a vice president at the pro-Union East Tennessee Convention in May and June 1861, and fought for the Union Army in the war.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Cold Spring
  • Dill
  • Lees Station
  • Lusk
  • Melvine
  • Mount Crest
  • New Harmony
  • Nine Mile
  • Pailo
  • Pikeville (County Seat)
  • Summer City
  • Tiptop



Genealogy Trails

USS Bledsoe County LST-356

Bledsoe County Courthouse

Bledsoe County Jail

The John Bridgman House

Pikeville Chapel AME Zion Church

The Dr. James A. Ross House