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Bledsoe County, Tennessee

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  • Beckie Cunningham (1948 - 2011)
    Beckie Cunningham , 62, of Mansfield Ohio, died December 22, 2011 after a brief illness. She was an area homemaker for most of her life in the Mansfield area after being born to George W. and Viola Hal...
  • Leslie Barton Smith, Sr. (1893 - 1962)
  • Finis Lee Douglas (1917 - 1976)
    Obit- Finis L. Douglas, of 3335 Black Oak Circle, owner of Byrne and Company on Frazier Avenue, died Monday morning in a local hospital. He was a member of the Northside Church of Christ where he serve...
  • Earl Douglas (1912 - 1977)
    Obit - Earl Douglas, 64 of 115 Baker St., a veteran of World War II and a member of the Northside Church of Christ, died Saturday in a local hospital. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hannah Smith Doug...
  • Ransom Roosevelt "Dock" Douglas (1908 - 1977)
    Obituary in Chattanooga Times: Oct. 13, 1977, Page A12; DOUGLAS - RANSOM, age 69, of 1815 Mulberry St., died Tuesday evening in a Dalton, Ga, hospital. He was a member of Northside Church of Christ and...

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History

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 Col. 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. Gen. 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

Links

Wikipedia

Genealogy Trails

USS Bledsoe County LST-356

TN Gen Web

East Tennessee Historical Society

Roots Web

RAOGK



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