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Campbell County, Tennessee

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  • Joseph S Inglish (1798 - 1874)
    Not to be confused with Joseph English , who lived in Cape Girardeau. good biography
  • John Inglish (1777 - 1844)
    The Inglish Ferry in Virginia was named after the Inglish family. The family originally came from England. John came to Missouri in 1815 from Tennessee having lived in both Kentucky and Tennessee, He a...
  • John Yount, Sr. (aft.1747 - 1817)
  • David Yount (1783 - 1835)
    1807 wit in Campbell Co TN deed: Richard Linville to John Yount Sr.1809 probable mg date, probable place, Campbell Co TN 1811, the 1850 census says son Smith b OH 1814 some David Yount appears on muste...
  • Mary Bernadine Sims (1927 - 2014)
    Mt. Airy United Church of Morristown member.

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Campbell County, Tennessee.


Campbell County was formed in 1806 from parts of Anderson and Claiborne counties. It was named in honor of Colonel Arthur Campbell (1743–1811), a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and an officer during the American Revolutionary War.

New Mammoth Cave, located in Elk Valley, just west of Jellico, was mined for saltpeter (the main ingredient of gunpowder) during the War of 1812. It is possible that this cave was also mined during the Civil War. In 1921 the cave was developed as a tourist attraction and was open to the public until at least 1928. Today, New Mammoth Cave is securely gated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is a sanctuary for bats, including the federally endangered Indiana bat.

During the Civil War, the county's sympathies were predominantly with the Union. On June 8, 1861, Campbell Countians rejected Tennessee's Ordinance of Secession by a vote of 1,094 to 60. On August 1, 1861, Campbell County became the first Tennessee county to form a Union Army unit for the Civil War, organizing Company B of the 1st Tennessee Infantry at Jacksboro.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Alder Springs
  • Anthras
  • Block
  • Caryville
  • Clinchmore
  • Coolidge
  • Cotula
  • Duff
  • Elk Valley
  • Fincastle
  • Habersham
  • Jacksboro (County Seat)
  • Jellico
  • LaFollette
  • Morley
  • Newcomb
  • Pine Crest
  • Pioneer
  • Rocky Top (part)
  • Stinking Creek
  • Stony Fork
  • Vasper
  • Westbourne
  • White Oak
  • Wooldridge
  • Wynn



The Kincaid-Howard House

The James & Rebecca Williams House

The Frank Smith Mansion

The USPS & Mine Rescue Stn.


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