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Dyer County, Tennessee

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Dyer County was founded by a Private Act of Tennessee, passed on October 16, 1823. The area was part of the territory in Tennessee that was previously legally recognized as belonging to the Chickasaw Native Americans as "Indian Lands".

The county was named for Robert Henry Dyer (circa 1774—1826). Dyer had been an army officer in the Creek War and War of 1812, and a cavalry colonel in the First Seminole War of 1818 before becoming a state senator.

Adjacent Counties


  • Beech Grove
  • Big Boy Junction
  • Bonicord
  • Bogota
  • Boothspoint
  • Dyersburg (County Seat)
  • Finley
  • Fowlkes
  • Hawkinsville
  • Lenox
  • Midway
  • Millsfield
  • Nauvoo
  • Newbern
  • RoEllen
  • Tatumville
  • Tigrett
  • Trimble



Genealogy Trails

TN GenWeb

Bank of Dyersburg

The Edward Moody King House

Newbern Depot