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Fentress County, Tennessee

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  • Francis Marion "Fox" Gray, (CSA) (1838 - 1915)
    Civil War Veteran - 12th Tennessee Cavalry, CSANote: For additional information on the 12th Tennessee, CSA during the Civil War, please see the final 3 URL's at the end of this page.___________________...
  • David Montgomery Beaty, Jr. (1820 - 1883)
    GEDCOM Note ===!David Beaty, son of David and Sarah (Stephens) Beaty, married Jane Smith, daughter of Richard and Ellender (Means) Smith. Fentress Co, TN History Volume I F51. Overton Co, TN History Vo...
  • Matilda Emily "Milly" (Stephens) Williams (1793 - 1875)
    Son William Barnett Williams Mem.# 32031481 Daughter Mary Ann Williams Mem# 64198871* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Jan 5 2016, 2:41:52 UTC * Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCo...
  • Sgt. Alvin York (1887 - 1964)
    Cullum York (December 13, 1887 – September 2, 1964), also known as Sergeant York, was one of the most decorated United States Army soldiers of World War I. He received the Medal of Honor for leading an...
  • David Montgomery Beaty, Sr. (1783 - 1850)
    Wow, for more info check this out! David Beaty, Sr. was born in 1783, in Pennsylvania. Probably in Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He died during the 1850s, in Fentress County, Tennessee...

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Fentress County was formed in 1823 and was named for James Fentress (1763–1843), who served as speaker of the state house, chairman of Montgomery County Court.

Fentress County was the site of several saltpeter mines. Saltpeter is the main ingredient of gunpowder and was obtained by leaching the earth from local caves.

Alvin York (1887–1964), a hero at the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during World War I, was born and lived in Fentress County. He established the Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute in Jamestown in 1924. York's house and farm are part of Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park in Pall Mall.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Allardt
  • Armathwaite
  • Banner-Roslin
  • Banner Springs
  • Boatland
  • Clarkrange
  • Davidson
  • Forbus
  • Glenobey
  • Grimsley
  • Jamestown
  • Little Crab
  • Martha Washington
  • Mount Helen
  • Pall Mall
  • Shirley
  • Tinchtown
  • Wilder
  • Zenith




Genealogy Trails

Allardt Presbyterian Church

York Institute

Alvin C. York State Park

Big South Fork National River (part)