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Jefferson County, Tennessee

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Jefferson County was established on June 11, 1792, by William Blount, Governor of the Southwest Territory.[8] It had been a part of Caswell County during the State of Franklin period (1784–1789).

During the Civil War, a railroad bridge at Strawberry Plains was among those targeted by the East Tennessee bridge-burning conspiracy in November 1861. This led to internal conflict in the area throughout the war, with men from the county enlisting in both of the rival armies.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Baneberry
  • Belmont
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Dandridge (County Seat)
  • Jefferson City
  • Morristown (part)
  • New Market
  • Piedmont
  • Reidtown (part)
  • Shady Grove
  • Strawberry Plains (part)
  • Talbott (part)

Links

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Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

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