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McNairy County, Tennessee

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  • Saphronia U Warsham (1863 - 1884)
  • George Washington Floyd (1861 - 1939)
    From George Washington Floyd - Son of Mr and Mrs Frank Floyd of South Carolina and husband of Virginia Ann (Kirby) Floyd. He lived in Kenton TN and died at age 77. Death certificate informant: R N F...
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    Thomas J. Warsham (1832 - d.)
    From Company B, 6th Tennessee Cavalry
  • Sarah Jane Crossen Duff (1832 - 1905)
    Biography Sarah Jane Crossen Duff (Cockrum) was born in 1832 in Selmer, McNairy County, TN, United States. Her parents were Judge Henry Clay "Au Nuk Ka Tah" Cockrum and Ruth Hannah Cockrum (Johnson) ...

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McNairy County was formed in 1823 from parts of Hardin County, and was named for Judge John McNairy.

Buford Pusser served as the sheriff of McNairy County from 1964 to 1970. The courthouse and jail in Selmer were his base of operations. He gained prominence for his fight against illegal distilleries, bootleggers, gambling establishments, and corruption in the county. His story has been made famous in the Walking Tall series of movies starring Joe Don Baker, Bo Svenson, Brian Dennehy, Dwayne Johnson, and in numerous documentaries and books.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Acton
  • Adamsville
  • Bethel Springs
  • Chewalla
  • Eastview
  • Enville (part)
  • Falcon
  • Finger
  • Guys
  • McNairy
  • Michie
  • Milledgeville
  • Purdy
  • Ramer
  • Selmer (County Seat)
  • Stantonville



McNairy County History

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