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McNairy County, Tennessee

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  • 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) ...
    Frederick James Floyd (1845 - 1932)
    From Mr. Floyd was a Mason. ∼ Mr. Floyd was in the PVT. U.S. Army, Co. B, 6 TN Cavalry in the Civil War.
  • Hiram Melton of Moore County (1809 - 1866)
    Not the same as Hiram Melton of Rutherford County Hiram Melton , son of James Melton and Mary Cagle, was married four times: Mary Barret, widow Nancy Arnold Adkins, Martha Sewell and widow Rebecca G...
  • Ann Eliza Floyd (1822 - aft.1870)
    Daughter of Frederick Floyd and Sarah Pittman. Married her cousin Francis Floyd and moved to McNairy, TN with the family. Ann Eliza married her cousin, Francis D. Floyd and they moved to McNairy, TN.
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    Francis D. Floyd (c.1817 - aft.1860)
    "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 23 December 2020), F D Floyd, McNairy, McNairy, Tennessee, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication (Washington, D....

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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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