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Shelby Tipton Lauderdale Dyer Lake Obion Fayette Haywood Crockett Gibson Weakley Hardeman Madison McNairy Chester Henderson Carroll Henry Hardin Decatur Benton Wayne Perry Humphreys Houston Stewart Lawrence Lewis Hickman Dickson Montgomery Giles Maury Williamson Cheatham Davidson Robertson Lincoln Moore Marshall Bedford Rutherford Wilson Sumner Trousdale Macon Franklin Coffee Cannon Marion Grundy Warren Van Buren DeKalb White Putnam Smith Jackson Clay Overton Pickett Hamilton Sequatchie Bledsoe Cumberland Fentress Bradley Rhea Meigs Polk McMinn Roane Morgan Scott Monroe Loudon Blount Knox Anderson Union Campbell Claiborne Sevier Jefferson Grainger Hancock Cocke Hamblen Greene Hawkins Unicoi Washington Sullivan Carter Johnson Use cursor to identify counties or click for full picture Tennessee population map.png
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This is a list of the 95 counties in the State of Tennessee. A county is a local level of government smaller than a state and not smaller than a city or town, in a U.S. state or territory.

As of 2000, Shelby County was both Tennessee's most populous county, with 897,472 residents, and the largest county in area, covering an area of 755 sq mi (1,955 km2). The least populated county was Pickett County (4,945) and the smallest in area was Trousdale County, covering 114 sq mi (295 km2). As of the same year, Davidson County, in which the capital Nashville is located, covers 502 sq mi (1,300 km2) with a population of 569,891. The population of the state of Tennessee as of the 2000 census was 5,689,283 in an area of 42,169 sq mi (109,217 km2).[1][2][3] The oldest county is Washington County, founded in 1777. The most recently formed county is Chester County (1879).[1]

According to the 2000 census, the center of population for Tennessee was located at 35°47′45″N 86°23′52″W / 35.795862°N 86.397772°W / 35.795862; -86.397772, 2.5 mi (4.0 km) south of Murfreesboro in Rutherford County.[4] The center of population pinpoints the location at which the population of the state, as placed on a map of the state where they reside, would balance out the map. The geographic center, the point where the map of Tennessee would balance without the population, is located 5 mi (8 km) northeast of Murfreesboro. In 1976, the Rutherford County Historical Society marked the geographic center of Tennessee with an obelisk.[5]

Some of the counties were formed in part or completely from lands previously controlled by Native Americans. The 'Indian lands' were territories that Native Americans had occupied from pre-Columbian times and to which they were granted the legal right of occupancy in an act of the United States government. In cases where counties had been formed from that territory, the legal right of Native American occupancy was revoked in a federal act prior to the formal establishment of the county.[6] For Tennessee, ten treaties were negotiated between 1770 and 1835, defining the areas assigned to European settlers and to Native Americans, regulating the right of occupancy regarding the lands. The remaining native population was eventually removed from Tennessee to what became the state of Oklahoma.[7]

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code, which is used by the United States government to uniquely identify counties, is provided with each entry. FIPS codes are five digit numbers, for Tennessee the codes start with 47 and are completed with the three digit county code. The FIPS code for each county in the table links to census data for that county.[8]


Alphabetical list

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County Seat
Formed from
Named for[9] Population
Anderson County 001 Clinton 1801 Knox and Grainger Counties Joseph Anderson (1757–1837), U.S. Senator from Tennessee and first Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury. &0000000000071330.00000071,330 &0000000000000338.000000338 sq mi
(&0000000000000875.000000875 km 2)
State map highlighting Anderson County
Bedford County 003 Shelbyville 1807 Rutherford County Revolutionary War officer Thomas Bedford, a large landowner in the area &0000000000037586.00000037,586 &0000000000000474.000000474 sq mi
(&0000000000001228.0000001,228 km 2)
State map highlighting Bedford County
Benton County 005 Camden 1835 Humphreys County Creek War veteran David Benton (1779–1860), an early settler in the county. &0000000000016537.00000016,537 &0000000000000394.000000394 sq mi
(&0000000000001020.0000001,020 km 2)
State map highlighting Benton County
Bledsoe County 007 Pikeville 1807 Roane County and Indian lands Anthony Bledsoe, Revolutionary War soldier, surveyor, and early settler in Sumner County &0000000000012367.00000012,367 &0000000000000406.000000406 sq mi
(&0000000000001052.0000001,052 km 2)
State map highlighting Bledsoe County
Blount County 009 Maryville 1795 Knox County William Blount (1749–1800), governor of the Southwest Territory and later U.S. Senator &0000000000105823.000000105,823 &0000000000000559.000000559 sq mi
(&0000000000001448.0000001,448 km 2)
State map highlighting Blount County
Bradley County 011 Cleveland 1836 Indian lands Tennessee state legislator Edward Bradley. &0000000000087965.00000087,965 &0000000000000329.000000329 sq mi
(&0000000000000852.000000852 km 2)
State map highlighting Bradley County
Campbell County 013 Jacksboro 1806 Anderson and Claiborne counties Virginia House of Burgesses member Arthur Campbell (1743–1811), who was a negotiator of Indian treaties. &0000000000039854.00000039,854 &0000000000000480.000000480 sq mi
(&0000000000001243.0000001,243 km 2)
State map highlighting Campbell County
Cannon County 015 Woodbury 1836 Rutherford, Smith and Warren counties Governor of Tennessee Newton Cannon (1781–1841). &0000000000012826.00000012,826 &0000000000000266.000000266 sq mi
(&0000000000000689.000000689 km 2)
State map highlighting Cannon County
Carroll County 017 Huntingdon 1821 Indian lands Governor of Tennessee William Carroll (1788–1844). &0000000000029475.00000029,475 &0000000000000599.000000599 sq mi
(&0000000000001551.0000001,551 km 2)
State map highlighting Carroll County
Carter County 019 Elizabethton 1796 Washington County Speaker of the State of Franklin senate Landon Carter (1710–1778). &0000000000056742.00000056,742 &0000000000000341.000000341 sq mi
(&0000000000000883.000000883 km 2)
State map highlighting Carter County
Cheatham County 021 Ashland City 1856 Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery and Robertson counties Tennessee state legislator Edward Cheatham. &0000000000035912.00000035,912 &0000000000000303.000000303 sq mi
(&0000000000000785.000000785 km 2)
State map highlighting Cheatham County
Chester County 023 Henderson 1879 Hardeman, Henderson, McNairy and Madison counties Tennessee state legislator Robert I. Chester. &0000000000015540.00000015,540 &0000000000000289.000000289 sq mi
(&0000000000000749.000000749 km 2)
State map highlighting Chester County
Claiborne County 025 Tazewell 1801 Grainger and Hawkins counties Governor of Louisiana and Governor of Mississippi Territory William C. C. Claiborne (1775–1817). &0000000000029862.00000029,862 &0000000000000434.000000434 sq mi
(&0000000000001124.0000001,124 km 2)
State map highlighting Claiborne County
Clay County 027 Celina 1870 Jackson and Overton counties U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777–1852). &0000000000007976.0000007,976 &0000000000000236.000000236 sq mi
(&0000000000000611.000000611 km 2)
State map highlighting Clay County
Cocke County 029 Newport 1797 Jefferson County William Cocke (1747–1828), one of Tennessee's first U.S. Senators. &0000000000033565.00000033,565 &0000000000000434.000000434 sq mi
(&0000000000001124.0000001,124 km 2)
State map highlighting Cocke County
Coffee County 031 Manchester 1836 Bedford, Warren and Franklin counties John Coffee (1772–1833), frontiersman, planter, and veteran of Creek War and War of 1812. &0000000000048014.00000048,014 &0000000000000429.000000429 sq mi
(&0000000000001111.0000001,111 km 2)
State map highlighting Coffee County
Crockett County 033 Alamo 1871 Haywood, Madison, Dyer and Gibson counties David Crockett (1786–1836), frontier humorist, Congressman, and defender of the Alamo. &0000000000014532.00000014,532 &0000000000000265.000000265 sq mi
(&0000000000000686.000000686 km 2)
State map highlighting Crockett County
Cumberland County 035 Crossville 1855 White, Bledsoe, Rhea, Morgan, Fentress and Putnam counties The Cumberland Mountains. &0000000000046802.00000046,802 &0000000000000682.000000682 sq mi
(&0000000000001766.0000001,766 km 2)
State map highlighting Cumberland County
Davidson County 037 Nashville 1783 Part of North Carolina William Lee Davidson (1746–1781), a Brigadier General who died at the Revolutionary War Battle of Cowan's Ford. &0000000000569891.000000569,891 &0000000000000502.000000502 sq mi
(&0000000000001300.0000001,300 km 2)
State map highlighting Davidson County
Decatur County 039 Decaturville 1845 Perry County U.S. naval officer Stephen Decatur (1779–1820). &0000000000011731.00000011,731 &0000000000000333.000000333 sq mi
(&0000000000000862.000000862 km 2)
State map highlighting Decatur County
DeKalb County 041 Smithville 1837 Franklin, Cannon, Jackson and White counties Johann de Kalb (1721–1780), a German-born baron who assisted the Continentals during the American Revolutionary War. &0000000000017423.00000017,423 &0000000000000304.000000304 sq mi
(&0000000000000787.000000787 km 2)
State map highlighting DeKalb County
Dickson County 043 Charlotte 1803 Montgomery and Robertson counties U.S. Representative William Dickson (1770–1816). &0000000000043156.00000043,156 &0000000000000490.000000490 sq mi
(&0000000000001269.0000001,269 km 2)
State map highlighting Dickson County
Dyer County 045 Dyersburg 1823 Indian lands Tennessee state legislator Robert Henry Dyer. &0000000000037279.00000037,279 &0000000000000510.000000510 sq mi
(&0000000000001321.0000001,321 km 2)
State map highlighting Dyer County
Fayette County 047 Somerville 1824 Indian lands Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (1757–1834). &0000000000028796.00000028,796 &0000000000000705.000000705 sq mi
(&0000000000001826.0000001,826 km 2)
State map highlighting Fayette County
Fentress County 049 Jamestown 1823 Morgan, Overton and White counties Tennessee state legislator James Fentress. &0000000000016625.00000016,625 &0000000000000499.000000499 sq mi
(&0000000000001292.0000001,292 km 2)
State map highlighting Fentress County
Franklin County 051 Winchester 1807 Rutherford County and Indian lands Founding Father Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790). &0000000000039270.00000039,270 &0000000000000553.000000553 sq mi
(&0000000000001432.0000001,432 km 2)
State map highlighting Franklin County
Gibson County 053 Trenton 1823 Indian lands John H. Gibson, a soldier of the Natchez Expedition and the Creek War. &0000000000048154.00000048,154 &0000000000000603.000000603 sq mi
(&0000000000001562.0000001,562 km 2)
State map highlighting Gibson County
Giles County 055 Pulaski 1809 Indian lands U.S. Senator and Governor of Virginia William B. Giles (1762–1830). &0000000000029447.00000029,447 &0000000000000611.000000611 sq mi
(&0000000000001582.0000001,582 km 2)
State map highlighting Giles County
Grainger County 057 Rutledge 1796 Hawkins and Knox counties Mary Grainger Blount, wife of William Blount and "first lady" of the Southwest Territory, which later became Tennessee. &0000000000020659.00000020,659 &0000000000000280.000000280 sq mi
(&0000000000000725.000000725 km 2)
State map highlighting Grainger County
Greene County 059 Greeneville 1783 Washington County American Revolutionary War leader Nathanael Greene (1742–1786). &0000000000062909.00000062,909 &0000000000000622.000000622 sq mi
(&0000000000001611.0000001,611 km 2)
State map highlighting Greene County
Grundy County 061 Altamont 1844 Coffee, Warren and Franklin counties U.S. Attorney General Felix Grundy (1777–1840). &0000000000014332.00000014,332 &0000000000000361.000000361 sq mi
(&0000000000000935.000000935 km 2)
State map highlighting Grundy County
Hamblen County 063 Morristown 1870 Jefferson, Grainger and Greene counties Early settler Hezekiah Hamblen. &0000000000058128.00000058,128 &0000000000000161.000000161 sq mi
(&0000000000000417.000000417 km 2)
State map highlighting Hamblen County
Hamilton County 065 Chattanooga 1819 Rhea County and Indian lands Founding Father Alexander Hamilton (1755 or 1757–1804). &0000000000307896.000000307,896 &0000000000000543.000000543 sq mi
(&0000000000001406.0000001,406 km 2)
State map highlighting Hamilton County
Hancock County 067 Sneedville 1844 Hawkins and Claiborne counties President of the Continental Congress John Hancock (1737–1793). &0000000000006780.0000006,780 &0000000000000222.000000222 sq mi
(&0000000000000575.000000575 km 2)
State map highlighting Hancock County
Hardeman County 069 Bolivar 1823 Hardin County and Indian lands Thomas Jones Hardeman, Creek War and War of 1812 soldier, later a member of the Republic of Texas legislature. &0000000000028105.00000028,105 &0000000000000668.000000668 sq mi
(&0000000000001730.0000001,730 km 2)
State map highlighting Hardeman County
Hardin County 071 Savannah 1819 Indian lands Joseph Hardin legislator of the Southwest Territory and State of Franklin. &0000000000025578.00000025,578 &0000000000000578.000000578 sq mi
(&0000000000001497.0000001,497 km 2)
State map highlighting Hardin County
Hawkins County 073 Rogersville 1786 Sullivan County U.S. Senator Benjamin Hawkins (1754–1816). &0000000000053563.00000053,563 &0000000000000487.000000487 sq mi
(&0000000000001261.0000001,261 km 2)
State map highlighting Hawkins County
Haywood County 075 Brownsville 1823 Indian lands Judge John Haywood (1762–1826), called "the father of Tennessee history." &0000000000019797.00000019,797 &0000000000000533.000000533 sq mi
(&0000000000001380.0000001,380 km 2)
State map highlighting Haywood County
Henderson County 077 Lexington 1821 Indian lands James Henderson, an officer of the War of 1812. &0000000000025522.00000025,522 &0000000000000520.000000520 sq mi
(&0000000000001347.0000001,347 km 2)
State map highlighting Henderson County
Henry County 079 Paris 1821 Indian lands Revolutionary-era patriot Patrick Henry (1736–1799). &0000000000031115.00000031,115 &0000000000000562.000000562 sq mi
(&0000000000001456.0000001,456 km 2)
State map highlighting Henry County
Hickman County 081 Centerville 1807 Dickson County Edwin Hickman, a longhunter killed by Native Americans near the present-day Centerville. &0000000000022295.00000022,295 &0000000000000613.000000613 sq mi
(&0000000000001588.0000001,588 km 2)
State map highlighting Hickman County
Houston County 083 Erin 1871 Dickson, Humphreys, Montgomery and Stewart counties Sam Houston (1793–1863), Tennessee governor and congressman, president of the Republic of Texas, U.S. Senator from Texas, and Texas governor. &0000000000008088.0000008,088 &0000000000000200.000000200 sq mi
(&0000000000000518.000000518 km 2)
State map highlighting Houston County
Humphreys County 085 Waverly 1809 Stewart County U.S. Representative Parry Wayne Humphreys (1778–1839). &0000000000017929.00000017,929 &0000000000000532.000000532 sq mi
(&0000000000001378.0000001,378 km 2)
State map highlighting Humphreys County
Jackson County 087 Gainesboro 1801 Smith County and Indian lands U.S. President Andrew Jackson (1767–1845). &0000000000010984.00000010,984 &0000000000000309.000000309 sq mi
(&0000000000000800.000000800 km 2)
State map highlighting Jackson County
Jefferson County 089 Dandridge 1792 Greene and Hawkins counties Founding Father Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826). &0000000000044294.00000044,294 &0000000000000274.000000274 sq mi
(&0000000000000710.000000710 km 2)
State map highlighting Jefferson County
Johnson County 091 Mountain City 1836 Carter County Thomas Johnson an early settler of Carter County along the Doe River. &0000000000017499.00000017,499 &0000000000000299.000000299 sq mi
(&0000000000000774.000000774 km 2)
State map highlighting Johnson County
Knox County 093 Knoxville 1792 Greene and Hawkins counties Henry Knox (1750–1806), the first U.S. Secretary of War. &0000000000382032.000000382,032 &0000000000000509.000000509 sq mi
(&0000000000001318.0000001,318 km 2)
State map highlighting Knox County
Lake County 095 Tiptonville 1870 Obion County Reelfoot Lake &0000000000007954.0000007,954 &0000000000000163.000000163 sq mi
(&0000000000000422.000000422 km 2)
State map highlighting Lake County
Lauderdale County 097 Ripley 1835 Haywood, Dyer and Tipton counties James Lauderdale, who was killed in the War of 1812. &0000000000027101.00000027,101 &0000000000000470.000000470 sq mi
(&0000000000001217.0000001,217 km 2)
State map highlighting Lauderdale County
Lawrence County 099 Lawrenceburg 1817 Hickman County and Indian lands U.S. naval officer James Lawrence (1781–1813). &0000000000039926.00000039,926 &0000000000000617.000000617 sq mi
(&0000000000001598.0000001,598 km 2)
State map highlighting Lawrence County
Lewis County 101 Hohenwald 1843 Hickman, Lawrence, Maury and Wayne counties Explorer Meriwether Lewis (1774–1809). &0000000000011367.00000011,367 &0000000000000282.000000282 sq mi
(&0000000000000730.000000730 km 2)
State map highlighting Lewis County
Lincoln County 103 Fayetteville 1809 Bedford County U.S. Secretary of War Benjamin Lincoln (1733–1810). &0000000000031340.00000031,340 &0000000000000570.000000570 sq mi
(&0000000000001476.0000001,476 km 2)
State map highlighting Lincoln County
Loudon County 105 Loudon 1870 Roane, Monroe, Blount and McMinn counties Fort Loudoun, which was named for the Earl of Loudoun, who led British and American forces during the French and Indian War. &0000000000039086.00000039,086 &0000000000000229.000000229 sq mi
(&0000000000000593.000000593 km 2)
State map highlighting Loudon County
Macon County 111 Lafayette 1842 Smith and Sumner counties U.S. Senator Nathaniel Macon (1758–1837). &0000000000020386.00000020,386 &0000000000000307.000000307 sq mi
(&0000000000000795.000000795 km 2)
State map highlighting Macon County
Madison County 113 Jackson 1821 Indian lands U.S. President James Madison (1758–1836). &0000000000091837.00000091,837 &0000000000000557.000000557 sq mi
(&0000000000001443.0000001,443 km 2)
State map highlighting Madison County
Marion County 115 Jasper 1817 Indian lands Francis Marion (1732–1795), the "Swamp Fox" of the American Revolutionary War. &0000000000027776.00000027,776 &0000000000000500.000000500 sq mi
(&0000000000001295.0000001,295 km 2)
State map highlighting Marion County
Marshall County 117 Lewisburg 1836 Giles, Bedford, Lincoln and Maury counties U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall (1755–1835). &0000000000026767.00000026,767 &0000000000000375.000000375 sq mi
(&0000000000000971.000000971 km 2)
State map highlighting Marshall County
Maury County 119 Columbia 1807 Williamson County and Indian lands Tennessee state legislator Abram Poindexter Maury (1801–1848). &0000000000069498.00000069,498 &0000000000000613.000000613 sq mi
(&0000000000001588.0000001,588 km 2)
State map highlighting Maury County
McMinn County 107 Athens 1819 Indian lands Governor of Tennessee Joseph McMinn (1758–1824). &0000000000049015.00000049,015 &0000000000000430.000000430 sq mi
(&0000000000001114.0000001,114 km 2)
State map highlighting McMinn County
McNairy County 109 Selmer 1823 Hardin County John McNairy, judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Tennessee. &0000000000024653.00000024,653 &0000000000000560.000000560 sq mi
(&0000000000001450.0000001,450 km 2)
State map highlighting McNairy County
Meigs County 121 Decatur 1836 Rhea County Return Jonathan Meigs (1740–1823), an officer in the Continental Army who was for many years a federal Indian and military agent in Tennessee. &0000000000011086.00000011,086 &0000000000000195.000000195 sq mi
(&0000000000000505.000000505 km 2)
State map highlighting Meigs County
Monroe County 123 Madisonville 1819 Indian lands U.S. President James Monroe (1758–1831). &0000000000038961.00000038,961 &0000000000000635.000000635 sq mi
(&0000000000001645.0000001,645 km 2)
State map highlighting Monroe County
Montgomery County 125 Clarksville 1796 Tennessee County John Montgomery (c. 1750–1794), leader of the Nickajack Expedition. &0000000000134768.000000134,768 &0000000000000539.000000539 sq mi
(&0000000000001396.0000001,396 km 2)
State map highlighting Montgomery County
Moore County 127 Lynchburg 1871 Bedford, Lincoln and Franklin counties Tennessee state legislator William Moore. &0000000000005740.0000005,740 &0000000000000129.000000129 sq mi
(&0000000000000334.000000334 km 2)
State map highlighting Moore County
Morgan County 129 Wartburg 1817 Anderson and Roane counties American Revolutionary War officer Daniel Morgan (1736–1802). &0000000000019757.00000019,757 &0000000000000522.000000522 sq mi
(&0000000000001352.0000001,352 km 2)
State map highlighting Morgan County
Obion County 131 Union City 1823 Indian lands The Obion River. &0000000000032450.00000032,450 &0000000000000545.000000545 sq mi
(&0000000000001412.0000001,412 km 2)
State map highlighting Obion County
Overton County 133 Livingston 1806 Jackson County and Indian lands John Overton (1766–1833), one of the cofounders of Memphis, Tennessee. &0000000000020118.00000020,118 &0000000000000433.000000433 sq mi
(&0000000000001121.0000001,121 km 2)
State map highlighting Overton County
Perry County 135 Linden 1819 Humphreys and Hickman counties U.S. naval officer Oliver Hazard Perry (1785–1819). &0000000000007631.0000007,631 &0000000000000415.000000415 sq mi
(&0000000000001075.0000001,075 km 2)
State map highlighting Perry County
Pickett County 137 Byrdstown 1879 Fentress and Overton counties Tennessee state legislator Howell L. Pickett. &0000000000004945.0000004,945 &0000000000000163.000000163 sq mi
(&0000000000000422.000000422 km 2)
State map highlighting Pickett County
Polk County 139 Benton 1839 McMinn and Bradley counties U.S. President James K. Polk (1795–1849). &0000000000016050.00000016,050 &0000000000000435.000000435 sq mi
(&0000000000001127.0000001,127 km 2)
State map highlighting Polk County
Putnam County 141 Cookeville 1854 Fentress, Jackson, Smith, White and Overton counties American Revolutionary War officer Israel Putnam (1718–1790). &0000000000062315.00000062,315 &0000000000000401.000000401 sq mi
(&0000000000001039.0000001,039 km 2)
State map highlighting Putnam County
Rhea County 143 Dayton 1807 Roane County U.S. Representative John Rhea (1753–1832). &0000000000028400.00000028,400 &0000000000000316.000000316 sq mi
(&0000000000000818.000000818 km 2)
State map highlighting Rhea County
Roane County 145 Kingston 1801 Knox County and Indian lands Governor of Tennessee Archibald Roane (1759 or 1760–1819). &0000000000051910.00000051,910 &0000000000000361.000000361 sq mi
(&0000000000000935.000000935 km 2)
State map highlighting Roane County
Robertson County 147 Springfield 1796 Tennessee and Sumner counties James Robertson (1742–1814), Tennessee state legislator and founder of the Watauga Settlements. &0000000000054433.00000054,433 &0000000000000477.000000477 sq mi
(&0000000000001235.0000001,235 km 2)
State map highlighting Robertson County
Rutherford County 149 Murfreesboro 1803 Davidson, Williamson and Wilson counties Griffin Rutherford, chairman of the legislature of the Southwest Territory. &0000000000182023.000000182,023 &0000000000000619.000000619 sq mi
(&0000000000001603.0000001,603 km 2)
State map highlighting Rutherford County
Scott County 151 Huntsville 1849 Anderson, Campbell, Fentress and Morgan counties Named for U.S. army officer Winfield Scott (1786–1866). &0000000000021127.00000021,127 &0000000000000532.000000532 sq mi
(&0000000000001378.0000001,378 km 2)
State map highlighting Scott County
Sequatchie County 153 Dunlap 1857 Hamilton, Marion and Warren counties Cherokee word believed to mean, opossum, he grins or runs. &0000000000011370.00000011,370 &0000000000000266.000000266 sq mi
(&0000000000000689.000000689 km 2)
State map highlighting Sequatchie County
Sevier County 155 Sevierville 1794 Jefferson County John Sevier (1745–1815), governor of the State of Franklin and first Governor of Tennessee. &0000000000071170.00000071,170 &0000000000000592.000000592 sq mi
(&0000000000001533.0000001,533 km 2)
State map highlighting Sevier County
Shelby County 157 Memphis 1819 Chickasaw Nation lands acquired through the Jackson Purchase.[11] Isaac Shelby (1750–1826), commander at Kings Mountain, first governor of Kentucky, negotiated purchase of the western district from the Chickasaws. &0000000000897472.000000897,472 &0000000000000755.000000755 sq mi
(&0000000000001955.0000001,955 km 2)
State map highlighting Shelby County
Smith County 159 Carthage 1799 Sumner County and Indian lands American Revolutionary War officer and U.S. Senator Daniel Smith (1748–1818). &0000000000017712.00000017,712 &0000000000000314.000000314 sq mi
(&0000000000000813.000000813 km 2)
State map highlighting Smith County
Stewart County 161 Dover 1803 Montgomery County Duncan Stewart, Tennessee state legislator and lieutenant governor of Mississippi Territory. &0000000000012370.00000012,370 &0000000000000458.000000458 sq mi
(&0000000000001186.0000001,186 km 2)
State map highlighting Stewart County
Sullivan County 163 Blountville 1779 Washington County Governor of New Hampshire John Sullivan (1740–1795). &0000000000153048.000000153,048 &0000000000000413.000000413 sq mi
(&0000000000001070.0000001,070 km 2)
State map highlighting Sullivan County
Sumner County 165 Gallatin 1786 Davidson County Jethro Sumner (1733–1785), an American colonist who defended North Carolina against the British in 1780. &0000000000130449.000000130,449 &0000000000000529.000000529 sq mi
(&0000000000001370.0000001,370 km 2)
State map highlighting Sumner County
Tipton County 167 Covington 1823 Shelby County (previously Chickasaw lands)[11] Jacob Tipton, father of Armistead Blevins, who supervised the organization of Shelby County; Tipton was killed by Native Americans in 1791 in a conflict over the Northwest Territory.[11] &0000000000051271.00000051,271 &0000000000000459.000000459 sq mi
(&0000000000001189.0000001,189 km 2)
State map highlighting Tipton County
Trousdale County 169 Hartsville 1870 Wilson, Macon, Smith and Sumner counties William Trousdale (1790–1872), Creek and Mexican-American War soldier and officer, state senator and Governor of Tennessee. &0000000000007259.0000007,259 &0000000000000114.000000114 sq mi
(&0000000000000295.000000295 km 2)
State map highlighting Trousdale County
Unicoi County 171 Erwin 1875 Washington and Carter County Native American word for the southern Appalachian Mountains, probably meaning white or fog-draped &0000000000017667.00000017,667 &0000000000000186.000000186 sq mi
(&0000000000000482.000000482 km 2)
State map highlighting Unicoi County
Union County 173 Maynardville 1850 Grainger, Claiborne, Campbell, Anderson and Knox counties Either for its creation from parts of five counties or to memorialize East Tennessee's support for preservation of the Union &0000000000017808.00000017,808 &0000000000000224.000000224 sq mi
(&0000000000000580.000000580 km 2)
State map highlighting Union County
Van Buren County 175 Spencer 1840 Warren and White counties U.S. President Martin Van Buren (1782–1862) &0000000000005508.0000005,508 &0000000000000247.000000247 sq mi
(&0000000000000640.000000640 km 2)
State map highlighting Van Buren County
Warren County 177 McMinnville 1807 White, Jackson, Smith counties and Indian lands American Revolutionary War officer Joseph Warren (1741–1775), who sent Paul Revere on his famous midnight ride &0000000000038276.00000038,276 &0000000000000433.000000433 sq mi
(&0000000000001121.0000001,121 km 2)
State map highlighting Warren County
Washington County 179 Jonesborough 1777 Part of North Carolina U.S. President George Washington (1732–1799) &0000000000107198.000000107,198 &0000000000000326.000000326 sq mi
(&0000000000000844.000000844 km 2)
State map highlighting Washington County
Wayne County 181 Waynesboro 1817 Hickman County General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745–1796) &0000000000016842.00000016,842 &0000000000000734.000000734 sq mi
(&0000000000001901.0000001,901 km 2)
State map highlighting Wayne County
Weakley County 183 Dresden 1823 Indian lands U.S. Representative Robert Weakley (1764–1845). &0000000000034895.00000034,895 &0000000000000580.000000580 sq mi
(&0000000000001502.0000001,502 km 2)
State map highlighting Weakley County
White County 185 Sparta 1806 Jackson and Smith counties John White, Revolutionary War soldier and the first European-American settler in the county &0000000000023102.00000023,102 &0000000000000377.000000377 sq mi
(&0000000000000976.000000976 km 2)
State map highlighting White County
Williamson County 187 Franklin 1799 Davidson County U.S. Representative Hugh Williamson (1735–1819). &0000000000126638.000000126,638 &0000000000000582.000000582 sq mi
(&0000000000001507.0000001,507 km 2)
State map highlighting Williamson County
Wilson County 189 Lebanon 1799 Sumner County David Wilson, a member of the legislatures of North Carolina and the Southwest Territory. &0000000000088808.00000088,808 &0000000000000571.000000571 sq mi
(&0000000000001479.0000001,479 km 2)
State map highlighting Wilson County

Defunct counties

There are two defunct counties in Tennessee:

Consolidated counties

Three Tennessee counties operate under consolidated city-county governments, a city and county that have been merged into one jurisdiction. As such, these governments are simultaneously a city, which is a municipal corporation, and a county, which is an administrative division of a state.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f "About Counties - Tennessee". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2007-11-28.  
  2. ^ a b "Tennessee QuickFacts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-11-28.   (2000 Census)
  3. ^ a b c d State, County, and Municipal Data Tennessee Blue Book2005-2006, pages 616-626
  4. ^ "Population centers of each U.S. state, 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-01.  
  5. ^ "Geographic Center of Tennessee". Rutherford County - Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2008-01-01.  
  6. ^ "Indian Lands". Retrieved 2008-01-20.  
  7. ^ "Tennessee Ecyclopedia: Treaties". The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved 2008-01-20.  
  8. ^ a b "EPA County FIPS Code Listing". Retrieved 2007-11-28.  
  9. ^ a b Origins Of Tennessee County Names, Tennessee Blue Book 2005-2006, pages 508-513
  10. ^ "US Census Bureau". Geographic Comparison Table. Retrieved 2007-12-31.  
  11. ^ a b c Tipton County in the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture

External links



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From Familypedia

Tennessee counties

List of 95 counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The city of Nashville and Davidson County operate under a unified government. Similar arrangements exist between the City of Lynchburg and Moore County, as well as the City of Hartsville and Trousdale County.

State Abbr. FIPS State Code State
TN 47 Tennessee
FIPS County Code County Name
001 Anderson County
003 Bedford County
005 Benton County
007 Bledsoe County
009 Blount County
011 Bradley County
013 Campbell County
015 Cannon County
017 Carroll County
019 Carter County
021 Cheatham County
023 Chester County
025 Claiborne County
027 Clay County
029 Cocke County
031 Coffee County
033 Crockett County
035 Cumberland County
037 Davidson County
039 Decatur County
041 DeKalb County
043 Dickson County
045 Dyer County
047 Fayette County
049 Fentress County
051 Franklin County
053 Gibson County
055 Giles County
057 Grainger County
059 Greene County
061 Grundy County
063 Hamblen County
State Abbr. FIPS State Code State
TN 47 Tennessee
FIPS County Code County Name
065 Hamilton County
067 Hancock County
069 Hardeman County
071 Hardin County
073 Hawkins County
075 Haywood County
077 Henderson County
079 Henry County
081 Hickman County
083 Houston County
085 Humphreys County
087 Jackson County
089 Jefferson County
091 Johnson County
093 Knox County
095 Lake County
097 Lauderdale County
099 Lawrence County
101 Lewis County
103 Lincoln County
105 Loudon County
107 McMinn County
109 McNairy County
111 Macon County
113 Madison County
115 Marion County
117 Marshall County
119 Maury County
121 Meigs County
123 Monroe County
125 Montgomery County
127 Moore County
State Abbr. FIPS State Code State
TN 47 Tennessee
FIPS County Code County Name
129 Morgan County
131 Obion County
133 Overton County
135 Perry County
137 Pickett County
139 Polk County
141 Putnam County
143 Rhea County
145 Roane County
147 Robertson County
149 Rutherford County
151 Scott County
153 Sequatchie County
155 Sevier County
157 Shelby County
159 Smith County
161 Stewart County
163 Sullivan County
165 Sumner County
167 Tipton County
169 Trousdale County
171 Unicoi County
173 Union County
175 Van Buren County
177 Warren County
179 Washington County
181 Wayne County
183 Weakley County
185 White County
187 Williamson County
189 Wilson County
Lists of counties in the United States
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