1799 Petition To Erect New County

Petition 18-1-1799 to the Tennessee General Assembly


Inhabitants of part of Knox and Grainger Counties asked to “erect a new and distinct county [torn page] south side of Clinch where the old Cumberland road passes [torn] the up said river … opposite Jacob Wormac‘s in Powels Valley and down Cumberland Mt. with the Indian boundary … the bounds at forty miles in length and averaging eighteen miles in breadth.”

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Source: Tennessee Genealogical Society, “Ansearchin'” News, Fall, 1991, page 114.

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