Warren County, Tennessee

Warren Co., TN

Warren County, TN


The Tennessee General Assembly established Warren County on November 26, 1807; it was the thirtieth county created in Tennessee. Settlers came to the area as early as 1800, and the new county was originally that portion of White County (created in 1806) lying south of the Caney Fork River along the Highland Rim with portions on the Cumberland Plateau on the east and in the Central Basin on the west. Warren County was organized in February 1808, and in March 1810 the county court appointed commissioners to purchase a site for a county seat to be called McMinnville.

Warren County was named for General Joseph Warren, the first general killed in the War of Independence. McMinnville was named for Joseph McMinn, who was speaker of the Tennessee State Senate at the time the county was formed; later he served as one of the state’s outstanding governors. Settlement continued at a rapid pace, and in 1810 Warren County contained 5,725 people; by 1830 it had grown to 15,351.
Source: https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/warren-county/

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

DeKalb County, TN (north)
White County, TN (northeast)
VanBuren County, TN (east)
Sequatchie County, TN (southeast)
Grundy County, TN (south)
Coffee County, TN (southwest)
Cannon County, TN (northwest)

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