Tennessee CountiesThere are 95 counties in the State of Tennessee.
Bledsoe County, Tennessee
Bledsoe County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Named in honor of Anthony Bledsoe (1733-1788), colonial and Revolutionary War soldier, surveyor, Tennessee militia colonel and early settler of Sumner County who was killed by Indians.
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History of Bledsoe County
Created 1807 from Roane County and Indian lands; named in honor of Anthony Bledsoe (1733-1788), colonial and Revolutionary War soldier, surveyor, Tennessee militia colonel and early settler of Sumner County who was killed by Indians.
Bledsoe County was formed in 1807 from parts of Roane County and Indian lands. (Acts of Tennessee 1807, Chapter 9).
The oldest and northernmost county in the Sequatchie Valley is Bledsoe County; it became Tennessee's thirty-third
county by an act of the Tennessee legislature in November 1807. It was named for Anthony Bledsoe, a Revolutionary
War patriot who migrated to Tennessee from Virginia in the late 1700s.
Find more from the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture: BLEDSOE COUNTY
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 407 square miles (1,053 kmē), of which, 406 square miles (1,052 kmē) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 kmē) of it (0.10%) is water.
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