Tennessee CountiesThere are 95 counties in the State of Tennessee.
Crockett County, Tennessee
Crockett County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Named in honor of David Crockett (1786-1836), frontier humorist, author, soldier, state legislator, US congressman, defender and a casualty of the Alamo in the Texas war for independence.
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History of Crockett County
Created 1871 from Haywood, Madison, Dyer and Gibson counties; named in honor of David Crockett (1786-1836), frontier humorist, author, soldier, state legislator, US congressman, defender and a casualty of the Alamo in the Texas war for independence.
Crockett County was formed in 1871 from Dyer, Gibson, Haywood and Madison counties. (Acts of Tennessee 1845-46, Chapter 25).
The desire for more convenient access to county government brought together the citizens of the outlying regions
of Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, and Madison Counties to petition the Tennessee General Assembly for the formation of a new
county first in 1832 and again, thirteen years later, in 1845. Both petitions were unsuccessful. In November 1871,
though, the legislature finally provided relief for the isolated farmers by enacting legislation to form Crockett
County, named for the famous Tennessean Davy Crockett. Appropriately, the county seat was named Alamo, after the
historic mission in San Antonio, Texas, where Crockett died in 1836. Two commissioners from each county from which
land was taken met to establish county government. The county courthouse, which was completed in 1874, continues to
serve local needs.
Find more from the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture: CROCKETT COUNTY
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 265 square miles (688 kmē), of which, 265
square miles (687 kmē) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 kmē) of it (0.08%) is water.
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