Tennessee CountiesThere are 95 counties in the State of Tennessee.
Greene County, Tennessee
Greene County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Named in honor of Nathanael Greene (1742-1786), Revolutionary War commander at Trenton who succeeded Horatio Gates in command of the Army of the South and forced the British out of Georgia and the Carolinas.
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History of Greene County
Created 1783 from Washington County; named in honor of Nathanael Greene (1742-1786), Revolutionary War commander at Trenton who succeeded Horatio Gates in command of the Army of the South and forced the British out of Georgia and the Carolinas.
Greene County was formed in 1783 from Washington County
Greene County lies in the Great Valley of Tennessee in the northeast corner of the state. Its valleys are
enriched by the disintegrated limestone that lies below them. Bays Mountain, one of the three sets of high ridges
that run through the valley, is located on the north side of the county and is drained by Lick Creek. The Unaka, or
Great Smoky, Mountains to the east slope down to the Nolichucky River. The resources of Greene County, including the
creeks and rivers, plentiful game, and good bottomlands, attracted generations of Native Americans. Places like the
Camp Creek site, along the banks of the Nolichucky River, document Native American activities during the Woodland
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 624 square miles (1,616 kmē), of which, 622
square miles (1,610 kmē) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 kmē) of it is water. The total area is 0.39% water.
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