Sequatchie County, Tennessee Before it Became Sequatchie Valley
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Sequatchie County, Tennessee

Before it Became Sequatchie Valley

The dates and history below are for posible areas of research for your family's history in the Sequatchie Valley. The exact dates, county or place-name and State is up to the individual researcher.

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Ownership of the Territory or Area, Now known as Sequatchie, TN

Year

“Virginia” - Indian Territory

1584

“Carolina” - Indian Territory

1584 - 1663

Albemarle, Carolina - Indian Territory

1685

North Carolina - Indian Territory

1689 - 1777

Hawkins County, North Carolina & Spencer County, State of Franklin – Functioning Concurrently

1786 - 1792

Knox County, Territory of the United States South of the Ohio River

1792

Knox County, Tennessee

1796

Roane and Rhea Counties, Tennessee

1801- 1807

Bledsoe, Marion and Hamilton Counties, Tennessee

1807 - 1857

Sequatchie County, Tennessee

1857

Sequatchie County History

Sequatchie County was erected by Act of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee in 1857. The Town of Dunlap became the County Seat, named for William Dunlap.

Acts of the State of Tennesee, Passed at the First Session of the Thirty-first General assembly, for the years 1855-6, page 246, sections 3 & 4.

Attaches two districts to Hamilton County from Bledsoe and Marion.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the tenth civil district of Bledsoe County, and the first and second civil districts of Marion County, be attached to the County of Hamilton.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the forgoing section shall not take effect until the 21st September, 1857.

Neill S. Brown, Speaker of the House of Representatives

Edward S. Cheatham, Speaker of the Senate.

Passed February 25, 1856

The Sequatchie Valley lies between Waldens Ridge on the east and the Cumberlain Mountains to the west. This valley is about 4 miles wide and 75 miles long with the Sequatchie River flowing through it. Most of our local citizens have their own idea of where the name came from but from what I have found, The Treaty of 1806 was signed by Chief Sequatchu, and the Valley is possibly named for him. According to records, in 1792 Daniel Smith and Gilbert Imley explored the Valley along Crow Creek (now the Sequatchie River).


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