Formed December 13, 1801
from Knox and Grainger Counties
County Seat: Clinton
The County was named in honor for Senator Joseph
Anderson(1757-1847. United States Senator, Judge of the Superior Court of the
Territory South of the River Ohio (Later Tennessee) and U.S. Comptroller of the
treasury. The county seat was originally named
Burrville after Aaron Burr vice-president of the United States at the time.
On November 8, 1809 it was renamed Clinton after New
York Governor DeWitt Clinton sponsor of the Erie Canal.
Court met for the first time in Joseph Denham's log
residence in Eagle Bend. Some of the interesting
locations found in Anderson County include Clinton, Oak Ridge, Norris, Briceville and Lake
Anderson County's Pedigree Chart
Washington County b. 1777
County b. 1779
2 Hawkins County b.
3 Knox County b. 1792
Anderson County b. 1801
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