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Greene County


Greene County began as the Nolichucky settlement, which was established by pioneer Jacob Brown on land leased from the Cherokee in the early 1770s. The Nolichucky settlement aligned itself with the Wautauga Settlement centered in what is now Elizabethton.

Greene County was formed in 1783 from the original Washington County, North Carolina part of the former Washington District.  It was also part of the Territory The county is named for Major General Nathanael Greene(1742-1786), a major general in the  Continental Army . It was also part of The Territory South of the River Ohio, more commonly known as the Southwest Territory.  John Crockett father of Davy Crockett settled in the county near Limestone and Davy was born there in 1786. The area was then part of the State of Franklin

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Greene County Official Site

Goodspeed’s History of Greene County

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Rheatown Cemetery

New Hope or Quaker Knobs

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East Tennessee Historical Society

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