Hawkins County Boundary
As taken from Ramsey's Annals of Tennessee
Hawkins county was formed by dividing Sullivan. The divisional line began where the boundary line between Virginia and North Carolina crosses the North Fork of the Holston; thence, down said fork to its junction with the main Holston; thence, across said river, due south, to the top of Bay's Mountain; thence, along the top of said mountain to the top of the dividing ridge between the waters of the Holston and French Broad, to its junction with Holston river; thence, down the said River Holston to its junction with the Tennessee; thence, down the same to the Suck, where said river runs through the cumberland Mountain; thence, along the top of said mountain to the aforesaid boundary line, and thence along said line to the beginning. All that part of the territory lying west of the north fork of the Holston, was erected into the county of Hawkins.