MARION COUNTY, TENNESSEE
1836 Plat Map and Civil District Descriptions

BOUNDARIES of MARION COUNTY, TN in 1836

Marion County as originally laid out was bounded west by Franklin, Co., north by Warren and Bledsoe Co., east by what is now Hamilton and south by state lines of Georgia and Alabama. Sequatchie County, Grundy County, and portions of White and Franklin Counties were then part of Marion County, TN.

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Here are the DISTRICTS in MARION COUNTY, TN as they were in 1836

FIRST DISTRICT:
Bounded on the north by the Bledsoe County line, northwest by Warren County on the east by Hamilton County and on the south by a straight line from G. Stone Spring branch to where Martin Camp ground meets the foot of Walden Ridge, thence a direct line to Hamilton County and from the ford of said G. Stone (blurred) to the Warren County line to (blurred. The election precinct to be at the former muster ground of Capt. Bunch's Company.

SECOND DISTRICT:
Bounded on the northeast by the first district, on the west by Warren County, on the east by Hamilton County, and on the south by the (blurred) creek property near Henry Tatums house, and south said creek to Sequatchee river and up said river to Cordel Mill creek, thence up said creek to it's head; thence eastwardly to Hamilton County line and from the (blurred) said creek to the Warren County line. The election to be at the residence of Nathaniel Langly.

THIRD DISTRICT:
Bounded north by the second district, on the west by Warren County, on the east by Hamilton County, and south to a line beginning at David Chaudoin (blurred) spring; thence a direct line to the widow Newman's near the foot of Walden's Ridge so as to include said (blurred), thence a direct line to Suck Creek so as to include James Anderson premises, and from the south Chaudoin Spring to the top of Cumberland Mountain; thence to the county line so as not to include the (blurred) on the head (blurred) of the little Sequachee river. The precinct of the election at the residence of David Griffith.

FOURTH DISTRICT:
Lying northwest of Sequachee river and bounded on the north by the third district and from the point where said line of the Third District intersects said river, thence down said river to a bluff opposite the residence of the late Mathew Pryor Esq. and from the said bluff thence along the eastward height of the ridge to the Copeland Ford on the Sequachee, thence up said creek to the mouth of P. Condra's spring branch and up it, to the spring, thence to the top of the mountains, thence near the double cabins on Higgonbottom Trace, so as not to include said Cabins, thence Westwardly to the county line, thence to the said line to the third district ,so as to include all the inhabitants of the water to the Sequachee and with said line to the beginning. Election precinct at the residence of Jonathan Blevins.

FIFTH DISTRICT:
Beginning at Copeland Ford and (blurred line) where it intersects the Sequachee river, thence eastwardly to the Third District line to the top of Walden's Ridge, thence to the fork of Walden Creek across the old ford leading to the Suck; thence Westwardly between (blurred) and Rodding in the mountain branch to the Tennessee river, thence down said river to the bluff of (blurred) mountains thence across said mountain so as to include John Hoge and A. Kelly Plantations and (blurred) from said Kellys to the mouth of the little Sequachee river and up it to the beginning. Election precinct to be at Archibald Loomis.

SIXTH DISTRICT:
Beginning at the fork of Mullin Creek and in line with the Third District line so as to include all the territory on the mountains above said creek not included in the Third District to Hamilton County line south to said county line to the Georgia line, thence along said line to where the road (burred) the entire height of the Raccoon Mountain, thence northward to the Tennessee river the lower point of the island so as to include Green Woodley's improvement, thence up it's river including an island to the mountain branch aforesaid on east to Capt. Oates land, thence with the line of the Fifth District to the beginning. Election precinct to be at the house of Pleasant McBride.

SEVENTH DISTRICT:
Beginning at the bluff on the Cedar Mountains on the Tennessee River and running down the river to Lowery's old landing, thence a direct line to the forks of the road leading up Battle Creek and to the Rice farm on said bank and from the fork of said road to the top of the mountain, thence Northwardly so as to include the double cabins on Higgonbottom trace and thence to the line of the Fourth District and with the line of the Fifth District to the Tennessee river to the Cedar Bluff at the beginning. Election for this district to be held (blurred) at Eapes. (?)

EIGHTH DISTRICT:
Beginning on the south of the Tennessee River with the line of the Sixth District and running with said line to the Georgia State line including all the territory below said line on the south side of the Tennessee river to the Georgia and Alabama lines with the state line across the Tennessee river to the top of the mountains at the head of Kings Cove, thence eastwardly with the mountain dividing ridge between Sweeton's Cove and King's Cove to the bluff of the mountain near Rice's farm on Battle Creek ,thence to the fork of the road near the Rice farm, thence with the line of the seventh district to the beginning. The election for this district to be held at the home of Anderson or Andrew C. (?).

NINTH DISTRICT:
Beginning at the fork of the road leading up Battle Creek and Rice's farm and running to the line of the Eight District by said farm to the State line at the head of Kings Cove thence to the said line to Franklin County line, thence with the said line to Harris Turnpike road, thence with said road to Battle Creek, thence down said creek to the fishtrap ford, thence eastwardly to the top of the mountain above John H ( blurred), thence along the (blurred) of the mountains to the line of the Seventh District on the top of the mountain and thence with said line at the beginning. Election in and for this district to be held at the house of Frances M. Delaney.

TENTH DISTRICT:
Beginning on the Franklin County line where Harris Turnpike road intersects said line, thence to the line of the Ninth District to this point on the top of the mountain above said (blurred) where the line of the Ninth District intersects to the line of the Seventh District and where the lines of the Seventh District Northwardly to the line of the Fourth District, thence with the line of the said Fourth District to the line of the county to the beginning. The election for this district to be held at the house of William Champion.

Courtesy of Euline Harris (Deed Book) copied from the Nashville Archives by Marilyn Garner of Signal Mountain


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