Unicoi County, Tennessee

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Updated:  June 16, 2012


County History

Welcome to the new Unicoi County GenWeb site devoted to providing online genealogical information supplied by volunteers who are committed to sharing historical information and data.  Unicoi County is located in the upper eastern part of Tennessee which borders North Carolina.  The Unaka mountain range traverses the county which includes the Appalachian trail. The primary river is the Nolichucky with its head waters coming from the Tow and Cane Rivers in North Carolina.

On March 23, 1875, Unicoi County was formed out of Washington and Carter counties. The following year, Erwin was established as the county seat.  The adjacent map shows the former county boundaries with the blue line marking the formation of Unicoi.   

   County is 186 square miles
   1,900 feet in elevation
   Buffalo Mnts - north / Unaka Mnts - south of the county
   50% of land owned by Government
   Population 17,667 per 2000 census
   Historical industries:  railroad, pottery,  silk, lumber,
      mining, agriculture

 

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