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Gibson County Courthouse, Trenton, TN
Gibson County in West Tennessee, one of the state’s three “grand divisions,” was created in 1832 from the Chickasaw Indian Cession, and is named in honor of John H. Gibson. My third great-grandfather, William Jordan, lived there from around 1820 until his death in 1863. Located approximately halfway between Nashville and Memphis, Gibson’s county seat …
1832 Map of Tennessee, Columbia, TN, Matthew Rhea
Many of the ancestors on my father’s side (Smith, Hurt, Lannom, Jordan) were from Tennessee so it’s helpful to be able to consult vintage maps to determine which counties and towns were in existence at a particular time. Here are some of the ones I’ve found for Tennessee.