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Overton County, Tennessee, USA - Law Office in Livingston

Overton County, Tennessee was formed in 1806 from Jackson County, Tennessee and Indian lands. The county was named for Andrew Jackson's friend Judge John Overton, Judge of the State Supreme Court, and co-founder, with Andrew Jackson and James Winchester, of Memphis.

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Overton County, Tennessee, USA

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Overton County was founded in September of 1806. It is named after John Overton.
1854 - Overton county
Overton, a county in the N. part of Tennessee, bordering on Kentucky ; area estimated at 700 square miles. It is intersected by Obie's, or Obed's river, an affluent of Cumberland river, which flows along the N. W. border. The surface is mountainous, especially in the E. part. The soil is mostly fertile. Indian corn, oats, and tobacco are the staples. In 1850 this county produced 622,486 bushels of corn; 63,824 of oats; 104,885 pounds of butter, and 63,752 of tobacco. It contained 23 churches, and 1728 pupils attending public schools. Iron ore and stone coal are abundant. It is well timbered, and is amply supplied with water- power. Obed's river is navigable by steam boats 60 miles in this county. Capital, Livingston. Population, 11,211 ; of
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Overton county
O'verton, a county of Middle Tennessee, bordering on Kentucky, has an area of about 360 square miles. It is drained by Obie's or Obed's River, and the West Fork. The surface is hilly. The soil is fertile. Maize, wheat, oats, cattle, and pork are the staples. This county is liberally supplied with timber, -chestnut, ash, hickory, oak, maple and tulip-tree. Coal is found in it. Capital - Livingston, on the Marietta & North Georgia Railroad. Pop. in 1870, 11,297; in 1880, 12,153; in 1890, 12,039.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
2023 - Whether you're a nature enthusiast, history buff, or simply looking for a relaxing getaway, here are some of the best places to go and things to do in Overton County:
1. Dale Hollow Lake: Start your visit to Overton County with a trip to Dale Hollow Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in Tennessee. This 27,000-acre lake is a haven for boating, fishing, and water sports. Rent a houseboat, go fishing for bass and trout, or simply relax on the shoreline and take in the serene surroundings. The lake also offers several marinas where you can rent boats and enjoy the water.

2. Standing Stone State Park: Just south of Livingston, you'll find Standing Stone State Park, a natural oasis with hiking trails, picnicking areas, and a stunning 69-acre lake. The park offers a range of outdoor activities, including camping, swimming, and birdwatching. Don't forget to visit the Standing Stone, a massive rock that served as a boundary marker for Native American tribes.

3. Livingston Town Square: Explore the heart of Overton County by visiting Livingston Town Square. This picturesque square features a historic courthouse, boutique shops, and local restaurants. ... Read MORE...

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