Monday, January 30, 2012

Mappy Monday - Jefferson County, TN in 1836

This map of Jefferson County, Tennessee was originally created in 1836, and reproduced by Billie McNamara in 1995 (via TNGenWeb). This is a great map to get a sense of where the Jones family lived in the county. Robert Jones Sr's father, Thomas Jones, purchased land on an island in the middle of the French Broad River on the border with Cocke County. The island was across from Taylor's Bend (named for Parmenus Taylor). I'll have more on Thomas Jones next week.

This map is also useful for understanding where Dandridge, the county capital, is in relation to Mossy Creek. Both places were the sites of battles in the Civil War.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this map; I have a "family of interest" that lived in Strawberry Plains at one point.

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