Sullivan County

Sullivan County (HM1BKJ)

Location: Blountville, TN 37617 Sullivan County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 31.985', W 82° 19.601'

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Tennessee's Second Oldest County

Sullivan County was established by the North Carolina Assembly's October 1779 session; its north of the Holston River section formerly in Washington County, Virginia; and its south of the river section formerly in Washington County, North Carolina. Sullivan County included Hawkins, Hancock and part of Claiborne Counties until 1786. The piney flats area was added to Sullivan County in 1789.

The first Sullivan County officials were: Col. Isaac Shelby, Commandant; Henry Clark, Lieutenant-Colonel; David Looney First Major; John Shelby, Second Major; John Rhea, Court Clerk, Nathan Clark, High Sheriff; Court Justices-Isaac Shelby, David Looney, Gilbert Christian, Anthony Bledsoe, George Maxwell, John Anderson, Joseph Martin.

Sullivan County remained part of North Carolina until 1789 (some county areas supported the Franklin State movement 1784-1786), when it was placed in the United States Territory south of the river Ohio. In 1796 it became part of Tennessee.
Year Placed1979
Placed BySullivan County to Commemorate its 200th birthday
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 10:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 381235 N 4043896
Decimal Degrees36.53308333, -82.32668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 31.985', W 82° 19.601'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 31' 59.10" N, 82° 19' 36.06" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3401-3419 Bristol Hwy, Blountville TN 37617, US
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