Place:James, Tennessee, United States

Watchers
NameJames
Alt namesJames County
Jamessource: WeRelate Agent
TypeFormer county
Located inTennessee, United States     (1871 - )
See alsoHamilton, Tennessee, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

James County was created by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly on January 30, 1871. Lands were taken from a small portion of Bradley County and the eastern third of Hamilton County. James County was named in honor of the Rev. Jesse J. James, the father of Elbert Abdiel James, who introduced legislation for the formation of the county. Ooltewah, a Muskogee variation of italwa meaning "town," was selected as the county seat.

The county went bankrupt in April 1919 and was reincorporated into Hamilton County by a vote of its citizens on December 11, 1919. Few records remain of what was once James County due largely to courthouse fires in 1890 and 1913. The few remaining James County records are now kept in Hamilton County. The third and final James County Courthouse is the major landmark of Ooltewah.

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

James County is a former county.


Contents

Timeline

Date Event Source
1871 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1880 5,187
1890 4,903
1900 5,407
1910 5,210

Research Tips

External Links

  • Outstanding guide to James County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at James County, Tennessee. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.