Jackson County is located in the upper middle Tennessee section of the state. Following the decree by the Tennessee State Legislature in 1835, all counties were required to divide their boundaries into Civil Districts of at least eight or more and then submit a written description of those boundaries to the State with a map drawn by the commission and NOT a professional map maker. Following this division, the county then could collect taxes, run elections, schools and other events by the districts and not use the older “military companies” division.
James L. Douthat
2002, paper, 52 pp.