Division of Jackson County into Districts

January 22, 1830


State of Tennessee )
Jackson County )

This is to certify that James Young, Richard F. Cook, David Cox, David Griffith and Bailey Butler Commisioners appointed by a resolution of the General Assembly adopted the 11th Dec. 1835 to lay off the County of Jackson into Districts of convenient size within in which Justices of the Peace and Constables shall be elected, having that in the Town of Gainesboro on the 11th day of January 1836 in order to provide upon the duties assigned to then by an act of the General Assembly passed Dec. 3rd 1835. When and where said Commissioners before me William R. Kenner a Justice of the peace for County of Jackson did take the oath prescribed by said act of faithfully and impartially to perform the duties therein directed.

William R. Kenner ( seal )

State of Tennessee Jackson County, This is to certify that we James Young, Richard F. Cook, David Cox, David Griffith and Bailey Butler, having been appointed by the General Assembly of the State of Tenneesee as Commissioner to divide said County into districts of convenient size within which Justices of the Peace and Constables shall be elected after having taken the oath prescribed by Law ó have executed the same in manner and form as directed by an act of the said General Assembly passed December the 3rd 1835 and we do hereby reportóThat the Plat hereunto attached is a fair ideal Representation of the County and each District hrerein to the best of our capacity, knowledge and belief which we have laid off and that the butts and boundaries and of and place for holding elections in each district - is as follows to wit ---

The 1st District

- Begining on the south bank of Cumberland River opposite the mouth of Bullards Creek running thence south to the top of the ridge between Flynn Creek and the river thence a long the extreme top of the ridge between the warers of Flynn Creek on the south and Murrays Branch Richmonds Branch, Hancocks Branch and Doe Creek on the north to the head of Morisons Creek, then along the extreme top of the ridge between the waters of Tallys Hollow on the east and Doe Creek and Aarons Branch on the west to Roaring River at Cummins Mill thence down Roaring River with its meanders to the first Bluff on the north side of said River thence up the Bluff to the Fisk Road at the head of Huricane Creek then crossing said road and along the top of the ridge leaving Hurricane and Pigeon Roost creeks on the west, down the extreme top of the ridge between Henry Halls and Mathew Andersons = striking Cumberland River just below Robert Andersons, thence down the River with its meanders to the mouth of the Buck Branch thence up the Buck Branch and out at the head of same to the top of the ridge between the Buck Branch and Doe Creek then along the extreme top of said ridge to the head of the Rocky Branch thence down the Rocky Branch to the river thence down the River with its meanders to the begining and the Elections to be held at the Court house in Gainesboro ---

The 2nd District

- Shall be bounded as follows to wit Begining on the south Bank of Cumberland River at the mouth of the the Buck Branch which is a corner of the first district - Turning thence up the Buck Branch with its meanders and out at the head thereof to the top of the ridge between said Branch and Doe Creek thence along the extreme top of the ridge between the Horse Shoe bend and Doe Creek to the head of the Rockey Branch thence down the Rocky Branch with its meanders to Cumberland River thence crossing the River and down the sama on the north side thereof with its several meanders to the Bluff between the nouths of Indian and Wartrace Creeks which is a corner of the 3rd district thence with the line of the 3rd District along the extreme top of the ridge between said Creeks to the dividing ridge between Indian and Jennings Creeks another corner of the 3rd District thence with the line of the 4th District along the extreme top of the ridge between the waters of Jennings Creek on the north and Indian, Bullards, Trace, Cub, and Hensleys Creeks on the south, to Cumberland River thence across the River to the begining within which bounds the Election shall be held at John? Lees.

The 3rd District

- Shall be bounded as follows to wit begining art the north Bank of Cumberland River at the bluff between the mouths of Wartrace and Indian creeks which is the lower corner of the 2nd district running thence down the River with its several meanders to a point of a hill or bluff just above the plantation of Col. James Holoman and opposite the upper end of Joseph Williamsons plantation thence up said point to the top of the hill between the branch that runs through the plantation of Col. James Holcmnons and the branch that George W. Clark now lives on thence along the extreas top of the ridge between the branch that runs through the old Ruffin plantation and the branch that runs by Thomas Burtons and Henry Holomnans to the head of the south fork of the Dry Branch thence along the extreme top of the ridge between the Dry Branch and Morelands? Branch to Cumberland River at the mouth of the Dry Branch thence down the River with its meanders to the Smith County, line thence north with the county line to to the top of the dividing ridge between War Trace and Jennings Creeks which is a corner of the 4th District, thence along the extreme top of the ridge between said creeks to the head of Indian Creek which is a corner of the second District, thence with the line of the second District, along the extreme height of the ridge between War Trace and Indian Creeks to the begining, Within said bounds the Election shall be held at the house of Mrs. Elizabeth Kearby?

The 4th District

- Begining at the corner of the 3rd district in the County line where it crosses the dividing ridge between War Trace and Jennings Creek thence north with the county line to the extreme top of the ridge dividing the waters of Jennings Creek and Big Trace Creek of Barren thence along the extreme top of said ridge leaving the waters of Barren on the north and the waters of Jennings Creek on the south to the head of Brimstone Creek thence along the top of the dividing ridge between Brimstone and the Piney Fork of Jennings Creek to the head of Websters Creek thence along the top of said ridge leaving the waters of Websters Creek and lacks Branch on the east --- and Jennings Creek on the west to Cumberland River just belew the mouth of Locks Branch thence down the River with its meanders to the lower side of the mouth of Gennings Creek to the upper corner of the 2nd District thence with the top of the ridge, between Jennings Creek and Hensleys Creek with the line e of the 2nd and 3rd Districts leaving the waters of Hensleys Creek, Cub Creek, Bullards Creek, Indian Creek and War Trace Creeks on the south and Jennings Creek on the north to the begining and the Elections to be held at John Dixons ---

The 5th District

- Begining in the Smith County line where it crosses the dividing ridge between Jennings Creek and Dig Trace Creek which is the north west corner of the 2nd district turning thence along the extreme top of the ridge between the waters of Barren and Cumberland with the line of the 4th district to the had of the Pine Lick fork the south east corner of the 4th District thence with the dividing ridge between Brimstone and Little Trace Creek to intersect the road leading from Cherrys to William Plumblees thence with said road through William Pumblees land to John Pumblees and Clinton Plumblees and thence to Garet Moores thence north and dam the extreme top of the Brushy Ridge Leaford old Mill on McFarland Creek and on the State line, including William Plumblees, John Plumblees, Blanton Plumblees and Garret Moore in the 5th district thence west with the State line to the corner of Smith County thence with the County line south to the begining and the election to be held at James Crawfords -

The 6th District

- Begining at the Kentucky Line at the north east corner of the 5th District runing thence east with the State line to the corner of Overton County on the south bank of Cumberland River thence south with with the County line to the dividing ridge between the Wet Fork and the Dry Fork of Mill Creeks so as to include James Butler in the 6th district thence along the extreme top of said ridge, between the the forks to the mouth of Mill Creek thence up Cumberland river with its meanders to Bennett's Ferry thence crossing Cumberland River and with the main Road to Garret Mores thence northward down the extreme top of the Brushy Ridge with the line of the 5th district to the begining leaving Caret Moore in the 5th District and the Elections to be held at Celina -

The 7th District

- Begining on the north Bank of Cumberland River at Bennett's Ferry which is a corner of the 6th district turns thence down the river with it meanders to the bluff below the mouth of Locks Branch which is the upper owner of the 4th district turning thence with the north eastern line of the 4th district leaving the waters of Locks Branch, Websters Creek, and Brimstone Creek on the east and Jennings Creek on the west to the line of the 5th district at the head of the Pine Lick Fork of Jennings Creek and to the south east corner of the fourth district thence with the south boundry line of the 5th district with the dividing Ridge between Brimstone and Little Trace Creeks to intersect the road between Cherrys, and William Plumblee thence with said read through William Plumlees land to John Plumlee, Clinton Plumlees and then to Garett Mored thence with the main Road to Bennett's Ferry at the begining and the elections to be held at Baileys at the mouth of Brimstone ---

The 8th District

- Begining on the south bank of Cunberland River in the fork at the mouth of Mill Creek the lower corner of the 6th district turns thence with the line of the 6th district with the top of the ridge between the Wet and Dry Fork of Mill Creek to the Overton County line thence south with the County line to the Fisk Road between the waters of Roaring River and the waters of Sugar Creek thence with said road to the head of Hurricane Creek thence down a point of the ridge with the line of the first district leaving Hurricane Creek and Pigeon Roost on the west to the river above Henry Halls thence up the River to the beginning and the Elections to be held near the mouth of Soantland Branch at William Hamiltons ---

The 9th District

- Begining in the Overton County line where it crosses the Fisk Road turns thence South with the County Line to a point near Peter Smiths and where the nearest road leading from said Smiths to Joseph Terrys intersects the County line these with said road westwardly to said Smiths and up the Plumb Hollow to Lion Johnsons thence with road leading to Sherly Andersons and Garland Anderson leaving said Smith houses Lion Johnson, T. Sherly Anderson and Garland Anderson in the 12th district thence up Blackburns Fork with its meanders to David Richies and thence up Bowmans Branch to the Gaineboro Road at Elijah Farices thence with the Gainesboro road to the head of Doe Creek near James Young a corner of the 1st district thence with the line of the first district along the extreme top of the ridge leaving the waters of Doe Creek and Aarons Branch on the west = and Morrison Creek and Tallys Hollow on the east to Roaring River at Cummins Mill thence down Roaring River with the line of the 1st district to the first bluff thence up the point of the hill with the line of the 1st district leaving Long Branch on the west to the Fisk Road thence with said road to the beginning - and the Election to be held at Nimrod Johnson --

The 10th District

- Begining at the south east corner of the 9th district where the nearest road leading from Peter Smiths to Joseph Terrys intersects the Overton County Line thence southwardly with the County line to the corner of White County near the White Plains thence with the White County Line south forty five degrees west to the corner near the Pigeon Roost Creek thence west to said Creek thence up said Creek to Richard Bradfords Mill thence northwardly up the hollow west of Bradfords house and with the road leading to John Huddlestons turns thence to John Harris leaving said Huddleston and Barnes in the 10th district thence with the dividing Ridge between Pigeon Roost Creek and Huchins Creek and with the road leading to Mark Mathews to Cane Creek thence up said creek to the mouth of Peter Andersons Spring Branch thence up said branch to leaving said Anderson in the 12th district then through the low gap of the ridge the head of Edward Fins Spring Branch and with said branch to the mouth thence down the middle prong of Blackburns Fork to Montgomery Rewards leaving him in the 10th district, thence with the road leading to Liberty Meeting House thence with the Old Fort Blount Road to the head of Bowmans Branch at Elijah Prices thence down said branch to David Richies Mill thence down said Blackburns Fork to Garland Andersons thence to Sherley Andersons on the ridge thence to Lion Johnsons in the Plumb Hollow thence down said hollow to Peter Smiths thence with said road to the beginning including said Garland Anderson, T. Shirley Anderson and said Smiths - to Lion Johnsons in the 10th district - and the elections to be held at John Terrys.

The 11th District

- Shall be bounded as follows to wit begining on the south bank of Cumberland River at the bluff apposite the mouth of Dullards Creek turns thence down the river with its several meanders to the bluff just above the mouth of Big Branch opposite to Old Williams Burgh thence up the bluff to the extreme top of the ridge between the Big Branch and the Branch that runs in at Willis Terrys? thence along the extreme top of the ridge leaving the waters of the Big Branch and Martins Creek on the west and Flyns Creek on the east =to the head of Flyns Creek thence north with the line of the 12th district to the main road leading to Geinesboro at Woolbrights thence with maid road to the head of Doe Creek to the corner of the first district thence with the extreme top of the ridge with the line of the first district leaving the waters of Doe Creek, Hancock Branch, Richmond and Murrays Branch on the north and Flynns Creek on the south to Pie beginning - within which boundry the Elections shall be held at Thampsons Mill ---

The 12th district

- Begining at the south east corner of the 10th district in the White County line at Pigeon Roost Creek near Michael Tailors thenee up the pigeon Roost Branch to Richard Bradfords Mill thence Northward with the wet boundry line of the 10th district up the first Hollow west of said Bradfords house and with the road to John Muddlostons theme to John Barnes leaving said Barnes and Huddleston in the 10th district thence with the dividing ridge between Pigeon Roost Creek and Huchens Creek and with the road leading on said ridge to Mark Mathews thaws up Cane Creek to the mouth of Peter Andersons Spring Branch thence up said Branch to said Andersons and then down Edward Fins Spring Branch thence down the middle fork of Blackburns fork to Montgomery Kennards thence with the road leading to Liberty Meeting House thence to Woolbrights leaving said Kinnard in the 10th district and Peter Anderson in the 12th district thence with the extreme top of the ridge dividing the waters of Flyns Creek, Bowmans Branch and Blackburns Fork to Joseph Pippins then including said Pippin in the 12th district thence with the extreme top of the ridge dividing the waters of the west fork of Flyns Creek and James Goolsbys fork of Martins Creek to the junction of said Goolsby Fork - and to the head of the Dry Fork of Martins Creek thence along the strain top of the ridge between the Dry Fork and the main fork of Martins Creek to the head of the branch which mouths into Roberts Mill Pond between Henry Sadlers and Leonard Hulls thence a direct line to the main Martins Creek at the upper end of Henry Sadlers plantation thences crossing the creek and leaving the plantation of RawlissHogans on the west theme a direct line to the main fork of Indian Creek at the upper end of the widow Holford plantation thence crossing the creek and leaving the plantation of Garett Sadler on the north thence west to the top of the ridge between the main fork and the west fork of said Indian Creek thence along the extreme top of the ridge between said forks and Apples Fork and Dillards Fork to the Walton Road thence with said Road to the Smith County line thence with the Smith County, line to Cumberland River thence across the river to the point oposite the upper side of the mouth of the Dry Branch thence along the extreme hight of the ridge between the Dry Branch and John Morelands Branch to the head of said branches thence along the extreme hight of the ridge leaving the waters of said branehes on which Thomas Burton, Henry Holman and Col. James Holoman lives on the south and the branches running through the old Ruffin plantation and on which George W. Clark lives on the north to Cumberland River opposite to the upper end of Joseph Williamsons plantation thence crossing the river and up the same with its meanders to the beginning - the elections to be held in said bounds of Granville ----

The 13th District

- Beginning at Williiam Cars on the Walton Road in the West Boundary line of the 12th District runs thence South with said line with the extreme top of the ridge leading to craven Madduxs spring branch thence down said Branch to Benjamin Browns farm thence with the road leading to said Browns house leaving said Brown and Car in the 12th District thence with the road leading from said Browns South to the Buffalo Valley Road thence with said road to the road passing Sebert Odoms place and to Elias Greens leaving all the Inhabitants of Mine Lick above where the County line Crosses said Creek in the 12th District thence Westerly with the White County line to the Smith County Corner thence vith the Smith County line to the Walton Road to the Beginning - within which Bounds the Elections shall be held at Simpsons Mill.

The 14th District

- Beginning at William Cars on the Walton Road which is a Corner for the 13th District runs thence down Harpers Fork of Martins Creek to the Junction with Goolsbys Fork thence up the Point with the Dividing Ridge between the said Goolsbys Fork and the Rush Fork of Flynns Creek to Shepherds Road on the Ridge thence with said road to near the head of the Dry Fork of Martins Creek thence a Long the Extreme Top of the Ridge between the Dry Fork and the Main Fork of Martins Creek to the head of the Branch which mouths into James Mill Pond between Henry Sadlers and Leonard Huffs thence a Direct Course to the Main Fork of Martins Creek at the upper end of Henry Sadlers Plantation thence Crossing the Creek at the Upper End of Rollin Hogans Plantation thence a Direct Course to the Main Fork of Indian Creek at the upper end of the Widow Holfords Plantation thence Crossing the Creek at the upper end of Garret Sadlers Plantation thence West to the Top of the Ridge between the Main Fork and Dillards Fork of Indian Creek thence a Long the Extreme Top of the Ridge between said Forírs and Apples Fork to the Walton Road and Dillards Fork to the Walton Road thence with the Walton Road to the Beginning within which Bounds the Election shall be held at the house of Mrs Shaw at the Mouth of Shaws Branch.

The 15th Boundary

The 15th District shall be as follows to Wit Beginning on the South Bank of the Cumberland River just above the mouth of the Big Branch opposite to Old Williamsburgh runs thence up the Bluff to the Top of the Ridge between the Big Branch and the Branch which runs in at Williams Ferry thence a Long the Extreme Top of the Ridge between the waters of Flynns Creek on the East and the Big Branch on the West to the head of the Dry Fork of Martins Creek thence a Long the Extreme Top of the Ridge between the Dry Fork and the Main Fork of Martins Creek to the head of the Branch which mouths into Roberts Mill Pond between Henry Sadlers and Leonard Huffs thence a Direct Line to the Main Martins Creek at the upper end of Henry Sadlers Plantation thence Crossing the Creek and leaving the Plantation of Rowlins Hogans on the West thence a Direct Line to the Main Fork of Indian creek at the upper end of the Widow Holfords Plantation thence Crossing the Creek and leaving the Plantation of Garret Sadler on the North thence West to the Top of the Ridge between the Main Fork and the West Fork of Indian Creek thence a Long the Extreme Top of the Ridge between said Forks and Apples Fork and Dillards Fork to the Walton Road thence with said Road to the Smith County line thence with the Smith County line to Cumberland River thence a Cross the River to the Point of the upper side of the mouth of the Dry Branch thence a Long the Extreme hight of the Ridge between the Dry Branch and John Morelands Branch to the head of said Branches thence a Long the Extreme hight of the Ridge leaving the waters of the Branches on which Thomas Burton, Henry Holoman and Col. James Holoman lives on the South and the Branchs runing through the Old Ruffin Plantation and on which George W. Clark lives on the North, to Cumberland River opposite to the upper end of Joseph Williamsons Plantation thence Crossing the River and up the same with its Meanders to the Beginning the Election to be held in said Bounds at Granville.

Given under our hands in the Town of Gainesboro the 22nd day of January 1830.

James Young
Richard F. Cook
Balie Butler
David Griffith
David Cox