The Cannon County, Tennessee Genealogy Project


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When did Cannon County become a county? And from what counties?
It became a county on January 31, 1836 and was formed from portions of Rutherford, Smith, and Warren Counties.
Where is the county seat of Cannon County?
The county seat is Woodbury, Tennessee.
For whom was Cannon County named?
Cannon County is named in honor of Newton Cannon, then Governor of Tennessee. It was to be named Marshall, in honor of John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. But before the act was passed, the name Marshall was marked out and Cannon added..
 

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