Tennessee AHGP Information
Fentress County

Fentress, County, Tennessee Situated in the x. part of the state, and contains 560 sq. ms. Watered by branches of Obey's r. and White Oak cr. Capital, Jamestown. There were in 1840, neat cattle 4,576, sheep 2,990, swine 12,656; wheat 8,973 bush, produced, Ind. corn 125,330, oats 26,041, potatoes 6,751, tobacco 8,366 pounds, sugar 14,478; 3 stores, cap. $10,000; 1 woolen fac, 1 tannery, 17 distilleries, 14 grist m., 6 saw n. Cap. in manufac. §8,230. Pop. whites 3,465, slaves 80, free col'd 5; total, 3,550.

Jamestown, p-v., Capital of Fentress County, Tennessee, 124 e. by n. Nashville, 580 W. Situated on the side of Cumberland mountain, between the waters of s. fork of Cumberland and Obid's rivers. It contains a court house and several dwellings.

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