Morgan County, Tennessee

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Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 19,757. Its county seat is Wartburg[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 522 square miles (1,353 km²), of which 522 square miles (1,352 km²) is land and 0.4 square miles (1 km²) (0.07%) is water. The county is known for its rugged mountain terrain, and cold mountain streams and rivers. The Crab Orchard Mountains comprise a large area of the county, which includes several designated wilderness areas, Frozen Head State Park, and Lone Mountain State Forest.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

History

Morgan County was formed in 1817 from portions of Anderson and Roane counties. It was named in honor of Daniel Morgan (1736–1802), American Revolutionary War officer who commanded the troops that defeated the British at the Battle of Cowpens and who later served as a U.S. congressman from Virginia.

The office of Constable was abolished in the 1990s.

Tornado

On November 10, 2002, a tornado destroyed 50 homes. At least seven people were killed in the Morgan County community of Mossy Grove.

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