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McMinn County Deeds and Indentures

Identifier: MS-0288

  • Staff Only

This collection consists of a survey map pertaining to the purchase of "Walker Mill Reservation" and four deeds all from McMinn County, Tennessee. The deeds date from 1847-1869.


  • 1847-1869

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1819, the Tennessee General Assembly created McMinn County, Tennessee, named for Governor Joseph McMinn, after gaining Cherokee lands from the Hiwassee Purchase. Calhoun was established in 1820 as the county seat, but three years later, the seat moved to Athens. Construction began on the first railroad in 1837, which led to creation of new towns, for example Etowah (1905). Following World War II, corporations established major plants in McMinn County, and educational opportunities increased with the opening of Cleveland State Community College. Mayfield Dairy Farms and Tennessee Wesleyan College also draw recognition to the county today.

Acquisition Note

This collection was acquired by Special Collections in 1963.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA