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Local Area Information

Overton County:

Overton County, Tennessee was formed in 1806 from Jackson County, Tennessee and Indian lands. The county was named for Andrew Jackson's friend Judge John Overton, Judge of the State Supreme Court, and co-founder, with Andrew Jackson and James Winchester, of Memphis. In 1835 the county seat was moved from Monroe to Livingston. There was an election in 1835 to see if the people preferred Monroe or Livingston. Jesse Eldridge and ten others who favored Monroe, started out to vote but stopped overnight in the Oakley community. Eldridge, who personally favored Livingston, arose early in the morning and released the horses of the others who favored Monroe. He then rode to Monroe and voted.

Overton County was originally a part of Davidson County and later Jackson County. In 1805 Moses Fisk surveyed the first village in what is now the community of Hilham. On September 12, 1806, the area of Overton County was established by the state legislature as a county. The Indian Territory that had been within, in which Cherokee Chief Nettle Carrier presided over, was conceded to Tennessee for use by the white man. Overton County, at one time, included part of the territory that eventually became Fentress, Clay, Pickett, and Putnam counties, and since many of the early records of these counties have been partially or entirely destroyed, the extant records of Overton County are important.

The original courthouse was burned by Captain John Francis and a band of Confederate guerillas from Kentucky in April of 1865. This senseless act so close to the end of the Civil War might have destroyed all early County Records had it not been for County Register of deeds James Richardson. Mr. Richardson had hidden the county deed books in the cellar of his home. A few record books in the offices of the County Clerk, the circuit Court Clerk and the clerk and master were also saved.

Overton County Statistics:
Average year-round temperature/weather:
Rainfall (in.) 53.1

Snowfall (in.) 9.5

Avg. July High 87.1

Avg. Jan. Low 26

Median price of homes: $92,600

Cost of living:
Overton County's cost of living is 28.38% lower than the U.S. average.

2008 cost of living index in Overton County: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Population of city/county and/or median age:
20,975 (2009)

Median resident age: 38.8

Recreational and Cultural:
Dale Hollow Lake. Each year the lake provides recreational opportunities to millions of visitors. Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have many opportunities to fish, hunt, camp, picnic, boat, canoe, hike, ride horseback, and enjoy the outdoors.

Education:
A H Roberts Elementary School

Allons Elementary School

Hilham Elementary School

Livingston Academy

Livingston Middle School

R.E.A.C.H. Academy

Rickman Elementary School

Wilson Elementary School

Colleges and Universities
Volunteer State Community College

The Technology Center in Livingston

Shopping:
Potters Shopping Center in Jamestown

Cumberland Station

Medical Facilities:
Livingston Regional Hospital

Overton County Health Department

Livingston Nursing Home

Crime Rate: Low

Additional Information:
Communities
* Allons

* Alpine (unincorporated)

* Hilham (unincorporated)

* Livingston (town)

Airports
Livingston Airport

Fentress County:

Fentress County was formed in 1823 from portions of Morgan, Overton and White counties. It was named in honor of James Fentress (1763-1843), who served as speaker of the state house, chairman of Montgomery County Court, and commissioner to select seats for Haywood, Carroll, Gibson and Weakley counties.

Alvin York, a hero of World War I about whom the 1941 Academy Award-winning movie Sergeant York starring Gary Cooper was made, was born and lived in Fentress County. He also established the Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute in Jamestown (the county seat) in 1924, which is still in use today.

Fentress County Statistics:

Average year-round temperature/weather:

Average July high: 84.8°F

Average January low: 25.7°F

Average rainfall 54.6”

Median price of homes:
$68,600

Cost of living:
2008 cost of living index in Fentress County: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Compared to the rest of the country, Fentress County's cost of living is 21.20% Lower than the U.S. average.

Population of city/county and/or median age:
17,420 (2009)

Median age: 38

Recreational and Cultural:
Lakes and reservoirs

Peggy Pond

Jamestown Reservoir

Gene Rogers Lake

Katron Sediment Basin Number One Reservoir

Mar-Jeanne Farm Lake

Old Jamestown Reservoir

Wispering Winds Lake

Parks

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Sergeant Alvin York Mill State Historic Area

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area , Hwy 154 931-879-8659/4890

Colditz Cove State Natural

Pickett State Park

Mark Twain Park

Historic Places in Fentress County

Cumberland Mountain General Store

The Gernt House

Highland Manor Winery

Historic Rugby

Pickett State Park

Muddy Pond Mennonite Community

Ye Ole Jail

Century Farms: Fentress County has eight farms that are over 100 years old.

Education:
Allardt Elementary School, Allardt (grades K-8)

Pine Haven Elementary School, Pine Haven Community (grades K-8)

South Fentress Elementary School, Grimsley (grades K-8)

York Elementary School, Jamestown (grades K-8, and Pre-K program)

Clarkrange High School, Clarkrange (grades 9-12)

York Agricultural Institute, Jamestown (grades 9-12)

Fentress County Adult High School, Jamestown (grades 9-12)

Faith Christian Academy & Early Learning Center (Pre-K for 3-4 yr olds and K - 8)

Cumberland Christian School (grades K-12)

Colleges and Universities

Roane State Community College

Tennessee Technology Center

Tennessee Technological University

Shopping:
Annie's Pottery

Blue Mountain Art & Framing Studio

Bluetick Antiques

Burden's Drug Center

Clarkrange Drug Center

Cumberland Mountain General Store

Danny's Discount Furniture

Fentress County Flowers & Gifts

Fentress Farmer's Cooperative

Food Lion

Hammond Auto Parts

Henbo's Convenience II

Highland Manor Winery

Walgreens

Wal-Mart

Medical Facilities:
Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Crime Rate:
Low

Additional Information:
Cities

  • Allardt
  • Jamestown

Unincorporated communities

  • Armathwaite
  • Clarkrange
  • Grimsley
  • Mount Helen
  • Pall Mall
  • Shirley
  • Tinchtown
  • Wilder