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Claiborne County Churches
Claiborne County History
The county seat is Tazewell but Cumberland Gap is by far, the most
well known destination in Claiborne County. Historic Cumberland Gap was
and still is an important travel route through the Appalachian
Mountains. Dr. Walker and Daniel Boone are two characters famous for
discovery and pioneer exploration of the highly desirable hunting
ground shared by numerous Indian tribes. This was the "Wilderness Road"
into Kentucky and the route of the Indian Warrior's Path. Today, it is
called Hwy 25e and "Dixie Highway".
"Claiborne County was established on October 29, 1801, created from
Grainger and Hawkins counties and extended the southern boundary to
Anderson County. It was named for Virginia tidewater aristocrat
William C. C. Claiborne, one of the first judges of the Superior Court
and one of the first representatives in Congress from Tennessee.
Claiborne County is located in the northern part of Tennessee.
Claiborne County is bounded by Bell County, Kentucky; on the northeast,
by Lee County, Virginia; on the southeast and south by Grainger and
Union County, Tennessee; and on the west by Campbell County. Two
rivers, Powell and Clinch, both rising in Virginia, flow through the
county. The Clinch River bounds the county on the southeast and forms
one of the largest embayments of Norris Lake. The Powell River,
shorter of the two, shears away several miles from the Cumberland
Mountains, but no longer flows into the Powell Valley, which is
separated by a back valley ride."Read more at Threads of the Pruitts
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