County Formation in Acts of Tennessee > McNairy County



"An Act to establish a new county west of Hardin County."


SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, That a county to be called and known by the name of M’Nairy, be, and the same is hereby established west of Hardin County; beginning at the south-west corner of Hardin County, running thence north with the west boundary of the same twenty-seven and one half miles; thence west, passing the south-east corner of Madison County, to a point three miles west of the first range line in the ninth district; thence south, parallel with said range line, on the south boundary of this state; thence east, on said boundary, to the beginning.

SECTION 2. BE IT ENACTED, That for the due administration of justice for said county, the courts of Pleas and Quarter-Sessions and circuit courts of said county shall be held at the house of Abel V. Maury, near the center of said county, until otherwise provided for by law, viz: The courts of Pleas and Quarter-Sessions, on the second Mondays in January, April, July and October, and the succeeding days, and the circuit courts on the third Mondays in May and November, and the succeeding days, in each and every year, under the same rules, regulations and restrictions, and to have and exercise the same powers and jurisdiction, that other courts of judicature of like grades in this state now or hereafter may have.

SECTION 3. BE IT ENACTED, That the sheriff of said county shall open and hold an election on the first Friday and Saturday in April next, at the place of holding courts for said county for the purpose of electing field offices for the militia of said county under the same rules, regulations and restrictions as are pointed out by law in similar cases; and the militia of said county shall compose the eightieth regiment of Tennessee militia, and be attached to the eleventh brigade.

SECTION 4. BE IT ENACTED, That it shall be the duty of the commandant of said regiment, having been first commissioned and sworn according to law, to divide his regiment into such number of companies as he shall think best for the convenience of said companies; and it shall further be the duty of said commandant to issue writs of election for company officers according to law, as provided for in other cases of elections for captain and subaltern officers.

SECTION 5. BE IT ENACTED, That this act shall take effect, and be in force, from and after the first day of January next.


Passed on October 8, 1823