PRIVATE ACTS OF TENNESSEE 1823, CHAPTER 114:
"An Act for the establishment of a new county in the north west corner of this state."
SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, That a new county, to be called and known by the name of Obion County, be, and is hereby, established, and shall be bounded as follows: beginning on the north-west corner of a county already laid off west of Henry County, running thence south with the west line of said bounds, to the fifth sectional line in the thirteenth district; thence west with said sectional line, to the middle of the Mississippi River; thence up the main channel of said river, to the north-west corner of the state; thence east with the north boundary line of the state, to the beginning.
SECTION 2. BE IT ENACTED, That for the due administration of justice, the courts of Pleas and Quarter-Sessions, and circuit courts, for said county, shall be holden at the house of William M. Wilson.
Passed on october 24, 1823