Cannon County lies almost exactly in the center of Tennessee, approximately half way between Chattanooga and Nashville. It contains an area of some 270 square miles and was created on January 31, 1836, from parts of Rutherford, Smith, and Warren Counties. The original bill (as drafted) named the County, “Marshall”, after Chief Justice John Marshall, but before its passage, the word “Marshall” was penned out and the word “Cannon” was inserted, for Newton Cannon, the governor of Tennessee.
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Cannon County Chamber of Commerce
Cannon County Network
Cannon County Gazetteer
Genealogical and Historical Societies
National Register of Historic Places – Cannon County
News From WBRY Radio in Cannon County
Arts Center of Cannon County
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Cyndi’s List – Cannon County, Tennessee
Social Security Death Index at FamilySearch
Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture
Tennessee State Library & Archives – History & Genealogy
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