Monroe lies partly in the Tennessee River Valley and Unaka Mountains. The valley portion includes 50% of sedimentary rocks: limestone, shale, and sandstone. The mountainous part includes sandstone, quartz, granite, and gneisses. Some of the major creeks are: Sweetwater, Pond, Fork, Bat, and Citico. Rivers include Tellico and The Little Tennessee. The 1990 population was 30,541.
Monroe County could be termed as "Gateway to the West" as so many important trails
within the bounds of Monroe County. Many settlers paused a few years in Monroe County and
then 'sold out' and pushed westward. By the records, most went to
The migration lasted well up into the 1920's. Some of the following counties in North Carolina,
along with BLOUNT
Tennessee helped to settle Monroe County.
We also had folks to move to
when it was formed.
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