UNION COUNTY TENNESSEE
An ACT to establish the county of Union.-Passed. Jan 3.
Section 1. Be it enacted, etc., That a new county be and the same time established, to be composed of fractions
taken from the counties of Grainger, Claiborne, Campbell, Anderson and Knox, and to be known and designated by
the name of Union County.
Sec. 2. That the county of Union shall be bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a sweet gum, in the Knox
County line., at the end of Clinch Mountain, and four chains south of the Nanse ferry road; thence running north
thirty-eight, east one mile and thirty-four poles, to the top of a chain of Clinch Mountain; thence north,
twenty-five east, one mile and forty-two poles, to the top of a spur of said mountain; thence north six west,
three-quarters of a mile, crossing the main range of Clinch Mountain; thence north forty-five east, along the
side of mountain one mile, to a white oak on the top of a spur, leading down the mountain opposite Wm.
thence north, crossing Flat Creek two miles and twenty poles, to a beech on the bank of Dyers Branch;
thence north ten west, two hundred and twenty poles, to the top of Copper Ridge; thence north one mile and
three-quarters to the top of the Log Mountains; thence north twenty-five, east one hundred and ninety-two
poles, to a sugar tree near John Bullards; thence north eighty, east one hundred poles to a stake,
near John Wolfinbargers house; thence north eighteen, east five miles and eight poles, to Clinch River,
three-quarters of a mile above Cappe ford; thence down the south bank of said river, as it meanders, five miles
and a quarter, to a large double sycamore, below Dodsons Island; thence north twenty-five, west, crossing
Clinch River, one hundred and eighty two poles, to a white oak four poles north of the Big Valley road; thence
north thirty-five, west five miles and a quarter, to Powels River at a Spanish Oak, forty poles below the
mouth of Camp Creek; thence down the south bank of Powels River, as it meanders twenty-nine miles and a
quarter, to a walnut at Thomas ford; thence south ten east, four miles and a quarter to Clinch River, eight poles
above a large spring; thence crossing said river the same course, twenty poles to a beech on the south bank of side
river; thence down said river, as it meanders, two miles, to the line of Henderson & Co.s survey, about two
miles above the mouth of Powels River; thence with line of Henderson & Co., south forty-five, east a half
mile, to a white oak on said line; thence south, thirty-eight east, four miles and one hundred and ten poles,
to Bryams Fork, on Hynes Creek four poles above a large white oak; thence south fifty west, one hundred
and forty poles, to a stake in Charles Mitchells field; thence south twenty-eight east, two miles and
one-half, to the Knox County line, on top of Chestnut or Hynds Ridge; thence along the top of said ridge,
with the Knox County line, two hundred and thirty poles, to a road crossing from Martin Gentrys to
Knoxville; thence south thirty-five east, two miles, crossing Raccoon Valley road and Bull Run Creek, to a stake
near Morrill Hills house; thence south seventy-five east, four miles and twenty poles, to a white oak, east
of Gordon Mynatts; thence north seventy-eight east, two miles and fourteen poles, to an ash in
J. Gibbs field; thence south eighty-one east, four miles and three hundred and ten poles, to the
top of House Mountain; thence with the extreme height of said mountain to the east end of the same; thence
north fifteen east, four miles and twenty poles, to the Knox county line at Nelson Mynatts;
thence with said line to the beginning.
Source: Whitney, Henry D. Land Law of Tennessee, p.p. 803-804. W. H.
Anderson & Co. Law Book Publishers, Cincinnati Ohio, 1893. From microfilm of original book, Tennessee
State Library and Archives (TSLA), Nashville TN.