Williamson County, Tennessee 1836 District Map

State of Tennessee, Williamson County

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In pursuance of the act of the General Assembly of the state of Tennessee, entitled "An act to provide for the laying off the several counties in this state into districts of convenient size, within which Justices of the Peace and Constables shall be elected and other purposes."

The undersigned, Richard J. HILL, James W. CARSON, Isaac IVY, Michael KINNARD and John L. McEWEN, commissioners for the county of Williamson, appointed by joint resolution of both branches of the General Assembly, in pursuance of the same act, having been first duly sworn by Gilbert MARSHALL, Esq., a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Williamson aforesaid, faithfully and impartially to perform the services required by said act; have proceeded to discharge the duties assigned us by said act of Assembly as follows:

The county of Williamson contains three thousand and upwards of qualified voters, according to the enumeration of 1833, and we have laid off said county into twenty-five districts, as follows:

No. I. - Beginning at the north west corner of Williamson county, running south with the west boundary line of the same, to the top of the ridge, between the waters of Turn Bull and Lick Creek; thence east, with said ridge, around the head waters of Turn Bull and South Harpeth; thence north, along the dividing ridge between the waters of West Harpeth and the Little East Fork of South Harpeth, to the Davidson county line, between where Turner DAVIS and Maj. Benjamin PRICHARD now live; thence west, with the line of the same, to the beginning. And we have, at the time of laying off said district, designated the house of John GRAHAM in said district, as a suitable place, as near the center of said district as practicable, for the purpose of holding elections for the election of officers, &c.

No. II. - Bounded as follows: - Beginning at the south west corner of the first district; thence south with the Hickman and Williamson county lines to the south west corner of Williamson county; thence east, with the line of said county, to the top of the ridge between the waters of Leiper’s Lick and Carter’s Creeks of Duck River and Murfree’s Fork of West Harpeth; thence a north east course, with the old Hunter’s path along said ridge, to John JOHNSTON’s; thence a straight course to Capt. BLACKBURN’s, including said BLACKBURN; thence a straight course so as to include Joseph COWAN; thence north so as to include Joseph COOK and Tapley LIGHTFOOT, and crossing the Centreville road at the new bridge on the Garrison fork of Leiper’s Fork; thence due north to the south boundary of the first district; thence west, with the line of the same, to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of Thompson DAVIS as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. III. Bounded as follows; - Beginning on West Harpeth at Mrs. BOYD’s ford, running west, with the dividing ridge between Mrs. HUGH’s and Wyatt HALY’s, to the east boundary line of the first district; thence south, along the line of the same, to the north east corner of the second district; thence, with the east boundary of said district, to the head waters of Bear Creek; thence, along the dividing ridge between Murfree’s Fork and Bear Creek, to where the road, leading from Maj. BURNETT’s to Franklin, crosses Murfree’s Fork; thence with said road, to West Harpeth; thence down said creek to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of James ADAMS, in Hillsborough, as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. IV. Bounded as follows: - Beginning where the road, leading from Maj. BURNETT’s to Franklin crosses West Harpeth; thence west, with said road, to Murfree’s Fork; thence, with the line of the third district, to the east boundary line of the second district; thence south, with said line, to the Maury county line; thence east, with the line of the same, to the Columbia road; thence north, with said road, to West Harpeth; thence down said creek to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of Joseph YATES, at Sulpher Springs in said district, as a suitable placed for holding elections, &c.

No. V. Bounded as follows: - Beginning where the Columbia road crosses West Harpeth; thence north, with said road, to Fountain B. CARTER’s; thence, a straight course, to Sharp’s branch just above Tilman F. ATKEISON; thence down said branch, to Big Harpeth river; thence down the same, to the mouth of West Harpeth, thence up said creek to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of James SOUTHALL as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. VI. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at the mouth of West Harpeth; thence, down Big Harpeth river, to the Davidson county line, thence west, with the county line, to the north east corner of the first district; thence south, with the east boundary of said district, to the north west corner of the third district; thence east, with said district, to West Harpeth; thence, down the same, to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of Robert HILL as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. VII. Bounded as follows: - Beginning where the county line crosses Big Harpeth river; thence up said river to the mouth of Hurricane Creek, near D.P. PERKIN’s; thence east, with said creek, to the dividing ridge between the waters of Spencer’s Creek and Little Harpeth; thence north with the dividing ridge between Beech Creek and Little Harpeth; thence, to a point between Matthew JOHNSTON and Henry WILLIAMSON; thence north crossing Little Harpeth, to the county line; thence west, with said line, to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of Wm. LEATON as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. VIII. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at the mouth of Hurricane Creek near Daniel P. PERKIN’s; thence up Big Harpeth river to where the Commissioners trace road crosses the same, near Nichol’s Mill; thence north, with said road, to Donnelson’s Creek; thence east, with said creek, so as to include Ruffin BROWN; thence to the dividing ridge between Little Harpeth and Spencer’s Creek; thence, with said ridge, to the head of Hurricane Creek; thence down said creek to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of Mrs. Gracey GOFF as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. IX. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at the mouth of Sharp’s branch; thence up said branch and the line of the fifth district to the Columbia road, including F. B. CARTER and T. F. ATKEISON; thence a straight course to Big Harpeth so as to include C.H. (tear in the page) es; thence down said river to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the Court House in the town of Franklin as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. X. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at F. B. CARTER’s, on the Columbia road; thence south, with said road, to West Harpeth; thence up said creek to the mouth of the branch on which S. H. KINNARD lives, thence up said branch to the said KINNARD’s; thence a straight line to the head of Neely’s branch near BROOK’s; thence north, with said branch, to Big Harpeth, thence down the same to the south east corner of the ninth district; thence west, with the line of the same, to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, Douglas Camp Ground as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. XI. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at West Harpeth where the Columbia road crosses the same; thence south, with said road, to the Maury county line, thence east, with said line, to the Hall’s ford road; thence north, with said road, to the ridge north of Mrs. BUGG’s; thence a north east course so as to include George LAVENDER and John D. WARREN; thence to the top of the ridge, including Cornelius MATTHEWS; thence, with said ridge, to the south east corner of the 10th district; thence west, with the line of the same, to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the store house of M. M. ANDREWS at Pinkney Post Office, as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. XII. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at the south east corner of the eleventh district thence east, with the county line, to a point near Reubec REYNOLD’s; thence north to Andrew Ervin's; thence with the road leading from Franklin to the Duck River ridge; thence west, with said ridge, to the north east corner of the eleventh district; thence south, with the line of the same to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, Horton's Camp Ground as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. XIII. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at the mouth of Neely’s branch; thence south, with the east boundary line of the tenth district, to the south east corner of the same, including Hezekiah Smithson, Sr.; thence eastwardly with the Duck River ridge, to McCall's gap; thence north, with McCrory’s Creek to Big Harpeth thence down the same to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the store house of Andrew Campbell, at Snatchett, as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. XIV. Bounded as follows: - Beginning where the Commissioners' road crosses Big Harpeth; thence up said river to the mouth of Arrington's creek; thence up said creek to the road leading from Prtersburg to Nashville; thence north, wiyh said road, to the dividing ridge between the waters of Little Harpeth and Hay's creek; thence west with said ridge, to the south east corner of the eighth district; thence, with the south boundary of the same, to the Commissioners trace road; thence south, with the same, to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of Mrs. Holland Davis, as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. XV. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at the north east corner of the seventh district thence south, with the line of the same, to the north boundary line of the eighth district, thence south, with the line of the same, to the dividing ridge between Little Harpeth and Hay’s Creek; thence east, with said ridge and the line of the fourteenth district, to the road leading from Petersburg to Nashville, thence north, with said road, to the Liberty Meeting House road leading from Franklin; thence east with said road, to the dividing ridge between Little Harpeth and Mill Creek; thence north, with said ridge, to the Davidson county line; thence west with said line, to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of Alexander SMITH as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. XVI. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at Shannon’s X Roads; thence east, with the old Jefferson road, to the dividing ridge between Nolens' fork and the main east fork of Mill Creek near Esq. BARNS’; thence north, with said ridge and the eastern boundary line of Capt. Thomas NOLEN’s company, to the Davidson county line near Concord meeting house; thence west, with said line, to the north east corner of the fifteenth district; thence south, with the east boundary line of the fifteenth district, to the south east corner of the same; thence south, with the road, to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of John M. WINSTEAD as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. XVII. Bounded as follows: - Beginning on the Davidson county line at the north east corner of the sixteenth district; thence south, with the east boundary line of the same, to the Jefferson road; thence east with the said road, to the Huntsville road, so as to include Samuel F. BITTICK; thence south, with said road, to the top of the ridge near Dr. John HAY’s; thence east, with said ridge, to the Rutherford county line; thence north, with said line, to the south east corner of Davidson county; thence west, with the county line, to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of Sutherland M. CHAMP as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. XVIII. Bounded as follows: - Beginning on the Rutherford county line at the south east corner of the seventeenth district; thence west, with the line of the same, to the Huntsville road near Dr. HAYS; thence south, with said road, to Arrington’s creek near Howel WEBB’s; thence, with said creek, to the Murfreesborough road; thence east, with said road, to Hardeman’s X Roads; thence south, with the Huntsville road, to the old Franklin road leading to Keer’s mills; thence east, with said roar, to Edmund Lawrence's; thence a straight line to a point just north of Jesse HOUSE’s; thence due east to the Rutherford county line; thence north, with said line, to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the store house of H. P. BOSTICK as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. XIX. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at the creek near the X roads at Petersburg; thence east, with Arrington’s creek, to the Huntsville road at Howel WEBB’s; thence north, with said road to the old Jefferson road; thence west, with the south boundary of the seventeenth district and the old Jefferson road to Shannon’s X roads; thence south, with said road, to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of Jason WINSETT as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. XX. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at the mouth of Arrington’s creek; thence up Big Harpeth to the bridge on the Huntsville road; thence east, with the Murfreesborough road, to the Rutherford county line near Windrow’s Camp Ground; thence north, with said line, to the south east corner of the eighteenth district; thence west, with the south boundary of the same, to the Huntsville road; thence north, with said road, to Hardeman’s X roads; thence west, with the Franklin road to Arrington’s creek; thence down said creek to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of Dr. Wm. S. WEBB as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. XXI. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at the bridge where the Huntsville road crosses Big Harpeth river; thence down said river to the mouth of McCrory’s creek; thence south with said creek to McCalls’ gap, thence east to the head of Grove creek; thence, with said creek to the Huntsville road thence north, with said creek to the Beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of William Demmubrune as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. XXII. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at the south east corner of the twenty first district; thence west, with the south boundary of said district, to McCalls gap; thence south, with the east boundary of the twelfth district to the county line; thence with said line to the Huntsville road; thence with said road to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of Isaac SMITH as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. XXIII. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at the south east corner of the twenty second district; thence east, with the county line, to a point due south of the east boundary line, of George PARK’s five thousand acre survey; thence north, with the east boundary line of said survey, to the military line; thence west, with said line to the east fork of Harpeth; thence west, with said line to the east fork of Harpeth; thence down the same to the junction of the east, and south fork of Harpeth; thence running west, so as to include Wm. B. GLEAVES; Noah Scales, and D.C. KINNARD, thence west, to the Huntsville road, at Allison’s cotton gin; thence south, with said road to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the store house of Chesty Williams in Manchester, as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. XXIV. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at the north west corner of the twenty third district, thence east, with the north boundary of said district to the north east corner of the same; thence east with the military line, to the Rutherford county line; thence north with said line to the south east corner of the twentieth district; thence west with the south boundary of the same, to the bridge across Harpeth, on the Huntsville road; thence south with said road to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the house of Allen N. McCORD as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

No. XXV. Bounded as follows: - Beginning at the north east corner of the twenty third district; thence south, with the east boundary line of the same, to the county line; thence east, with said line, to the south east corner of Williamson county; thence north, with the line of the same, to the south east corner of the twenty fourth district; thence west, with the south boundary of said district to the beginning. And have designated, in like manner, the store house of ROBERTSON and RANSOM in Versailles as a suitable place for holding elections, &c.

We have also made two fair ideal plats of the county of Williamson and the respective districts, as laid off by us; one of which is hereto annexed.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

In testimony whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names, this 4th day of February 1836.
Signed duplicates.
John D. McEWEN
M. KINNARD
James W. CARSON
Rich. J. HILL
Isaac IVY

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Noel Matthews
Darlene Anderson

State Coordinator:
Taneya Koonce

Asst. State Coordinator:
Jane Colmenares

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