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|Gibson County is
located in West Tennessee, one of the state's three "grand
divisions," and was created in 1823 from the Chickasaw Indian
Cession, and is named in honor of
John H. Gibson. The county seat is
The first white settlement was made in 1819 by Thomas Fite
and his brother-in-law John Spencer and James F. Randolph. They
built the first house on the Little North Fork of the Forked Deer,
about 8 miles east of Trenton. Luke Biggs located about four miles
northeast of Trenton. In the spring, David Crockett settled a short
distance northeast of Rutherford. Population within the region
reached 500 in 1823; Congressman David Crockett introduced the bill
to form Gibson County.
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Courthouse - Register's Office
Gibson Co. TN
Trenton, TN 38382
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