The History of Meigs County

Meigs County began as an rural farming community and has remained that for most of its existence. Being one of the smallest counties in the U.S. it has never had a railroad line or a major highway, and until the 20th century, it relied on the Tennessee River for most of its commerce and supplies. We will publish more in-depth articles on Meigs County history in the near future, but for now, you may wish to read the following article.

Meigs County History - Tennessee Encyclopedia »

Historical Timeline

Any individual county's development over time is affected by larger national historical events. A timeline has been created so that the viewer may better understand the context within which these events occurred and how they affected Meigs County in the last 200 years.

The events within the timeline are colored coded to differentiate among the event categories. The following key shows these categories.