Unicoi County


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Network Site for Unicoi County

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Unicoi County was established on23 March 1875 from Washington and Carter Counties. Early records may be found under Washington and Carter Counties. It is a small county consisting of about 480 square miles.    Nearly fifty percent  of it's land is protected by the US government.  Unicoi County lies among the Unaka Mountains and is bordered by North Carolina, Washington County, Carter and Greene Counties in Tennessee.  Erwin is the county seat.


“Residents of Unicoi County live next door to a beautiful 10,000-acre property called Rocky Fork―a mountain haven of forests and streams with more than a mile of Appalachian Trail. Beginning in 2006, The Conservation Fund started working to conserve this popular recreation destination for residents and visitors to enjoy. Ultimately, the state of Tennessee and the U.S. Forest Service will own and manage the land.



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