Welcome to the
Unicoi County GenWeb site devoted to providing online
genealogical information supplied by volunteers who are committed to
sharing historical information and data. Unicoi County is
located in the upper eastern part of Tennessee which borders North Carolina.
The Unaka mountain range traverses the county which includes
the Appalachian trail. The primary river is the Nolichucky with its
head waters coming from the Toe and Cane Rivers in North Carolina.
March 23, 1875, Unicoi County was formed out of Washington and Carter
counties. The following year, Erwin was established as the county
seat. The adjacent map shows the former county boundaries with
the blue line marking the formation of Unicoi.
County is 186 square miles
1,900 feet in elevation
Buffalo Mnts - north / Unaka Mnts - south of the county
of land owned by the Government
Population 17,667 per 2000 census
Historical industries: railroad, pottery, silk, lumber,
Map of the Counties of East Tennessee