Historic Markers Across Tennessee



County of James ~ The Lost County of Tennessee



Marker ID: THC 2A 88
Location: 9508 Church Street, Ooltewah, TN 
County: Hamilton
Coordinates: N 35° 04.300    W 085° 03.621
  35.07166666    -85.06035
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM29PV
 



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County of James
The Lost County of Tennessee
1871 - 1919


Create out of rivalry of political factions during the reconstruction period following the Civil War, James County consisted of parts of Hamilton and Bradley counties. Plagued by political strife and supported mainly by famrers unable to provide an adequate tax base, its forty-eight year history ended in bankruptcy and its territory became a part of Hamilton County.


Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.