Wilson County Tennessee
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Wilson is one of a group of counties which form the bottom of the great Silurian basin of Middle Tennessee. The surface of the land is rolling and varied with plateaus, hills and valleys, and is often picturesque. The surface is on an average elevation of between 500 and 600 feet above the level of the sea, while Jenning's Knob, six miles southeast of Lebanon is the highest elevation in the county, rising to a height of 1,221 feet above the sea level.

The lands are based generally on limestone which occur in successive layers nearly horizontal in position, and have a vertical thickness, from the lowest exposed to the highest in the hills, inclusive of about 900 feet. A number of high hills and ridges in the eastern and southeastern part of the county are capped with a stratum of flinty material beneath which is a layer of slate. The limestone belong to the group of formations known to geologists as lower Silurian, the upper part embracing some 500 feet of layers pertaining to the Nashville formation (Cincinnati) and the lower part to the Lebanon (Trenton); as the town of Lebanon rests upon some of its layers. The rocks of the former division are seen on the slopes of the hills and ridges, while those of the latter outcrop on lower grounds and in the valleys. There is an abundance of rocks in the county consisting of varieties of blue limestone and sandstone, much of which is suitable for building purposes.

What's New in Wilson County
Land Grants in Wilson County 1780-1800
First Settlements of Wilson County
Establishment of Wilson County
Court of Wilson County
Wilson County Officials
Records of Circuit Court
Chancery Court of Wilson County
Clerks and Masters of Wilson County
Congressmen of Wilson County
Members of the Bar
Mills, Gins and Stills of Wilson County
Establishment of Schools
Churches of Wilson County

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wilson County

Cainsville Cherry Valley Commerce Gladesville
Green Hill Lagardo Lebanon Leeville
Mount Juliet Statesville Taylorville Other Villages

Wilson County Military Records
World War I - Gold Star Records
Wilson County Military Records
Continental War
War of 1812
Florida War 1836
Mexican War 1846
Civil War

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Source: History of Tennessee, Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1886


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