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Bledsoe County, Tennessee
Bledsoe County, Tennessee
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Earthquake shakes Bledsoe County, Tennessee
Earthquake shakes Bledsoe County, Tennessee
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Some Tornado Damage on New Harmony Road, Bledsoe County TN
Some Tornado Damage on New Harmony Road, Bledsoe County TN
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Real Estate Auction - Bledsoe County, TN
Real Estate Auction - Bledsoe County, TN
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Bledsoe County Legacy Paintball team at Players Club Paintball In Knoxville, TN
Bledsoe County Legacy Paintball team at Players Club Paintball In Knoxville, TN
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East Tn Head Hunters Opening day 9pt in Bledsoe Co. TN.
East Tn Head Hunters Opening day 9pt in Bledsoe Co. TN.
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BLEDSOE COUNTY HIGH @ NOTRE DAME HIGH TN (Nathanial Collins vs Tyler Byrd)
BLEDSOE COUNTY HIGH @ NOTRE DAME HIGH TN (Nathanial Collins vs Tyler Byrd)
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Team10 108 Nathanial Collins 6'5 185 Bledsoe County High School TN 2015
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Bledsoe County Forrest, TN
Bledsoe County Forrest, TN
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Jesus Fish concert on Main Street Stage Bledsoe County Pikeville,TN
Jesus Fish concert on Main Street Stage Bledsoe County Pikeville,TN
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Cabin Sale Bledsoe, Pikeville, Crossville Tennessee
Cabin Sale Bledsoe, Pikeville, Crossville Tennessee
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Team 11 #106 Eric Hale, Bledsoe County HS TN 2014 , 5
Team 11 #106 Eric Hale, Bledsoe County HS TN 2014 , 5'9 150
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DesJarlais Remembers Victims of Bledsoe County Tornadoes
DesJarlais Remembers Victims of Bledsoe County Tornadoes
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Bledsoe County History "1807 to almost Present Day
Bledsoe County History "1807 to almost Present Day
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Bledsoe County Legacy paintball team Game of Thrones 2013 @ Bearclaw Paintball
Bledsoe County Legacy paintball team Game of Thrones 2013 @ Bearclaw Paintball
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Nathanial Collins of Bledsoe County going beast mode
Nathanial Collins of Bledsoe County going beast mode
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Bledsoe County Legacy Paintball Team At Bearclaw / End Of Days Scenario
Bledsoe County Legacy Paintball Team At Bearclaw / End Of Days Scenario
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Cabin Sale Bledsoe, Pikeville, Crossville Tennessee
Cabin Sale Bledsoe, Pikeville, Crossville Tennessee
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Bloody Bledsoe Vengance by Blood
Bloody Bledsoe Vengance by Blood
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Visit Sumner County - Bledsoe Creek State Park
Visit Sumner County - Bledsoe Creek State Park
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Pikeville Bledose County Marketing Video
Pikeville Bledose County Marketing Video
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Unsure Tennessee
Unsure Tennessee
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77 Acre Farm for Sale 226 Bledsoe Rd Lincoln Co. Tn. michael
77 Acre Farm for Sale 226 Bledsoe Rd Lincoln Co. Tn. michael
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TBI: Bledsoe Detective "Did Not Die from A
TBI: Bledsoe Detective "Did Not Die from A
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Visit Sumner County - Bledsoe
Visit Sumner County - Bledsoe's Fort Colonial Fair
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Tribute to Linemen
Tribute to Linemen
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The Road Runners - Sixteen Tons (Cover)
The Road Runners - Sixteen Tons (Cover)
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Nelma Dunn - 009 - Sipping Apple Brandy
Nelma Dunn - 009 - Sipping Apple Brandy
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Edible East Tennessee: Val Colvin prepares zucchini pizza
Edible East Tennessee: Val Colvin prepares zucchini pizza
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Labor Day Dove Hunt
Labor Day Dove Hunt
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Roaring Creek
Roaring Creek
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HIPnotics Dance team PUMP IT b.e.p. bledsoe pikeville tn
HIPnotics Dance team PUMP IT b.e.p. bledsoe pikeville tn
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rain, lightning,  storms in tornado alley
rain, lightning, storms in tornado alley
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The Road Runners - Blown Away (Cover)
The Road Runners - Blown Away (Cover)
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9-3-2014 Field McConnell   Power Hour with Joyce Riley
9-3-2014 Field McConnell Power Hour with Joyce Riley
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Provine Helicopters Gypsy Moth Eradication
Provine Helicopters Gypsy Moth Eradication
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Pikeville-Bledsoe County Video
Pikeville-Bledsoe County Video
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New Prison Opens in Bledsoe County
New Prison Opens in Bledsoe County
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How To Beat Tennessee DUI
How To Beat Tennessee DUI
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Bledsoe County at Signal Mountain 8/31/2012.wmv
Bledsoe County at Signal Mountain 8/31/2012.wmv
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Fentress County Tennessee
Fentress County Tennessee
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Nathanial Collins Doin work """""""NATE DOGG""""""
Nathanial Collins Doin work """""""NATE DOGG""""""
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Abandoned Pets - Who Cares?
Abandoned Pets - Who Cares?
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Corruption In Tennessee Again? Yep! Looks That Way!
Corruption In Tennessee Again? Yep! Looks That Way!
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Bledsoe Detective Death Investigation Underway
Bledsoe Detective Death Investigation Underway
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Bledsoe County Prison getting major expansion
Bledsoe County Prison getting major expansion
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English Bulldog, Puppies For Sale, In, Nashville, Tennessee, TN, County, 19Breeders, knoxville, Smit
English Bulldog, Puppies For Sale, In, Nashville, Tennessee, TN, County, 19Breeders, knoxville, Smit
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Little White County Descent
Little White County Descent
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Homes and Land For Sale in Chattanooga and Southeast Tennessee
Homes and Land For Sale in Chattanooga and Southeast Tennessee
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Family Mourning After 2 Children Drown in Bledsoe Co. Accident
Family Mourning After 2 Children Drown in Bledsoe Co. Accident
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Bledsoe County, Tennessee
Bledsoe-county-tennessee-courthouse1.jpg
Bledsoe County Courthouse in Pikeville
Map of Tennessee highlighting Bledsoe County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded 1807
Named for Anthony Bledsoe[1]
Seat Pikeville
Largest city Pikeville
Area
 • Total 407 sq mi (1,054 km2)
 • Land 406 sq mi (1,052 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (1 km2), 0.08%
Population
 • (2010) 12,876
 • Density 32/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Bledsoe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,876.[2] Its county seat is Pikeville.[3]

History[edit]

Bledsoe County was formed in 1807 from land that was formerly Indian Land as well as land carved from Roane County. The county was named for Anthony Bledsoe (1739–1788), a soldier in the Revolutionary War and was an early settler of Sumner County. He was killed in an Indian attack at Bledsoe's Station.[4]

Like many East Tennessee counties, Bledsoe County opposed secession on the eve of the Civil War. In Tennessee's Ordinance of Secession on June 8, 1861, the county's residents voted against secession by a margin of 500 to 197.[5] General James G. Spears, a resident of Bledsoe, served as a vice president at the pro-Union East Tennessee Convention in May and June 1861, and fought for the Union Army in the war.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 407 square miles (1,050 km2), of which 406 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.08%) is water.[7]

Adjacent counties[edit]

State protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 4,005
1830 4,648 16.1%
1840 5,676 22.1%
1850 5,959 5.0%
1860 4,459 −25.2%
1870 4,870 9.2%
1880 5,617 15.3%
1890 6,134 9.2%
1900 6,626 8.0%
1910 6,329 −4.5%
1920 7,218 14.0%
1930 7,128 −1.2%
1940 8,358 17.3%
1950 8,561 2.4%
1960 7,811 −8.8%
1970 7,643 −2.2%
1980 9,478 24.0%
1990 9,669 2.0%
2000 12,367 27.9%
2010 12,876 4.1%
Est. 2014 13,931 8.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2014[2]
Age pyramid Bledsoe County[12]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 12,367 people, 4,430 households, and 3,313 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 5,142 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.44% White, 3.70% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 1.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,430 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.20% were non-families. 22.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 121.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,982, and the median income for a family was $34,593. Males had a median income of $26,648 versus $20,639 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,889. About 14.90% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.00% of those under age 18 and 23.20% of those age 65 or over.

Recreation[edit]

Bledsoe County is home to a portion of Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park.

Communities[edit]

Old Bellview School in northwestern Bledsoe County

City[edit]

Unincorporated Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elizabeth Robnett, "Bledsoe County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 31 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Origins Of Tennessee County Names, Tennessee Blue Book 2005-2006, pages 508-513
  5. ^ Oliver Perry Temple, East Tennessee and the Civil War (R. Clarke Company, 1899), p. 199.
  6. ^ Oliver Perry Temple, Mary Boyce Temple (ed.), "General James G. Spears," Notable Men of Tennessee (Cosmopolitan Press, 1912), pp. 186-190.
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  12. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°36′N 85°13′W / 35.60°N 85.21°W / 35.60; -85.21

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