Maury County

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Giles County, Tennessee - History
... Giles County is named after William Branch Giles, who was Senator of Virginia and sponsored the admission of Tennessee as the sixteenth state into the Union ... One of Giles County's local heroes is James McCullam, who served as Grandmaster of the Tennessee Masons, a member of the Confederate Congress, and mayor ... He lived in Giles County for seventy years ...
Leonidas Polk - Early Life
... his family to the vast Polk "Rattle and Snap" tract in Maury County, Tennessee, and constructed a massive Greek Revival home he called "Ashwood Hall" ... Polk was the largest slaveholder in Maury County, Tennessee, in 1840, with 111 slaves ... that Polk owned 215 slaves, but other estimates are as high as 400.) With his four brothers in Maury County, he built a family chapel, St ...

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