Camp Blount, Lincoln County, Tennessee-1813
is preserved and cherished in Lincoln County. Long hunters
hunted here as early as 1784, and North Carolina land grants
date as early as 1790. Before the first cabins in 1806, there
was an Indian village on the Elk River. It is believed that
Spanish explorer DeSoto camped at this village, near the county
seat of Fayetteville, during the winter of 1540.
County was established in 1809 with an effective date of 1810,
the same year North Carolina settlers, coming over the mountains
from a town of the same name, founded Fayetteville. Always
compelled to move west, frontiersman and statesman Davy Crockett
lived in Lincoln County in the vicinity of Mulberry in 1809-10.
Tennessee Militia encamped in Fayetteville in 1813, near four
ancient oak trees (still growing today), before fighting the
Creeks at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814. Among the
troops under the command of Major General Andrew Jackson,
were Tennessee leaders, Sam Houston and Davy Crockett. Fayetteville
physician Charles McKinney was also a witness of these events.
swept through the county again in 1861-1864 as the War Between
the States raged across Tennessee. As with other Tennessee
volunteers, Lincoln County also sent many soldiers to fight
in World War I and II, the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict.
One of the county’s most famous modern military leaders
is former U.S. Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Frank Kelso.
Lincoln County is a rare blend of historic and modern prosperity.
Visitors can expect a warm welcome at many scenic and historic
attractions. Enjoy our wealth of celebrations, interesting
shops, unique restaurants and modern accommodations.