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Dickson County

October 25, 1803, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill creating Dickson County, the 25th of Tennessee’s 95 counties. It was formed from parts of Montgomery and Robertson Counties and was named for William Dickson who was a Nashville physician then serving in the United States Congress. Dickson never lived in the county however, his relatives were prominent in the counties’ early development. With a total area of 491 square miles, it also has a population count of almost 54,000 residents.