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Gibson County

Gibson County is located in what was known as “Indian Land” which was a territory that was legally occupied by Chickasaw Native American people. The county was established by a private act on October 21, 1823, and was named in honor of Colonel John H. Gibson who had died earlier that year. Gibson was a native of Bedford County, Tennessee who was commissioned Lieutenant in the Tennessee Militia. The county has a total area of 604 square miles and a population count of 49,045 residents.