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Haywood County

Haywood County was created from part of Madison County in 1823 and was named for Tennessee judge and historian John Haywood. The state legislature designated Brownsville as the county seat. Haywood County was later reduced in size when both Lauderdale and Crockett counties were created from its territory. Therefore the county currently has a total area of 534 square miles and has a population count of 17,335 residents.