Monroe County was established in 1819 after the signing of the Calhoun Treaty, in which the Cherokee ceded claims to lands stretching from the Little Tennessee River south to the Hiwassee River. The county was named for President James Monroe. The county has a total area of 653 square miles with a population count of46,357 residents.
Monroe County was formed in 1818 from portions of Orange County. It was named for James Monroe ho was the fifth President of the United States from 1817 until 1825. With a total area of just over 411 square miles and a population count of 148,431 residents.
Monroe County was established in 1820. It is the only county of the almost 3,000 counties in the United States named for a President where the county seat is named for his Vice-President. The county was named after James Monroe the fifth President and the author of the Monroe Doctrine. The county seat is Thompkinsville and it was named for Daniel Thompkins. They both served from 1817 to 1825. There have been three courthouse fires in the county, all for unknown causes and all after the death of Confederate Genereal, John Hunt Morgan. The county has a total area of 332 sqaure miles and is home to almost 11,000 residents.