My name is Jeff Kemp and I am your coordinator for McCracken County. All info and knowledge I have of McCracken County has been added to and contained within is website, however if
you have anything to contribute to the McCracken County pages please email
me and I will add it. Happy Hunting!
McCracken County, located in the extreme western part of the state, was
one of the earliest counties of the territory known as Jackson's
It was established out of part of Hickman
County in 1824, and named in honor of Captain Virgil McCracken.
Before the white man made claim to the
land known as the Jackson Purchase it was owned by the Chickasaw
Nation. This area was part of the Chickasaw Nations vast hunting
McCracken, the 78th county formed in the state, was organized January
contained 237 square miles. It is bounded on the north by the
River, in the north east by the Tennessee River, which separates it
County, in the south east by Marshall
County for 8 miles, in the south by Graves
County for 18 miles, and in the west by Ballard
was incorporated as a town on January 11, 1830, and as a city on March
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