James County, Tennessee, is located…. well, nowhere. It used to be between Hamilton and Bradley Counties in southeast Tennessee, and Ooltewah was its county seat. But in 1919 the county went bankrupt, which means that the county government didn’t have enough money to pay its bills. A few months later, James County’s citizens voted to become a part of Hamilton County. TodayJames County is known as the “Lost County of Tennessee.”
Here's a photograph of what used to be the James County Courthouse. Today it is used as a privately owned wedding chapel.
We love the booklets you all have provided! What a terrific resource to use in learning about our great state of Tennessee.
—Rebecca Baird, Teacher, Wynn Elementary, Campbell County