James County, Tennessee, is located…. well, nowhere. It used to be between Hamilton and BradleyCounties 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, JamesCounty’s citizens voted to become a part of HamiltonCounty. TodayJamesCounty 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.
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