History of McMinnville TN

The Tennessee General Assembly established Warrant County as Tennessee’s 13th county in 1807. The new county was previously a part of the neighboring White County. It sits south of the Caney Fork River, along the Highland Rim, with portions in the east of Cumberland Plateau and the west of the Central Basin. In the March of 1810, the county court commissioners purchased a site for the county seat. That county seat would be called McMinnville.


McMinnville’s name comes from Joseph McMinn, the current speaker for the Tennessee State Senate at the time the county was formed. It began with 900 square miles of land, but was later downsized to 433 square miles, with portions of the land going into the creation of the Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Van Buren, and Grundy Counties.


The area around McMinnville and Warrant County had a thriving orchard industry, primarily based on apples, that thrived before the Civil War. The county is still known for its agricultural industry, largely in the form of nurseries. The construction of the Manchester and McMinnville Railroad was the most important economic advancement of the county’s first fifty years.


After World War I, the main source of employment for the county, including the city of McMinnville, became the textile and lumber industries. But once the Great Depression struck, many people migrated north after the failure of the Tennessee Woolen Mills and many other companies of these industries. However, these industries made a comeback after World War II, allowing the area’s development to expand, with school systems that included Motlow State Community College and the neighboring Tennessee Technological University being able to grow. Nowadays, things have only gotten better for Warren County and McMinnville’s citizens, with projects such as an eighteen-hole golf course and a modern civic center, both of which have become the centerpiece of recreational activities in the area. A four-lane highway running through McMinnville and traversing Manchester to Cookeville displays the scenic beauty of the area’s mountains and rivers. It draws both scenic tourists and those looking to move and build a more rural and peaceful life away from the big cities.


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