Largest Counties in Tennessee

Rank County Population County Seat Established Area (km2) Density
1 Shelby County 927,633 Memphis 1819 1,955 474.49
2 Davidson County 626,670 Nashville 1783 1,300 482.05
3 Knox County 432,215 Knoxville 1792 1,318 327.93
4 Hamilton County 336,452 Chattanooga 1819 1,406 239.3
5 Rutherford County 262,593 Murfreesboro 1803 1,603 163.81
6 Williamson County 202,675 Franklin 1799 1,507 134.49
7 Montgomery County 172,320 Clarksville 1796 1,396 123.44
8 Sumner County 160,634 Gallatin 1786 1,370 117.25
9 Sullivan County 156,812 Blountville 1779 1,070 146.55
10 Blount County 122,999 Maryville 1795 1,448 84.94
11 Washington County 122,968 Jonesborough 1777 844 145.7
12 Wilson County 113,982 Lebanon 1799 1,479 77.07
13 Bradley County 98,952 Cleveland 1836 852 116.14
14 Madison County 98,283 Jackson 1821 1,443 68.11
15 Sevier County 89,878 Sevierville 1794 1,533 58.63
16 Maury County 80,945 Columbia 1807 1,588 50.97
17 Anderson County 75,118 Clinton 1801 875 85.85
18 Putnam County 72,310 Cookeville 1854 1,039 69.6
19 Greene County 68,820 Greeneville 1783 1,611 42.72
20 Robertson County 66,272 Springfield 1796 1,235 53.66
21 Hamblen County 62,533 Morristown 1870 417 149.96
22 Tipton County 61,070 Covington 1823 1,189 51.36
23 Carter County 57,413 Elizabethton 1796 883 65.02
24 Hawkins County 56,822 Rogersville 1786 1,261 45.06
25 Cumberland County 56,042 Crossville 1855 1,766 31.73
26 Roane County 54,170 Kingston 1801 935 57.94
27 Coffee County 52,785 Manchester 1836 1,111 47.51
28 McMinn County 52,255 Athens 1819 1,114 46.91
29 Jefferson County 51,396 Dandridge 1792 710 72.39
30 Gibson County 49,672 Trenton 1823 1,562 31.8
31 Dickson County 49,655 Charlotte 1803 1,269 39.13
32 Loudon County 48,545 Loudon 1870 593 81.86
33 Bedford County 45,047 Shelbyville 1807 1,228 36.68
34 Monroe County 44,508 Madisonville 1819 1,645 27.06
35 Lawrence County 41,858 Lawrenceburg 1817 1,598 26.19
36 Franklin County 41,041 Winchester 1807 1,432 28.66
37 Campbell County 40,705 Jacksboro 1806 1,243 32.75
38 Warren County 39,828 McMinnville 1807 1,121 35.53
39 Cheatham County 39,094 Ashland City 1856 785 49.8
40 Fayette County 38,401 Somerville 1824 1,826 21.03
41 Dyer County 38,324 Dyersburg 1823 1,321 29.01
42 Cocke County 35,651 Newport 1797 1,124 31.72
43 Weakley County 35,010 Dresden 1823 1,502 23.31
44 Lincoln County 33,350 Fayetteville 1809 1,476 22.59
45 Henry County 32,319 Paris 1821 1,456 22.2
46 Claiborne County 32,202 Tazewell 1801 1,124 28.65
47 Rhea County 31,798 Dayton 1807 818 38.87
48 Obion County 31,796 Union City 1823 1,412 22.52
49 Marshall County 30,606 Lewisburg 1836 971 31.52
50 Giles County 29,474 Pulaski 1809 1,582 18.63
51 Carroll County 28,511 Huntingdon 1821 1,551 18.38
52 Marion County 28,226 Jasper 1817 1,295 21.8
53 Lauderdale County 27,804 Ripley 1835 1,217 22.85
54 Henderson County 27,758 Lexington 1821 1,347 20.61
55 Hardeman County 27,242 Bolivar 1823 1,730 15.75
56 McNairy County 26,064 Selmer 1823 1,450 17.98
57 Hardin County 26,015 Savannah 1819 1,497 17.38
58 White County 25,830 Sparta 1806 976 26.47
59 Hickman County 24,679 Centerville 1807 1,588 15.54
60 Grainger County 22,646 Rutledge 1796 725 31.24
61 Macon County 22,237 Lafayette 1842 795 27.97
62 Scott County 22,217 Huntsville 1849 1,378 16.12
63 Overton County 22,072 Livingston 1806 1,121 19.69
64 Morgan County 21,976 Wartburg 1817 1,352 16.25
65 Smith County 19,155 Carthage 1799 813 23.56
66 Union County 19,098 Maynardville 1850 580 32.93
67 Haywood County 18,776 Brownsville 1823 1,380 13.61
68 DeKalb County 18,712 Smithville 1837 787 23.78
69 Humphreys County 18,527 Waverly 1809 1,378 13.44
70 Unicoi County 18,302 Erwin 1875 482 37.97
71 Johnson County 18,233 Mountain City 1836 774 23.56
72 Fentress County 17,948 Jamestown 1823 1,292 13.89
73 Chester County 17,120 Henderson 1879 749 22.86
74 Wayne County 17,010 Waynesboro 1817 1,901 8.95
75 Polk County 16,814 Benton 1839 1,127 14.92
76 Benton County 16,478 Camden 1835 1,020 16.15
77 Crockett County 14,575 Alamo 1871 686 21.25
78 Sequatchie County 14,101 Dunlap 1857 689 20.47
79 Cannon County 13,790 Woodbury 1836 689 20.01
80 Grundy County 13,692 Altamont 1844 935 14.64
81 Stewart County 13,313 Dover 1803 1,186 11.23
82 Bledsoe County 12,865 Pikeville 1807 1,052 12.23
83 Lewis County 12,150 Hohenwald 1843 730 16.64
84 Decatur County 11,746 Decaturville 1845 862 13.63
85 Meigs County 11,742 Decatur 1836 505 23.25
86 Jackson County 11,627 Gainesboro 1801 800 14.53
87 Houston County 8,415 Erin 1871 518 16.25
88 Perry County 7,904 Linden 1819 1,075 7.35
89 Trousdale County 7,859 Hartsville 1870 295 26.64
90 Clay County 7,850 Celina 1870 611 12.85
91 Lake County 7,821 Tiptonville 1870 422 18.53
92 Hancock County 6,808 Sneedville 1844 575 11.84
93 Moore County 6,351 Lynchburg 1871 334 19.01
94 Van Buren County 5,537 Spencer 1840 640 8.65
95 Pickett County 5,066 Byrdstown 1879 422 12

Largest Counties in Tennessee

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