Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  Tennessee Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
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DatasetTitle Tennessee Historical Counties
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
CreationDate 2010
LastUpdated 2010-02-12
Descriptive Metadata
Title Tennessee Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle Sinko, Peggy Tuck. Tennessee Historical Counties. Data Set. Laura Rico-Beck, and Emily Kelley, digital comps. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName Sinko, Peggy Tuck, historical compiler
Subject Tennessee Historical State and County Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in Tennessee from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Rico-Beck, Laura, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Kelley, Emily, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 1068 polygons, 15.931 MB
Source Acts of Tennessee and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -90.310298
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -81.646901
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 36.678119
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 34.982924
Coverage.t.early 1777-12-24
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName Tennessee
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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