Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 44.
BLEDSOE COUNTY, situated toward the southeast part of Tennessee, and traversed by Sequatchic river. Length, 35 ms.; mean width, 13, with an area of 455 square miles. The face of the country is generally mountainous or hilly; soil varied, in many situations highly productive. Seat of justice, Pikeville. Pop. in 1820, 4,005; in 1830, 4,688; in 1840 5,676; in 1850, 5,959.