Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 142.
GREENE COUNTY, situated on the easterly boundary of Tennessee, with Stony mountains on the southeast, and traversed by Nolichucky river. Area, 700 square miles. Face of the country diversified with mountains, hills, and valleys; soil along the streams fertile. Seat of justice, Greenville. Pop. in 1810, 9,713; in 1820, 11,328; in 1830, 14,410; in 1840, 16,076; in 1850, 17,824.