Giles County

Giles County Map

This map is intended for general geographical understanding. It does not provide the specific locations of the farms in order to protect the owners’ privacy. Map Courtesy of Carole Swann, Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Giles County was established in 1809 and named after Congressman William Branch Giles who was a strong supporter for giving Tennessee its statehood in 1796. The county seat is Pulaski. Giles County was the birthplace of noted African-American architect, Moses McKissack, founder of one of the nation’s oldest African-American architectural firms in the nation. In addition, the county was the birthplace of two nationally known writers, Donald Davidson and John Crowe Ransom. The county is also home to Martin Methodist College. For more information regarding Giles County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.

Farm NameCountyDate FoundedSpecial Recognition
Matt Gardner Farmstead Giles 1889 African American NR
Midvale Farm Giles 1830
Mize Farm Giles 1830
Mud Creek Farms Giles 1841
Parker Farms Giles 1887
Rudd Farm Giles 1904
Shagbark Farm Giles 1892
The Lazy D Farm Giles 1818
The Newton Place Giles 1834
W.C. Morris Farm Giles 1869