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.