Lake County was established in 1870 and it was named for Reelfoot Lake, that was formed by a series of earthquakes from 1811-1812. Tiptonville is the county seat. The county’s economy is based on agriculture with cotton and soybeans as the chief crops. In addition to agriculture, the Illinois Central Railroad has played an important role in the county by serving as a transportation route for passengers and freight. For more information regarding Lake County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.
|Farm Name||County||Date Founded||Special Recognition|
|Ed Sumara Farm||Lake||1870|
|Freeman & Powell Farms||Lake||1892|
|Joe Carter Farm||Lake||1861|
|Prentice Wynn Farm||Lake||1870|