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Pickett County, Tennessee

US county information
NamePickett County
StateTennessee
SeatByrdstown
US Area
Total Area175 sq mi (453.3 km2)
Land Area163 sq mi (422.2 km2)
Water Area12 sq mi (31.1 km2)
Population4945 (2000)
Density12/km2 (31.1/sq mi)
Founded1879

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Pickett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 4,945. It has the smallest population of any county in Tennessee according to the 2000 census. Its county seat is Byrdstown .

The city of Byrdstown and the Kentucky town of Albany, 11 miles north-northeast, are positioned between two Army Corps of Engineers lakes: Dale Hollow Lake, mainly in Tennessee, and Lake Cumberland, in Kentucky. The area is known as "Twin Lakes" and Byrdstown is noted as "The Gateway To Dale Hollow Lake". Every year thousands of people vacation at the many resorts situated along the lakes.


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