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The Fentress County Witch

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In 1843 a prominent man in Jamestown, Tennessee, distributed a broadsheet, under an assumed name, accusing the wife of a tavern owner of being, among other sordid things, a “witch of the most extraordinary power.”

That, as you can imagine, led to legal action in the Fentress County courts.

Today we tell the story of the Fentress County witch, another one of the Stories of Appalachia!

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