The Tennessee General Assembly established Warren County as the 13th county in the state of Tennessee in 1807. When Warren County was first established, it was considered a part of White county. White County is located south of the Caney Fork River which is along the Highland Rim. The Cumberland Plateau is on the east of the river and Central Basin is on the west. In 1810, the county court commissioners had purchased land from that area and named it McMinnville. This is when McMinnville was officially established.
Joseph McMinn was the speaker of the Tennessee State Senate in 1810. The county commissioners decided to honor him and name the town of McMinnville after him. McMinnville started off with 900 square mile but was downsized to 433 square miles to create some other counties such as Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Van Buren, and Grundy.
McMinnville, from the beginning, has been the nursery capital of the world. The orchard industry, especially the apples, have been thriving since the Civil War. Not only the nursery industry, but also the economic industry. Within the first 50 years, the Manchester and McMinnville Railroad helped boost the economy greatly.
Back in those times, the textile and lumber industries were rapidly growing. They created and opened up many jobs; however, in the times of the Great Depression, many people left. It was after World War II that the industry started getting back up again and growing. This allowed for more development even in small towns like McMinnville. Schools such as Motlow State Community College and Tennessee Technological University were established. Presently, McMinnville has a country club and its golf course. There is also the Civic Center which has a water park and indoor complex. There are several parks for you to enjoy and your animals. In fact, if you are looking for a breeder, check out Rocking L Kennel, the best Labrador Puppy Breeder in McMinnville, TN.