Some excerpts were taken from Weakley County by Virginia C. Vaughan
Settlers had lived in the area of Sharon as early as 1824, but it was not
until the coming of the railroad in 1873 that families and businesses
centralized to this new trade center. Fonville and Owensville were names
highly considered for the town, yet the citizens found the name Sharon to
best fit the new town. It is believed that the name Sharon was chosen
by the conductor of the first train after the wild flowers that grew
abundantly in the region, they were called The Rose of Sharon . Sharon was
incorporated as a town in 1901 and like most of the towns and cities in
Weakley County it relied upon the railroad economically. Today, Sharon has
a population of 1,047 (1990) and is the largest township in Weakley County.
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