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Paris, Tennessee is the county seat of Henry County. The town site was chosen by five commissioners who were appointed by the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the county. They chose 50 acres, 37 of which were owned by Joseph Blythe and 12 of which were owned by Peter Ruff. When approached, both men donated the land. Paris was the first town incorporated in West Tennessee. The city was named after Paris, France in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette. It is also home to a 60-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower.

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