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Founded no earlier than III 16011 (year 1 by the Shire-reckoning): survived into the Fourth Age
In the Westfarthing of the Shire, among the western slopes of the Green Hills
Associated with the Tooks
Never given explicitly, but almost certainly 'Took town'


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The township beneath Great Smials

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An old and important settlement in the Westfarthing of the Shire. It was the location of Great Smials, the ancestral seat of the Took clan, the hereditary Thains of the Shire.



It is known that Tuckborough was one of the oldest settlements of the Shire-hobbits, though whether it dated all the way back to the Shire's foundation is open to question. The Yearbook of Tuckborough (also called Yellowskin) contained entries dating back to approximately III 2100 (or c.500 by the Shire-reckoning), which might imply that the town itself was founded in the same general period, though that dating cannot of course be taken as conclusive.

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