Nagarkurnool is new district created on 11-OCT-2016 in Telangana state, it was previously in Mahabubnagar. New district has three revenue divisions Nagarkurnool, Achampet, Kalwakurthy and with total twenty mandals.
Nagarkurnool has a history dating back more than 500years. One version of the story says that Nagarkurnool was named after the kings Nagana and Kandana, brothers who ruled the present day Nagarkurnool and surrounding area. The village naganool (which was named after nagana) still exists, approximetley 1 Km southest of Nagarkurnool.
Around 110 or 120 years ago , Nagarkurnool was a main junction for transport and district head quarters for most of the south Telangana Region. Farmers travelling in this area would buy and apply kandena (grease) for their carts/ This story says the name of the town comes from the name of kandanool, Meaning “he who sells kandana” which eventually become Kurnool and then nagarkurnool.
Renowned poet and writer kapilavai Lingamurthy is living in this town.