FENTRESS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY



The following books and publications are available from the Fentress County Historical Society. Also at the end of the page I've added some e-mail addresses and phone numbers that may be of help.


The Fentress County Historical Society is now taking new members!


ORDER FROM:

FENTRESS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
P. O. BOX 1431
JAMESTOWN, TN 38556-1431

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF REV. A. B. WRIGHT Diary of a Methodist circuit riding minister, published by son, Rev. J. C. Wright, hardback, 447 pages ---- $8.00 + $2.00 postage.

SGT. YORK AND HIS PEOPLE By Sam Cowan, 1922. Reprint is full text of original plus update of data and pictures, 96 pages, paperback ---- $5.00 + $1.00 postage.

100 YEARS IN THE CUMBERLAND MOUNTAINS by A. R. Hogue, 1934, reprint, 92 pages ---- $5.00 + $1.00 postage.

MARK TWAIN'S OBEDSTOWN AND KNOBS OF TENNESSEE (A history of Jamestown and Fentress County) by A. R. Hogue, 1950, reprinted 1990, 91 pages, paperback ----- $6.00 + $1.00 postage.

HISTORY OF FENTRESS COUNTY by A. R. Hogue, reprint of 1920 edition, 158 pages, paperback ---- $10.00 + $1.50 postage.

HISTORY OF YORK INSTITUTE by Maudean Shanks, 1994, hard bound, about 370 pages ---- $40.00 + $3.00 postage.


FENTRESS COUNTY (TN) HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER by Volume as indicated below:

Volume 1 (No , 2, 3 & 4) ---------- Spring 89 through winter 89/90
Volume 2 (No 1, 2, 3 & 4) ---------- Spring 90 through winter 90/91
Volume 3 (No 1, 2, 3 & 4) ---------- Spring 91 through winter 91/92
Volume 4 (No 1, 2, 3 & 4) ---------- Spring 92 through winter 92/93
Volume 5 (No 1, 2, 3 & 4) ---------- Spring 93 through winter 93/94
Volume 6 (No 1, 2, 3 & 4) ---------- Spring 94 through winter 94/95
Volume 7 (No 1, 2, 3 & 4) ---------- Spring 95 through winter 95/96
Volume 8 (No 1, 2, 3 & 4) ---------- Spring 96 through winter 96/97
Volume 9 (No 1, 2, 3 & 4) ---------- Spring 97 through winter 97/98
Volume 10 (No 1, 2, 3 &4) ------- Spring 98 through winter 98/99
Cost is $6.00 plus $1.50 postage per volume. Single issue is $1.50 plus $1.00 postage.


ORDER FOLLOWING FROM:

Ms Janice B. Lee
P. O. Box 923
Jamestown, TN 38556-0923

LAST OF THE LONGHUNTERS by Tom Skyhill, autobiography of Sgt. York, reprint --- $6.00 + $1.00 postage.

THE WARRIORS by John H. Patton, 1983, 87 pages, paperback ---- $3.00 + $1.50 postage.

JOURNEY TO THE CUMBERLANDS by C. D. Patton, 1987, paperback ---- $8.00 + $1.50 postage.

FAITH OF OUR FATHERS by C. D. Patton, 51 ministers and lay people ---- $8.00 + $1.50 postage.

CONFLICT IN THE CUMBERLANDS by C. D. Patton, 85 pages, indexed, paperback ---- $13.00 + $1.50 postage.

READ AND SIGN YOUR NAME by C. D. Patton, paperback ---- $10.00 + $2.00 postage.

SMITH, BOWERS, HULL & BEATY by Jack Masters, 440 pages, softback ---- $30.00 + $2.00 postage.


ORDER FOLLOWING FROM:

FENTRESS COURIER
P. O. Box 1198
Jamestown, TN 38556-1198

LOCAL HISTORY AS I PURSUED IT (Book #3), Wilma R. Pinckley, 1988, 60 pictures with history, paperback ---- $7.00 + $0.60 sales tax and $2.00 postage.

HILL COUNTRY AS I RENEWED IT (Book #4), Wilma R. Pinckley, 1989, 92 pictures with history, paperback ---- $7.00 +$0.60 sales tax and $2.00 postage.

MOUNTAIN HISTORY AS I RESCUED IT (Book #5), Wilma R. Pinckley, 1990, 86 pictures with history, 140 pages, paperback --- $8.00 + $0.68 sales tax and $2.00 postage.

WILMA RECALLS: LOCAL HISTORY BOOK No VI, Wilma R. Pinckley, 1991, 146 pictures with history, 124 pages, paperback ---- $9.00 + $0.77 sales tax and $2.00 postage.

TREASURED MEMORIES, 106 pictures, 1992, 132 pages, paperback ---- $10.00 + $0.85 tax and $2.00 postage.

UPPER CUMBERLAND HERITAGE, 1993, 80 pages, paperback ---- $8.00 + $0.68 tax and $2.00 postage.

JOURNEY DOWN MEMORY LANE, Wilma R. Pinckley, 1994, 92 pictures with history, 80 pages, paperback ---- $8.00 + $0.68 tax and $2.00 postage.
NOTE: Tennessee residence must pay sales tax.


ORDER FOLLOWING FROM:

Mrs. Wanda Sewell Hatfield
405 Tater Hill Road
Pall Mall, TN 38577

ENTRY BOOKS OF FENTRESS COUNTY, TENNESSEE VOLUMES A, B & C 1824-1901, abstracts noting entries date, acres and pertinent information, name and place indexed, 97 pages ---- $24.00 + $3.00 postage.

EARLY RECORDS OF FENTRESS COUNTY, TENNESSEE 1830, 1840 AND 1850 CENSUS AND 1833 ENUMERATION, census surname indexed, 646 names in enumeration, 123 pages ---- $25.00 + $3.00 postage.

1860 FEDERAL CENSUS OF FENTRESS COUNTY, TN WITH ADDITIONAL FAMILY DATA, parents of many noted, indexed, 150 pages ---- $40.00 + $3.00 postage.

1870 CENSUS OF FENTRESS COUNTY, TN, surname indexed ---- $10.00 + $3.00 postage.

1872 FENTRESS COUNTY TAX BOOK, contains tax book, some court records of delinquent taxes and land sales for same ---- $18.50 + $3.00 postage.

1880 CENSUS OF FENTRESS COUNTY, TN, surname indexed, 84 pages ---- $15.00 + $3.00 postage.

1900 CENSUS OF FENTRESS COUNTY, TN, notes birthplace of individual and parents, surname indexed ----- $35.00 + $3.00 postage.

1910 CENSUS OF FENTRESS COUNTY, TN, surname indexed ---- $28.50 + $3.00 postage.


ORDER FOLLOWING FROM:

Mrs. Mable R. Wheeler
P. O. Box 246
Jamestown, TN 38556-0246

CEMETERY RECORDS OF FENTRESS COUNTY, TENNESSEE by Mable Ruston Wheeler, 1988, 180 cemetery, 450 pages ----- $35.00 + $3..50 postage.


Fentress County Phone Numbers:
Jennings Funeral Home 931-879-8118
Mundy Funeral Home 931-879-8121
Fentress County Chamber of Commerce 931-879-9948
WCLC Raddio Station 931-879-8188
WDEB Radio Station 931-879-8164
Fentress Courier "Weekly Newspaper" 931-879-4040
Fentress County Register of Deeds 931-879-7818
Fentress Co. Library 931-879-7512


The Historical Society meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Fentress County Library's conference room.


Historical Society's Roundup 2002



Sgt. Deno Perry-SSgt Donnie Slaven-SSgtCharles Evans


The Fentress County Historical Society has completed the 2002 Historical Roundup on April 20 with a great turnout and support. Our theme this years was centered around Veterans of Fentress County.

The event was well attended and people came from many states to participate and enjoy the presentation. A special thanks to the Tennessee Army National Guard for their participation and the York Institute Chorus for a fine musical presentation.

Also a special thanks to York Institute for their hospitality. Here are some pictures I hope you will enjoy.

  • Photo 1
  • Photo 2
  • Novella Cravens & Eugene Taubert
  • Wanda Hatfield
  • Fallen Comrades Display
  • Display
  • Display
  • Coleman B. Clemons Display
  • Bruce York
  • York Institute Music Department


    For information concerning the Fentress County Historical Society e-mail Wanda Hatfield at the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce link below or Myra Smith, Historical Society Vice-President at her home e-mail.

    There has been some interest concerning opening a local museum housing artifacts of local history about life in the Fentress County area. If you are interested in this please e-mail Myra Smith at the link below.


    Fentress Co. Chamber of Commerce
    Fentress Co. Library
    Myra Smith-Fentress Co. Historical Society-Vice President


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