Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Bedford County

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Bedford County in General

Bedford County, 1980-1987: an economic analysis. Nashville, TN Dept. Emp. Sec., 1988. 12 pp.

Bedford County farm progress. Shelbyville, Bedford Co. Farm Bureau, 1942- 1949. 7 vols.

Bedford County historical quarterly. v.1, 1975-. (quarterly)

Bedford County Hist. Soc. Doors to the past: homes of Shelbyville & Bedford County. Shelbyville, Times-Gazette, 1969. 88 pp.

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969. (Bedford County, Preliminary #5). Nashville, TSLA, 1968. 58 pp.

Bright, John M. Speech of John M. Bright, esq., against Know-nothingness, at Flat Creek, Bedford County. Nashville, G.C. Torbett & Co., 1855. 32 pp.

Cavender, Anthony P. A phonemic & phonetic analysis of the folk speech of Bedford County, TN. UT thesis, 1974. 51 pp.

Centennial celebration, 4th of July, 1876, at Shelbyville, Bedford County, TN. Chattanooga, W.I. Crandall, 1877. 31 pp.

Derryberry, Mary A. Growing up in TN. N.p., the author, 1995. 35 pp.

Faulkner, Charles H. Introductory report of the Normandy Reservoir salvage project: environmental setting, typology & survey. Knoxville, UT Dept. Anthropology, 1973. 534 pp.

Goodspeed's history of TN (Bedford County, pp. 861-884, 1126-1189). Goodspeed, 1886.

Gordon, Robert. "Hunting lies & fishy stories from Bedford County." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 43 (1977), pp. 23-26.

Green, Ben A. Biography of the TN walking horse. Nashville, Parthenon Press, 1960. 236 pp.

Gunter, Charles R. Bedford County during the Civil War. UT thesis, 1963. 146 pp.

Helsley, Jodie W. The country doctor & his people, 1910-1923. Knoxville, the author, 1983. 88 pp.

Hutson, J. L. Old times in Bedford County, TN. Shelbyville, Lion's Club, 1934. 20 pp. (reprinted by Bedford Co. Hist. Soc., 197?).

An industrial brochure of Shelbyville & Bedford County, TN, prepared by the Chamber of Commerce. Shelbyville, Chamber of Commerce, 1958. var. pp.

Information-impressions of Shelbyville & Bedford County: a book of facts & data about our community. Shelbyville, Times-Gazette, 1988. 176 pp.

Isom, Wiley S. My village. N.p., the author, 1994. 174 pp.

Jacobs, Lucile F. Duck River Valley in TN & its pioneers. N.p., 1968. 124 pp.

One hundredth anniversary of the Thompson Creek Baptist Church House, 1889- 1989. Raus, the church, 1989. 11 pp.

Owsley, Harriett C., ed. "William Eakin's memoirs." THQ 23 (1964), pp. 269- 278.

Phase II archaeological investigations at site 40BD137 Bedford County, TN. MSU Dept. Anthrop., 1985. 54 pp.

A pictorial history of Bedford County, TN. Shelbyville, Times-Gazette, 1994. 160 pp.

Poplin, Richard H. "The letters of W. Thomas Osborne." THQ 22 (1963), pp. 152-169.

Poplin, Richard H. Silhouettes from walking horse country. Shelbyville, the author, 1969. 67 pp.

Records of the Church of Christ at Flat Creek, Bedford County, TN, 1868- 1981. Flat Creek, TN, the church, 198l. 12 pp.

Shelbyville Times-Gazette. Sesquicentennial historical edition 1819-1969. Shelbyville, Times-Gazette, 1969. 262 pp.

Smith, Dwight L. "An antebellum boyhood: the school days of Samuel E. Tillman." THQ 66 (1987), pp. 148-156.

Smith, Dwight L. "An antebellum boyhood: Samuel E. Tillman on a middle TN plantation." THQ 67 (1988), pp. 3-9.

Soil survey, Bedford County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1938, 1947. 120 pp.

Stewart, Rose T. Pioneer schools of Bedford County & their masters.

Talley, Thomas W. "De wull er de wust (The will o' the wisp)." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 66 (1992), pp. 14-37 (reprint)

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

TN Valley Authority. Ind. Div. Agricultural-industrial survey of Bedford County. 2 vols. Knoxville, TVA, 1934. var. pp.

United Confederate Veterans. TN Div. William Frierson Bivouac #8, Shelbyville. Minutes of Wm. Frierson Bivouac, #8, Shelbyville, TN. Shelbyville, 1974. 229 pp.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Chapel Hill, Rover, Fosterville, Webbs Jungle, Beech Grove, Farmington,

Unionville, Deason, Wartrace, Noah, Belfast, Bedford, Shelbyville,

Normandy, Ovoca, Belleville, Booneville, Cumberland Springs.

Wassom, Earl E. The rolling store. Unpub MS. 69 pp. Western KY U. Folklore, Folklife & Oral History Archives. (taped interviews with the operator of a traveling store in Bedford County, TN)



Bell Buckle

Barr, Charlotte. The Bell Buckle years. Bell Buckle, Iris Press, 1992. 56 pp. (poetry).

Bell Buckle United Methodist Church. 100 years 1883-1993. Compiled by Mildred Locke. Bell Buckle, the compiler, 1993. various pp.



History of Fairfield, TN, from 1796 to 1963. Eagleville, n.p., 1963. 21 pp.



Isom, Wiley S. My village. N.p., the author, 1994. 174 pp.



Cook, Jerry W. Historic Normandy, Bedford County, TN. Normandy, the author, 1976. 238 pp.



History of Rover & the 10th district of Bedford County. Rover, Rover Historical Society, 1986. 374 pp.




Cogswell, Robert E. History of the First Presbyterian Church, Shelbyville, TN 1815-1965. Nashville, Parthenon Press, 1965. 279 pp.

A directory of greater Shelbyville: Shelbyville, TN, 1948. Prepared by Marshall & Taylor Directory Service, 1948. 112 pp.

An industrial brochure of Shelbyville & Bedford County, TN. Shelbyville, Chamber of Commerce, 1958. various pp.

Ingram, Joe M. The educational history of Shelbyville, TN, 1870-1954. George Peabody College thesis, 1954. 70 pp.

Jno. W. Ruth & Sons. The centennial anniversary of TN's oldest retail jewelry business: Jno. W. Ruth & Sons, Shelbyville, founded in 1822, one hundred years ago. Nashville, Baird-Ward, 1922. 32 pp.

Marsh, Timothy R. Shelbyville 1810: the beginning. Shelbyville, the author, 1992. 22 pp.

Shelbyville, TN city directory. US West Marketing Resources, Johnson Directory Division, 1990-. (various years)

Shelbyville Times-Gazette sesquicentennial historical edition, 1819-1969; turn back the clock 150 years. Shelbyville, Times-Gazette, 1969. 262 pp.

You can live & make a living in Shelbyville, TN: unlimited opportunities await the house seeker, investor, manufacturer or merchant. 1926. 16 pp. (reprinted from Merchant & Manufacturer, July, 1962).


Webb School

Holliman, Glenn N. "The Webb School junior room, the symbol of a school." THQ 36 (1977), pp. 287-304.

McMillin, Lawrence. The schoolmaker: Sawney Webb & the Bell Buckle story. Chapel Hill, NC, UNC Press, 1971. 186 pp.

Parks, Ed W. "Sawney Webb: TN's schoolmaster." NC Hist. Rev. 12 (1935), pp. 233-251.

Stokes, Walter, Jr. "The school maker: Sawney Webb & the Bell Buckle story." THQ 30 (1971), pp. 419-422. (an essay review)

Webb School in celebration of its 75th birthday. N.p., 1945. 48 pp.

Webb, William R. "Sawney Webb." Sewanee University Press, 1942. 16 pp. (reprinted from the Sewanee Review April 1942).



Homecoming '86: history of Wheel & the 18th district, prepared by Ed Perryman, Fay Neill Hurt, Jean Neill Rodgers. Wheel, Homecoming Committee, 1986. 155 pp.