Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Carter County

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Carter County in General

Allen, Ben & Dennis T. Lawson. "The Wataugans & the dangerous example." THQ 26 (1967), pp. 137-147.

Augsburg, Paul D. Bob & Alf Taylor; their lives & lectures: the story of Sen. Robert Love Taylor & Gov. Alfred Alexander Taylor. Morristown, Morristown Book Co., 1925. 334 pp.

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Carter County, Preliminary # 11). Nashville, TSLA, 1968. 61 pp.

Bohn, Frank. "TN's new silk worm: industrial Germany comes to America." Rev. of Rev. Oct. 1928, pp. 367-372.

Bost & Associates. Design study: Roan Mountain State Park, Carter County, TN. Knoxville, Bost, 1970. 29 pp.

Boyd, C. Clifford. Archaeological investigations in the Watauga Reservoir, Carter & Johnson counties, TN. Knoxville, UT Dept. Anthrop., 1986. 218 pp.

A brief history of the Walnut Mountain cemetery & community. Walnut Mountain, Cemetery Association, 1986. 42 pp.

Brown, Patricia C. An analysis of the subalpine forest succession into Round Bald on Roan Mountain, Carter County, TN. ETSU thesis, 1983. 40 pp.

Burleson, Nell P. The evolution of southern Appalachian culture as evidenced in folklore. ETSU thesis, 1963. 59 pp.

Campbell, Howard N. Watauga: an unusual history of the Watauga, TN area, the birthplace of democracy in the world as we know it today. Kingsport, Arcata Graphics, 1986. 484 pp.

Carter County, TN & its people, 1796-1993. Compiled by the people of Carter County. Waynesville, NC, Don Mills, Inc., 1993. 729 pp.; Elizabethton, Carter County Book Committee, 1993. 729 pp.

Chatman, Mark L. Mineral resources of the Laurel Fork RARE II study area (no. 8-274), Carter County, TN. Denver, CO, Intermountain Field Op. Center, US Dept. Interior, Bur. of Mines, 1985. 50 pp.

Churches & institutions of Carter County, TN. Milligan College, 1994. 2 vols.

Crowe, Dan W. An analysis of the industrial potential of Carter County, TN. ETSU thesis, 1960. 88 pp.

Crowe, Dan W. The horseshoe people (rev. ed.). Johnson City, Sabre Printers, 1981. 196 pp.

East TN Land Company. Expert reports on the mineral properties of the East TN Land Company. NY, South Publishing Co., 1891. 44 pp.

Ellis, Daniel. Thrilling adventures of Daniel Ellis: the great Union guide of east TN for a period of four years during the great southern rebellion. NY, Harper & Bros., 1867. 480 pp.

Fain, Sara P. The fiddle & the bow. Boston, Christopher Pub. House, 1952. 201 pp. (historical novel based on the lives of Bob & Alf Taylor)

First TN-VA Development District. Potential industrial areas in Carter County, TN. N.p., 1972. unp.

First TN-VA Development District. Water & sewer plan, Carter County, TN. N.p., 1970. 55 pp.

Flood insurance study: Carter County, TN, & incorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1990. 10 pp.

Goff, John S. "Colonel James P. T. Carter of Carter County." THQ 26 (1967), pp. 372-382.

Goodspeed's history of east TN (Carter County, pp. 906-912, 1289-1299). Goodspeed, 1887.

Grindstaff, A.B. A survey of the flowering plants & ferns on the Forge Hill, Carter County, TN. ETSU thesis, 1956. 35 pp.

Grindstaff, Dana R. A study of the program of vocational rehabilitation in Carter County, TN. ETSU thesis, 1953. 40 pp.

Hardin, John E. A study of the physical education programs of the high schools in Carter County, TN. ETSU thesis, 1961. 89 pp.

Health profile: Carter County, TN. Johnson City, ARCHA Health Systems Agency, 1986. 22 pp.

Hyder, N. E. "Watauga old fields." AHM 8 (1903), pp. 253-255.

Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol MSA, 1980-1987: an economic analysis. Nashville, TN Dept. Emp. Sec., 1988. 37 pp.

Jolly, W. W. The forest resources of Carter & Johnson counties, TN, & Avery & Watauga counties, NC: present use & development, opportunities for additional use & development. Knoxville, TVA Div. Forestry Relations, 1958. 32 pp.

Kozsuch, Mildred. Historical reminiscences of Carter County, TN. Johnson City, Overmountain Press, 1985. 157 pp.

Kuczynski, Kathleen A. Maternal attitudes, child behavior & child development intervention in southern Appalachia. Catholic U. Am. thesis, 1979. 135 pp.

Lewis, Stanley T. Feasibility of a joint solid waste disposal program for Carter County & the city of Elizabethton, TN. N.p., 1972. 1 vol.

Merritt, Frank. Early history of Carter County, 1760-1861. Knoxville, ETHS, 1950. 213 pp.

Merritt, Frank. Later history of Carter County, 1865-1980. Elizabethton, Carter County Homecoming '86 Heritage Project, 1986. 442 pp.

Merritt, Frank. More history of Carter County. Elizabethton, the author, 1991. 568 pp.

Merritt, Frank. Selected aspects of early Carter County history 1760-1861. UT thesis, 1950. 178 pp.

Miller, Larry R. The solid waste management problem in TN & possible solutions for the problem in Carter County/Elizabethton. Milligan College thesis, 1992. 54 pp.

Minerals investigation of Pond Mountain & Pond Mountain addition RARE II further planning areas, Carter County, TN. Washington, D.C., US Dept. Interior, Bur. Mines, 1985. 54 pp..

Morgan, Charles M. An educational survey of Carter County, TN. UT thesis, 1936. 86 pp.

Nave, Robert T. History of the iron industry in Carter County to 1860. ETSU thesis, 1953. 114 pp.

Nelson, Selden. "The Tipton family of TN." ETHSP 1 (1929), pp. 67-76.

Pearman, Jack R. A survey of the vascular plants of the Sinking Creek area of Carter County, TN. ETSU thesis, 1956. 34 pp.

Perry, Henry W. A sampling of the folklore of Carter County, TN. George Peabody College thesis, 1938. 313 pp.

Report on Boone & South Holston Reservoirs: Washington, Sullivan & Carter counties, TN [&] Washington County, VA, EPA region IV. Corvallis, Environmental Research Laboratory, 1976. 76 pp.

Scott, Samuel W. & Samuel P. Angel. History of the thirteenth regiment, TN volunteer cavalry, USA. Knoxville, n.p., 1903. 510 pp. (reprinted 1987 by Overmountain Press).

Sharp, Karl W. A study of debt history in Carter County, TN, 1892-1952. UT thesis, 1952. 153 pp.

Smith, Lynn. Promoting Carter County stream trout fishing. Milligan College thesis, 1991. 64 pp.

Soil survey, Carter County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1942, 1953.

South Watauga, Carter County, east TN: a steel manufacturing center of the south; town site & mineral lands of the East TN Mining & Improvement Co., capital, $1,000,000. Philadelphia, PA, Dando Print, 1890, 1900. 31 pp.

Talbert, John P. A survey of selected aspects of the labor movement in Carter County, TN, from 1929-1940. ETSU thesis, 1991. 105 pp.

Taylor, James P., et al. Life & career of Senator Robert Love Taylor, (Our Bob) by this three surviving brothers, James P. Taylor, Alf A. Taylor, Hugh L. Taylor; illustrated with many interesting pictures of the great orator, from the age of fifteen to the age of sixty years, also with views of "Happy Valley", made famous by his lectures & speeches. Nashville, Bob Taylor Pub., 1913. 370 pp.

TN Dept. Emp. Sec. The labor market in tri-cities area. Nashville, TN Dept. Emp Sec., 1952. v.1, 1952- (no more published?)

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

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

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Holston Valley, Shady Valley, Bluff City, Keenburg, Carter, Doe, Johnson City, Elizabethton, Watauga Dam, Elk Mills, Unicoi, Iron Mountain Gap, White Rocks Mountain, Elk Park, Carvers Gap.

Whaley, Kathy Leigh. Vegetative characterization of three wetland areas in Roan Mountain State Park, Carter County, TN. TTU thesis, 1990. 36 pp.

Yeager, Allison. "History of the TN egg fight." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 38 (1972), pp. 6-10.



Anderson, Sherwood. Puzzled America. NY, C. Scribner's Sons, 1935. 287 pp.

Baldwin & the Star's Elizabethton, TN, city directory. Master ed. v. l, 1939-. Baldwin Directory Co., Inc., & the Elizabethton Star.

Crowe, Dan. Hoover Day in Dixie. Kingsport, the author, 1979. 28 pp.

Crowe, Dan. Old town & the covered bridge. Johnson City, Milligan Press, 1977. 80 pp.

Ejlali, Majid. Elizabethton, TN. Elizabethton, Carter County Chamber of Commerce, 1970. map.

Elizabethton, TN city directory. Loveland, CO, Johnson Pub. Co., 1975- ? (various).

Hodges, James A. "Challenge to the new south: the great textile strike in Elizabethton, TN, 1929." THQ 23 (1964), pp. 343-357.

Holly, J. Fred. The social & economic effects produced upon small towns by rapid industrialization. UT thesis, 1938. 229 pp.

Holly, John F. Elizabethton, TN, a case study of southern industrialization. Clark U. dissertation, 1949. 393 pp.

TN Dept. Highways. Res. & Plann. Div. Elizabethton urban transportation study. Prepared by the TN Dept. Highways, Res. & Plann. Div. in cooperation with the U.S. Dept. Transportation, FHA. Nashville, the dept., 1970. 2 vols.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

TN Taxpayers Assn. A report with recommendations covering a survey of the finances & administrative methods of the city of Elizabethton, TN. (its Research report, no. 46). 163 pp.

Thirty-six old picture postcards of Elizabethton, Johnson City, & Jonesboro, ready to mail. Jonesboro, the author, 1982. 12 pp.

US Geol. Survey [topographical maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles:

Holston Valley, Shady Valley, Bluff City, Keenburg, Carter, Doe, Johnson City, Elizabethton, Watauga Dam, Elk Mills, Unicoi, Iron Mountain Gap, White Rocks Mountain, Elk Park, Carvers Gap.


Lost Cove

Young, Malone. Latchpins of the Lost Cove. Johnson City, Latchpins Press, 1987. 216 pp.


Milligan College

Cornwell, Cynthia A. Beside the waters of Buffalo: a history of Milligan College to 1941. Milligan College, 1989. 203 pp.

Dewey, Donald. Frank Knight before Cornell: some light on the dark years. NY, the author, 1985. 36 pp.

Hopwood, Josephus. A journey through the years, an autobiography. St. Louis, MO, Bethany Press, 1932. 206 pp.


Sycamore Shoals

Spoden, Hal T., & Muriel C. Spoden. "Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area." THQ 36 (1977), pp. 3-18.

Dickinson, W. Calvin. "Frontier splendor: the Carter Mansion at Sycamore Shoals." THQ 41 (1982), pp. 317-325.

Wallace, William H. Master plan report: Sycamore Shoals Historic Park, Carter County, TN, 1971. Kingsport, the author, 1971. 24 pp.


Watauga / Watauga Association

Allen, Ben & Dennis T. Lawson. "The Wataugans & the 'dangerous example'." THQ 26 (1967), pp. 137-147.

Appalachian Consortium. The Wataugans: their history & their influence on southern Appalachia & the nation. Boone, NC, Appalachian Consortium Press, 1976. 23 pp.

Caldwell, Joshua W. "The Watauga Association." AHM 3 (1898), pp. 312-315.

Campbell, Howard N. Watauga: an unusual history of the Watauga, TN area, the birthplace of democracy in the world as we know it today. Kingsport, Arcata Graphics, 1986. 484 pp.

Dixon, Max. The Wataugans. Nashville, TN American Revolution Bicentennial Comm., 1976. 76 pp.

Dixon, Max. The Wataugans. Johnson City, Overmountain Press, 1989. 80 pp.

Hamer, Philip M. Documents: correspondence of Henry Stuart & Alexander Cameron with the Wataugans. Cedar Rapids, IA, Torch Press, 1930 (reprinted from MS Valley Hist. Rev. 17 (1930), pp. 451-459).

Hamer, Philip M. "The Wataugans & the Cherokee Indians in 1776." ETHSP 3 (1931), pp. 108-126.

Herndon, G. Melvin. William Tatham & the culture of tobacco: including a facsimile reprint of an historical & practical essay on the culture & commerce of tobacco by William Tatham. Coral Gables, FL, U Miami Press, 1969. 506 pp.

Hyder, N.E. "Watauga old fields." AHM 8 (1903), pp. 253-255.

McGill, J.T. "Andrew Greer." THM 2 (1916), pp. 204-207. (Greer was a Watauga settler & trader.)

Williams, Samuel C. History of the lost state of Franklin. Johnson City, Watauga Press, 1924. 371 pp. (various reprints).

Williams, Samuel C. "William Tatham, Wataugan." THM 7 (1921), pp. 154- 179.

Williams, Samuel C. William Tatham, Wataugan. Johnson City, Watauga Press, 1923. 109 pp. (2d rev. ed., 1947).