Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Claiborne County

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Claiborne County in General

Barnes, James H. Some significant beef production practices of two selected beef producer groups in Claiborne County, TN. UT thesis, 1971. 175 pp.

Beautiful Claiborne County, TN: rich in history, resources, & good neighbors. New Tazewell, Claiborne County Kiwanis Club, 1946. 28 pp.

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly 1796-1969 (Claiborne County, Preliminary # 44-A). Nashville, TSLA, 1974. 45 pp.

Breeding, Robert. Appalachian haven. Maynardville, Ireland Cooke Press, 1981. 279 pp.

Breeding, Robert. Tales & times of Papa Keck: the biography of an Appalachian educator, 1901-1971. Knoxville, the author, 1984. 209 pp.

Carr, Lillian R. Down memory lane with Lillian R. Carr. N.p., n.d. 36 pp.

Claiborne County (its cities, towns, points of interest) as of 1940-- updated 1986. Lake City, Bonnie M. Page, 1986. 36 pp.

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

Clarke, Harris G. The geology of the Howard Quarter area, Claiborne County, TN. MS St. U. thesis, 1958. 35 pp.

Description of mineral & timber lands lying in Whitley County, KY & Claiborne & Campbell counties, TN. Buffalo, NY, Young, Lockwood & Co.'s Steam Press, 1880. 30 pp.

Dial-a-ride rural transit needs survey for Claiborne & Grainger counties. Knoxville, East TN Dev. Dist., 1979. 40 pp.

East TN Dev. Dist. Food stamp survey, 1976: a summary report. Knoxville, East TN Dev. Dist., 1977 (East TN Dev. Dist., Report no. 163).

Edwards, Funson. Folksy sketches from Appalachia. Knoxville, the author, 1985. 96 pp.

Edwards, Lawrence. Gravel in my shoe: tales & talk of mine own people in the Cumberland wonderland before the invasion of Messrs. Ford & MacAdam brought the triumph of machine over man. Montevallo, AL, Times Printing Co., 1963. 181 pp.

Eilert, John W. A profile & economic impact analysis of four Cumberland Gap counties, by John W. Eilert. Prepared for, & in cooperation with, the National Park Service, US Dept. Interior. MSU, 1968. 111 pp.

Evans, Estele. Autobiography of Estele Evans (age 3 to 80). N.p., 1990. 98 pp.

Flood insurance study: Claiborne County, TN, unincorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1988. 9 pp.

Glenn, Leonidas C. The northern TN coal field included in Claiborne [& other] counties. TN Geol. Survey Bull. 33-B. Nashville, 1925. 478 pp.

Goodspeed's history of east TN (Claiborne County, pp. 847-850, 1136-1145). Goodspeed, 1887.

Hamilton, Alice M. A doctor's pilgrimage. Harrogate, Cumberland Gap Hotel & Park, 1892. 44 pp.

Holt, Edgar. Claiborne County. MSU Press, 1981. 134 pp.

Maxwell, Britt. Traditional medical practices in rural east TN. 1971. 8 pp. Riedl Collection (student paper), UT, Knoxville library.

Minton, Vestina L. Claiborne County people. Harrogate, the author, 1980. 228 pp.

Minton, Vestina L. Claiborne County, TN, 1900. Harrogate, the author, 1989. 483 pp.

Noah, Vola. All our churches of Claiborne County, TN. New Tazewell, the author, 1986. 155 pp.

Oscar, Kenneth. A comparative study of local government in a five-county region: the Clinch-Powell River Valley; a resource intern report. Knoxville, TVA, 1971. 56 pp.

Page, Bonnie M. Clearfork & more: history & memories. Lake City, the author, 1986. 424 pp.

The people's history of Claiborne County, TN, 1801-1988. Tazewell, Claiborne County Hist. Soc., 1988. 208 pp.

Polhemus, Richard R. & James H. Polhemus. "The McCullough Bend site." TN Arch. 22 (1966), pp. 13-24.

Quintrell, Earl W. The Rev. Samuel McBee, Sr., & his activities in Claiborne County, TN. Winchester, E.W. Quintrell, 1984. 50 pp.

Reynolds, Larry A. The geography of the hazard of groundwater contamination in Claiborne County, TN. UT thesis, 1983. 61 pp.

Robertson, John. Claiborne County folks. Speedwell, Claiborne County Folks, 1981. 129 pp.

Robinson, Ralph. Paradise by faith: history of Shawanee Baptist Church. N.p., 1989. 142 pp.

Sky Land Co. The story of the Pinnacle. Middlesboro, KY, Sky Land Co., 1929. 16 pp.

Smith, Lee E. A proposal for an economic development strategy for Claiborne County, TN. Clemson U. thesis, 1994. 92 pp.

Soil survey, Claiborne County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1939, 1948.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

TN Taxpayers Association. A report of the financial survey of the government of Claiborne County, TN. Nashville, n.p., n.d. 77 pp.

TN Valley Authority. The changing economy of Claiborne County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1966. 37 pp.

TN Valley Authority. Social & Ec. Div. Research Center. The effects upon local finance of real property purchases by the TVA, survey no. 1: Norris Reservoir counties. Knoxville, TVA, 1936. 53 pp.

Tucker, Carole E. A reanalysis of the osteological & cultural remains from Ausmus Burial Cave, Claiborne County, TN (3CE20). UT thesis, 1989. 107 pp.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Jellico East, Eagan, Fork Ridge, Middlesboro South, Wheeler, Coleman, Well Spring, Ausmus, Clouds, Tazewell, Howard Quarter, Swan Island, Powder Springs, Dutch Valley, Avondale.


Cumberland Gap / Cumberland Gap National Park

Alvarez, Eugene. "Impressions of Cumberland Gap." VA Cavalcade 14 (1964), pp. 11-19.

Borah, Leo A. "Home folk around historic Cumberland Gap." Nat. Geog. Mag. (Dec. 1943), pp. 741-768.

Cumberland Gap: its geographical & commercial features & importance as a railroad center. NY, Fleming, Brewster, & Alley, 1889. 54 pp.

Cumberland Gap Park: a luxurious health resort in the Cumberland Mountains, situated near Cumberland Gap, TN. Harrogate, Cumberland Gap Park Co., 1892. 43 pp.

The Cumberland Gap tunnel, pioneering a new route to the past. Sterling, VA, US Dept. Transportation, FHA, 1993. 1 map w/illus.

Fetterman, John. "The people of Cumberland Gap." Nat. Geog. Mag. (Nov. 1971), pp. 591-621.

Horvath, Elizabeth A. Archaeological investigations conducted for the Cumberland Gap tunnel project, phase I: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park: Bell County, KY, Lee County, VA & Claiborne County, TN. Tallahassee, FL, SE Archaeological Center, Nat. Park Service, US Dept. Interior, 1989. 1 vol.

Kincaid, Robert L. "Cumberland Gap, gateway of empire." Filson Club Hist. Q. 15 (1941), pp. 25-40.

Kincaid, Robert L. Wilderness Road. Indianapolis, IN, Bobbs Merrill, 1947. 392 pp.

Krakow, Jere L. Location of the Wilderness Road at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Washington, D.C., US Dept. Interior, 1987. 204 pp.

Luckett, William W. "Cumberland Gap National Historical Park." THQ 23 (1964), pp. 303-320.

McFarland, Robert W. The surrender of Cumberland Gap. Columbus, OH, Smythe, 1898. 32 pp.

Stallard, Bernard. The witch of Cumberland Gap. Raceland, KY, Cumpton's Print. & Pub. Co., 1981. 78 pp. (poem.)

Stevenson, Benjamin F. "Cumberland Gap." A paper read before the Ohio commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the US, June 3, 1885, by Companion B.F. Stevenson, late surgeon (Major), 22nd KY Vol. Inf. H.C. Sherick & Co., 1885. 22 pp.

Vaughn, Lawrence M. Just the little story of Cumberland Gap. Middlesboro, KY, Middlesboro Chamber of Commerce, 1927. 16 pp.


Lincoln Memorial University

Kincaid, Robert L. Boy finds a friend. N.p., privately printed, 1956. 14 pp.

Kincaid, Robert L. The Lincoln heritage in the Cumberlands. An address delivered before the Lincoln Fellowship of Southern CA at Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 20, 1950. Lincoln Fellowship of Southern CA, 1951. 16 pp.

Lincoln herald. v.1, 1899- (quarterly) Lincoln Memorial University.

Lincoln Memorial University. Celebration of Lincoln's birthday & of the twentieth anniversary of the founding of Lincoln Memorial University, Cumberland Gap, TN, Feb. 10, 11, 12, 1917. Cumberland Gap, n.p., 1917. 37 pp.

Lincoln Memorial University: land resource analysis & management alternatives. Knoxville, the valley, 1977. 63 pp.

Lincoln Memorial University: the living memorial to Lincoln. Harrogate, Lincoln Memorial University, 191-. 63 pp.

Lincoln Memorial University. Said Abraham Lincoln. Harrogate, Lincoln Memorial University, 1931. 40 pp.

Petz, Weldon. In the presence of Abraham Lincoln. Harrogate, Lincoln Memorial University, 1973. 104 pp.

The railsplitter. Cumberland Gap, 1942. 1 vol. (Lincoln Memorial University class of 1941)

Shumate, Mildred B. A brief history of Lincoln Memorial University. Harrogate, Lincoln Memorial University Press, 1972. 20 pp.

Shumate, Mildred B. Our story, Lincoln Memorial University. Harrogate, n.p., 1966. pp.

Smith, Earl H. The genesis of Lincoln Memorial University: a play in two acts. Harrogate, Harrogate Press, 1981. 64 pp.

Suppiger, Joseph E. Phoenix of the mountains: the story of Lincoln Memorial University. Harrogate, 1977. 59 pp.



Page, Bonnie M. Pruden as we remember it: a book of history, memories, & other compiled material of the coal mining town of Pruden, TN. N.p., the author, 1983. 121 pp.



Celebrating 125 years: Speedwell Missionary Baptist Church, 1868-1993. Speedwell, the church, 1993. 182 pp.

Edwards, Lawrence. Bits of memory. Montevallo, AL, Times Print. Co., 1976. 198 pp.

Edwards, Lawrence. Gravel in my shoe. Montevallo, AL, Times Print. Co., 1963. 181 pp.

Edwards, Lawrence. Old Speedwell families. Montevallo, AL, 1955. 581 pp. (reprinted by Southern Hist. Press, 1980).

Edwards, Lawrence. Poems. Knoxville, the author, 1978. 30 pp.

Edwards, Lawrence. Speedwell sketches. Avon, IL, Hamlet Press, 1950. 103 pp.

Edwards, Lawrence. There was a time: boyhood recollections. Freeman, SD, Pine Hill Press, 1973. 123 pp.

Edwards, Lawrence. Write that down, she said. Knoxville, Holston Print. Co., 1977. 64 pp.

Hatcher, Hazel W. Speedwell seasons: history, narrative, poetry & original art. Knoxville, the author, 1986. 54 pp.

Page, Bonnie M. Speedwell through 200 years: a book of history, memories, & other compiled material of the scenic & historic rural community of Speedwell, TN. Lake City, the author, 1985. 380 pp.

TN homecoming '86, Speedwell. N.p., 1986. 129 pp.


Tazewell / New Tazewell

Amin, Mohammad K. A history of the development of the Tri-state Farmers' Association Market in Tazewell, TN, 1974-1980. UT thesis, 1981. 119 pp.

Hansard, Mary A. Old time Tazewell. Sweetwater, M.L. Hansard Wilson, 1979. 289 pp.

TN Valley Authority. Div. Water Control Planning. Floods on Russell Creek in vicinity of Tazewell-New Tazewell, TN. 1968. 4 pp.