Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Fayette County

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Fayette County in General

Allred, Charles E. Educational status of rural relief families in TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1936. 41 pp. (its Report #22)

Allred, Charles E. Mobility of rural relief families in TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1936. 35 pp. (its Report #14)

Allred, Charles E. Relation of education to economic & social status of relief clients in TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1937. 36 pp. (its Report #24)

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Fayette County, Preliminary #46). Nashville, TSLA, 1974. 64 pp.

The booster, improving & uniting southern TN. Bolivar, n.p., 1938. unp.

Boyd, John. Greenville Dome, Fayette County, TN. N.p., 1940. 18 pp.

Cannon, Henry J. Agricultural address of Col. Henry J. Cannon, delivered at the annual agricultural fair of Fayette County, held at Somerville, west TN, October 16, 1855. Memphis Typographical Association, 1855. 26 pp.

Community information, Braden, Gallaway, LaGrange, Moscow, Oakland, Piperton, Rossville, Somerville, Williston. Prepared by Weakley County Chamber of Commerce & West TN Ind. Assoc. Jackson, the association. Annual?

Cornell-Tompkins County Committee for Free & Fair Elections in Fayette County, TN. Step by step: evolution & operation of the Cornell students' civil rights project in TN, summer, 1964. NY, W.W. Norton, 1965. 128 pp.

Cottle, Sarah A. With pen in hand: the story of a southern planter of the nineteenth century based on his diaries & letters. N.p., the author, 1991. 291 pp.

Denenberg, R.V. "Students get the vote out; Fayette County, TN." Nation (Aug. 10, 1964), pp. 45-49.

Dortch, J.H. An impartial review, the advantages & capabilities of Fayette County, TN: her great agricultural resources, her fine inducements to those who desire cheap, fertile lands. Somerville, Fayette Land Co., 1884. 44 pp.

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

Flood insurance study: Fayette County, TN, unincorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1983. 21 pp.

Gaines, Tom. Industrial land site survey of Fayette County, TN. Atlanta, Southern Regional Education Board, 1967. 33 pp.

Goodspeed's history of TN (Fayette County, pp. 797-817, 840-887). Goodspeed, 1887.

Hamburger, Robert. Our portion of hell, Fayette County, TN: an oral history of the struggle for civil rights. NY, Links, 1973. 255 pp.

The history of Fayette County, TN, 1986. Somerville, Fayette County Hist. Soc., 1986. 289 pp.

Hunt, Frankie L. A history of the desegregation of the Fayette County school system, 1954-1980. U. MS dissertation, 1981. 351 pp.

Jenkins, Carol L. "Geophagy in Fayette County, TN: a symbolic interpretation." TN Anthrop. 5 (1980), pp. 73-91.

MATCOG/MDDD atlas of the cities in the six county area, Crittenden County, AR, DeSoto County, MS, Fayette County, TN, Lauderdale County, TN, Shelby County, TN, Tipton County, TN. Memphis, MATCOG/MDDD, 1976. 45 pp.

McKenzie, Robert T. An analysis of the economic efficiency of agricultural tenancy & of its implications for the advancement of the freedmen: Fayette County, TN, 1880: a test case. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1984. 67 pp.

Memphis State University,. Institute of Criminal Justice. Comprehensive plan 1975 for Fayette-Lauderdale-Tipton counties. Memphis, MSU, 1975. 139 pp.

Mitchell, Francis H. "Tent City, TN." Ebony (Mar. 1961), pp. 61-67.

Morton, Dorothy R. Fayette County. MSU Press, 1989. 137 pp.

Morton, Dorothy R. Nineteenth century homes of Fayette County (1974 sesquicentennial ed.) N.p., the author, 1974. 67 pp.

150 years in Fayette County, TN: 1824-1974. Somerville, Fayette County Sesquicentennial, 1974. 52 pp.

Parsons, Mildred. "Negro folklore from Fayette County." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 19 (1953), pp. 67-70.

Sharing our best. Collierville, Fundcraft Pub., 1978. 60 pp. (cookbook)

Sneed, John L.T. Address: on behalf of the Fayette County Monument Association to the people of Fayette County, TN. Memphis, Daily Argus Job Office, 1866. 22 pp.

Soil survey, Fayette County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1964. 75 pp.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

TN Valley Authority. Ind. Div. Agricultural-industrial survey of Fayette County. Knoxville, TVA, 1935. var. pp.

Tent City, "home of the brave." Washington, D.C., AFL-CIO Industrial Union Dept., 1961. 22 pp.

Turner, Samuel F. The geology of Fayette County, TN. George Washington U. thesis, 1929. 61 pp.

US Comm. on Civil Rights. TN State Advisory Comm. Fear runs deep: a report by the TN State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights open meeting, March 17-18, 1971, Somerville, TN. N.p., the committee, 1971. 26 pp.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Brighton, Mason, Stanton, Dancyville, Hillville, Arlington, Gallaway, Lambert, Laconia, Whiteville, Eads, Oakland, Macon, Somerville, Hickory Valley, Colliersville, Rossville, Moscow, Moscow SE, Grand Junction, Slayden, Lamar.

Walls, Dwayne E. Fayette County, TN: tragedy & confrontation. Atlanta, GA, Southern Regional Council, 1969. 36 pp.

Wingfield, Marshall & Earle F. Whittington, eds. "Joshua C. Fleetwood's diary made during a journey on horseback from NC to Fayette County, TN in 1850." WTHSP 10 (1955), pp. 5-19.


Ames Plantation

Barraclough, S. "No plumbing for Negroes: Ames Plantation." Atlantic (Sept. 1965), pp. 105-109.

Davidson, Faye T. "Ames Plantation, Grand Junction." THQ 38 (1979), pp. 267-276.

Ewing, John A. Planning the Ames Plantation project. Harvard U. dissertation, 1956. pp.



Flood insurance study: city of Gallaway, TN, Fayette County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1982. 11 pp.



Alston, Philip W. An address delivered at the laying of the cornerstone of Immanuel Church, LaGrange. Memphis, Enquirer Office, 1840. 9 pp.

DeBerry, John H. "LaGrange - La Belle village." THQ 30 (1971), pp. 133-153.

Madonna Circle (Memphis, TN). Welcome to "La Belle Village," LaGrange, TN: an ante-bellum afternoon. Presented by Madonna Circle & LaGrange Civic Club. Memphis, n.p., 196-. 12 pp.



Flood insurance study: city of Moscow, TN, Fayette County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1980. 13 pp.



Flood insurance study: town of Rossville, TN, Fayette County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1980. 13 pp.



Egerton, John. Racial protest in the south -- 1969 style. Nashville, Race Relations Information Center, 1969. 33 pp.

Flood insurance study: town of Somerville, TN, Fayette County. Washington, D.C., 1982. 13 pp.