Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Giles County

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Giles County in General

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Giles County, Preliminary #22). Nashville, TSLA, 1970. 53 pp.

Blue, Keith F. A study of the private preparatory schools in the areas of Maury, Giles, & Lincoln counties. N.p., Upper Duck River Development Association, 1973. 40 pp.

Bulletin. vol. 1, March 21, 1974-. (Quarterly). Giles County Hist. Soc.

Butler, Margaret, ed. Tall tales & true stories about Giles countians. Pulaski, the author, 1979. 93 pp.

Estes, P.M. Historic places in Davidson, Williamson, Maury & Giles counties. Nashville, Nashville Auto Club, 1928. 29 pp.

Finding our past: history of black education in Giles County, 1920-1970. Pulaski, Giles County Hist. Soc., 1986. 97 pp.

Flood insurance study: Giles County, TN, unincorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1992. 1 vol.

George Peabody College for Teachers. Div. of Surveys & Field Services. Public schools of Giles County, TN: a survey report. Nashville, n.p., 1963. 210 pp.

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

Giles County, TN: a unique quality of life. Pulaski, Giles County Chamber of Commerce, 198-. 32 pp.

Giles County, TN: Homecoming '86. Pulaski, Homecoming '86 Giles County Committee, 1986. 178 pp.

Giles County, TN Sesquicentennial Association. Official souvenir program of Giles County, TN, sesquicentennial, 1809-1959: July 11-18, 1959. Pulaski, the association, 1959. 128 pp.

Giles heirlooms: historic recipes & places. Compiled by the Giles County Hist. Soc. Pulaski, Sain Publications, 1992. 192 pp.

Goodspeed's history of TN (Giles County, pp. 749-766, 846-876). Goodspeed, 1886.

Killebrew, Joseph B. Resources of Giles County; resources of Lincoln County. Nashville, Union & American, 1871. 14 pp.

Knox, Robert D. A history of public education in Giles County, TN. TTU thesis, 1965. 92 pp.

McCallum, James. A brief sketch of the settlement & early history of Giles County, TN, 1876. Pulaski, Pulaski Citizen, 1928. 125 pp. (also published in AHM 2 (1897), pp. 303-323)

McCary, Charles E.L. Mineral resources summary of the Aspen Hill quadrangle, TN (including the TN portion of the Salem quadrangle, AL-TN). Nashville, TN Div. Geol., 1967. 8 pp.

Natural Resource Analysis Demonstrations (TVA). Important farmland, Giles County, TN. Nashville, the service 1978. 1 map.

Parker, Clara M. Flournoy Rivers' manuscripts; & History of Pisgah by W. Thomas Cardin. N.p., 19--. 228 pp. (Flournoy Rivers' manuscripts were published in the Pulaski Citizen, 1895-1898; History of Pisgah was published in the Pulaski Record, 1904)

Parker, Elizabeth C. History of Giles County, TN. MTSU thesis, 1953. 101 pp.

Phase II archaeological investigations at site 40GL26 Giles County, TN. Memphis, MSU Dept. Anthrop., 1985. 66 pp.

Preparing for economic growth & change, Giles County. Prepared by M. Lynne Holliday, et al. Nashville, TN Advisory Comm. on Intergovernmental Relations, 1990. 84 pp.

Soil survey, Giles County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1907, 1968.

Solomon, James. Times from Giles County. N.p., the author, 1976. 151 pp.

Sorrells, Dan R. Historical study of the Elk River from Fayetteville to Elkton, TN; a resource intern report. Knoxville, Elk River Development Assoc. & TVA, 1973. 53 pp.

TN Bureau of Agriculture, Statistics & Mines. Essays & addresses, with discussions thereon, at the meeting of the Giles County Farmers' Institute at Pulaski, TN, March 8 & 9, 1889. Nashville, Campbell Print. Co., 1889. 1p.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

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

Thomas, W.O. "Giles County & Pulaski." Trotwood's Monthly 3 (1906), pp. 249-257.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Sandy Hook, Lynnville, Campbells Station, Campbellsville, Milky Way, Brick Church, Cornersville, Bodenham, Pulaski, Tarpley, Frankewing, Appleton, Aspen Hill, Elkton, Dellrose, Union Hill, Salem, Elkmont, Ardmore.



There was a time: a history of Elkton & outlying communities. Elkton, Elkton High School, 1978. 46 pp.


Ku Klux Klan

(Note: numerous works on the Ku Klux Klan's development outside of Tennessee, & numerous fictional works, are available but in the interests of space not listed here.)

Alexander, Thomas B. Prelude to Ku Kluxism in TN. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1940. 159 pp.

Allen, Ward. "A note on the origin of the Ku Klux Klan." THQ 23 (1964), p. 182.

Barker, Earlene T. The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s. MSU thesis, 1960. 155 pp.

Chalmers, David M. Hooded Americanism; the first century of the Ku Klux Klan, 1865-1965. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1965. 420 pp.

Damer, Eyre. When the Ku Klux rode. NY, Neale Pub. Co., 1912. 152 pp.

Davis, Susan L. Authentic history, Ku Klux Klan, 1865-1877. NY, Am. Lib. Service, 1924. 316 pp.

Garett, William R. & J. M. Bass, eds. "Ku Klux mysteries." AHM 6 (1901), pp. 46-47.

Golladay, Edward I. Military government-- Ku Klux-- defense of the south: speech of Hon. Edward I. Golliday, of TN, delivered in the House of Representatives, April 4, 1871. Washington, D.C., F. & J. Rives & G.A. Bailey, 1871. 14 pp.

Horn, Stanley F. Invisible empire: the story of the Ku Klux Klan, 1866-1871. Boston, Houghton, 1939. 434 pp. (various reprints available)

Kent, Anne P. The Ku Klux Klan in TN. UT thesis, 1935. 134 pp.

Lester, John C. & Daniel L. Wilson. Ku Klux Klan, its origin, growth & disbandment. Nashville, Wheeler, Osborn & Duckworth, 1884. 117 pp. (various reprints available)

McFarlin, Brenda M. The Ku Klux Klan in middle TN, 1866-1869. MTSU thesis, 1971. pp.

Meriwether, Elizabeth A. Recollections of 92 years, 1824-1916. Nashville, THC, 1958. 249 pp.

Randel, William P. The Ku Klux Klan; a century of infamy. Philadelphia, PA, Chilton Books, 1965. 300 pp.

Revised & amended prescript of the order of the * * * [Ku Klux Klan]. Pulaski, Pulaski Citizen, 1868. 24 pp. (reprinted AHM 5 (1900), pp. 3-26).

Robuck, J.E. My own personal experience & observation as a soldier in the Confederate army during the Civil War, 1861-1865, also during the period of reconstruction. Appending a history of the origin, rise, career & disbanding of the famous Ku Klux Klan, or invisible empire. Exactly why, when & where it originated. Birmingham, AL, Leslie Print. & Pub. Co., 1911. 136 pp.

Romine, William B. & Mrs. William B. Romine. Story of the original Ku Klux Klan. Pulaski, Pulaski Citizen, 1934. 29 pp.

Sherrod, Isa L. The Ku Klux movement in TN. George Peabody College thesis, 1935. 109 pp.

TN General Assembly. Senate. Committee on Military Affairs. Report of evidence taken before the Military Committee in relation to outrages committed by the Ku Klux Klan in middle & west TN. Submitted to the extra session of the thirty-fifth General Assembly of the state of TN, Wednesday, 2d day of September, 1868. Nashville, S.C. Mercer, Printer to the State, 1868. 67 pp.

Trealease, Allen. White terror. NY, Harper, 1971. 557 pp.


Martin College

Allen, Paul F. A history of Martin College: the first l00 years. Pulaski, Martin College, 1971. 49 pp.

Halvarson, Carl M. Struggle & promise; a study of institutional purpose at Martin College, 1870-1970. Nashville, n.p., 1968. 35 pp.



Cemeteries as open space reservations. Washington, D.C., US Dept. Housing & Urban Dev., 1970. 69 pp.

Cohen, Nell R. Pulaski history, 1809-1950; the beginning, the building, the development, the institutions, & the people of the town of Pulaski, TN. Pulaski, the author, 1951. 99 pp. (TN Homecoming '86 ed., Pulaski, Giles County Hist. Soc., 1986).

Flood insurance study: city of Pulaski, TN, Giles County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1987. 12 pp.

Floods on Richland & Pleasant Run creeks & two unnamed tributaries to Richland Creek in the vicinity of Pulaski, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1983. 22 pp.

Pulaski, Giles County, TN: a land flowing with milk & honey. Pulaski, n.p., 195-. 33 pp.

Pulaski TN Industrial & Agricultural Dev. Comm. Pulaski & Giles County industrial data. N.p., 1958. 20 pp.

Pulaski, TN. Memorial Church of the Messiah. Order of services to be used at the laying of the cornerstone of the Memorial Church of the Messiah, Pulaski, TN, Thursday, July 7th, 1887. Pulaski, Citizen Job Print. Dept., 1887. 12 pp.

Richardson, William T. Historic Pulaski, birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan, scene of execution of Sam Davis. Nashville, Methodist Pub. House, 1913. 108 pp.

US Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands. Report of the Committee on the Public Lands on the petition of the commissioners appointed to fix a site for the town of Pulaski, in the county of Giles & the state of TN, Jan. 18, 1811. Washington, D.C., A & G Wray, 1810. 4 pp.