Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Hardeman County

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Hardeman County in General

Alexander, Herbert L. "The Armstrong raid including the battles of Bolivar, Medon Station & Britton Lane." THQ 21 (1962), pp. 31-46.

Armour, Quinnie. The development of secondary education in Hardeman County, TN. George Peabody College thesis, 1937. pp.

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

Clifft, Warner W. Early history of Hardeman County, TN. George Peabody College thesis, 1930. 37 pp.

Davidson, Faye T. The Hardeman Free Press, Bolivar, TN, 1895-1918. Bolivar, Owens-Davidson-Cox, 1993. 136 pp.

Deming, Raymond M. Hardeman County: its origin & economic development. George Peabody College dissertation, 1958. pp.

First Baptist Church, Bolivar, TN, 1835-1985. Bolivar, the church, 1985. 76 pp.

Flood insurance study: Hardeman County, TN, unincorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1991. 9 pp.

Goodspeed's history of TN (Hardeman County, pp. 818-840, 887-963). Goodspeed, 1887.

Harde-facts. No. 1, Jan., 1984-. (quarterly) Patricia L. Vincent, Bolivar, TN.

Hardeman County historical sketches. Bolivar, Hardeman County Hist. Comm., 1979. 394 pp.

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

Haywood, Marshall D. Calvin Jones, physician, soldier & freemason, 1755- 1846, being an account of his career in NC & TN. Oxford, NC, Press of Oxford Orphanage, 1919. 31 pp.

Kirksey, Howard G. History & comparative growth of public schools in Hardeman County, 1867-1936. George Peabody College thesis, 1937. pp.

McBride, John S. Hill speech in southwestern TN. Columbia U. thesis, 1935. 66 pp.

Memphis State University. College of Education. Report of the research committee on the survey of the Hardeman County school system: Hardeman County, TN, 1958-1959. Memphis, n.p., 1959. 132 pp.

Owsley, Harriet C. "Westward to TN." THQ 24 (1965), pp. 31-38.

Pirtle, James R. The military history of the Hatchie River Valley in Hardeman County, TN. George Peabody College thesis, 1957. 48 pp.

Potential contamination of the hydraulic environment from the pesticide waste dump in Hardeman County, TN. Washington, D.C., US Geol. Survey, 1967. 46 pp.

Rima, Donald R. Susceptibility of the Memphis water supply to contamination from the pesticide waste disposal site in northeastern Hardeman County, TN. Nashville, US Geol. Survey, 1979. 5 pp.

Robinson, James E. A sociological & religious study of forty negro church communities of Hardeman County, TN. Drew U. thesis, 1950. 174 pp.

Rowan, W.S. Farm credit agencies in a cotton county, 1940. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1940. 19 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #137)

Rowan, W.S. Use of credit by cotton farmers, Hardeman County, TN, 1940. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1942. 34 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #136)

Stewart, James B. As it was: plantation life in west TN beginning 1832. N.p., 1974. 1 vol. (reprinted 1981 by Carlton Press, 144 pp.)

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Hillville, Mercer, Teague, Medon, Whiteville, Bolivar West, Bolivar East, Silerton, Hickory Valley, Middleburg, Hebron, Hornsby, Grand Junction, Saulsbury, Middleton, Pocahontas.


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. Harvard U. dissertation, 1956. pp.


Battle of Middleburg

Richards, Charles H. "The 'army blanche' in TN: the battle of Middleburg." WTHSP 45 (1991), pp. 68-82.



Community information, Whiteville, TN. Prepared by Whiteville Ind. Board, Hardeman County Chamber of Commerce & West TN Ind. Assoc. Jackson, the association, 1988. 27 pp.

Rivers, Ernest L. The history of Allen-White High School, Whiteville, Hardeman County, TN from 1930-1948. TN State A&I thesis, 1954. (reprinted by the author 1957, 58 pp.)