Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Lake County

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Lake County in General


Churches of Lake County, TN, past & present. Compiled by the Lake County Hist. Soc. Tiptonville, the society, 1986. 78 pp.

Community information, Ridgely, Tiptonville, Samburg, TN. Prepared by Gibson Electric Membership Corp. & West TN Ind. Association. Jackson, the association, n.d.

Donaldson, R.C. By gone days. N.p., n.d.

Flood insurance study: Lake County, TN, unincorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1980. 11 p.

Franco, Alfred. Early inhabitants of this region. N.p., n.d.

Goodspeed's history of TN (Lake County, pp. 852-857, 1073-1087). Goodspeed, 1887.

History & families of Lake County, TN, 1870-1992. Paducah, KY, Turner Pub. Co., 1993. 160 pp.

Hyde, Abigail R. Memories of the 1937 flood in Lake County, TN. Ripley, Harmon Pub., 1989. 78 pp.

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

Lowry, Paul R., et al. Overall economic development program for Lake County, TN, redevelopment area. Memphis, n.p., 1968. 890 pp.

Soil survey, Lake County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1969. 39 pp.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

The stories they tell. Tiptonville, Lake County Hist. Soc., 1988. 113 pp.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Hubbard Lake, Bondurant, Tiptonville, Samsburg, Portageville, Ridgely, Caruthersville, Miston.

White, Lonnie J. "Federal operations at New Madrid & Island Number Ten." WTHSP 17 (1963), pp. 47-67.


Reelfoot Lake / New Madrid Earthquake

Annual reservoir report... for Reelfoot Lake. Nashville, TN Wildlife Resources Agency. Annual

Burt, Jesse. "Reelfoot Lake-- child of violence." Natural Hist. (Feb. 1955), pp. 95-114.

Caldwell, Russell H. Reelfoot Lake: history -- duck call makers -- hunting tales (rev. ed.). Union City, Caldwell's Office Outfitters, Inc., 1989. 270 pp.

Carter, John P. Life & lore of Reelfoot Lake. George Peabody College dissertation, 1958. 92 pp.

Clifton, Juanita as told to Lou Harshaw. Reelfoot & the New Madrid quake. Asheville, NC, Victor Pub. Co., 1980. 84 pp.

Denton, Gregory M. Summary of the sedimentation studies of Reelfoot Lake, 1982-1986. Prepared by Gregory M. Denton for the Reelfoot Lake Legislative Task Force. Nashville, TN Dept. Health & Env., 1986. 35 pp.

Eagle, R.E. Lee. Reelfoot Lake, fishing & duck shooting; history of Reelfoot Lake. Nashville, McQuiddy, 1915. pp.

Fuller, Myron L. The New Madrid Earthquake. Washington, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 494, 1912 (reprinted 1992), 119 pp.

Gassner/Nathan/Browne. A master plan for Reelfoot Lake State Park. Prepared for the state of TN, Dept. Conservation by Gassner/Nathan/Browne. Memphis, the authors, 1969. 63 pp.

Humphreys, Cecil C. "The formation of Reelfoot Lake & consequent land & social problems." WTHSP 14 (1960), pp. 32-73.

Humphreys, Cecil C. The history of the Reelfoot Lake region. UT thesis, 1938. pp.

Investigations of the New Madrid seismic zone. Denver, CO, US Geol. Survey, 1994. var. pp.

Lowe, Walter E. History of Reelfoot Lake. George Peabody College thesis, 1930. pp.

McGill, J.T. & W.W. Craig. "The ownership of Reelfoot Lake." J. TN Acad. Sci. 8 (1933), pp. 13-21.

McIntyre, S.C. Sedimentation in Reelfoot Lake: final report on cooperative research for TN Dept. Health & Env. Durant, OK, Water Quality & Watershed Research Laboratory, 1986. 58 pp.

Mainfort, Robert C. & Michael C. Moore. "Archaeological investigations at 40LK3 & implications for future management decisions at Reelfoot Lake, TN." TN Anthrop. 16 (1991), pp. 178-197.

Mueller, Myrl R. Lost in the annals: history & legends of the New Madrid earthquake of 1811-1812. Paragould, AR, the author, 1990. 173 pp.

Nelson, Wilbur A. "Reelfoot-- an earthquake lake." Nat. Geog. Mag. (Jan. 1924), pp. 95-114.

Peacock, Blanche G. "Reelfoot Lake State Park." THQ 32 (1973), pp. 205-232.

Purcell, Martha G. Birth of Reelfoot Lake & the legend of Kalopin. Paducah, KY, Paducah Printing, 1929. 19 pp.

Report of Reelfoot Lake Biological Station. v.1, Jan. 1937-. Nashville, TN Acad. Sci.

Sediment production study: Reelfoot Lake area, Obion County, TN & Fulton County, KY. Nashville, Mississippi River & Tributaries Resurvey, US Dept. Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, 1956. 29 pp.

Stearns, Richard G. Recent vertical movement of the land surface in the Lake County uplift & Reelfoot Lake basin areas, TN, MO & KY. Springfield, VA, US Nuclear Reg. Comm., 1979. 37 pp.

Taylor, Hillsman. "The night riders of west TN." WTHSP 6 (1952), pp. 77-86.

US Army. Corps of Engineers. Lower Mississippi River & tributaries in the Reelfoot Lake area of KY & TN. Letter from the secretary of the army, transmitting a letter from the chief of engineers, Dept. of the Army, dated August 30, 1954, together with accompanying papers & an illustration & a review of report on the lower Mississippi River & tributaries in the Reelfoot Lake area of KY & TN, requested by a resolution of the Committee on Public Works, US Senate, adopted December 20, 1950. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1954. 23 pp.

Vanderwood, Paul J. "Night riders of Reelfoot Lake." THQ 28 (1969), pp. 126- 140.

Vanderwood, Paul J. Night riders of Reelfoot Lake. MSU Press, 1969. 159 pp.

Vanderwood, Paul J. Night riders of west TN. MSU thesis, 1958. 167 pp.

Van Dresser, C. "Reelfoot, a dying lake." Nature Mag. (Feb. 1955), pp. 90-93.

Walker, Paul E. Illustrated history of Reelfoot Lake. Ridgely, the author, 1929. 30 pp.



Algee, Isabelle R. History of First United Methodist Church of Ridgely. Ridgely, the author, 1986. 28 pp.

Callis, Ruby. Ridgely panorama. N.p., 1967. 113 pp.



Flood insurance study: city of Tiptonville, TN, Lake County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1980. 9 pp.