Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > McMinn County

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Adams, Donna J. Recreation resources & needs study, McMinn & Polk counties, TN. Oak Ridge, ORAU, 1966. 54 pp.

Akins, Bill. Trew's store: the first hundred years, 1890-1990. Athens, McMinn County Hist. Soc., 1990. 48 pp.

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (McMinn County, Preliminary #10). Nashville, TSLA, 1974. 37 pp.

Brasington, George F. The McMinn County, TN election of August 1, 1946. Emory U. thesis, 1948. 60 pp.

Byrum, C. Stephen. McMinn County. Memphis, MSU Press, 1984. 129 pp.

Dunn, Durwood, ed. These are our lives: McMinn countians in the twentieth century. Athens, TN Wesleyan College, 1992. 225 pp.

Ealy, Sally D. The educational history of McMinn County, TN. UT thesis, 1985. 198 pp.

Early history of McMinn County, from the time it was organized to the year 1887. Athens, the Herald, n.d. 13 pp.

Flood insurance study: McMinn County, TN, unincorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1991. 1 vol.

Frazier, Lee. "Some lore of the Sweetwater Valley." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 13 (1947), pp. 55-63.

Goodspeed's history of east TN (McMinn County, pp. 811-815, 1012-1032). Goodspeed, 1887.

Ground water management & protection: McMinn County, TN. Chattanooga, TVA, 1991. 72 pp.

Keith, Charles F. A review of McMinn County, TN, 1819-1968. N.p., 1969. 52 pp.

Lewis, Tim N. "Early chapters of TN." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 8 (1942), pp. 27- 53.

Long, Grady M. "Folk medicine in McMinn, Polk, Bradley & Meigs counties, TN 1910-1927." TN Folklore Society Bull. 28 (1962), pp. 1-8.

McKinney, R. Frank. Tall tales & unusual happenings of McMinn County, TN. Athens, McMinn County Hist. Soc., 1988. 171 pp.

McKinney, R. Frank. Torment in the knobs. Athens, McMinn County Hist. Soc., 1976, 1989. 230 pp. (historical novel of the 19th century & a true story of Mason Evans, a hermit for 40 years in the wilds of Starr Mountain)

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

McMinn County, TN, citizens handbook, Feb., 1971. Prepared & published by 1969 & 1970 eighth grade civics class of Mountain View Elementary School, Etowah, TN, 1971. 56 pp.

Martin, J. Huse. Characteristics of small Woodland owners in McMinn County, TN. Knoxville, UT, 1965. 65 pp. (preliminary report on a special problem in lieu of a thesis)

Neece, Stephen E. An examination of the controversy between the city of Athens & McMinn County, TN, concerning a proposed user charge for solid waste disposal service. ETSU, 1976. 45 pp. (a report presented to the Dept. of Political Science, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of city management, ETSU)

Pyott, J.I. "Minerals of McMinn County, TN." (In East TN, hist. & biog., pp. 379-383)

Rogers, E.G. "Borrowing from the moon." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 14 (1948), pp. 54-56.

Rogers, E.G. "Civil War etchings in retrospect." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 27 (1961), pp. 71-76.

Rogers, E.G. "Figurative language the folkway." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 16 (1950), pp. 71-75.

Rogers, E.G. "Switching for water." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 21 (1955), pp. 108- 111.

Russell, Thomas R. History of McMinn County, TN. (In East TN, hist. & biog., pp. 387-405)

Smith, Melvin O. Stratigraphy & structure of the middle Ordovician rocks in the vicinity of Calhoun, McMinn County, TN. UT dissertation, 1976. 155 pp.

Soil survey, McMinn County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1957. 109 pp.

Sullivan, Lynne P. "Cultural change & continuity in the late Woodland & Mississippian occupations of the Mouse Creek site." TN Anthrop. 14 (1989), pp. 33-63.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

TN Taxpayers Association. A report with recommendations covering a survey of the finances & administrative methods of the government of McMinn County, TN. Nashville, the association, 1948. 203 pp.

TN Valley Authority. Lower Hiwassee Valley, summary of resources. Knoxville, TVA, 1963. 1 vol.

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

TN Valley Authority. Social & Ec. Research Div. The effects upon local finance of real property purchases by the TVA, survey #4, Chickamauga Reservoir counties. Knoxville, TVA, 1938. 45 pp.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Spring City, Ten Mile, Pattie Gap, Evensville, Decatur, Tranquility, Niota, Sweetwater, Graysville, Big Spring, Goodfield, Riceville, Athens, Englewood, Soddy Island, Birchwood, Charleston, Calhoun, Etowah, Mecca, Benton.

Wankan, Frederick E. Echoes from the great depression: & stray tales from my post-Athenian days. Knoxville, the author, 1984. 78 pp.

Wiggins, Genevieve & Bill Akins, eds. Hard times remembered: a study of the depression in McMinn. Athens, McMinn County Hist. Soc., 1983. 146 pp.

Wiggins, Genevieve & Bill Akins, eds. "Over here" & after: McMinn County TN during WWI & the twenties. Athens, McMinn County Hist. Soc., 1986. 130 pp.

Wooten, John M., comp. Scrapbook history of McMinn County, TN. Cleveland, 1937. 405 pp.


Boyer, Reba B. A history of Mars Hill Presbyterian Church. Athens, n.p., 1973. 126 pp.

Byrum, C. Stephen. The battle of Athens. Chattanooga, Paidia Productions, 1987. 301 pp.

Cook, Howard. Swifter than eagles: Bill White & the battle of Athens, 1946: a nonfiction novel. Athens, Friendly City Pub. Co., 1980. 343 pp.

Ealy, Sally D. A history of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church, 1824- 1984. Athens, the church, 1985. 288 pp.

Flood insurance study: city of Athens, TN, McMinn County. (Rev. Dec. 4, 1986). Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1986. 27 pp.

Johnson, George O. "Weena & Connestoga: a legend which centers around two trees in the heart of Athens." TN Hist. Mag. 8 (1924), pp. 153-166.

McMinn County High School, Athens, TN. The Cherokee. (annual) High school yearbook.

Sharp, John M. Recollections of hearsays of Athens, fifty years & beyond. Athens, the author, 1933. 78 pp.

White, T. H. "The battle of Athens, TN." Harper's Mag. 194 (1947), pp. 54-61.



Dickson, Bobbie Armstrong. Englewood: the town & its people. N.p., 1986.

Evans, Carol Jo & Helen Brown, eds. Then & now: the women at Englewood textile mills. Athens, Quality, 1993. 120 pp.

Floods on Chestuee, Little Chestuee, & Middle Creeks in vicinity of Englewood, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1969. 8 pp.



Etowah, TN, the fastest-growing town on the Knoxville-Atlanta highway. Etowah, n.p., 1929? 16 pp.

Growing up with the L&N: life & times in a railroad town. Etowah, Arts Commission, 1989. 64 pp.

McKinney, R. Frank. A brief history of the city of Etowah, TN. Etowah, the city, 1988. 25 pp.


Mars Hill

Nankivel, J.R. History & times of Mars Hill Presbyterian Church, 1823 - 1923. Athens, Session, n.d. 26 pp.



Athens press presents the story of Niota, TN; its history, products & services in words & pictures. Athens, n.p., 1962. 12 pp.


Tennessee Wesleyan College

Grant University. General catalogue of the graduates at Athens, TN, from the Methodist Episcopal Church University, 1866-1896. Knoxville, Ogden Bros. & Co., 1896. 50 pp.

Martin, Leroy Albert. A history of Tennessee Wesleyan College, 1857-1957. Athens, 1957. 296 pp.

TN Wesleyan College, Athens. Nocatula. (annual) TN Wesleyan College yearbook.