Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > McNairy County

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McNairy County in General

Alexander, Frank D. Owners & tenants of small farms in the life of a selected community [McNairy County]: a cultural analysis. Vanderbilt U. dissertation, 1938. 474 pp.

Allred, Charles E. Acquisition of farm land by credit corporations in TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1938. 49 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #77)

Atkins, Samuel W. Cotton production practices in type-of-farming area 6, western TN, 1947. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1950. 33 pp.

Berry, Willard. The foraminifera of the Ripley formation on Coon Creek, TN. Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, 1929. 20 pp.

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (McNairy County, Preliminary #18). Nashville, TSLA, 1970. 43 pp.

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

Goble, William E. Farm equipment in six west TN counties, 1948. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1949. 56 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #248)

Goodspeed's history of TN (McNairy County, pp. 819-828, 870-880). Goodspeed, 1887.

Hillin, Hank. FBI codename Tennpar: TN's Ray Blanton years. Nashville, Pine Hall Press, 1985. 494 pp.

Houston, Leslie. McNairy County blue book for 1986. Selmer, McNairy County Hist. Soc., 1986. 42 pp.

Illustrated account of the Mt. Vinson-Shiloh cyclone, October 14, 1909. Adamsville, Wilson Pub. Co., 1909. 36 pp.

Lufkin, Charles L. "Divided loyalties: sectionalism in Civil War McNairy County, TN." THQ 47 (1988), pp. 169-177.

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

McNairy County, TN: water use survey, TN-Tombigbee corridor study. Memphis, MSU, 1981. 15 pp.

Majors, William R. "Muddy roads, bureaucrats & politics: the trials & tribulations of a rural TN school superintendent in the 1920s." WTHSP 32 (1978), pp. 84-102.

Raskopf, B.D. Improving incomes of small farms in area 6, west TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1948. 56 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #237)

Russell, Ernest E. Mineral resources summary of the Michie quadrangle, TN; including the TN portion of the Kendrick quadrangle, MS-TN. Nashville, TN Div. Geol., 1967. 27 pp.

Service sector business opportunities for McNairy County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1988. 95 pp.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

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

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Jacks Creek, Enville, Sardis, Silerton, Masseyville, Mt. Peter, Leapwood, Milledgeville, Hornsby, Rose Creek, Purdy, Stantonville, Pittsburg Landing, Pocahontas, Chewalla, Guys, Michie, Counce, Kendrick, Doskie.

US Soil Conservation Service. McNairy-Cypress Creek watershed, McNairy County, TN: watershed plan. Washington, D.C., US Soil Conservation Service, 1975. 120 pp.

Wade, Bruce. The fauna of the Ripley formation on Coon Creek, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1926. 272 pp.

Wagoner, Bill. Stories about Shiloh & the TN Valley area. Adamsville, Banner Pub. Co., 1994. 64 pp.

Watershed work plan, Tuscumbia watershed, Alcorn & Prentiss counties, MS, & McNairy County, TN. Spartanburg, SC, Soil Conservation Service, 1964. 47 pp.

Whitlow, Charles & Myrlee Wright. 150 years of growth & progress in McNairy County. Jackson, the author, 1973. 82 pp.

Wright, Marcus J. Reminiscences of the early settlement & early settlers of McNairy County, TN. Washington, D.C., Commercial, 1882. 96 pp. (various reprints available)


Community information, Adamsville-McNairy County, TN. Prepared by city of Adamsville, McNairy Chamber of Commerce & West TN Industrial Association. Jackson, the association, n.d. 1 vol.



Adams, J. Louis. Old Purdy, the history of the first county seat of McNairy County, TN. Jackson, McCowat-Mercer, 1952. 31 pp. (reprinted in WTHSP 6 (1952), pp. 5-33)


Buford Pusser

Bond, Eddie. Eddie Bond sings the legend of Buford Pusser [sound recording]. Shiloh, Buford Pusser's Museum, 19--. 1 sound cassette.

Crawford, Charles W. "The Buford Pusser project": interview with Mrs. Helen Pusser, August 8, 1978. Memphis, Oral Hist. Research Office, MSU, 1983. 62 pp.

Morris, W.R. Buford: true story of "Walking tall" sheriff Buford Pusser. Shiloh, Popular Books, 1983. 166 pp.

Morris W.R. The legacy of Buford Pusser, a pictorial history of the "Walking tall" sheriff. Paducah, KY, Turner Pub., 1994. 144 pp.

Morris, W.R. The state-line mob: a true story of murder & intrigue. Nashville, Rutledge Hill Press, 1990. 192 pp.

Morris. W.R. The twelfth of August; the story of Buford Pusser. Nashville, Aurora Pub., 1971. 240 pp. (reprinted 1974 by Toronto)


Community information, Selmer-McNairy County, TN. Prepared by McNairy Chamber of Commerce & West TN Industrial Association. Jackson, the association, 19--. 1 vol.

Wagoner, Bill. P.H. Thrasher: Union scout, early pioneer, founder of Selmer, TN. Adamsville, Banner Pub. Co., 1981. 18 pp. (from Bill Wagoner's "Wagon spokes", vol. l, #1)