Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Morgan County

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Morgan County in General


Bean, Stephen D. Three decades & a new generation: Emory River Land Company status of management 1984. Norris, TVA, 1986. 16 pp.

Benthall, Joseph L. & Mary K. Manning. "Archaeological excavations at High Knob (40MO82), an early Archaic site in Morgan County, TN." TN Anthrop. 13 (1988), pp. 124-148.

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Morgan County, Preliminary #44-A). Nashville, TSLA, 1974. 45 pp.

Bradley, Frank H. Geological report: Wilcox Mining Co. of TN, annual report. NY, E. Wells Sackett, 1871. 39 pp.

Burwell, Howard B. Well sample descriptions & drillers' logs, Morgan County, TN. Nashville, n.p., 1967. 175 pp.

Cooper, Hobart S. German & Swiss colonization in Morgan County, TN. UT thesis, 1925. 100 pp.

Crownover, Stanley H. Classification & description of forest community types & soils of Bird Mountain, Frozen Head State Natural Area, Morgan County, TN. UT thesis, 1988. 222 pp.

Development & use plan for University of TN forest lands in Morgan & Scott counties. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1953. 25 pp.

Dickinson, W. Calvin. Morgan County. Memphis, MSU Press, 1987. 134 pp.

Forest management can pay in the Cumberlands. Norris, TVA, 1976. 8 pp.

Freytag, Ethel & Glena K. Ott. A history of Morgan County, TN. Wartburg, Specialty, 1982. 379 pp. (first published 1971)

Glenn, Leonidas C. The northern TN coal field included in Morgan [& other] counties. Nashville, TN Div. Geol., 1925. 478 pp. (its Bulletin #33-B)

Goodspeed's history of east TN (Morgan County, pp. 841-843, 1123-1125). Goodspeed, 1887.

Hacker, J.G. Report about & from America given from first-hand observation in the years 1848 & 1849 & published for emigrants. Memphis, MSU, 1970. 118 pp.

Howell, David. Jewell smokeless evaluation, TN property. Knoxville, Utah International, Inc., Exploration. 2 vols.

Jones, Reece A. A geographical survey of Morgan County, TN. UT thesis, 1940. pp.

King, W.W. Economic improvement through forest utilization & development: Cumberland & Morgan counties, TN. Norris, TVA, 1959. 13 pp.

MacDonald, Frederick F. The Morgan/Scott project: a case study of insider/outsider dynamics in rural community development. UT thesis, 1988. 178 pp.

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

Morgan County Overall Economic Development Comm. Overall economic development program for Morgan County, TN. Wartburg, n.p., 1968. 1 vol.

Neal, Clinton E. A study of needs for a proposed comprehensive high school in Morgan County, TN. UT thesis, 1975. 51 pp.

Ogden, William H. Forest resources & industries, Cumberland & Morgan counties, TN. Norris, TVA, 1953. 76 pp.

Pictorial history of Morgan County, TN. Wartburg, Morgan County Pictorial Hist. Comm., 1970? 102 pp.

Report of initial timber sale, UT lands, Morgan County, TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1950. 4 pp.

Schnoebelen, Douglas J. Depositional environments of the Lower Crooked Fork Group near Wartburg, Morgan County, TN. UT thesis, 1983. 243 pp.

Rose, William D. Geology of the northern part of the Camp Austin quadrangle, Morgan County, TN. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1953. 48 pp.

Sullivan, Margaret. A bibliography of Lillian Smith & Paula Snelling. Memphis, MSU, 1971. 118 pp.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

TN Div. Forestry. A preliminary timber management plan, Ford-Faust-Cheely property, Morgan County, TN. Nashville, the division, 1954. 11 pp.

TN Div. Forestry. How forest fires get started in Cumberland & Morgan counties, TN. Nashville, the division, 1954. 10 pp.

TN Valley Authority. Div. of Forestry Dev. Water control: a key to reclaiming a mountain strip mine, Morgan County, TN. Norris, TVA, 1969. 6 pp.

TN Valley Authority. Ind. Div. Agricultural-industrial survey of Morgan County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1935. var. pp.

TN Valley Authority. Social & Ec. Div. Research Sec. Effect of proposed national forest purchases on county finance, survey # 2: Morgan County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1936. 43 pp.

TN Valley Authority. Social & Ec. Div. Research Sec. Effect of proposed national forest purchases on county finance in the Cumberland Plateau of TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1937. 65 pp.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Honey Creek, Grimsley, Burrville, Rugby, Robbins, Jones Knob, Twin Bridges, Pilot Knob, Pilot Mtn., Gobey, Fork Mtn., Hebbertsburg, Lancing, Camp Austin, Petros, Windrock, Cardiff, Harriman, Elverton.

Water & wastewater plan for Roane & Morgan counties. Knoxville, n.p., 1980. 22 pp.

Wilson, Ross H. A study of secondary schools of Morgan County. UT thesis, 1941. pp.

Worthington, Florence. Between the camp & the switch. N.p., n.d. 108 pp.

Wright, Absalom B. "Morgan County." (In Autobiography of Rev. A.B. Wright of the Holston Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, pp. 78-93, 158-173, 208-227)

Brushy Mountain

Gibney, Laurence V. A descriptive study of the guard force at Brushy Mountain Penitentiary, Petros, TN. UT thesis, 1970. pp.

TN State Penitentiary (Nashville). History of the TN penal institutions, 1813- 1940. Nashville, n.p., 1940. 23 pp.

Winton, Ruth N. A history of Brushy Mountain Penitentiary. UT thesis, 1937. pp.



Cardiff Coal & Iron Company. The town of Cardiff, on the Cincinnati Southern Railroad & Tennessee River, Roane County, TN: & lands & mines of the Cardiff Coal & Iron Company, situated in Roane, Cumberland & Morgan counties. N.p., Cardiff Coal & Iron Company, 1890. 23 pp.


Deer Lodge

Kries, Susie L. Deer Lodge, TN, 1884-1984. Deer Lodge, the author, 1984. 226 pp.

Stagg, Brian L. Deer Lodge, TN, its little-known history. Oak Ridge, the author, 1964. 28 pp.



Flood insurance study: city of Oakdale, TN, Morgan County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1986. 9 pp.

TN State Library & Archives. A study of the community of Oakdale, TN. Presented by TSLA, Public Libraries Division, Clinch-Powell Region. Clinton, Clinton Courier-News, 1958. 37 pp.



Alstetter, Mabel F. "Thomas Hughes in America." Peabody J. Ed. 15 (1937), pp. 92-100.

Armytage, W.H.G. "New light on the English background of Thomas Hughes' Rugby Colony in TN." ETHSP 21 (1949), pp. 69-84.

Bertz, Eduard. Das Sabinergut. Berlin, Alfred Schall, 1896. 1 vol. (German novel about Rugby by the first Thomas Hughes public librarian at Rugby)

Board of Aid to Land Ownership (Ltd.) of London, England. Rugby, Morgan County, TN: settlement founded October 5, 1880. N.p., R. Clark & Co., 1880. 27 pp. (found with Sketch of the late Margaret E. Hughes, taken from the report of the Margaret E. Hughes King's Daughters Circle of Rugby, TN, n.p., 1900.)

Brachey, Doug & Dawn Brachey. Rugby: TN's Victorian Village. Brentwood, J.M. Productions, 1987. 72 pp.

Brooks, Nelly L. Sketches of Rugby, TN. Unpublished typescript, 1941. 27 pp.

Cantrell, Pearl, et al. A guide to the Historic Rugby Archive & Research Centre. Rugby, Historic Rugby, 1992. 22 pp.

DeBrayn, John R. "The son of Tom Taylor visits Rugby, TN: five newly documented letters." ETHSP 46 (1974), pp. 126-136.

Dickinson, W. Calvin. "Whose sons settled Rugby? a study of the population at Rugby, TN, in the 1880s." THQ 52 (1993), pp. 192-198.

Gordon, Douglas K. The Thomas Hughes Free Public Library, Rugby, TN: a history & partial bibliography. UT dissertation, 1974. pp.

Gordon, Douglas K. The Hughes Free Public Library, Rugby, TN, 1880-1895. Rugby, Rugby Restoration Press, 1979. 47 pp.

Hamer, Marguerite B. "Thomas Hughes & his American Rugby." NC Hist. Rev. 5 (1928), pp. 390-412.

Hamer, Marguerite B. Cameos of the south: historical word sketches of TN & of the old south. Philadelphia, PA, Winston, 1940. 154 pp. (a portion of the work concerns Rugby)

Hamer, Marguerite B. "The correspondence of Thomas Hughes concerning his TN Rugby." NC Hist. Rev. 21 (1944), pp. 203-214.

Historical documentation & design criteria for the Tabard Inn (TN Lodge), Big South Fork National River & Recreation area. Nashville, Building Conservation Technology, Inc., 1980. 173 pp.

Hughes, Emmy. Dissipations at Uffington House: the letters of Emmy Hughes, Rugby, Morgan County, TN, July 5, 1881-July 15, 1887. Memphis, MSU, 1975. 87 pp.

Hughes, Thomas. Rugby, Morgan County, TN, settlement founded October 5, 1880 by the Board of Aid to Land Ownership, Ltd., of London, England. Thomas Hughes, president. Cincinnati, OH, R. Clarke, 1880. 24 pp.

Hughes, Thomas. Rugby, TN, being some account of the settlement founded on the Cumberland Plateau by the Board of Aid to Land Ownership, Ltd., a company incorporated in England, & authorized to hold & deal in land by act of the legislature of the state of TN, with a report on the soils of the plateau, by the Hon. F.W. Killebrew. NY, MacMillan & Co., 1881. 168 pp. (reprinted 1975 by Porcupine Press)

Jones, Audrey. "Rugby in TN." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 74 (1948), pp. 23-27.

Lasswell, Lynda. Rugby: a brave failure, a brave success. Rugby, Rugby Restoration Press, 1975. 34 pp.

McClary, Ben H. "Not for the moment only: Edward Bertz to Mary Percival, Feb. 18, 1886." THQ 24 (1965), pp. 54-62.

Mack, Edward C. & W.H.G. Armytage. Thomas Hughes: the life of the author of Tom Brown's schooldays. London, Benn, 1952. 302 pp.

Maloney, John. "Town of cultured ghosts." Holiday (Oct. 1948), pp. 81-92.

Master plan for the development, management & protection of the Rugby Colony Historic Area: Morgan & Scott counties, TN, volume II: technical reports. Prepared by Building Conservation Technology, Inc., for US Army Corps of Engineers. Nashville, the corps, 1984. 1 vol.

Mathews, John J. Life & death of an oilman: the career of E.W. Marland [Rugby resident]. Norman, U. of OK Press, 1951. 259 pp.

Miller, Ernest I. The English settlement at Rugby, TN. Knoxville, the author, 1941. 37 pp.

Miller, Ernest I. Some TN utopias. UT thesis, 1941. 80 pp.

Montgomery, James E. Two resettlement communities on the Cumberland Plateau. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1941. pp.

Owsley, Harriet C. "The Rugby papers: a bibliographic note." THQ 27 (1968), pp. 225-228.

Pemberton, Luola S. Thomas Hughes in Rugby, TN. George Peabody College thesis, 1947. pp.

The Rugbeian. Vol. 1, 1967-. (semiannual, irregular). Rugby Restoration Association.

The Rugby handbook of the English-American colony on the plateau of the Cumberland Mountains in east TN. Rugby, n.p., 1885. 32 pp.

Rugby planning news. Vol. 1, 1980-vol. 5, 1981. (irregular) Building Conservation Technology, Inc.

Rugby Restoration Association. A first statement of goals & objectives, Rugby Restoration Association. Rugby, Rugby Restoration Press, 1974. 6 pp. (Rugby planning reports, # 1)

Rugby Restoration Association. Rugby recipes: a collection of recipes from original colonists, occupants of Rugby homes through the years, & friends of the Rugby Restoration. Rugby, Rugby Restoration Press, 1971. 64 pp.

Stagg, Brian L. The distant Eden: TN's Rugby colony. A history of the English colony at Rugby, TN, with a guide to the remaining original building. Rugby, Paylor Publications, 1973. 34 pp.

Stagg, Brian L. "TN's Rugby colony." THQ 27 (1968), pp. 209-224.

Stone, Grace. "TN: social & economic laboratory." Sewanee Review 46 (1938), pp. 36-44, 158-166.

Stott, Kathleen B. Rugby, TN: an attempted utopia. U. MO thesis, 1938, 136 pp.

A study of Rugby. Rugby, Rugby Restoration Association, 1975. 46 pp. (Rugby planning reports, #2)

"TN colony named Rugby after Tom Hughes' old school." Time (Dec. 25, 1939), pp. 9+.

Tosswill, T.D. Annals of a village: the history of Rugby, TN. N.p., 1976. 1 vol.

Walton, Sarah L. Memories of Rugby Colony. Rugby, privately printed, 1952. 15 pp.

Walton, Sarah L. "Rugby in America." GA Review 10 (1956), pp. 395-403.

Wichman, Patricia G. Christ Church, Episcopal, Rugby, TN: a short history. Rugby, privately printed, 1959. 47 pp.

Wichman, Patricia G. Rugby: a great man's dream. Rugby, Hughes Pub. Lib., 1966. 43 pp.

Young, Arthur C., ed. The letters of George Gissing to Edward Bertz, 1887- 1903. London, Constable, 1961; New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers U. Press, 1961. 337 pp.



Everette, Sandra K. Educational handicaps & criminal behavior at Morgan County Regional Correctional Facility in Wartburg, TN. UT thesis, 1990. 163 pp.

O'Connell, Richard B., trans. "Report about & from America, given from firsthand observation in the years 1848 & 1849 & published for emigrants to persuade Germans to settle in Morgan County at Wartburg, where a German settlement had been established." By J.G. Hacken from Chemnitz. MVC Bull. 3 (1970), pp. 5-74; 4 (1971), pp. 85- 118.

Wust, Klaus. Wartburg: dream & reality of the new Germany in TN. Baltimore, J.H. Faust, 1963. 25 pp. (31st Report, Society for the History of the Germans in MD)