Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Robertson County

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Allen, Billy R. Robertson countians of the Civil War.

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Robertson County, Preliminary # 1). Nashville, TSLA, 1968. 47 pp.

Carl, Coley T. A survey of parent opinions regarding Robertson County Schools. Austin Peay St. U. thesis, 1970. 41 pp.

Conn, Hardin H. Robercrest in the snow. Springfield, n.p., 1940. 26 pp.

DeWitt, John H., Jr. "Early radio broadcasting in middle TN." THQ 31 (1972), pp. 80-94.

Dorsey, A. L. Miscellaneous collection of pamphlets & materials relating to Robertson County & Springfield, 1908-1940. (unpub. typescript)

Doss, Vertistine T. Characteristics, position, & prospects of black farmers in Robertson County, TN.TSU thesis, 1984. 61 pp.

Durrett, Jean. Churches of Robertson County, TN, 1786-1900. Springfield, Charlotte Reeves Robertson Chapter, DAR, 1977. 57 pp.

Flood insurance study: Robertson County, TN, unincorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1983. 30 pp.

Fyke, Ruth C. History of Mt Zion UMC: established 1798. Springfield, the author, 1984. 254 pp.

Garrett, William R., ed. "Sketches of Sevier & Robertson counties." AHM 5 (1900), pp. 310-325.

Gaston, Ray B. "Robertson County distilleries, 1796-1909." THQ 43 (1984), pp. 49-67.

Goodspeed's history of TN (Robertson County, pp. 827-867, 1124-1205). Goodspeed, 1886.

Gregory, Rick. "Robertson County & the Black Patch War, 1904-1909." THQ 39 (1980), pp. 341-358.

Gunn, Lovie M. Childhood memories of Oak Lawn. Springfield, n.p., 1967. 10 pp.

Gunn, Lovie M. The house with open doors. Springfield, n.p., 1967. 7 pp.

Henderson, Deborah K. Robertson County's heritage of homes. Springfield, Robertson County Antiquities Foundation, 1979. 96 pp.

Historical quarterly, eastern Robertson County. Vol. 1, 1994-. (quarterly) Cross Plains Heritage Commission.

Holman, Catherine & Jean Durette. Historic Robertson County, places & personalities. Photographs by Dennis Noon. Springfield, 1970. 40 pp.

Kilgore, Sherry J. "A brief survey of frontier architectural characteristics in Robertson & Sevier counties." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 44 (1978), pp. 116-126.

Miller, Harriet P. Pioneer colored Christians. Clarksville, W.P. Titus, 1911. 103 pp. (reprinted 1972 by Black Heritage Library Collection)

Moore, Lee A. Utilization of sources of information as related to socioeconomic characteristics of farmers in Robertson County. TSU thesis, 1984. 119 pp.

Morton, Jacob C. Robertson County Negro yearbook, 1938. Compiled by Jacob C. Morton & Virdner D. Moore, Jr. Springfield, 1938. 16 pp.

Mulloy, James S. Reminiscences of Robertson County. Springfield, n.p., n.d. 23 pp.

Nashville MSA, 1980-1987: an economic analysis. Nashville, TN Dept. Emp. Sec., 1988. 55 pp.

Owsley, Danny R. A comparison of land utilization in Robertson County to the state of TN. TSU thesis, 1979. 58 pp.

Red River Baptist Church (Adams, TN). Records of Red River Church at the mouth of Sulpher Fork of Red River in TN County (now Robertson County) Mero District, 1791. N.p., 1936. 251 pp.

Sanders, Thelma S. Attitudes, societal influences & agency impacts on the quality of life among the poor of rural Robertson County, TN. TSU thesis, 1980. 42 pp.

Soil survey, Robertson County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1914, 1968.

Stewart, Montgomery, Robertson County solid waste management plan. Clarksville, SMR Regional Planning Board, 1994. var. pp.

Stroud, Hubert B. Land use in Robertson County, TN. Memphis State U. thesis, 1968. 113 pp.

Survey of achievement in Robertson County Public Schools. Nashville, Division of Surveys & Field Services, George Peabody College for Teachers, 1961. 20 pp.

Swann, Earl. History of Mt Carmel Baptist Church.

TN Dept. Education. School plant survey report of selected schools in Robertson County. Nashville, n.p., 1959. 10 pp.

TN Dept. Emp. Sec. A look into available manpower, Robertson County, TN. Nashville, n.p., 1964. 22 pp.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

TN Taxpayers Assn. A report with recommendations covering a survey of the finances & administrative methods of the government of Robertson County, TN. Nashville, the association, 1943. 124 pp.

Thomas, Mrs. Archie, comp. Chronicles of Robertson County, as appears in Springfield Record, August, 1902. Springfield, n.p., 1922. 56 pp.

US Army Corps of Engineers. Flood plain information, Sulphur Fork, Springfield, TN. Prepared for the city of Springfield by the Dept. of the Army, Nashville, August 1972. Nashville, Army Corps of Engineers, 1972. 29 pp.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Guthrie, Millersville, Dot, Adairsville, Prices Mill, Franklin, Sango, Adams, Springfield North, Youngville, Orlinda, Portland, Henrietta, Pleasant View, Springfield South, Greenbrier, White House, Forest Grove, Whites Creek.

US Soil Conservation Service. Soils interpretations, Robertson County, TN.

Nashville, Mid-Cumberland Council of Governments, 1977. 31 pp.

Walker, Theron J., comp. The first hundred years of the Catholic Church in Robertson County, TN: memorial booklet published on the occasion of the celebration of the centennial of St. Michael's Church, Friday, May 8, 1942. N.p., 1942. 24 pp.

White, Lex. Occupational opportunities available for women in the field of agriculture in Robertson County, TN. TSU thesis, 1982. 41 pp.

Willett, Charles. Bygone days in TN. Springfield, the author, 1961. 7 pp. (reproduced from Robertson County Times, Feb.-Mar.-1961)


Williams, Louise & Myralynn Pope. Adams & community.

Winters, Ralph L. Historical sketches of Adams, Robertson County, TN & Port Royal, Montgomery County, TN, 1779-1968. Clarksville, 1968. 280 pp. (reprinted 1978 by S.J. Winters)

Winters, Ralph L. Hospitality homes & historic sites in western Robertson County, TN. Clarksville, the author, 1971. 126 pp.


Bell Witch

Barr, Gladys H. The Bell Witch at Adams. Nashville, D. Hutchinson, 1969. 107 pp.

Bell, Charles B. The Bell Witch: a mysterious spirit. Nashville, Lark, 1934. 228 pp. (reprinted 1972 by Charles Elder)

Bell, Charles B. & Harriet P. Miller. A mysterious spirit & the Bell Witch of TN. (a reprint of The Bell Witch: a mysterious spirit, 1934)

Brehm, H.C. Echoes of the Bell Witch in the twentieth century. Nashville, the author, 1979. 65 pp.

Ingram, M.V. Bell Witch: most gruesome of ghost stories, to be run as a serial in the SunCharleston, MS, the Sun, 1937. 48 pp.

Ingram, Martin Van Buren. An authenticated story of the famous Bell Witch, the mysterious talking goblin that terrorized the west end of Robertson County, TN, tormenting John Bell to his death; the story of Betsy Bell, her lover & the haunting sphinx. Clarksville, W.P. Titus, 1894. (various reprints available)

Lockhart, Teresa A. "20th century aspects of the Bell Witch." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 50 (1984), pp. 18-24.

Lombardo, Josephine. Bell Witch legends. Bloomington, Indiana Univ., Archives of Traditional Music, 1972. 8 sound cassettes + documentation. (various named informants interviewed by Lombardo; recorded June-July 1972 by Lombardo in Clarksville, Adams, & Cedar Hills, TN)

Miller, Harriet P. The Bell Witch of middle TN. Clarksville, Leaf-Chronicle, 1930. 72 pp.

Price, Charles E. The infamous Bell Witch of TN. Johnson City, Overmountain Press, 1994. 120 pp.

Scenes of the Bell Witch legend. Adams, K.R.J. Russell, 1972. 6 pp.

Shebar, Sharon S. & Judith Schoder. The Bell Witch. NY, J. Messner, 1983. 63 pp. (juvenile literature)


Cedar Hill

Head, Mary S. A circle of memories - Cedar Hill & surrounding area.

History of St. Michael's Catholic Church, 1842-1982. Rev. & partially rewritten by Marie English Hall. (1st. ed.) Springfield, Clemons Print. Co., 1982. 60 pp.


Cross Plains

Read, Rita A. Across the plains: a history of Cross Plains, TN, 1778-1986. Cross Plains, Cross Plains Heritage Commission, 1986. 120 pp.



Hill, Doris M. & Marjorie S. Pike. The village green, Greenbrier, TN, 1858- 1920. Greenbrier, D.M. Hill, 1983. 151 pp.



Rigsby, Maggie. Orlinda, TN.


Pleasant View

Walker, Mary E. Pleasant View & environs: Cheatham & Robertson County, TN, 1787-1981.Pleasant View, the author, 1982. 164 pp.



Ridgetop Hist. Soc. Ridgetop, a unique TN community. Ridgetop, the society, 1985. 28 pp.



Beasley, Phyllis H. History of Martin's Chapel United Methodist Church, 1845-1984. Springfield, the church, 1984. 47 pp.

Flood insurance study: city of Springfield, TN, Robertson County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1983. 16 pp.

Love, Charles H. The Springfield I have known. Springfield, Robertson County Times, n.d. 19 pp. (a reproduction of articles published in the Robertson County Times, beginning with its issue of Feb. 4, 1943)

US Army Corps of Engineers. Flood plain information, Sulpher Fork, Springfield, TN. Nashville, the corps, 1972. 29 pp.