Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > White County

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White County in General

Allred, Charles E. Educational status of rural relief families in TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1936. 41 pp. (its Report # 22)

Allred, Charles E. Mobility of rural relief families in TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1936. 35 pp. (its Report #14)

Allred, Charles E. Relation of education to economic & social status of relief clients in TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1937. 36 pp. (its Report #24)

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (White County, Preliminary # 30). Nashville, TSLA, 1972. 92 pp.

Butts, Charles. Coals in the area between Bon Air & Clifty, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1917. 310 pp.

Cantrell, Gerry R., comp. History of White County churches. Sparta, n.p., 1980. 136 pp.

Clark, Darius. The Civil War diary of Darius Clark of White County, TN, Co. G, 16th TN infantry, CSA. Huntsville, J.J. Betterton, 1980. 35 pp.

Comstock, Charles. Freemasonry in pioneer times, White County. Sparta, n.p., 1929. pp.

Doran, Edwina B. Folklore in White County, TN. George Peabody College thesis, 1969. 437 pp.

Doran, Edwina B. "The rock woman & the little people-- White County legends." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 50 (1984), pp. 136-140.

Dudney, Betty J. Civil War in White County, TN, 1861-1865. TTU thesis, 1985. 68 pp.

Eldridge, Lewis W. The rehabilitants of White County, TN from Jan., 1963 through Dec., 1968. TTU thesis, 1970. 72 pp.

5 county association: Cannon, Dekalb, Van Buren, Warren, White: promoting progress through cooperation. McMinnville, the association, 1974. 19 pp.

England, Bransford & Ruth H. England. The history of a pioneer church. N.p., Macedonia Baptist Church, 1969. 20 pp.

Fancher, Frank T. The Sparta bar. Milford, NH, Cabinet Press, 1950. 4 pp.

Fowler, Walter. An educational, economic & community survey of White County, TN. UT thesis, 1932. 79 pp.

Golden, Charles E. A survey of the causes of absences in the public school system of White County & Sparta, TN. Nashville, George Peabody College, 1955. 133 pp.

Goodspeed's history of TN (White County, pp. 797-812, 860-884). Goodspeed, 1887.

Huehls, Betty S. Life in the coal towns of White County, TN, 1882-1936. TTU thesis, 1983. 101 pp.

It happened in White County. By members of White County Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. Anna Grace Bandy, ed. Sparta, the association, 1986. 107 pp.

Keele, Robert L. "Folklore of the branch line railroad." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 13 (1947), pp. 10-15.

Kirkeminde, Patricia B. History of White County, TN, index. Crossville, the author, 1982. 34 pp. (index to Monroe Seals' History of White County, TN)

McDowell, L.L. "A background in folklore." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 2 (1936), pp. 1-8.

Marchbanks, Nell & Wally Gillian, comp. A pictorial history of White County, TN. Sparta, the Expositor, 1994. 96 pp.

Moore, Debra. "Jim Bobo's fatal ride: a study in progress of a TN ballad." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 50 (1984), pp. 40-57.

Phillips, William J., comp. Pioneers of White County, TN. Whitesburg, GA, Wide Services, 1991. 139 pp.

Pictorial history of Sparta-White County, TN. Cookeville, Anderson Performance Printing, 1984. 189 pp.

Prater, Otto. Economic history of White County, TN. George Peabody College thesis, 1932. 126 pp.

Rogers, Eliza G. Memorable historical accounts of White County & area. Collegedale, College Press, 1972. 158 pp.

Seals, Monroe. History of White County, 1867-1935. N.p., 1935. 152 pp. (reprinted 1974 by the Reprint Company)

Soil survey, White & Van Buren counties, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1981. 86 pp.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

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

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Silver Point, Burgess Falls, Dry Valley, Monterey Lake, Sligo Bridge, Cassville, Sparta, DeRossetta, Pleasant Hill, Campaign, Doyle, Bald Knob, Lonewood, Herbert Domain.

Webb, Thomas G. "The pottery industry of Dekalb, White & Putnam counties." THQ 30 (1971), pp. 110-112.

White County Immigration Bureau. White County, TN in a nut-shell. Sparta, n.p., n.d. 5 pp.

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

White County home & heritage [videorecording]. Comp. by Betty Huehls, narrated by Don Howard. Sparta, Rock House DAR, 1992. 1 videocassette

White County overall economic development program. N.p., Area Redevelopment Comm., 1962. 40 pp.

White County Retired Teachers Association. Field trips into White County history. Ed. by Mrs. Anna Grace Bandy. Artist Mrs. Veta Floyd. N.p., Brady Print. Co., 1983. 53 pp.

Willey, P., et al. "Aboriginal skeletons & petroglyphs in Officer Cave, TN." TN Anthrop. 13 (1988), pp. 51-75.

Williams, Carol. Legends & stories of White County, TN. George Peabody College thesis, 1930. pp.

Wren, Jenny & William Jenkins. From valley to mountain: the fruitful years: volume II of A saga of riches. N.p., L. V. Blaschak & W. W. Jenkins, 1987. 190 pp. (fiction)



Flood insurance study: city of Sparta, TN, White County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1977. 15 pp.

Johnson, Rena J., comp. History of First United Methodist Church, 1825-1982, Sparta, TN. Cookeville, the compiler, 1982. 169 pp.

The Sparta expositor: souvenir supplement. January, 1902. Sparta, the Expositor, 1902. 56 pp.

Tubb, James R., Jr. Seventy years agrowing: the story of Sparta Spoke Factory, 1896-1966. Sparta, n.p., 1966. 16 pp.