Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Williamson County

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Williamson County in General

Allred, Charles E. Business cycles & age of operators as factors in the progress of TN farmers. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1938. 30 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #87)

Allred, Charles E. Education of farmers' wives & children in four counties of TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1937. 43 pp. (its Monograph #27)

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. Inheritance as a factor in the progress of TN farmers. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1938. 38 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #88)

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).

Allred, Charles E. Rural credit in TN, 1923. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1938. 48 pp. (its Rural research series, monograph #82).

Allred, Charles E. Rural relief & rehabilitation possibilities in Williamson County, TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1936. 48 pp. (its Report #13).

Allred, Charles E. Some problems of rural relief in TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1935. 17 pp. (its Report #1)

Allred, Charles E. Why farmers move or change tenure status. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1943. 40 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #159)

Atkinson, James R. Archeological investigations at the Floyd & Gray sites on the Natchez Trace Parkway, Williamson & Davidson counties, TN. Tallahassee, FL, Southeast Archaeological Center, National Park Service, 1989. 50 pp.

Beeler, Houston Y. Grade A milk producers in Williamson County, TN. Problem A: Characteristics of Williamson County Grade A milk producers & their farms; problem B: Management practices of Williamson County Grade A milk producers; problem C: Factors influencing dairy management practice adoption by Williamson County Grade A milk producers. (three related special problems in lieu of thesis, UT, 1966. 150 pp.)

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Williamson County,Preliminary # 25). Nashville, TSLA, 1971. 52 pp.

Bowman, Virginia. Historic Williamson County: old homes & sites. Nashville, Blue & Gray, 1971. 194 pp. (reprinted 1989 by Sovran Bank)

Brehm, H.C. Along the Harpeth. Nashville, Mini-Histories, 1993. 82 pp.

Brown, David. "Buying habits of the middle TN area between 1900 & 1920." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 42 (1976), pp. 21-33.

Cotham, Perry C. A fellowship, a family, a forum: a brief history of the Owen Chapel Church of Christ. N.p., 1989. 36 pp.

Cotten, Michael. The Williamson County Cavalry: a history of Company F, Fourth TN Cavalry Regiment, CSA. Goodlettsville, D.M. Cotten, 1994. 226 pp.

Crutchfield, James A. The Harpeth River: a biography. Nashville, Blue & Gray Press, 1972. 120 pp.

Crutchfield, James A. A heritage of grandeur. Photos by Arthur R. Ezell. Franklin, Carnton Association, 1981. 113 pp.

Crutchfield, James A. Williamson County: a pictorial history. Virginia Beach, VA, Donning Co., 1980. 180 pp.

Crutchfield, James A. Williamson County trivia. Franklin, Williamson County Extension Homemakers Council, 1986. 23 pp.

Dowd, John T. The Anderson site: middle archaic adaption in TN's central basin. Knoxville, TN Anthrop. Assoc., 1989. 197 pp.

Estes, P.M. et al., comps. Historical places in Davidson, Williamson, Maury & Giles counties. Nashville, Nashville Auto Club, 1928. 29 pp.

Ferguson, Robert B. "The Arnold Village sites excavations of 1965-1966. " Mid Cumb. Culture 3 (1972), pp. 1-50.

Ferguson, Robert B., et al., eds.. The middle Cumberland culture. Nashville Vanderbilt U. Dept. Soc., 1972. 109 pp.

Flood insurance study: Williamson County, TN unincorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1989. 36 pp. (revised Aug. 16, 1993. 39 pp.)

Goodpasture, Henry. Old Town. Nashville, n.p., 1950. 20 pp. (historical sites in Williamson County)

Goodspeed's history of TN (Williamson County, pp. 787-810, 865-1059). Goodspeed, 1886.

Harpeth gleanings. v.1, 1981-. (quarterly). Bellevue-Harpeth Historical Society.

Kelly, Lisa A. The vascular flora of Williamson County. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1989. 117 pp.

Kinard, Frances M. "Frontier development of Williamson County. " THQ 8 (1949), pp. 3-33, 127-153.

Kinard, Frances M. Frontier development of Williamson County, TN. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1948. 112 pp.

Lindstrom, Bruce. "40WM32: an archaic site in middle TN. " TN Arch. 35 (1979), pp. 15-42.

Linstrom, Bruce & Kenneth W. Stevenson. "Lithic artifacts from the Anderson site, 40WM9. " TN Anthrop. 11 (1987), pp. 1-50.

Lowe, Nathan J. A study of the production practices of burley tobacco growers in Williamson County. UT thesis, 1962. 92 pp.

McRaven, William H. Life & times of Edward Swanson, one of the original

pioneers who with General James Robertson founded Nashville, TN, 1779, first recorded settler of Williamson County, March, 1780. Nashville, n.p., 1937. 240 pp. ("Revolutionary soldiers buried in Williamson County" on front lining paper)

Marshall, Park. Williamson County. Franklin, C.H. Brown, 1970. 166 pp. (copies of articles contained in a scrapbook heretofore the State Library at Nashville)

Moore, Michael, et al. "The Anderson site revisited: results of recent investigations at 40WM9, Williamson County, TN. " TN Anthrop. 15 (1990), pp. 82-95.

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

Peach, William. The south side of Boston. Franklin, Providence House Publishers, 1995. 127 pp. (personal narratives of Williamson County)

Pioneers' days. Franklin, Old Glory Chapter, DAR, 1976. 40 pp.("bicentennial memorial 1776-1976")

Pond, Daniel K. The transformation of the economy & culture in antebellum Williamson County, TN. Memphis, Rhodes College, 1992. 72 pp. (honors paper -- Rhodes College)

Powell, John K. History of St. Paul's Church, with an account of the introduction of the Episcopal Church into TN. Chattanooga, Morgan, 1925. 106 pp.

Packett, Liz. "Stories from the tack room. " TN Soc. Folklore Bull. 46 (1980), pp. 45-83.

Smith, Kevin E. "Archaeology at Old Town (40WM21), a Mississippian mound-village center in Williamson County, TN. " TN Anthrop. 18 (1993), pp. 27-44.

Sprinkle, Craig L. A study of factors controlling the chemical quality of water in Cartwright Creek Basin, Williamson County, TN. Nashville, Vanderbilt U. Water Resources Center, 1973. 148 pp.

Starnes, H. Gerald. Forrest's forgotten horse brigadier. Bowie, MD, Heritage Books, 1995. 110 pp.

Sullivan, Lyn. Back home in Williamson County: a project of Homecoming '86. Franklin, the author, 1986. 179 pp.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps ] issued periodically. Quadrangles: White Bluff, Kingston Springs, Bellevue, Oak Hill, Antioch, Craigfield, Fairview, Leipers Fork, Franklin, Nolensville, Smyrna, Primm Springs, Theta, Spring Hill, Bethesda, College Grove, Rockvale, Carters Creek, Rally Hill, Chapel Hill.

Watson, John M. A defense of Wilson's Creek Church: or, an address to the churches composing the Cumberland Association, & to the old order of Baptists generally, in regard to the difficulties existing between the aforesaid church & association. Nashville, E.G. Eastman, 1859. 34 pp.

Williamson County celebrates the written word: a publication of the Williamson County Arts Council. (2d ed.) Franklin, the council, 1994. 58 pp.

Williamson County cooks. Franklin, Franklin Jaycettes, 1980. 109 pp. (cookbook)

Williamson County Historical Society Publication. No. 1, 1970-. (irregular)


Battles of Franklin / Spring Hill

Banks, Robert W. The Battle of Franklin, the bloodiest engagement of the war between the states. NY & Washington, Neale Pub. Co., 1908. 88 pp. (reprinted 1982 by Morningside Bookshop)

Bate, William B. Address delivered by General Wm. B. Bate, an occasion of dedicating the Battle-Ground Academy on the field of Franklin. Franklin, Saturday, October 5, 1889. Pub. by citizens of Franklin. Franklin, 1889. 15 pp.

The Battle of Franklin: 125th anniversary reenactment December 1-3, 1989. The official program, produced for the Battle of Franklin Reenactment Association, Inc., by Tom Jackson & Associates, Inc. Franklin, the association, 1989. 24 pp.

Battle of Franklin, TN, Nov. 30, 1864, with maps, sketches, portraits & photographic views. Cleveland, OH, O. Caxton, 1909. 67 pp. (bound with Levi T. Scofield's The retreat from Pulaski to Nashville, TN. Cincinnati, OH, H.C. Sherick, 1886. 28 pp.)

The Civil War [videorecording]. Classic Images Productions. Columbia, MD, Classic Images, 1986-1990. 10 videocassettes, 60 min. ea. (pt. 9: Franklin)

Copley, John M. A sketch of the Battle of Franklin, TN, with reminiscences of Camp Douglas. Austin, TX, Von Boeckmann, 1893. 206 pp.

Cox, Jacob D. The Battle of Franklin, TN, Nov. 30, 1864: a monograph. NY, Scribners, 1897. 35 pp. (reprinted 1983 by Morningside Bookshop)

Cox, Jacob D. The march to the sea: Franklin & Nashville. NY, Scribners, 1882. (reprinted 1989 by Broadfoot Pub. Co.)

Crabb, Alfred L. Home to TN: a tale of soldiers returning. Indianapolis, IN, Bobbs-Merrill, 1952. 299 pp. (fiction)

Crownover, Sims. "The Battle of Franklin. " THQ 14 (1952), pp. 291-322. (reprinted 1955 by THS)

Field, Henry M. Bright skies & dark shadows. NY, C. Scribner's Sons, 1890. 316 pp. ("The Battle of Franklin": pp. 209-256)

Franklin [videorecording] Columbia, Classic Images, 1990. 1 videocassette, 30 min. (subtitle: The death of Hood's army, 1864. Includes exclusive scenes from the 125th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Franklin, TN, held in 1989)

Gist, W.W. "The Battle of Franklin: the key to the last campaign in the west. " THQ 6 (1921), pp. 213-265.

Gotterchalk, Phil. In deadly earnest: the MO Brigade. Columbia, MO, MO River Press, 1991. 562 pp. ("Battle of Franklin" : pp. 457-492, 501, 502)

Greer, Nancy A., et al. Homespun tales: the Battle of Franklin. Franklin, Pioneer's Corner Assn., 1989. 200 pp.

Hay, Thomas R. "The Battle of Spring Hill. " THM 7 (1921), pp. 74-01.

Hay, Thomas R. "The cavalry at Spring Hill. " THM 8 (1924), pp. 7-23.

Hood's Nashville campaign: the full story of Franklin & Nashville, cavalry operations, human interest stories. From the editors of Civil War Times Illustrated. Gettysburg, PA, Historical Times, Inc., 1964. 50 pp.

Jewell, Carey C. Harvest of death: a detailed account of the Army of TN at the Battle of Franklin. Hicksville, NY, Exposition Press, 1976. 87 pp.

Kendall, Henry M. The Battles of Franklin & Nashville. Prepared by Companion Major Henry M. Kendall & read at the stated meeting of May 7, 1902. Washington, D.C., n.p., 1902. 22 pp.

Kinnard, Arthur H., Jr. Events leading to & consequences of the Battle of Franklin, TN. TN State A&I thesis, 1964. 64 pp.

Lee, Stephen D. Johnson's division in the Battle of Franklin. Oxford, MS, MS Hist. Soc., 1903.

Logsdon, David R. Eyewitnesses at the Battle of Franklin. Comp. & ed. by David R. Logsdon; cover layout & map by Linda Walters; ill. from Battles & leaders of the Civil War . Nashville, the author, 1988. 56 pp. (rev. & expanded 1991 by Kettle Mills Press)

McDonough, James L. "West Point classmates-- eleven years later: some observations on the Spring Hill-Franklin campaign. " THQ 28 (1969), pp. 182-196.

McDonough, James L. & Thomas L. Connelly. The Battle of Franklin. Knoxville, UT Press, 1983. 217 pp.

Morgan, Marshall. The Battle of Franklin. Franklin, Press of the News, 1931. 13 pp.

Robertson, James I., Jr. "The human Battle of Franklin. " THQ 24 (1965), pp. 20-30.

Scaife, William R. Hood's campaign for TN. Atlanta, GA, the author, 1986. 115 pp.

Scofield, Levi T. The retreat from Pulaski to Nashville, a paper read before the OH Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the US, Dec. 1, 1886. Cincinnati, OH, H.C. Sherick & Co., 1886. 28 pp.

Shellengerger, John K. The Battle of Franklin: paper read before MN Commandery of the Loyal Legion US, Dec. 9th, 1902. Minneapolis, MN, 1902.

Shellenberger, John K. The Battle of Franklin, Nov. 30, 1864, a statement of the erroneous claims made by General Schofield & an exposition of the blunder which opened the battle. Cleveland, OH, Arthur H. Clark, 1916. 42 pp.

Stone, Henry. The Battle of Franklin, TN, Nov. 30, 1864. Boston, MA, Military Hist. Soc. of MA, 1908. (its Papers, vol. 7, pp. 434-477)

Sword, Wiley. Embrace an angry wind: the Confederacy's last hurrah-- Spring Hill, Franklin, & Nashville. NY, Harper-Collins, 1991. 499 pp. (reprinted 1993 by U. Press of KS)

Tucker, Phillip T. "The First MO Brigade at the Battle of Franklin. " THQ 46 (1987), pp. 21-31.

Wade, James E. Hood's campaign of 1864 from the fall of Atlanta to the Battle of Franklin. Auburn U. thesis, 1965. 101 pp.

Young, Joan H. The tragedy of Franklin, TN, Nov. 30, 1864: a brief history of events leading to the Battle of Franklin; the battle & records of the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. Atlanta, GA, n.p., 1975. 45 pp.



Flood insurance study: city of Brentwood, TN, Williamson County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1981. 14 pp.

Fulcher, Richard C. Brentwood, TN: the Civil War years. (1st ed.) Brentwood, Fulcher Pub. Co., 1993. 104 pp.

Know Brentwood. Prepared by committee, W.S.C.H. Circle III, Brentwood United Methodist Church. N.p., 1971. 20 pp.

Little, T. Vance. Historic Brentwood. Photos by Doug Brachey. Brentwood, J.M. Publications, 1985. 157 pp. (reprinted 1991)

Little, T. Vance. Granny White & her pumpkins, & other tales of Brentwood. Brentwood, Historic Brentwood, 1993. 83 pp. (vignettes which appeared in the Brentwood Journal)


Carter House

Carter, Rosalie. Captain Todd Carter: Confederate States Army: the story of the Carters & Franklin's famous Carter House. Franklin, the author, 1978. 50 pp.

Carter, Rosalie. Tragedy at Carter House at Franklin, TN. Franklin, the author, 1976. 11 pp.

Carter, Rosalie. A visit to the Carter House at Franklin, TN in photographs, poems & paragraphs. Nashville, Blue & Gray Press, 1972. 30 pp.

McGann, Will S. "The old Carter House at Franklin, TN. " THM (2d ser.) 3 (1932-1937), pp. 40-44.

Robison, Dan M. "The Carter House: focus of the Battle of Franklin. " THQ 22 (1963), pp. 3-21.

Unveiling of Gen. John Adam's bust at Carter House Museum, July 24, 1988. [videorecording] N.p., 1988. 1 videocassette.


Devon Farm

Cornwell, Ilene J. "Devon Farm: Harpeth landmark. " THQ 34 (1975), pp. 113- 129.



Anderson, Mary T. Landmarks: the restoration movement & the Franklin area. Nashville, Gospel Advocate, 1993. 247 pp.

Canaday, Bob & Jackie Canaday, comps. Franklin, a photographic recollection. Franklin, Franklin National Bank, 1989. 1 vol.

Carter House Association. Town of Franklin & Williamson County directory: a civic government handbook. Franklin, the association, 1963. 32 pp.

Crockett, Robert H. An abstract of the Battle Ground Park addition to the town of Franklin. Franklin, n.p., 1910. 52 pp.

Ewyn, Terah. Captain Phil & "Yaller" Phil: a story of the Civil War. Nashville, Brandon Print. Co., 1890. 103 pp. (fiction)

Flood insurance study: city of Franklin, TN, Williamson County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1980. 17 pp. (rev., July 15, 1988. 21 pp.)

Franklin, TN. St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Woman's Auxiliary. Tried & true recipes. Compiled by the Woman's Auxiliary of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, town of Franklin, TN, 1954-1955. Franklin, the auxiliary, 1955. 32 pp.

Gower, Herschel & Jack Allen, eds. Pen & sword: the life & journals of Randal W. McGavock. Nashville, THC, 1959. 695 pp.

Greer, Nancy A. Legends of Franklin, TN. George Peabody College thesis, 1930. 281 pp.

Hodgson, Julia. A comparison of three TN urban centers: Goodlettsville, Franklin, & Clarksville. Abstract of George Peabody College dissertation, 1939. 15 pp.

Marshall Morgan Associates. Invitation to enterprise: the story of Franklin, TN, in Williamson County. Franklin, Marshall Morgan Associates, 1952. 16 pp.

Morgan, Marshall. TN town. Franklin, James A. Austin, 1936. 116 pp.

Morrow, Sarah S. "St. Paul's Church, Franklin. " THQ 34 (1975), pp. 3-18.

Scobey, James E., ed. Franklin College & its influences. Nashville, McQuiddy, 1906. 454 pp.


Spring Hill

see Maury County bibliography & Battles of Franklin & Spring Hill (above)


Thompson's Station

Anderson, William M. "The union side of Thompson's Station. " THQ 29 (1970), pp. 396-406.