Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Wilson County

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Wilson County in General

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Wilson County, Preliminary # 31). Nashville, TSLA, 1972. 112 pp.

Blankenship, Nelly M. Salem Baptist Church, Wilson County, TN. Translated & transcribed by Nelly M. Blankenship. Murfreesboro, the author, 1994. 79 pp. (from the Salem records kept by Preston Cason, Lascassas, TN)

Burns, G. Frank. Wilson County. Memphis, MSU Press, 1983. 130 pp.

Burns, G. Frank. The record of a people: an essay: introducing an historical sketch of Wilson County, TN, from its first settlement to the present time. Lebanon, Press of the Democrat, 1976. 23 pp.

Butler, Bryan M. "Sellars: a small mound center in the hinterlands." TN Anthrop. 6 (1981), pp. 37-60.

Chambers, W.R. "Some reminiscences of an old lawyer." THM (2d ser.) 2 (1931), pp. 67-70.

Clay, Eddie S. Memories of yesteryear. Lebanon, the author, 1992. 144 pp.

Drake, James V. A historical sketch of Wilson County, TN from its first settlement to the present time. Nashville, Tavel, Eastman & Howell, 1879. 33 pp. (reprinted 1976 by the Press of the Democrat)

Edwards, Hallie C. History of Fall Creek Baptist Church, 1822-1972. Norene, Mrs. M.C. Edwards & Mrs. C. Phillips, 1972. 241 pp.

Flood insurance study: Wilson County, TN, unincorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1983. 27 pp. (rev. May 16, 1994)

Goodspeed's history of TN (Wilson County, pp. 840-861, 1077-1125). Goodspeed, 1886.

Haden, Walter D., ed. Fiddlin' Sid's memoirs: the autobiography of Sidney J. Harkreader. Los Angeles, CA, John Edwards Memorial Foundation, 1976. 37 pp.

Hailey, Naomi. West Wilson County neighbors. Compiled by Naomi M. Hailey for Mt. Juliet-West Wilson County Hist. Soc. Mt. Juliet, the society, 1986. 197 pp.

Heritage. No. 1, May, 1975-no. 12, July, 1976. (irregular) Wilson County Bicentennial Comm., ed. by G. Frank Burns.

The historian. Vol. 1, Mar., 1965-vol. 8, Oct., 1975. (irregular) History Associates of Wilson County. (suspended 1966-1970)

History Associates of Wilson County. The history of Wilson County: its land & its life. Dixon Merrit, editor & senior contributor. Sponsored by the county court of Wilson County & THC, with cooperation of Commerce Union Bank, First Federal Savings & Loan Association & Lebanon Bank. Lebanon, 1961. 453 pp. (2d rev. ed., ed. by Frank Burns, 1987. 453 pp.)

Lawlor, Virginia. Historical background of cultural forces in Wilson County, TN. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1961. 119 pp.

Lawlor, Virginia, ed. "I, Mary Morriss Smith, do recollect..." THQ 29 (1970), pp. 79-87.

Lebanon Democrat, excerpts, 1889-1926; & Samuel Barton, patriot & pioneer. Lebanon, T.E. Partlow, 1979. 63 pp. (second work has special title page: Samuel Barton, patriot & pioneer, by Burta Ferrell)

Memoirs of Colonel John A. Fite, 7th TN Infantry, CSA: Feb. 10-1832- Aug. 23, 1925. Sarasota, FL, John Fite Robinson, 1935. 144 pp.

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

Partlow, Thomas E. Revolutionary War soldiers in Wilson County, TN. N.p., 1982. 66 pp.

Partlow, Thomas E. Sugg's Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church: an early history. Lebanon, the author, 1974. 52 pp.

The start & along the way. Compliments of the Norene Community Club. Norene, the club, 1986. 38 pp.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Hendersonville, Laguardo, Hunters Point, Bellwood, Dixon Springs, Hermitage, Martha, Lebanon, Shop Springs, New Middleton, Lavergne, Gladeville, Vine, Watertown, Alexandria, Walterhill, Lascassas, Milton, Auburntown.

Wilson, Charles W. Geology of Cedars of Lebanon State Park & Forest vicinity in Wilson County, TN. Nashville, TN Div. Geol., 1980. 19 pp.

Wilson County, TN: best of two worlds [videorecording]. Lebanon, n.p., 1987. 2 videocassettes, 30 min.


Campbell Academy

Howell, O.V. An address, delivered at the opening of Campbell Academy, in Wilson County, TN, January, 1828. N.p., 1828. 12 pp.


Cumberland University

Bone, Winstead P. A history of Cumberland University, 1842-1935. Lebanon, the author, 1935. 303 pp.

Burns, G. Frank. Phoenix rising: the sesquicentennial history of Cumberland University. Lebanon, Cumberland U. Board of Trustees, 1992. 422 pp.

Caruthers, Abraham. Inaugural address of Hon. A. Caruthers, professor of law in Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN, delivered on the 29th of July, 1847. Lebanon, printed at the Banner of Peace Office by J.T. Figures, Book & Job Printers, 1847. 22 pp. (delivered at the fourth commencement of the university)

Cossitt, Franceway R. The formation of character: the substance of an address, delivered before the Philomathian Society of Cumberland University, at the celebration of its first anniversary, by Rev. F.R. Cossitt, D.D. Lebanon, J.T. Figures, Banner of Peace Office, 1847. 15 pp.

Crabb, Alfred L. "James Priestly, pioneer schoolmaster." THQ 12 (1953), pp. 129-134.

Cumberland University. Alumni directory, 1988. White Plains, NY, Bernard C. Harris Pub. Co., Inc., 1988. 111 pp.

Cumberland University. Echoes from Caruthers Hall. Nine lectures delivered by members of Cumberland University faculty. With a supplement: "The old guard," by Chancellor Nathan Green. Illustrated. Nashville, Cumberland Presbyterian Pub. House, 1889. 223 pp.

Stephens, John V. The story of the founding of the theological school in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Cincinnati, OH, n.p., 1933. 32 pp.


Green Hill

Macon, Drake. The history of Green Hill, by Drake Macon, Alice Chastain, & Hershell Ligon. N.p., 1946. 20 pp.



Anderson, T.C. Life of Rev. George Donnell, first pastor of the church in Lebanon, with a sketch of the Scotch-Irish race. Nashville, the author, 1858. 334 pp.

Flood insurance study: city of Lebanon, TN, Wilson County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1982. 15 pp. (rev. Feb. 3, 1993)

Lawlor, Richard D. "The iron horse comes to Lebanon." THQ 31 (1972), pp. 360-371.

Neff, Robert O., Jr. The first quarter century of Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church of Murfreesboro, TN & its extended ministry in Lebanon, TN, 1957-1982. Murfreesboro, R.S. Redditt & Associates, 1982. 226 pp.

Partlow, Thomas E. Mount Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1843- 1930, twenty-second district, Lebanon, TN. Lebanon, the author, 1994. 27 pp.

Schlink, Ellen T. "This is the place": a history of Lebanon, TN, 1780-1972. Nashville, Blue & Gray Press, 1975-1976. 2 vols.

Stephens, John V. The Cumberland University Theological School (the Lebanon Theological Seminary). Cincinnati, OH, 1939. 39 pp.

Stephens, John V. The Lebanon Theological Seminary: a department in Cumberland University & the Theological Seminary of the South. An address delivered on March 12, 1934, before the Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Chicago, in celebration of the eightieth anniversary of the opening of the Lebanon Seminary, on March 13, 1854. Cincinnati, OH, n.p., 1934. 27 pp.

Stephens, John V. A review of Rev. Dr. W.P. Bone's History of Cumberland University Theological School (Lebanon Theological Seminary) by Rev. John Vant Stephens. Cincinnati, OH, n.p., 1936. 35 pp.

Stephens, John V. The story of the founding of the theological school in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Cincinnati, OH, n.p., 1933. 32 pp.


Mt. Juliet

Flood insurance study: city of Mt. Juliet, TN, Wilson County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1981. 14 pp.

Hardy, Sadie S. Then & now: eighty years of living. Mt. Juliet, the author, 1991. 36 pp.

Rutland Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet, TN, 1820-1900. Transcribed & edited by Thomas E. Partlow. Lebanon, T.E. Partlow, 1975. 35 pp.



Corley, Sue B., comp. Statesville: a visual image of our heritage. Watertown, the comp., 1987. 207 pp.

Corley, Sue B., comp. Statesville: a visual image of our heritage, vol. II. Watertown, the comp., 1993. 478 pp.



Bogle, Lowell A. Watertown history. Watertown, the author, 1984. 103 pp.

Traywick, Ben T. & Lowell A. Bogle. In a place called Watertown. N.p., Red Marie's, 1992. 158 pp.

Walton, Julie H. Consensus & pluralism in a small town, Watertown, TN. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1967. 123 pp.