Claiborne County

Claiborne County

Claiborne County was formed in 1801
from Grainger and Hawkins counties

(Acts of Tennessee 1801, Chapter 46)

The county seat is Tazewell.

There was a fire at the Claiborne County courthouse in 1932.


Selected Published County Histories
  • Claiborne County (Holt, 1981) [name index]*
  • Claiborne County : (Its Cities, Towns and Points of Interest) as of 1940 - Updated 1986  (Page,  1986)*
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee Pictorial History 1081-2001 (Claiborne County Historical Society, 2000) [surname index]*
  • Clearfork and More : (History and Memories)  (Page,  1986) [surname index]*
  • Goodspeed's Claiborne County History (1990) [name index]
  • Harrogate and Cumberland Gap (Sweet, 2014)
  • History of Claiborne County, Tennessee, 1801-1988 (Claiborne County Historical Society, 1988) [name index]*
  • Old Time Tazewell (Hansard, 1979) [surname index]*
  • People's History of Claiborne County, Tennessee [vol. 1 1801-1988; vol. 2 1801-2005] (Claiborne County Historical Society, 1988-) [name index]*
  • Speedwell (Through 200 Years) (Page, 1985) [surname index]
  • Valley of Visions : History of Shawanee and More (Robinson, 2002)

Additional county and community histories can be found at the Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources:  Claiborne County.    The items in the bibliography may not all be available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.  


Published Local Records
  • 1870 Census, Tennessee, Transcription for Claiborne County (Bishop, 1983) [name index]
  • 1880 Census, Claiborne County, Tennessee (Sistler, 1992) [alphabetical listing]*
  • Abstract of Pensions of the Revolution, War of 1812 and all Wars Prior to 1883 of Clairborne County, Tennessee (Burns, 1952) [name index]
  • All Our Churches of Claiborne County, Tennessee (Noah, 1986) [surname index]
  • Cemeteries of Claiborne County, Tennessee (Johnson, 1982) [partial index; no names, only cemeteries]
  • Cemetery Records of Claiborne County, Tennessee (WPA, 19??)
  • Claiborne County Marriage Index, 1966-1983 [A-L] (Treadway, 2010) [alphabetical]
  • Claiborne County Obituaries [vol. 1 1889-1939; vol. 2 1940-1949; vol. 3 1950-1954; vol. 4 1955-1959; vol. 5 1960-1964; vol. 6 1965-1967; vol. 7 1968-1970; vol. 8 1971-1973; vol. 9 1974-1975; vol. 10 1976-1977; vol. 11 1978-1979] (Treadway, 1988-) [name indexes]*
  • Claiborne County, Tenn., Deed Index Grantor to Grantee, 1801 to 1865; and, Claiborne County, Tenn., Deed Book A Index, 1801 to 1808 (Treadway, 199?) [name index]
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee 1836 Tennessee Civil Districts and Tax Lists (Douthat, 1983) [name index]*
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, 1860 Census (Treadway, 1987) [surname index]*
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, 1870 Census (Treadway, 1987) [surname index]*
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, 1880 Census (Treadway, 1987) [surname index]*
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, 1890 Civil War pension (Treadway, 1994)*
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, 1900 Census (Treadway, 1990) [surname index]*
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, 1910 Census (Treadway, 1990) [surname index]*
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, 1920 Census (Treadway, 1992) [surname index]*
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, Court Minutes [vol. 1 1806-1808; vol. 2 1812-1814] (WPA, 1937) [name index]
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, Court Minutes of Pleas & Quarter Sessions [vol. 1 1818-1819; vol. 2 1819-1821; vol. 3 1821-1824] (WPA, 1938-) [name index]
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, Deed Index, 1801-1865, Grantee to Grantor (Treadway, 1994) [name index]*
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, Deeds [vol. 1  1802-1806*; vol. 3  1803-1808] (Willis & Sellers, 1997-) [name index]
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, General Index to Deeds (Gilbert & Chadwell, 1998) [alphabetical by grantor and grantee]*
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, General Index to Deeds [vol. 1 1801-1865, Grantor; vol. 2 1801-1865, Grantee] (WPA, 1939) [name index]
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, Index to Quarterly Court Minutes, 1826-1829 (WPA, 19??) [name index]
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, Marriage Records [vol. 2 1838-1850; vol. 3 1850-1868] (WPA, 1936-1937) [name index]
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee Marriages, 1838-1868 (Sistler, 1983) [alphabetical by bride and groom]*
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, Marriages, 1838 to 1935 [vol. 1  A-M;    vol. 2  N-Z] (Treadway, 1995) [indexed by surname and groom name]*
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics, 1914 through 1925 (Wiefering, 1993) [name index]*
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, Will book [vol. 1 1837-1846; vol. 2 1844-1850] (WPA, 1938-1939) [name index]
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, Will book "A," 1837-1846  [index]  (Andrews, 1989?) [alphabetical listings]*
  • Claiborne County, Tennessee, Will book "A," 1837-1846 (Claiborne County Historical Society, 1992) [name index]
  • Claiborne County, TN Marriages, 1868-91 (Sistler, 1984) [alphabetical by bride and groom]*
  • Families of Norris Reservoir Area (Wilson, 1986) [name index]
  • Gone Home: The Cemeteries of Claiborne County, Tennessee (3 vols.) (McGinnis, 2017) [surname index]
  • Index to the First Deed Books of Claiborne County, Tennessee : Grantor and Grantee [1801-1865] (Fletcher, 1996-) [alphabetical by grantor and grantee]*
  • Index to the Probate Court Records, Claiborne County, Tennessee, 1844-1865 : Estate Settlements, Wills, Inventories, Sales, Guardian Reports (Fletcher, 1993) [name and surname index]
  • Marriages of Claiborne County, Tennessee, 1838-1850 & Campbell County, Tennessee, 1838-1853 (Whitley, 1983) [name index]
  • Minutes of Big Barren Primitive Baptist Church: Claiborne County, Tennessee, 1838-1949 (2005)
  • Minutes of Davis Creek Church [Speedwell, Tenn.], 1797-1907 (Edwards, 1968) [name index]
  • More Speedwell Families (Davis, 1988) [name index]
  • Old Speedwell Families (Edwards, 1980) [name index] *
  • Records of Claiborne County, Tennessee, Court Minutes [vol. 1 1801-1803; vol. 2 1803-1806] (WPA, 1936-1937) [name index]
  • Tennessee, Records of Claiborne County : Deed Book A, 1801-1808 (WPA, 19??) [name index]


Local Records on Microfilm

An inventory of microfilmed Claiborne County records is available on our website.  Individual reels of microfilm may also be purchased.

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1838
  • wills from 1839
  • deed index from 1801
  • chancery court minutes from 1934
  • county court minutes from 1801
  • circuit court minutes from 1837 (Criminal April 1837 to Sept 1842; Civil Nov. 1921 - )
  • tax books from 1850

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from the Library and Archives:

  • Deed Index -- 1801-1910 (#17, 1 reel)*v
  • Estate Inventories -- 1848-1865 (#1, 1 reel)*
  • Estate Inventories, Settlements & Wills -- 1839-1892 (#1, 1 reel)*
  • Estate Inventories, Settlements & Wills -- 1839-1892 (#5, 1 reel)*
  • Marriages -- 1838-1868 (#6, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Claiborne County (Record Group #107, Roll 12, 1 reel) Roll includes General Index to Deeds (1801-1805),  Minute Book, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions (1801-1803 & 1803-1806),  Minute Docket, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions (1806-1808 & 1812-1814),  County Court Minutes (1815-1817),  Minutes, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions (1818-1819, 1819-1821 & 1821-1824),  Index to Quarterly Court Records (1826-1829),  Will Book A & B (1837-1846 & 1844-1850),  Marriage Records (1838-1868),  Deed Book A (1801-1808) and Cemetery Records (undated).*


Newspapers on Microfilm 

Newspapers were published in Cumberland Gap, New Tazewell and Tazewell.  Scattered early issues are available from 1872, and a complete run begins in 1933.  Microfilms are loaned to Tennessee libraries.  Individual reels may also be purchased.  An Inventory of Newspapers on Microfilm at the Library and Archives is available on our website. 


Selected Manuscripts Material
  • Big Spring Primitive Baptist Church Records. Claiborne County, 1795-1948   (Microfilm Manuscript #557, 1 reel)*
  • Claiborne County Miscellaneous Records, 1846-1915   (Microfilm Manuscript #540, 2 reels)*

Search for Manuscripts Material in our Catalog 


Census Records
  • Census on microfilm for Claiborne County:  1830-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1830-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Claiborne County census records in book form:  1860*,  1870*,  1880*,  1900*,  1910*,  1920*


Additional Research Aids for Claiborne County

* Indicates this title may be borrowed on interlibrary loan from the Library and Archives.


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Claiborne County Formation Act


"An Act erecting part of the counties of Hawkins and Grainger into a separate and distinct county."

SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, That Hawkins and Grainger counties be divided by the following lines, (to wit.) Beginning on the north bank of Clinch river where the Hawkins and Grainger line crosses the same, thence down the north bank of said river Clinch, to a point opposite where the Knox and Grainger line strikes the said river, thence north, forty five degrees west, to the line which divides this state from the state of Kentucky, thence east with said line, to where it intersects with the line which divides this state from the state of Virginia, thence due east with said line to a point from which a direct line to the beginning will leave six hundred and twenty five square miles in the county of Hawkins, and all that part of the aforesaid counties of Hawkins and Grainger contained within the lines before described, shall be a separate and distinct county by the name of Claiborne.

SECTION 2. BE IT ENACTED, That George Reel, John Vanbebber, Matthew Sims, Abel Langham, Joseph Webster, John Bullard, and Silas Williams, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, who, or a majority of them, are authorized to fix on a place the most central and convenient in said county of Claiborne, for the purpose of erecting a court house, prison and stocks, at which place the said commissioners are authorized and required to purchase land, and lay off a town to consist of forty lots, with proper streets and alleys, which town shall be known by the name of Tazewell.

SECTION 3. BE IT ENACTED, That said commissioners are authorized and required, as soon as may be, after agreeing on the place whereon the court house, prison and stocks are to be erected, and they have purchased land and laid off a town as aforesaid, to contract with suitable workmen for the purpose of erecting and building a court house, prison and stocks at the place aforesaid, for the benefit of said county; and the better to enable the commissioners aforesaid, to carry this act into effect:

SECTION 4. BE IT ENACTED,That they are authorized and empowered to sell the said lots at public sale, giving such credit as they in their wisdom may deem necessary. And for the securing the monies arising from the same of the aforesaid lots:

SECTION 5. BE IT ENACTED, That the said commissioners are hereby authorized and empowered to take obligations with sufficient security from the respective purchasers thereof, payable to themselves as commissioners, which said monies, the said commissioners are to collect and apply to the use of paying for the land whereon the said town shall have been laid off, and defraying the expenses of erecting a court house, prison and stocks aforesaid, and in case the monies arising from the sale of the said lots, should not be sufficient to pay for the said land, and defray the expenses as aforesaid:

SECTION 6. BE IT ENACTED, That the court of Claiborne county are hereby authorized and empowered to lay a tax, not exceeding twelve and a half cents on each white poll, twenty five cents on each black poll, twelve and a half cents on each hundred acres of land, twenty five cents on each town lot, and one dollar on each stud horse kept for covering mares, which tax shall not be laid for more than three years, and shall be collected, accounted for, and paid into the hands of the said commissioners, under the same rules and restrictions as are observed in collecting, accounting for, and paying public taxes.

SECTION 7. BE IT ENACTED, That said commissioners before entering on the duties of their appointment, shall enter into bond, in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, payable to the chairman of the court of Claiborne County, and his successors in office, for the use of said county of Claiborne, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the trust reposed in them, and shall take and subscribe the following oath: I, A.B. DO SWEAR(or affirm as the case may be) THAT I WILL, AS A COMMISSONER TO ACT FOR THE COUNTY OF CLAIBORNE, DO EQUAL IMPARTIAL JUSTICE TO THE CITIZENS OF SAID COUNTY, TO THE BEST OF MY SKILL AND JUDGEMENT.  SO HELP ME GOD: which bond, together with a copy of the said oath, shall be filed in the clerk's office, for said county of Claiborne.

SECTION 8. BE IT ENACTED, That the first court of Claiborne county, shall be held by the justices of the said county, on the first Mondays in March, June, September, and December, in every year, and the justices thereof are hereby authorized and empowered to hold the first court for the same at the dwelling house of John Owens, on the first Monday in December next, and all subsequent courts for said county on the days above mentioned, for holding courts therein, at any place to which the said justices from court to court may adjourn themselves, until a court house shall be built for the said county of Claiborne, then all matters and things pending in said court, and all manner of process returnable to the same, shall be adjourned to said court house, and all courts held in & for said county of Claiborne shall be held by commission to the said justices in the same manner, and under the same rules and restrictions, and shall have and exercise the same powers and jurisdiction, as are or shall be prescribed for the courts in the several counties in this state.

SECTION 9. BE IT ENACTED, That the aforesaid county of Claiborne, be, and the same is hereby declared to compose a part of the district of Hamilton, in the same manner, and for all purposes civil or military, as other counties in the said district doth.  PROVIDED, nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prevent the sheriffs or collectors of the said counties of Hawkins and Grainger from collecting all arrearages of public and county tax within the limits of the said county of Claiborne, in the same manner as if this act had not been passed.

SECTION 10. BE IT ENACTED, That Walter Evans, be, and is hereby appointed a commissioner on the part of the county of Claiborne, to act with one from the county of Anderson, to run the line between the aforesaid counties, from the river Clinch, to the Indian boundary line, for which services he shall be allowed the sum of two dollars for each day he may be necessarily employed running said line, which expense [sic] is to be paid by the county of Claiborne.

SECTION 11. BE IT ENACTED, That all proceedings now pending in the county courts of Hawkins and Grainger, shall be proceeded on and determined in the same manner as if this act had not been passed.

SECTION 12. BE IT ENACTED, That the said county of Claiborne be a part of the districts for electing governor, representative or representatives to congress, a senator and representative to the general assembly to which it has heretofore belonged; and the election shall be held at the court house or usual place of holding courts in said county, at the time and in the manner by law directed, and the sheriff or returning officer shall make a return of the polls at the court house in Rutledge, on the succeeding day of the election to the sheriff or proper returning officer for Grainger county, which shall be received and considered to be a part of the election of the said county of the said Grainger, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

SECTION 13. BE IT ENACTED, That Clinch River, and the path leading from the mouth of Greasy Rock Creek to the head of Mulberry Creek, shall be the dividing line between the county of Hawkins and the county of Claiborne, until the true line shall be ascertained.

SECTION 14. BE IT ENACTED, That it shall be the duty of the sheriff of Claiborne county to hold an election at the place of holding courts, on the last Friday and the day succeeding, in February next, for the purpose of electing one colonel and two majors for the regiment of said county, which election shall be held under the same rules, regulations and restrictions, as prescribed by law for holding elections for such officers.

SECTION 15. BE IT ENACTED, That the commissioners by this act appointed for fixing on the place for erecting a court house, prison & stocks, shall, when they have performed the duties enjoined on them by this act, lay before the court of said county of Claiborne, a regular statement of all their proceedings, and the said court are hereby required to allow them a reasonable compensation for their services, to be paid out of any county monies not otherwise appropriated.

SECTION 16. BE IT ENACTED, That Joseph Cobb, and Andrew Evans, esquires, or either of them, or any other justice of the peace of Grainger County, are hereby required to attend at the first court to be held for Claiborne County, for the purpose of qualifying the members of said court.

SECTION 17. BE IT ENACTED, That this act shall be in force from and after the sixth day of December next.

Passed on October 29, 1801


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Claiborne County Bibliography 

PLEASE NOTE that the Tennessee State Library and Archives does not hold copies of all of the items listed in this bibliography. Please check the Tennessee State Library and Archives Online Catalog or visit the Ask Us a Question! webpage to contact the Library and Archives and verify we have an item in our collection. We will respond to e-mail requests promptly; response time may vary, depending on the amount of research required to answer your question and the unique nature of your request. If you need immediate assistance you may call the reference desk at (615) 741-2764 or visit us in person.

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Claiborne County in General
  • Barnes, James H. Some significant beef production practices of two selected beef producer groups in Claiborne County, TN. UT thesis, 1971. 175 pp.
  • Beautiful Claiborne County, TN: rich in history, resources, & good neighbors. New Tazewell, Claiborne County Kiwanis Club, 1946. 28 pp.
  • Biographical directory, TN General Assembly 1796-1969 (Claiborne County, Preliminary # 44-A). Nashville, TSLA, 1974. 45 pp.
  • Breeding, Robert. Appalachian haven. Maynardville, Ireland Cooke Press, 1981. 279 pp.
  • Breeding, Robert. Tales & times of Papa Keck: the biography of an Appalachian educator, 1901-1971. Knoxville, the author, 1984. 209 pp.
  • Carr, Lillian R. Down memory lane with Lillian R. Carr. N.p., n.d. 36 pp.
  • Claiborne County (its cities, towns, points of interest) as of 1940-- updated 1986. Lake City, Bonnie M. Page, 1986. 36 pp.
  • Claiborne County, 1980-1987: an economic analysis. Nashville, TN Dept. Emp. Sec., 1988. 12 pp.
  • Clarke, Harris G. The geology of the Howard Quarter area, Claiborne County, TN. MS St. U. thesis, 1958. 35 pp.
  • Description of mineral & timber lands lying in Whitley County, KY & Claiborne & Campbell counties, TN. Buffalo, NY, Young, Lockwood & Co.'s Steam Press, 1880. 30 pp.
  • Dial-a-ride rural transit needs survey for Claiborne & Grainger counties. Knoxville, East TN Dev. Dist., 1979. 40 pp.
  • East TN Dev. Dist. Food stamp survey, 1976: a summary report. Knoxville, East TN Dev. Dist., 1977 (East TN Dev. Dist., Report no. 163).
  • Edwards, Funson. Folksy sketches from Appalachia. Knoxville, the author, 1985. 96 pp.
  • Edwards, Lawrence. Gravel in my shoe: tales & talk of mine own people in the Cumberland wonderland before the invasion of Messrs. Ford & MacAdam brought the triumph of machine over man. Montevallo, AL, Times Printing Co., 1963. 181 pp.
  • Eilert, John W. A profile & economic impact analysis of four Cumberland Gap counties, by John W. Eilert. Prepared for, & in cooperation with, the National Park Service, US Dept. Interior. MSU, 1968. 111 pp.
  • Evans, Estele. Autobiography of Estele Evans (age 3 to 80). N.p., 1990. 98 pp.
  • Flood insurance study: Claiborne County, TN, unincorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1988. 9 pp.
  • Glenn, Leonidas C. The northern TN coal field included in Claiborne [& other] counties. TN Geol. Survey Bull. 33-B. Nashville, 1925. 478 pp.
  • Goodspeed's history of east TN (Claiborne County, pp. 847-850, 1136-1145). Goodspeed, 1887.
  • Hamilton, Alice M. A doctor's pilgrimage. Harrogate, Cumberland Gap Hotel & Park, 1892. 44 pp.
  • Holt, Edgar. Claiborne County. MSU Press, 1981. 134 pp.
  • Maxwell, Britt. Traditional medical practices in rural east TN. 1971. 8 pp. Riedl Collection (student paper), UT, Knoxville library.
  • Minton, Vestina L. Claiborne County people. Harrogate, the author, 1980. 228 pp.
  • Minton, Vestina L. Claiborne County, TN, 1900. Harrogate, the author, 1989. 483 pp.
  • Noah, Vola. All our churches of Claiborne County, TN. New Tazewell, the author, 1986. 155 pp.
  • Oscar, Kenneth. A comparative study of local government in a five-county region: the Clinch-Powell River Valley; a resource intern report. Knoxville, TVA, 1971. 56 pp.
  • Page, Bonnie M. Clearfork & more: history & memories. Lake City, the author, 1986. 424 pp.
  • The people's history of Claiborne County, TN, 1801-1988. Tazewell, Claiborne County Hist. Soc., 1988. 208 pp.
  • Polhemus, Richard R. & James H. Polhemus. "The McCullough Bend site." TN Arch. 22 (1966), pp. 13-24.
  • Quintrell, Earl W. The Rev. Samuel McBee, Sr., & his activities in Claiborne County, TN. Winchester, E.W. Quintrell, 1984. 50 pp.
  • Reynolds, Larry A. The geography of the hazard of groundwater contamination in Claiborne County, TN. UT thesis, 1983. 61 pp.
  • Robertson, John. Claiborne County folks. Speedwell, Claiborne County Folks, 1981. 129 pp.
  • Robinson, Ralph. Paradise by faith: history of Shawanee Baptist Church. N.p., 1989. 142 pp.
  • Sky Land Co. The story of the Pinnacle. Middlesboro, KY, Sky Land Co., 1929. 16 pp.
  • Smith, Lee E. A proposal for an economic development strategy for Claiborne County, TN. Clemson U. thesis, 1994. 92 pp.
  • Soil survey, Claiborne County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1939, 1948.
  • TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.
  • TN Taxpayers Association. A report of the financial survey of the government of Claiborne County, TN. Nashville, n.p., n.d. 77 pp.
  • TN Valley Authority. The changing economy of Claiborne County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1966. 37 pp.
  • TN Valley Authority. Social & Ec. Div. Research Center. The effects upon local finance of real property purchases by the TVA, survey no. 1: Norris Reservoir counties. Knoxville, TVA, 1936. 53 pp.
  • Tucker, Carole E. A reanalysis of the osteological & cultural remains from Ausmus Burial Cave, Claiborne County, TN (3CE20). UT thesis, 1989. 107 pp.
  • US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Jellico East, Eagan, Fork Ridge, Middlesboro South, Wheeler, Coleman, Well Spring, Ausmus, Clouds, Tazewell, Howard Quarter, Swan Island, Powder Springs, Dutch Valley, Avondale.

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Cumberland Gap / Cumberland Gap National Park
  • Alvarez, Eugene. "Impressions of Cumberland Gap." VA Cavalcade 14 (1964), pp. 11-19.
  • Borah, Leo A. "Home folk around historic Cumberland Gap." Nat. Geog. Mag. (Dec. 1943), pp. 741-768.
  • Cumberland Gap: its geographical & commercial features & importance as a railroad center. NY, Fleming, Brewster, & Alley, 1889. 54 pp.
  • Cumberland Gap Park: a luxurious health resort in the Cumberland Mountains, situated near Cumberland Gap, TN. Harrogate, Cumberland Gap Park Co., 1892. 43 pp.
  • The Cumberland Gap tunnel, pioneering a new route to the past. Sterling, VA, US Dept. Transportation, FHA, 1993. 1 map w/illus.
  • Fetterman, John. "The people of Cumberland Gap." Nat. Geog. Mag. (Nov. 1971), pp. 591-621.
  • Horvath, Elizabeth A. Archaeological investigations conducted for the Cumberland Gap tunnel project, phase I: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park: Bell County, KY, Lee County, VA & Claiborne County, TN. Tallahassee, FL, SE Archaeological Center, Nat. Park Service, US Dept. Interior, 1989. 1 vol.
  • Kincaid, Robert L. "Cumberland Gap, gateway of empire." Filson Club Hist. Q. 15 (1941), pp. 25-40.
  • Kincaid, Robert L. Wilderness Road. Indianapolis, IN, Bobbs Merrill, 1947. 392 pp.
  • Krakow, Jere L. Location of the Wilderness Road at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Washington, D.C., US Dept. Interior, 1987. 204 pp.
  • Luckett, William W. "Cumberland Gap National Historical Park." THQ 23 (1964), pp. 303-320.
  • McFarland, Robert W. The surrender of Cumberland Gap. Columbus, OH, Smythe, 1898. 32 pp.
  • Stallard, Bernard. The witch of Cumberland Gap. Raceland, KY, Cumpton's Print. & Pub. Co., 1981. 78 pp. (poem.)
  • Stevenson, Benjamin F. "Cumberland Gap." A paper read before the Ohio commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the US, June 3, 1885, by Companion B.F. Stevenson, late surgeon (Major), 22nd KY Vol. Inf. H.C. Sherick & Co., 1885. 22 pp.
  • Vaughn, Lawrence M. Just the little story of Cumberland Gap. Middlesboro, KY, Middlesboro Chamber of Commerce, 1927. 16 pp.

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Lincoln Memorial University

  • Kincaid, Robert L. Boy finds a friend. N.p., privately printed, 1956. 14 pp.
  • Kincaid, Robert L. The Lincoln heritage in the Cumberlands. An address delivered before the Lincoln Fellowship of Southern CA at Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 20, 1950. Lincoln Fellowship of Southern CA, 1951. 16 pp.
  • Lincoln herald. v.1, 1899- (quarterly) Lincoln Memorial University.
  • Lincoln Memorial University. Celebration of Lincoln's birthday & of the twentieth anniversary of the founding of Lincoln Memorial University, Cumberland Gap, TN, Feb. 10, 11, 12, 1917. Cumberland Gap, n.p., 1917. 37 pp.
  • Lincoln Memorial University: land resource analysis & management alternatives. Knoxville, the valley, 1977. 63 pp.
  • Lincoln Memorial University: the living memorial to Lincoln. Harrogate, Lincoln Memorial University, 191-. 63 pp.
  • Lincoln Memorial University. Said Abraham Lincoln. Harrogate, Lincoln Memorial University, 1931. 40 pp.
  • Petz, Weldon. In the presence of Abraham Lincoln. Harrogate, Lincoln Memorial University, 1973. 104 pp.
  • The railsplitter. Cumberland Gap, 1942. 1 vol. (Lincoln Memorial University class of 1941)
  • Shumate, Mildred B. A brief history of Lincoln Memorial University. Harrogate, Lincoln Memorial University Press, 1972. 20 pp.
  • Shumate, Mildred B. Our story, Lincoln Memorial University. Harrogate, n.p., 1966. pp.
  • Smith, Earl H. The genesis of Lincoln Memorial University: a play in two acts. Harrogate, Harrogate Press, 1981. 64 pp.
  • Suppiger, Joseph E. Phoenix of the mountains: the story of Lincoln Memorial University. Harrogate, 1977. 59 pp.
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  • Pruden
  • Page, Bonnie M. Pruden as we remember it: a book of history, memories, & other compiled material of the coal mining town of Pruden, TN. N.p., the author, 1983. 121 pp.

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  • Celebrating 125 years: Speedwell Missionary Baptist Church, 1868-1993. Speedwell, the church, 1993. 182 pp.
  • Edwards, Lawrence. Bits of memory. Montevallo, AL, Times Print. Co., 1976. 198 pp.
  • Edwards, Lawrence. Gravel in my shoe. Montevallo, AL, Times Print. Co., 1963. 181 pp.
  • Edwards, Lawrence. Old Speedwell families. Montevallo, AL, 1955. 581 pp. (reprinted by Southern Hist. Press, 1980).
  • Edwards, Lawrence. Poems. Knoxville, the author, 1978. 30 pp.
  • Edwards, Lawrence. Speedwell sketches. Avon, IL, Hamlet Press, 1950. 103 pp.
  • Edwards, Lawrence. There was a time: boyhood recollections. Freeman, SD, Pine Hill Press, 1973. 123 pp.
  • Edwards, Lawrence. Write that down, she said. Knoxville, Holston Print. Co., 1977. 64 pp.
  • Hatcher, Hazel W. Speedwell seasons: history, narrative, poetry & original art. Knoxville, the author, 1986. 54 pp.
  • Page, Bonnie M. Speedwell through 200 years: a book of history, memories, & other compiled material of the scenic & historic rural community of Speedwell, TN. Lake City, the author, 1985. 380 pp.
  • TN homecoming '86, Speedwell. N.p., 1986. 129 pp.

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Tazewell / New Tazewell
  • Amin, Mohammad K. A history of the development of the Tri-state Farmers' Association Market in Tazewell, TN, 1974-1980. UT thesis, 1981. 119 pp.
  • Hansard, Mary A. Old time Tazewell. Sweetwater, M.L. Hansard Wilson, 1979. 289 pp.
  • TN Valley Authority. Div. Water Control Planning. Floods on Russell Creek in vicinity of Tazewell-New Tazewell, TN. 1968. 4 pp.


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