Maury County

Maury County

Maury County was formed in 1807 from
Williamson County and Indian lands

(Acts of Tennessee 1807, Chapter 94)

The county seat is Columbia.


Selected Published County Histories
  • Born Old in Sin: Mules, Minor Mayhem & Maury Miscellany [Maury County Second Century Celebration] (Duncan, 2010) [name index]
  • Century of Culleoka Memories (Gray & McCandless, 2006) [name index]
  • Century Review, 1805-1905 [of] Maury County, Tennessee: A Condensation of the Most Important Events of the Past One Hundred Years (Robbins, 1980)* [name index]
  • Civil War in Maury County, Tennessee (Garrett & Lightfoot, 1980) [name index]
  • Dimple of the Universe [Maury County Second Century Celebration] (Duncan, 2006) [name index]
  • "Footprints in Stone": Historical Sketches (Garrett, 1966)*
  • Frank H. Smith's History of Maury County, Tennessee (Maury County Historical Society, 1969)* [surname index]
  • Goodspeed Histories of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall counties of Tennessee (Goodspeed, 1971)*
  • Hampshire Then and Now (Patton, 1996)
  • Historic Maury County Places and People (Algood, 2008)*
  • Historic Maury County, Tennessee, in Pictures (Maury County Historical Society, 1966)*
  • Historic Places in Davidson, Williamson, Maury and Giles Counties (Tennessee Historical Commission, 1921?)
  • Historical Sketch of Maury County: Read at the Centennial Celebration in Columbia, Tennessee, July 4th, 1876 (Fleming, 1967)* [name index]
  • History of Maury County, Tennessee (Turner, 1955)*
  • History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with a Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson (Goodspeed, 1988)
  • "Hither and Yon": The Best of the Writings of Jill K. Garrett (Garrett, 1999)* [name index]
  • Maury County: A History in Vintage Postcards (Southern, 2012)
  • Maury County Archives Notebook: Bob Duncan's Collected Columns From the First Year (Duncan, 2004)* [name index]
  • Maury County Remembered (Orr, 1999)* [name index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee  (1998)*  [surname index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee Historical Sketches (Garrett, 1967) [name index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee Newspaper (Abstracts) [vol. 1 1810-1844; vol. 2 1846-1850] (Garrett, 1965 [name index in each volume]
  • Maury County, the Blue-Grass Region of Tennessee. Its Agricultural and Mineralogical Resources, Including a View of the County Seat, the City of Columbia (1887)*
  • Mount Pleasant and its Neighbors [vol. 4]  (Dugger,  2011)  [surname index]
  • Mules, Men and More: Maury County, Tennessee's Contribution to World War I (Roberson, 20??) [name index]
  • River of Fire [Maury County Second Century Celebration] (Duncan, 2005) [name index]
  • Second Century Review [Maury County Second Century Celebration] (Duncan, 2007) [name index]
  • Study in Continuity: Maury County, Tennessee, 1850-1870 [thesis] (Alcock, 1985)

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


Published Local Records
  • 1880 Census - Tennessee: Transcription for Maury County (Sistler, 1979?)* [name index of head of household]
  • Ancestor Charts: Bicentennial Project of the Home Demonstration Clubs of Maury County, Tennessee (Cole & Glenn, 1976)* [surname index]
  • Chancery Court Records Maury County, Tennessee 1810-1860 (Garrett & Lightfoot, 1965) [name index]
  • Churches of Maury County, Tennessee: Prior to 1860 (Tennessee Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1980)* [name index]
  • Columbia & Surrounding Counties, Tennessee Polk City Directory (2003-2019)
  • Confederate Soldiers and Patriots of Maury County, Tennessee (Garrett, McAnally & Alexander, 1970)* [alphabetical]
  • Confidential Merchants' Reference: Recommended by Retail Merchants' Association of Nashville, Tennessee (1902) [sections in alphabetical order]
  • Gone But Not Forgotten: African American Cemeteries and 1908-1930 Death Records of Maury County, Tennessee (McClellan, 2009)* [name index]
  • History of Hunter Meetinghouse and its Cemetery Records, Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee (McKennon & Hendrix, 1983) [surname index]
  • History of Zion Church, 1806-1858 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Index to Maury and Williamson Counties: Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, 1886 (Lightburne, 1964)*
  • Index to Maury County, Tennessee, Wills & Administrations, 1807 to 1861 (Sistler, 1990)* [alphabetical]
  • Index to Maury County Wills and Minutes, Vol. I, Book B, 1810-1825 (1963) [alphabetical]
  • Let the Drums Roll: Veterans and Patriots of the Revolutionary War who Settled in Maury County, Tennessee (Lightfoot, 1976) [name index]
  • Marriages of Maury County, Tennessee, 1808-1852 (Whitley, 1982)* [name index]
  • Maury County Cousins: Bible and Family Records [2 vols.] (Maury County, Tennessee Historical Society, 1967-)* [surname index in each volume]
  • Maury County Remembers World War II [2 vols.] (Ashton & Alexander, 1991)* [vol.1 alphabetical index; vol. 2 name index]
  • Maury County, Tenn., Marriage Records, 1838-1852 (Alexander & Garrett, 1963)* [alphabetical by groom with bride index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee 1860 Census (Thurman, 1981) [surname index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee 1870 Census (McKennon, 1984) [surname index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee: A Genealogical Abstract of Minute Books 2A and 3, June 1813 to November 1816 (Wells, 1988) [name index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee Bible, Family and Tombstone Records (WPA, 19??) [name index in separate volume]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, Cemeteries: With Genealogical and Historical Notes [2 vols.] (Hawkins, 1989)* [surname index in vol. 2]
  • Maury County, Tennessee Census of 1850 (Whitley, 1966)* [surname index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, Chancery Court Minutes, 1823-29 (WPA, 1939) [alphabetical by case name]
  • Maury County, Tennessee Court Minutes, 1807-1809 (Garrett, 1965?) [surname index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, Court Minutes, book 1, 1808-1809 (WPA, 1940) [name index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts [vol. 1 Books A-C; vol. 2 Books D-F] (Alexander & Priest, 1965?-1972?)* [name index in each volume]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, Deed Books A-F, 1807-1817 (Alexander, 1981)* [name index]
  • Maury County TN Deeds [vol. 1. Books C1-D, November 1809 - April 1814] (Hutchings, 2003)* [name index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, General Index to Deed Book [vol. 1 Bargainee, 1807-1843; vol. 2 Bargainor, 1807-1843] (WPA, 1939-1940) [each volume grouped by 1st letter of surname]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, History & Families (Maury County Historical Society, 1998)* [surname index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, Marriage Records 1807-1837 (Alexander & Priest, 1962)* [name index; also marriage bonds with separate index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, St. Peter's Episcopal Church History Register, 1828-1840, and Minutes, 1914-1919 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, Will Books A, B, C-1, D, and E, 1807-1832 (Garrett & Lightfoot, 1984) [name index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee Wills & Settlements, 1807-1824 and 1820 Census (Garrett & Lightfoot, 1964?) [surname index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, Wills and Minutes, Vol.1, Book B, 1810-1825 (WPA, 1942) [name index in separate book]
  • Maury County, TN Marriages, 1852-1867 (Sistler, 1986)* [alphabetical]
  • Minute Book, 1810-1821 [vol. 1 1810-1815; vol. 2 1817-1821] (WPA, 1938-39) [name index in each volume]
  • Private Acts of Maury County, Tennessee (McIntyre, 1988)
  • Records of Ebenezer Church, Maury Co., Tenn., 1805-1921 (Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, 1939)
  • Tennessee Census 1820 Maury County (Presley, 19??)* [surname index]
  • "They Passed This Way" [vol. 1 cemetery records; vol. 2 death records] (Lightfoot & Shackelford, 1964-)* [surname index in each volume]
  • Veterans of Western Maury County Tennessee 1775-2005 (Patton & Massey, 2005?) [alphabetical listings for each war]
  • War of 1812 Soldiers of Maury County, Tennessee (Garrett, 1975?)* [alphabetical]
  • West Central Tennessee Regional Polk City Directory: Including Giles, Lawrence, Lewis and Maury counties (R.L. Polk & Co., 1999)


Local Records on Microfilm

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

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1808
  • wills from 1807
  • deed index from 1808
  • chancery court minutes from 1818
  • county court minutes from 1807
  • circuit court minutes from 1810
  • tax books from 1808


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

  • Deed Index -- 1807-1905 Direct (#193, 1 reel)*
  • Deed Index -- 1807-1905 Reverse (#199, 1 reel)*
  • Estate Settlements -- 1853-1889 (#81, 1 reel)*
  • Inventories and Settlements -- 1854-1857 (#105, 1 reel)*
  • Inventories and Settlements -- 1857-1863 (#106, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage bonds -- 1809-1823 (#132, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage bonds -- 1825-1833 (#133, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage bonds -- 1835-1838 (#134, 1 reel)*
  • Marriages (whites) -- 1808-1867 (#119, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1806-1821; 1823-1824 (#179, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1826-1832 (#180, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1832-1840 (#181, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1840-1847 (#182, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1847-1853 (#183, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1851-1898 (#184, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Maury County (Record Group #107, Roll 58, 1 reel). Roll includes General Index to Deeds, Vol. 1 [Bargainee] & Vol. 2 [Bargainor] (1807-1843), County Court Minute Book 1 (1808-1809), Circuit Court Minute Book A (1810-1815), Circuit Court Minutes (1817-1821), Chancery Court Minutes (1823-1829), Wills & County Court Minutes, Book B (1810-1825), Index to Wills & County Court Minutes, Book B (1810-1825), History of Zion [Presbyterian] Church (1806-1858), St. Peter's Episcopal Church History & St. Peter's Church Records (1828-1890), St/ Peter's Church Minutes (1914-1919) and Bible, Family & Tombstone Records (undated).*


Newspapers on Microfilm

Newspapers were published in Columbia, Spring Hill and Mount Pleasant.  Scattered early issues are available from 1810, and a complete run begins in 1899.  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
  • Advent Chapel, Episcopal Records. Maury County, 1874-1927 (Microfilm Manuscript #440, 1 reel)*
  • Antebellum Southern Plantations (Microfilm Manuscript #1370, 20 reels)*
  • Bear Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. Marshall County, 1902-1938 (Microfilm Manuscript #203, 1 reel)*
  • Bolling Gordon Family Papers, 1797-1960 (Microfilm Manuscript #1191, 4 reel)*
  • Booker Family Papers, 1950-1987 (Microfilm Manuscript #1531, 3 reels)*
  • Branham and Hughes Military Academy Records. Spring Hill, 1892-1932 (Microfilm Manuscript #63, 2 reels)*
  • Brown-Ewell Papers, 1803-1919 (Microfilm Manuscript #819, 7 reels)*
  • Cheairs and Hughes Family Papers, 1636-1967 (Microfilm Manuscript #1178, 1 reel)*
  • Civil War Papers of John Bell Hamilton and Thomas Hamilton Williams, by Alleen Williams Cater (Microfilm Manuscript #424, 1 reel)*
  • Cooper Family Papers, 1716-1968 (Microfilm Manuscript #810, 6 reels)*
  • D’Heur Collection, 1780-1935 (Microfilm Manuscript #1268, 1 reel)*
  • Delk Family Book, 1813-1960 (Microfilm Manuscript #183, 1 reel)*
  • Derryberry, Hardison, and Lovett Papers, 1825-1928 (Microfilm Manuscript #1348, 1 reel)*
  • Figuers Family Papers, 1764-1965 (Microfilm Manuscript #1153, 1 reel)*
  • Foster Family Papers, 1799-1918 (Microfilm Manuscript #1145, 2 reels)*
  • General Store Account Book. Rockdale, 1851-1852 (Microfilm Manuscript #105, 1 reel)*
  • Gordon and Avery Families Papers, ca. 1800-1945 (Microfilm Manuscript #479, 3 reels)*
  • Grace Chapel, Episcopal Records. Spring Hill, 1878-1969 (Microfilm Manuscript #441, 1 reel)*
  • Hamilton-Williams Family Papers, 1850-1971 (Microfilm Manuscript #1303, 1 reel)*
  • Holy Cross Episcopal Church Records. Mt. Pleasant, 1900-1969 (Microfilm Manuscript #439, 1 reel)*
  • James K. Polk Memorial Association Auxiliary Scrapbooks, 1913-1972 (Microfilm Manuscript #601, 1 reel)*
  • James Knox Polk Papers, 1780-1972 (Microfilm Manuscript #805, 3 reels)*
  • James Norman Smith Memoirs, 1789-1860 (Microfilm Manuscript #157, 1 reel)*
  • James Percy Priest Papers, 1940-1956 (Microfilm Manuscript #968, 1 reel)*
  • James Washington Matthews, 1858-1869 (Microfilm Manuscript #1712, 1 reel)*
  • Jill Knight Garrett Collection, 1800-1969 (Microfilm Manuscript #1196, 5 reels)*
  • John F. Stephenson Family Papers, 1881-1924 *
  • Joseph Brown Papers, 1772-1965 (Microfilm Manuscript #747, 1 reel)*
  • Joseph H. Fussell Family Papers, 1809-1921 (Microfilm Manuscript #1843, 1 reel)
  • (Microfilm Manuscript #718, 1 reel)*
  • McCains Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. Maury County, 1848-1954 (Microfilm Manuscript #347, 1 reel)*
  • Mary Polk Branch Scrapbooks, 1861-1865 (Microfilm Manuscript #106, 1 reel)*
  • Maury County Episcopal Church Records, 1809-2001 (Microfilm Manuscript #1970, 5 reels)*
  • Nimrod Porter Journals, 1861-1871, 1880-1898 (Microfilm Manuscript #229, 1 reel)*
  • Old Lasea Church of Christ Records. Maury County, 1894-1974 (Microfilm Manuscript #681, 1 reel)*
  • Orr Family Diaries, 1859-1866, 1884-1885 (Microfilm Manuscript #89, 1 reel)*
  • Rock Creek Primitive Baptist Church Records. Marshall County, 1814-1851 (Microfilm Manuscript #386, 1 reel)*
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church Records. Maury County, 1838-1883 (Microfilm Manuscript #437, 1 reel)*
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church Records. Columbia, 1828-1973 (Microfilm Manuscript #438, 1 reel)*
  • United Methodist Church Records. Spring Hill, 1840-1965  (Microfilm Manuscript #448, 3 reels)*
  • Wallace Alexander Jones Genealogical Collection, 1860-1963 (Microfilm Manuscript #1202, 2 reels)*
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church Records. Columbia, 1819-1997 (Microfilm Manuscript #1572, 1 reel)*
  • Zion Presbyterian Church Records. Columbia, 1805-1939 (Microfilm Manuscript #125, 1 reel)*

Search for Manuscripts Material in our Catalog 


Census Records
  • Census on microfilm for Maury County:  1820-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1820-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Maury County census records in book form:  1820*, 1850*, 1860, 1870, 1880*


Additional Research Aids for Maury County


* Indicates this title may be borrowed on Interlibrary Loan from the Library and Archives.

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Maury County Formation Act



"An Act to reduce Williamson County to constitutional limits and to form a new county on the south and south west of the same."


SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, That Williamson County shall be reduced to its constitutional limits (to wit:) Beginning three hundred and fifty nine chain [sic] south of the old Indian boundary line upon Duck River ridge, where Dickson County formerly cornered with the said county of Williamson; thence running south seventy six degrees east to Rutherford County line, and all that part lying north of said line shall be, and remain Williamson County.

SECTION 2. BE IT ENACTED, That all that section of country lying within the following described bounds, shall be, and is hereby made and constituted a new and distinct county by the name of MAURY. (viz.) Beginning at the above described point, it being the south west corner of Williamson County; thence south to the Columbian Road; thence with said road as it meanders, to a point where the Indian boundary line leaves the same; thence with said line to the dividing ridge that divides the waters of Duck River from those of Elk; thence with said ridge to a point three miles and fifty six chains and a half, east of the line of the congressional reservation as heretofore run and marked; thence north to Williamson County line; thence with said line to the beginning.

SECTION 3. BE IT ENACTED, That Joshua Williams, William Fryerson, Issac Roberts, John Lindsey, and Joseph Brown, are hereby appointed commissioners, who, or a majority of them, shall as soon as may be, fix on a place the most convenient on, or as near Duck River as the nature of the cause will admit of, for a court house, prison and stocks, for the use of said county of Maury; which place shall not exceed three miles from the centre east or west; and after agreeing on the place, they shall proceed to purchase or otherwise procure not less than one hundred acres of land for which they shall cause a deed or deeds to be made to themselves and their successors in office by general warranty, on which they shall cause a town to be laid off, with necessary streets and allies; neither of which streets shall be less than one hundred feet wide, reserving two acres as near the centre as may be, on which the court house, prison and stocks shall be erected, which town shall be none [sic] by the name of COLUMBIA.

SECTION 4. BE IT ENACTED, That where the town shall be thus laid off, the aforesaid commissioners are further required, to adversise [sic] for sale in the Nashville Gazette, or Impartial Review, to the highest bidder, at a credit of twelve months, one half of the lots so laid off, which shall be the nearest to the public square, giving sixty days previous notice, and shall take bonds with sufficient security to themselves and successors in office, and shall make titles to the purchasers in fee simple.

SECTION 5. BE IT ENACTED, That it shall be the further duty of the said commissioners, to contract with suitable workmen to build a court-house, prison and stocks, and the monies arising from the sale of said lots, after paying for the land so purchased, shall be applied to pay for said court house, prison and stocks.

SECTION 6. BE IT ENACTED, That should the money arising from the sale of said lots, prove insufficient to pay for such public buildings, then in that case, a majority of the acting justices of the said county of Maury, shall in term time, have power, and are hereby authorized and required to lay an additional county tax, not exceeding twelve and one half cents on each hundred acres of land liable to taxation; twelve and one half cents on each white poll; twenty cents on each black poll; one dollar on each stud horse kept for covering mares; twenty five cents on each town lot, and five dollars on each merchant, pedlar or hawker: The said tax shall be laid from year to year until a sufficient sum shall be collected to pay for said public buildings; and shall be collected by the collector of the public taxes, on the same per cent. as other county taxes, and shall pay the same to the aforesaid commissioners, and be by them applied towards paying for the said public buildings, whose receipts shall be allowed in the settlement of his accounts.

SECTION 7. BE IT ENACTED, That before the said commissioners enter on the duties of their appointment, they shall enter into bond with sufficient security, payable to the governor for the time being, in the sum of six thousand dollars, for the faithful discharge of their duty as herein expressed; which bond shall be lodged in the office of the clerk of the said county of Maury.

SECTION 8. BE IT ENACTED, That so soon as the public buildings shall be completed, the aforesaid commissioners shall lay before the court of Maury County, a just and fair statement of all monies by them received, as well as those by them expended, with sufficient vouchers for the same, by virtue of their appointment, and the court shall make them reasonable compensation for their services: Provided, there shall be a majority of the acting justices of said county present when such allowance is made.

SECTION 9. BE IT ENACTED, That for the due administration of justice, that the court of pleas and quarter sessions shall be held in, and for the county of Maury, on the third Mondays in December, March, June, and September; and the justices for said county, shall hold the first court at the house where Joseph Brown now lives, near Lytle's Creek, on the third Monday of December next; and all subsequent courts for said county, on the days above mentioned for holding courts therein, at the same place, until a court house be built in, and for said county; and then all causes, matters and things depending in said court, and all manner of process returnable to the same, shall be adjourned to such courthouse; and all courts held in, and for said county, shall be held by commission to said justices in the same manner and under the same rules and restrictions, and shall have and exercise the same powers and jurisdictions, as are, or shall be prescribed by, and for the courts of the several counties in this state.

SECTION 10. BE IT ENACTED, The said county of Maury be, and the same is hereby declared a part of Metro district, in the same manner, and for the purposes whatsoever, in as full and ample manner, as any county in this state, and shall send three jurors to the superior court of said district.

SECTION 11. BE IT ENACTED, That nothing herein contained, shall be so construed, as to prevent the sheriff or collector of the taxes of Williamson County, from collecting the same, within the limits of the said county of Maury, which are at this time due, in the same manner, as if this act had not been passed.

SECTION 12. BE IT ENACTED, That the said county of Maury be a part of the district for electing an elector to elect a president and vice president of the United States, for electing a governor, representative or representatives to congress, senator or senators and representatives in the general assembly, and field officers, to which it has heretofore belonged; and that the elections be held at the place for holding courts in said county, and shall be conducted under the same rules and regulations as established by law; and that the sheriff or deputy sheriff of the county of Maury, shall on the first Thursday and the succeeding day in March next, hold an election at the place above stated, for the purpose of electing the field officers of the militia for the said county of Maury; which election shall be conducted pursuant to the laws now in force and use for the election of field officers; and that the sheriff or returning officer, make a return in all cases of elections, agreeably to the laws now in force and use in this state, and shall observe the same rules and regulations in making returns and comparing votes, as are now observed in the electorial district composed of the counties of Williamson and Rutherford.

SECTION 13. BE IT ENACTED, That all section of country, lying immediately between the south boundary of the above described county, and the southern boundary of the state, be and remain a part of the said county, until otherwise provided for by law, except as herein expressed; that no tax shall be laid or collected, for the purpose of erecting a court house, prison and stocks for said county.

SECTION 14. BE IT ENACTED, The militia of the said county of Maury, shall constitute the twenty seventh regiment of the militia of the state.

SECTION 15. BE IT ENACTED, That James Gideon be, and he is hereby appointed to run and mark the dividing line between said counties of Williamson and Maury; for which service, he shall be entitled to the sum of two dollars per day; and it shall be the duty of said James Gideon to employ two chain-carriers and one marker, who shall be entitled to receive one dollar per day each, while engaged in said service; said surveyor, chain-carrier, and marker, to be paid in equal proportions by said counties of Williamson and Maury.

SECTION 16. BE IT ENACTED, That this act shall be in force from and after the fifteenth day of December next.


Passed on November 16, 1807

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Maury 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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Maury County in General
  • Alcock, Donald G. A study in continuity: Maury County, TN, 1850-1870. U. CA thesis, 1985. 295 pp.
  • Alexander, Lawrence S. Phase II archaeological investigations within the Shelby Bend archaeological district, Hickman & Maury counties, TN. U. AL, Office of Arch. Research, 1982. 246 pp.
  • Allred, Charles E. Acquisition of farm land by credit corporations in TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1938. 49 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #77)
  • Allred, Charles E. Farm housing in TN, with regional comparisons. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1937. 45 pp. (its Monograph #26)
  • Allred, Charles E. Home conveniences on TN farms, with regional comparisons. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1937. 41 pp.
  • Baxter, Nathaniel. "Reminiscences. " AHM 8 (1903), pp. 262-270.
  • Bergeron, Paul H. "My brother's keeper: William H. Polk goes to school. " NC Hist. Rev. 44 (1967), pp. 188-294.
  • Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Maury County, Preliminary # 33). Nashville, TSLA, 1973. 100 pp.
  • Blue, Keith F. A study of the private preparatory schools in the areas of Maury, Giles & Lincoln counties. N.p., TVA, 1973. 40 pp.
  • Boyd, C. Clifford, et al. "An analysis of the skeletal remains from the Brown site (40MR260), Maury County, TN. " TN Anthrop. 8 (1983), pp. 50-66.
  • Campbell, Andrew J. Civil War diary. Edited by Jill K. Garrett. Columbia, n.p., 1965. 132 pp.
  • Century review, 1805-1905: Maury County, TN., a condensation of the most important events of the past one hundred years & descriptive sketches of the cities & villages, Columbia & Mt. Pleasant in detail; directory of the cities & mail lists for thirty-seven rural routes of Maury County. Columbia, 1905. 216 pp. (various reprints available)
  • Churches of Maury County, TN, prior to 1860. Columbia, TN Chapter, DAR, 1980. 108 pp.
  • Circular of the TN & AL RR Co. to the inhabitants of Maury County. Nashville, J.F. Morgan, 1855. 11 pp.
  • Columbia Reservoir management & land use plan. Norris, TVA, 1982. 1 vol.
  • Columbia State Community College. Past progress-future potential: an economic study of Maury County, TN. Columbia, the college, 1970. 80 pp.
  • Delk, Wayne C. Factors relating to the financial support of education in Maury County, TN, for the school years 1946-47 through 1966-67. TTU thesis, 1968. 221 pp.
  • Derryberry, Thomas J. Reminiscences of Thomas Jefferson Derryberry, 1861- 1954. Nashville, K.D. Leeper, 19--. 14 pp.
  • Dickson, D. Bruce. Final report on the 1972-1973 archaeological site reconnaissance in the proposed TVA Columbia Reservoir, Maury & Marshall counties, TN. N.p., 1976. 743 pp.
  • Dwyer, Lynn. A study of the social & economic history of the Columbia Reservoir area. N.p., 1989. (vol. 1, 1807-1890; vol. 2, 1890-1945)
  • Enfield, Gertrude D. "Early settlement in Maury County, the letters of Christopher Houston. " THQ 18 (1959), pp. 54-68.
  • Entorf, Robert F. The archaeology of rock shelters on Fountain Creek, Maury County, TN. UT thesis, 1985. 342 pp.
  • Estes, P.M., et al. Historic places in Davidson, Maury & Giles counties. Nashville, Nashville Auto Club, 1928. 29 pp.
  • Evans, David R. The archaeological impact anticipated by the construction of the Columbia Reservoir on the Duck River in Maury & Marshall counties, TN. N.p., 1972. 20 pp.
  • Evans, David R. Archaeological impact, Rieves Bend site, Maury County, TN. N.p., 1972. 4 pp.
  • Evins, S.C. Memoir of the late Elder Elijah Hanks of Maury County, TN, together with a synopsis of his views on the atonement of Christ, & other subjects. Nashville, Union & American, 1872. 55 pp.
  • Fleming, William S. Historical sketch of Maury County read at the centennial celebration in Columbia, TN, July 4, 1876. Columbia, Excelsior, 1876. 123 pp. (reprinted 1967 by Maury County Hist. Soc.)
  • Flood insurance study: Maury County, TN, unincorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1989. 22 pp.
  • Fowler, William E. "Folk remedies & beliefs in Maury County, 1936 ". TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 53 (1987), pp. 7-26.
  • Fowler, William E. Stories & legends of Maury County, TN. George Peabody College thesis, 1937. 221 pp.
  • Fox, Wilburn M. History & pictures of the fifty Churches of Christ in Maury County, TN. Columbia, the author, 1962. 194 pp.
  • Galloway, Donnel M. An economic, social & educational survey of Maury County, TN. UT thesis, 1930. 139 pp.
  • Garrett, Jill K. & Marise P. Lightfoot. The Civil War in Maury County, TN. Columbia, n.p., 1967. 265 pp.
  • Garrett, Jill K., ed. Confederate soldiers & patriots of Maury County, TN. Columbia, Capt. James Madison Sparkman Chapter, UDC, 1970. 381 pp.
  • Garrett, Jill K. Footprints in stone: historical sketches. Photographs by Jesse Forman. Presented as a community service by First Farmers & Merchants National Bank. Columbia, n.p., 1966. 34 pp.
  • Garrett, Jill K. & Virginia W. Alexander. Guide to points of interest in Maury County, TN. Columbia, Association for the Preservation of TN Antiquities, 1969. 32 pp.
  • Garrett, Jill K. "Hither & yon": the best of the writings of Jill K. Garrett. Columbia, Maury County Homecoming '86 Committee, 1987. 348 pp.
  • Garrett, Jill K. Maury County, TN, historical sketches. Columbia, n.p., 1967. 282 pp.
  • George Peabody College for Teachers. Div. of Surveys & Field Services. Public schools of Maury County, TN: a survey report. Nashville, the division, 1956. 186 pp.
  • Goodspeed's history of TN (Maury County, pp. 749-787, 904-965). Goodspeed, 1886.
  • Gracy, Mary I. Economic structure of Maury County from 1840-1860. George Peabody College thesis, 1938. pp.
  • Greenlaw, R. Douglass. "Outline history of Maury County. " THM (2d ser.) 3 (1935), pp. 145-151.
  • Grimmitte, Bettye C. A geographical study of Maury County, TN. OK Ag. & Mech. Coll. thesis, 1950. 79 pp.
  • Historic Maury. Vol. 1, 1982-. (quarterly) Maury County Hist. Soc.
  • Jackson, Blanche S. Reese's Church & its founders. Columbia, 1940. pp.
  • Johnson, Jay K. "Prehistoric settlement systems in the middle Duck River drainage, Columbia, TN. " TN Anthrop. 2 (1977), pp. 142-151.
  • Jolley, Robert L. Archaeological investigations at the Clifton Place plantation privy, Maury County, TN. Knoxville, TN Anthrop. Assoc., 1983. 49 pp.
  • Kayser, Jade. "Fowler's stories & legends of Maury County: an early folklore collection. " TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 53 (1987), pp. 1-6.
  • King, Alice S. Intra-county shift in negro population in Maury County, TN, 1860-1870. George Peabody College thesis, 1968. pp.
  • Klippel, Walter E. The paleontology of Cheek Bend Cave, Maury County, TN: Phase II: report to the TVA. Chattanooga, TVA, 1982. 249 pp.
  • Kunstling, Frances W. "The Cooper family papers: a bibliographic note. " THQ 28 (1969), pp. 197-205.
  • Leach, Douglas E. "John Gordon of Gordon's Ferry. " THQ 18 (1954), pp. 322- 344.
  • Lightfoot, Marise P. Let the drums roll: veterans & patriots of the Revolutionary War who settled in Maury County, TN. Columbia, Maury County Hist. Soc., 1976. 235 pp.
  • Lightfoot, Marise P., ed. Historic Maury County in pictures. Columbia, Maury County Hist. Soc., 1966. 35 pp.
  • Little Bigby Creek Watershed District. Watershed work plan, Little Bigby Creek watershed, Maury County, TN. Washington, D.C., Soil Conservation Service, 1969. 60 pp.
  • Maury County, 1980-1987: an economic analysis. Nashville, TN Dept. Emp. Sec., 1988. 12 pp.
  • Maury County, the bluegrass region of TN; its agricultural & mineralogical resources, including a view of the county seat, the city of Columbia. Columbia, Merchants & Manufacturers Exchange, 1887. 20 pp.
  • Maury County cookbook. (Rev. ed.) Columbia, the Union, 1986. 276 pp.
  • Maury County remembers World War II. Columbia, Maury County Hist. Soc., 1991. 2 vols.
  • Polk, George W. "St. John's Church, Maury County, TN. " THM 7 (1921), pp. 147-153.
  • Preliminary case report to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation: Columbia Dam & Reservoir, Maury & Marshall counties, TN. Nashville, Building Conservation Technology, 1980. 72 pp.
  • Report on the establishment of an observatory, near the town of Columbia, TN. Columbia, Mitchell & Rainey, printers, Intelligencer Office, 1849. 8 pp.
  • Rivers, Flournoy. "The beginning of Maury County. " AHM 3, no. 1 (1898), pp. 139- 150.
  • Riverside Methodist Church history. Columbia, n.p., 1965. 16 pp.
  • Smith, Frank H. Frank H. Smith's history of Maury County, TN. Compiled by Maury County Hist. Soc. Columbia, the society, 1969. 391 pp.
  • Smith, James N. History of his early life, with anecdotes, poetry, etc. Austin, U. Texas Library, 1957. (Smith's experiences as a teacher in Maury County, noting that one pupil was James K. Polk)
  • Smith, Mark A. "Analysis of surface material from Columbia Reservoir site 40 MU272, Maury County, TN. " TN Anthrop. 6 (1981), pp. 125-143.
  • Soil survey, Maury County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1928, 1959.
  • Tabor, Richard L. An analysis of the agronomic productivity of the landscape of three soil associations in Maury County, TN. UT thesis, 1971. 155 pp.
  • TN Dept. Transportation [county maps ] issued periodically.
  • TN Valley Authority. Ind. Div. Agricultural-industrial survey of Maury County, TN . 2 vols. Knoxville, TVA, 1934. var. pp.
  • Tuck, June E. Maury County & surrounding counties in TN. N.p., the author, 1991. 11 pp.
  • Turner, William B. History of Maury County, TN. Nashville, Parthenon, 1955. 404 pp.
  • US Geol. Survey [topographic maps ] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Primm Springs, Theta, Spring Hill, Greenfield Bend, Williamsport, Godwin, Carters Creek, Rally Hill, Mt. Joy, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, Glendale, Verona, Summertown, Sandy Hook, Lynnville, Campbells Station, Lewisburg..
  • US Soil Conservation Service. Watershed work plan for Little Bigby Creek watershed, Maury County, TN. Report in accordance with the provisions of public law 83-566. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1971. 61 pp.
  • Waller, Charlot C. Maury County, TN & the Civil War. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1951. 116 pp.
  • Williams, Samuel C. "Major-General Richard Winn: South Carolinian & Tennessean. " THQ 1 (1942), pp. 8-20.
  • Yeatman, Harry C. "Surface material from Maury County, TN. " TN Arch. 20 (1964), pp. 59-79.
  • Yeatman, Trezevant P., Jr. "St. John's... a plantation church of the old south. " THQ 10 (1951), pp. 334-343.

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Garrett, Jill K. "St. Johns Church, Ashwood. " THQ 29 (1970), pp. 3-23.

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Alexander, Charles C. & Virginia W. Alexander. Historic Ebenezer (Reese's Chapel) Presbyterian Church & cemetery, Maury County, Columbia, TN. Columbia, n.p., 1968. 94 pp. (Rev. ed. 1989)

The Athenaeum collegiate magazine. Vol. 1, 1891-vol. 9, 1900. (successor to the Guardian, published from 1841-1884)

Beeler, Dorothy. "Race riot in Columbia, TN, Feb. 25-27, 1946. " THQ 39 (1980), pp. 49-61.

Columbia, Maury County, TN: "the dimple of the universe. " Columbia, Kiwanis Club, 1925. 43 pp.

Columbia, Maury County, TN: her progress & importance, manufacturing advantages, business & transportation facilities, with sketches of representative merchants, manufacturers, & professional men, September, 1885. Nashville, A.B. Tavel, 1885. 58 pp.

Flood insurance study: city of Columbia, TN, Maury County. (Rev. Aug. 1, 1984) Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1989. 12 pp.

Guardian, a family magazine devoted to the cause of female education on Christian principles. Vol. 1, 1841-ser. 3, 1884. (official publication of the Female Institute in Columbia; continued by the Athenaeum collegiate magazine)

Little, D.D. History of the presbytery of Columbia, TN. Columbia, Maury Democrat, 1928. 45 pp.

Quillen, Eva P. A study of the life of Franklin Gillette Smith. TTU thesis, 1960. 80 pp.

Riverside Methodist Church, history. Columbia, n.p., 1965. 16 pp.

Ryan, Thornton A. St. Peters Episcopal Church, Columbia, TN, the first 125 years of the parish, 1829-1954. Columbia, the church, 1954. 8 pp.

Weaver, Herbert. "The James K. Polk home. " THQ 24 (1965), pp. 3-19.

Zion Presbyterian Church. Columbia, the church, 1982. 32 pp.

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Mount Pleasant

Flood insurance study: city of Mount Pleasant, TN, Maury County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1988. 7 pp.

Jones, Nathaniel Willis. History of Mount Pleasant, especially, & the western part of Maury County generally. Nashville, McQuiddy, 1903. 78 pp. (various reprints available)

McKennon, Sara T. & Deane K. Hendrix. The history of Hunter Meetinghouse & its cemetery records, Mt. Pleasant, TN. Columbia, P-Vine Press, 1983. 47 pp.

Warren, Polly C. Mount Pleasant, TN. Columbia, P-Vine Press, 1983. 179 pp.

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  • Borden, Anthony. "GM comes to Spring Hill (Saturn Corp.) " Nation 242 (June 21, 1986), pp. 852-854.
  • Bruninga, Beverly. "Spring Hill 'did nothing' to get Saturn: makes up for it coping with exposure. " TN Town & City 36 (Aug. 12, 1985), pp.
  • "Driving down Gasoline Alley (Interstate 75, site of many Japanese auto plants). " Time 136 (Oct. 29, 1990), p. 81.
  • Holliday, Marion L. Economic growth & change in Maury County: the impact of Saturn. Nashville, TN Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1992. 58 pp.
  • Holt, Daniel J. "Saturn, the manufacturing story. " Automotive Eng. 98 (Nov. 1990), pp. 50-57.
  • Janofsky, Michael. "Rural town ages rapidly under Saturn's influence (Spring Hill, TN). " NY Times (late ed.) (Aug. 15, 1993), sec. 1, p. 20.
  • Knapp, Elaine S. "The Saturn race. " St. Govt. News 28 (Sept. 1985), pp. 4-7.
  • Plummer, William. "News that GM's giant Saturn plant is landing in town sends Spring Hill, TN into orbit. " People Weekly 24 (Aug. 19, 1985), p. 74+.
  • "Secrecy yields Saturn plant for TN. " Nat. Real Estate Investor 27 (Oct. 1985), pp. 40+.
  • Sherman, Joe. In the rings of Saturn. NY, Oxford U. Press, 1994. 337 pp.
  • "The spoils of Saturn (Spring Hill, TN). " Fortune 112 (Sept. 2, 1985), p. 91.
  • Tomlin, Dianna M. A delphi study of the economics of fiscal impact upon Maury County, TN, due to the location of the Saturn automobile manufacturing plant. UT thesis, 1987. 122 pp.

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Spring Hill / Battle of Spring Hill
  • Flood insurance study: city of Spring Hill, TN, Maury & Williamson counties. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1987. 11 pp.
  • Hall, Tom T. Spring Hill, TN: a novel. Atlanta, GA, Longstreet Press, 1990. 221 pp.
  • Luther, Edward T. Geology of the Spring Hill area, Spring Hill quadrangle, Maury & Williamson counties, TN. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1951. 61 pp.
  • 165th anniversary, Spring Hill United Methodist Church, Main Street, Spring Hill, TN. Spring Hill, the church, 1981. 11 pp.
  • Prados, Mrs. G.E. History of the Spring Hill Presbyterian Church from 1844 to 1974. Spring Hill, the author, 1974. 40 pp.
  • Scofield, Levi T. The retreat from Pulaski to Nashville, a paper read before the Ohio Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States December 1, 1886. Cincinnati, OH, H.C. Sherick & Co., 1886. 28 pp.
  • Shellenberger, John K. The battle of Spring Hill, TN, Nov. 29, 1864: a refutation of the erroneous statements made by Captain Scofield in his paper entitled "The retreat from Pulaski to Nashville," by Capt. John K. Shellenberger. Cleveland, printed for the author by the Arthur H. Clark Co., 1913. 49 pp.
  • Sword, Wiley. The Confederacy's last hurrah: Spring Hill, Franklin & Nashville. Lawrence, KS, U. Press of Kansas, 1993. 499 pp.

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  • Fleming, William S. Historical sketch of Zion Church, Maury County, TN, 1907, & genealogy of the Frierson family, 1730-1887. Columbia, Aydelott's Printery, 1907. 112 pp.
  • Highsaw, Mary W. "A history of Zion community in Maury County, 1806- 1860. " THQ 4 (1946), pp. 3-34, 111-140, 222-223.
  • Wagner, Mary C. Settlement of Zion community in Maury County. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1945. 125 pp.


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