Morgan County

Morgan County

Morgan County was formed in 1818 from
Anderson and Roane counties

(Acts of Tennessee 1817, Chapter 38)

The county seat is Wartburg.

There were fires at the Morgan County
courthouse in 1826, 1870 and 1904.


Selected Published County Histories
  • Civil War Stories of Morgan County, Tennessee  (Morgan County Genealogical and Historical Society, 2017) [name index]
  • Coalfield Remembered (Coalfield Genealogical & Historical Society, 2009?)
  • Coming Home to Coalfield (Coalfield Genealogical & Historical Society, 2007)
  • Heritage of Morgan County, Tennessee, 1817-1999  (1999) [surname index]
  • History of Morgan County, Tennessee  (Freytag & Ott,  1971 & 1982) [name index]*
  • Morgan County  (Dickinson,  1987) [name index]*
  • Morgan County, Tennessee, Rugby, Tennessee, an Attempted Utopia  (Stott,  1939)
  • Pictorial History of Morgan County, Tennessee  (1976?)
  • Rugby, Morgan County, Tennessee: Settlement Founded October 5th, 1880  (1880)

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


Published Local Records
  • 1880 Census, Morgan County, Tennessee  (Sistler,  1996) [alphabetical by surname]*
  • Cumberland Co., Tennessee, Fentress Co., Tennessee, Jackson Co., Tennessee, Loudon Co., Tennessee, Morgan Co., Tennessee, Overton Co.  [1891 enumeration of male voters]  (Reed,  1990)
  • Funeral Home Records from Schubert Funeral Home, Morgan County, Wartburg, TN [Book I, 1943-1957; Book II, 1958-1966] (Cromwell, 2000) [name index]
  • Morgan County, Tennessee 1850 Census  (Cross,  1985) [surname index]*
  • Morgan County, Tennessee, 1850 Census (Porch, 1973) [surname index]
  • Morgan County Tennessee Cemetery Inscriptions  (Cross,  1986) [alphabetical]
  • Morgan County, Tennessee Deeds (1818-1846)  (Bailey,  2000) [name index]
  • Morgan County, Tennessee, Land Survey Books, A & B, 1824-1836  (Bailey,  1997) [name index]
  • Morgan County, Tennessee Marriages, 1862-1901  (Gammell,  1986) [name index]
  • Morgan County, Tennessee Marriages, 1865-1886  (Douthat,  1986) [name index]*
  • Morgan County, Tennessee Newspaper Abstracts, 1819-1890 : (Obituaries, Marriages, and Other Items of Genealogical Interest)  (Bailey,  2000) [name index]
  • Morgan County, Tennessee Newspaper Obituaries [vol. 1 1916-1934; vol. 2 1935-1940] (Cromwell, 2000-2001) [name index]
  • Morgan County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics, 1914 Through 1925  (Wiefering,  1994) [name index]*
  • Tennessee, Records of Morgan County: County Court Minutes, 1824-1827  (WPA,  1939) [name index]
  • Tennessee, Records of Morgan County, Marriage Records, 1862-1887  (WPA,  1939) [name index]


Local Records on Microfilm

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

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1862
  • wills from 1868
  • probate records from 1866
  • deed index from 1818
  • chancery court minutes from 1865
  • county court minutes from 1848
  • circuit court minutes from 1840
  • tax books from 1881


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

  • Deed Index -- 1818-1914  Direct  (#17,  1 reel)*
  • Deed Index -- 1888-1914  Reverse  (#18,  1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Morgan County  (Record Group #107, Roll 63,  1 reel). Roll includes County Court Minutes (1824-1827),  Marriage Records (1862-1887),  and Rugby, Tennessee: An Attempted Utopia by Kathleen Brock Scott (undated).*


Newspapers on Microfilm

Newspapers were published in Oakdale, Rugby, Sunbright and Wartburg.  Scattered early issues are available from 1895, and a complete run begins in 1960. 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
  • Ledger and Notebook. Wartburg (Morgan County), 1834-1852 (Microfilm Manuscript #928, 1 reel)*
  • Morgan County Miscellaneous Records, ca. 1800-1974 (Microfilm Manuscript #568, 2 reels)*
  • Rugby Colony Papers, 1872-1938, Morgan County (Microfilm Manuscript #39, 1 reel)*
  • Rugby Colony Papers, 1880-1934, Morgan County  (Microfilm Manuscript #253, 9 reels)*
  • Rugby Colony Papers, Board of Aid to Land Ownership Account Books. Morgan County, 1880-1890 (Microfilm Manuscript #239, 1 reel)*
  • Rugby Papers (Addition). Morgan County, 1872-1942 (Microfilm Manuscript #952, 1 reel)*

Search for Manuscripts Material in our Catalog 


Census Records
  • Census on microfilm for Morgan County:  1830-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1350-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Morgan County census records in book form:  1830,  1850*, 1870,  1880*


Additional Research Aids for Morgan County


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


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Morgan County Formation Act



"An Act to lay off and establish a new county in this state."


SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, That all that tract 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 MORGAN, in honor, and to perpetuate the memory of the late MAJOR GENERAL DANIEL MORGAN, to wit: Beginning on the top of Walden's Ridge, on the line of Roane and Anderson counties, thence south westwardly with the extreme top of said ridge, within ten poles of the main Cumberland Turnpike Road, thence a parallel line with said road, leaving the same ten poles to the south, to where Robert Johnston now lives, on the great Cumberland Road, thence a direct course to the ford of the clear fork on Cumberland River, where Pile's Turnpike road crosses the same, thence due North to the Kentucky line, thence East with said line to the corner of Campbell County, thence with said line to the corner of Anderson and Campbell counties, near the head of Smoky Creek, leaving all the waters of Smoky Creek in Anderson County, and all the waters of Brimstone in Morgan County, thence to the beginning, so as to leave all the waters of new river in Anderson County, and all the waters of Emery in Morgan County.

SECTION 2. BE IT ENACTED, That Daniel S. Lavender, John Triplet, William Davidson, sen. Lewis Rector and Elijah Rice, are hereby appointed commissioners, who, or a majority of them, shall as soon as may be, fix on a place, the most convenient, for a court house, prison and stocks, for the use of the said county of Morgan, and after agreeing on the place, they shall proceed to purchase any quantity of land, not exceeding forty acres, for which they shall cause a deed or deeds to be made to themselves or their successors in office, on which they shall cause a town to be laid off, with necessary streets and alley's [sic], 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 known by the name of MONTGOMERY, in honor of MAJOR LEMUEL P. MONTGOMERY.

SECTION 3. BE IT ENACTED, That when the town shall be thus off, the aforesaid commissioners are further required to advertise the sale, to the highest bidder, at a credit of twelve months, the lots of said town, giving thirty days previous notice, and shall take bond with sufficient security to themselves or successors in office, and shall make titles to the purchasers.

SECTION 4. BE IT ENACTED, That it shall be further duty of the aforesaid commissioners, to contract with suitable workmen to build a court house, prison and stocks, and the money arising from the sale of said lots, after paying for the land so purchased, shall be applied to pay for the said court house, prison and stocks.

SECTION 5. BE IT ENACTED, That should the money arising from the sale of said lots prove insufficient to pay for such public buildings, then, and in that case, a majority of the acting justices in the said county of Morgan, shall in term time, have power, and are hereby authorized, to lay an additional county tax; not exceeding twelve and a half cents on each hundred acres of land liable to taxation, twelve and an [sic] half cents on each white poll, twenty-five cents on each black poll, fifty cents on each stud horse kept for covering mares, and twenty-five cents on each town lot; the said tax to be laid from year to year, until a sufficient sum shall be collected, by the collector of the public taxes, the same per cent as other county taxes, and shall pay the same to the aforesaid commissioners, and be by them applied to the payment of said public buildings, whose receipts shall be allowed in the settlement of his accounts.

SECTION 6. 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 twenty 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 Morgan.

SECTION 7. BE IT ENACTED, That so soon as the public buildings shall be completed, the aforesaid commissioners shall lay before the county court of Morgan County, a just and fair statement of all the monies by them received, as well as those expended with sufficient vouchers for the same, by virtue of their appointment, and the court shall make a reasonable allowance for their services, provided there shall be a majority of the justices of said county present when such allowance is made.

SECTION 8. 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 Morgan, on the second Monday's of February, May, August, and November, and the justices of said county shall hold the first court at the house known by the name of the Indian Tavern, on the second Monday of February next, and all subsequent county 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 court house, 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 jurisdiction, as are or shall be prescribed by, and for the courts of the several counties in this state.

SECTION 9. BE IT ENACTED, That there shall be held in and for the county of Morgan, such a number of circuit courts, as are or may be prescribed for other counties in this state, which courts shall be held at the places where the court of pleas and quarter sessions are held, on the first Monday of April and November, and the first circuit court for said county, shall be held on the first Monday of April next, and all subsequent circuit courts for said county on the days above mentioned for holding the said courts therein.

SECTION 10. BE IT ENACTED, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prevent the collector of public taxes for Roane and Anderson counties, from collecting the tax that may be due before the said county of Morgan shall be organized, or for the year 1817.

SECTION 11. BE IT ENACTED, That William Hogshead is hereby appointed a commissioner on the part of Anderson County, and Joseph M'Pherson a commissioner on the part of Roane County, and William Wall a commissioner on the part Morgan County, to run the line contemplated in the first section of this act, who are hereby authorized to employ a suitable surveyor, and a sufficient number of chain carriers, to run out and mark the lines aforesaid.

SECTION 12. BE IT ENACTED, That the commissioner on the part of Roane County, shall be allowed for his services the sum of two dollars per day, to be paid by the treasurer, of Roane County, out of any monies in his hands not otherwise appropriated, whose receipt shall be good in the settlement of his accounts, and that the commissioner on the part of Anderson County, shall be allowed by the treasurer of Anderson County, out of the settlement of his accounts, and that the commissioner on the part of Morgan County, shall be allowed the like sum per day, to be paid by the treasurer of Morgan County, out of the county monies whose receipt shall be good in the settlement of his accounts.

SECTION 13. BE IT ENACTED, That the surveyor and chain carriers, hereby authorized to be employed, shall be paid for their services by the treasurer of the county of Morgan, on a warrant from the commissioners aforesaid, out of the county monies, which shall be a good voucher in the settlement of his accounts.

SECTION 14. BE IT ENACTED, That the election for governor, elector to elect a president and vice president, member to congress, and members to the state legislature, shall be held at the place of holding court in said county, on the days pointed out by law for other similar elections, and a return thereof, shall be made by the sheriff of said county, to the sheriff of Roane, on the next succeeding day of the said election, at the court house in Kingston, who shall compare the same with the Roane County election, and the said county of Morgan is hereby declared to compose a part of the third congressional district, a part of the senatorial district of which it heretofore belonged, and to be attached and united with the county of Roane, in sending a representative to the state legislature, and the said county of Morgan shall be attached to, and compose a part of the second judicial circuit, and Bledsoe County shall be attached to, and compose a part of the third judicial circuit.

SECTION 15. BE IT ENACTED, That the sheriff of the county of Morgan, is hereby authorized and directed, on the first Thursday and Friday in March next, to open and hold an election at the house, known by the name of the Indian Tavern, in said county, for the purpose of electing field officers in said county, the militia whereof, shall constitute the 58th, regiment of the militia of this state, which regiment shall be attached to, and compose a part of the seventh brigade and which election shall be held and conducted under the same rules regulations and restrictions, as other similar elections are in this state.

SECTION 16. BE IT ENACTED, That there shall be laid off in said county of Morgan, eight militia companies, the citizens of which, who are liable to do militia duty, are hereby authorized, on the first Saturday after the said companies shall be laid off and designated, to open and hold an election, at such house in the bounds of each company, as shall be designated, to elect their company officers, under the same rules, regulations, and restrictions, as other similar elections are held in this state, which houses for  holding said elections and the different companies, shall be pointed out and organized by the commanding officer of the regiment.

SECTION 17. BE IT ENACTED, That Abraham M'Clellan, esq. and Solomon Geran, esq. or either of them, are hereby authorized, and required to attend at the first court to be held for the county of Morgan, for the purpose of qualifying the members of said court.

SECTION 18. BE IT ENACTED, That this act shall take effect, and be in force from and after the first day of January next.


Passed on October 15, 1817

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Morgan County Bibliography

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Morgan County in General
  • Bean, Stephen D. Three decades & a new generation: Emory River Land Company status of management 1984. Norris, TVA, 1986. 16 pp.
  • Benthall, Joseph L. & Mary K. Manning. "Archaeological excavations at High Knob (40MO82), an early Archaic site in Morgan County, TN." TN Anthrop. 13 (1988), pp. 124-148.
  • Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Morgan County, Preliminary #44-A). Nashville, TSLA, 1974. 45 pp.
  • Bradley, Frank H. Geological report: Wilcox Mining Co. of TN, annual report. NY, E. Wells Sackett, 1871. 39 pp.
  • Burwell, Howard B. Well sample descriptions & drillers' logs, Morgan County, TN. Nashville, n.p., 1967. 175 pp.
  • Cooper, Hobart S. German & Swiss colonization in Morgan County, TN. UT thesis, 1925. 100 pp.
  • Crownover, Stanley H. Classification & description of forest community types & soils of Bird Mountain, Frozen Head State Natural Area, Morgan County, TN. UT thesis, 1988. 222 pp.
  • Development & use plan for University of TN forest lands in Morgan & Scott counties. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1953. 25 pp.
  • Dickinson, W. Calvin. Morgan County. Memphis, MSU Press, 1987. 134 pp.
  • Forest management can pay in the Cumberlands. Norris, TVA, 1976. 8 pp.
  • Freytag, Ethel & Glena K. Ott. A history of Morgan County, TN. Wartburg, Specialty, 1982. 379 pp. (first published 1971)
  • Glenn, Leonidas C. The northern TN coal field included in Morgan [& other] counties. Nashville, TN Div. Geol., 1925. 478 pp. (its Bulletin #33-B)
  • Goodspeed's history of east TN (Morgan County, pp. 841-843, 1123-1125). Goodspeed, 1887.
  • Hacker, J.G. Report about & from America given from first-hand observation in the years 1848 & 1849 & published for emigrants. Memphis, MSU, 1970. 118 pp.
  • Howell, David. Jewell smokeless evaluation, TN property. Knoxville, Utah International, Inc., Exploration. 2 vols.
  • Jones, Reece A. A geographical survey of Morgan County, TN. UT thesis, 1940. pp.
  • King, W.W. Economic improvement through forest utilization & development: Cumberland & Morgan counties, TN. Norris, TVA, 1959. 13 pp.
  • MacDonald, Frederick F. The Morgan/Scott project: a case study of insider/outsider dynamics in rural community development. UT thesis, 1988. 178 pp.
  • Morgan County, 1980-1987: an economic analysis. Nashville, TN Dept. Emp. Sec., 1988. 12 pp.
  • Morgan County Overall Economic Development Comm. Overall economic development program for Morgan County, TN. Wartburg, n.p., 1968. 1 vol.
  • Neal, Clinton E. A study of needs for a proposed comprehensive high school in Morgan County, TN. UT thesis, 1975. 51 pp.
  • Ogden, William H. Forest resources & industries, Cumberland & Morgan counties, TN. Norris, TVA, 1953. 76 pp.
  • Pictorial history of Morgan County, TN. Wartburg, Morgan County Pictorial Hist. Comm., 1970? 102 pp.
  • Report of initial timber sale, UT lands, Morgan County, TN. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1950. 4 pp.
  • Schnoebelen, Douglas J. Depositional environments of the Lower Crooked Fork Group near Wartburg, Morgan County, TN. UT thesis, 1983. 243 pp.
  • Rose, William D. Geology of the northern part of the Camp Austin quadrangle, Morgan County, TN. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1953. 48 pp.
  • Sullivan, Margaret. A bibliography of Lillian Smith & Paula Snelling. Memphis, MSU, 1971. 118 pp.
  • TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.
  • TN Div. Forestry. A preliminary timber management plan, Ford-Faust-Cheely property, Morgan County, TN. Nashville, the division, 1954. 11 pp.
  • TN Div. Forestry. How forest fires get started in Cumberland & Morgan counties, TN. Nashville, the division, 1954. 10 pp.
  • TN Valley Authority. Div. of Forestry Dev. Water control: a key to reclaiming a mountain strip mine, Morgan County, TN. Norris, TVA, 1969. 6 pp.
  • TN Valley Authority. Ind. Div. Agricultural-industrial survey of Morgan County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1935. var. pp.
  • TN Valley Authority. Social & Ec. Div. Research Sec. Effect of proposed national forest purchases on county finance, survey # 2: Morgan County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1936. 43 pp.
  • TN Valley Authority. Social & Ec. Div. Research Sec. Effect of proposed national forest purchases on county finance in the Cumberland Plateau of TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1937. 65 pp.
  • US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Honey Creek, Grimsley, Burrville, Rugby, Robbins, Jones Knob, Twin Bridges, Pilot Knob, Pilot Mtn., Gobey, Fork Mtn., Hebbertsburg, Lancing, Camp Austin, Petros, Windrock, Cardiff, Harriman, Elverton.
  • Water & wastewater plan for Roane & Morgan counties. Knoxville, n.p., 1980. 22 pp.
  • Wilson, Ross H. A study of secondary schools of Morgan County. UT thesis, 1941. pp.
  • Worthington, Florence. Between the camp & the switch. N.p., n.d. 108 pp.
  • Wright, Absalom B. "Morgan County." (In Autobiography of Rev. A.B. Wright of the Holston Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, pp. 78-93, 158-173, 208-227)

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Brushy Mountain
  • Gibney, Laurence V. A descriptive study of the guard force at Brushy Mountain Penitentiary, Petros, TN. UT thesis, 1970. pp.
  • TN State Penitentiary (Nashville). History of the TN penal institutions, 1813- 1940. Nashville, n.p., 1940. 23 pp.
  • Winton, Ruth N. A history of Brushy Mountain Penitentiary. UT thesis, 1937. pp.

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  • Cardiff Coal & Iron Company. The town of Cardiff, on the Cincinnati Southern Railroad & Tennessee River, Roane County, TN: & lands & mines of the Cardiff Coal & Iron Company, situated in Roane, Cumberland & Morgan counties. N.p., Cardiff Coal & Iron Company, 1890. 23 pp.

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Deer Lodge
  • Kries, Susie L. Deer Lodge, TN, 1884-1984. Deer Lodge, the author, 1984. 226 pp.
  • Stagg, Brian L. Deer Lodge, TN, its little-known history. Oak Ridge, the author, 1964. 28 pp.

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  • Flood insurance study: city of Oakdale, TN, Morgan County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1986. 9 pp.
  • TN State Library & Archives. A study of the community of Oakdale, TN. Presented by TSLA, Public Libraries Division, Clinch-Powell Region. Clinton, Clinton Courier-News, 1958. 37 pp.

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  • Alstetter, Mabel F. "Thomas Hughes in America." Peabody J. Ed. 15 (1937), pp. 92-100.
  • Armytage, W.H.G. "New light on the English background of Thomas Hughes' Rugby Colony in TN." ETHSP 21 (1949), pp. 69-84.
  • Bertz, Eduard. Das Sabinergut. Berlin, Alfred Schall, 1896. 1 vol. (German novel about Rugby by the first Thomas Hughes public librarian at Rugby)
  • Board of Aid to Land Ownership (Ltd.) of London, England. Rugby, Morgan County, TN: settlement founded October 5, 1880. N.p., R. Clark & Co., 1880. 27 pp. (found with Sketch of the late Margaret E. Hughes, taken from the report of the Margaret E. Hughes King's Daughters Circle of Rugby, TN, n.p., 1900.)
  • Brachey, Doug & Dawn Brachey. Rugby: TN's Victorian Village. Brentwood, J.M. Productions, 1987. 72 pp.
  • Brooks, Nelly L. Sketches of Rugby, TN. Unpublished typescript, 1941. 27 pp.
  • Cantrell, Pearl, et al. A guide to the Historic Rugby Archive & Research Centre. Rugby, Historic Rugby, 1992. 22 pp.
  • DeBrayn, John R. "The son of Tom Taylor visits Rugby, TN: five newly documented letters." ETHSP 46 (1974), pp. 126-136.
  • Dickinson, W. Calvin. "Whose sons settled Rugby? a study of the population at Rugby, TN, in the 1880s." THQ 52 (1993), pp. 192-198.
  • Gordon, Douglas K. The Thomas Hughes Free Public Library, Rugby, TN: a history & partial bibliography. UT dissertation, 1974. pp.
  • Gordon, Douglas K. The Hughes Free Public Library, Rugby, TN, 1880-1895. Rugby, Rugby Restoration Press, 1979. 47 pp.
  • Hamer, Marguerite B. "Thomas Hughes & his American Rugby." NC Hist. Rev. 5 (1928), pp. 390-412.
  • Hamer, Marguerite B. Cameos of the south: historical word sketches of TN & of the old south. Philadelphia, PA, Winston, 1940. 154 pp. (a portion of the work concerns Rugby)
  • Hamer, Marguerite B. "The correspondence of Thomas Hughes concerning his TN Rugby." NC Hist. Rev. 21 (1944), pp. 203-214.
  • Historical documentation & design criteria for the Tabard Inn (TN Lodge), Big South Fork National River & Recreation area. Nashville, Building Conservation Technology, Inc., 1980. 173 pp.
  • Hughes, Emmy. Dissipations at Uffington House: the letters of Emmy Hughes, Rugby, Morgan County, TN, July 5, 1881-July 15, 1887. Memphis, MSU, 1975. 87 pp.
  • Hughes, Thomas. Rugby, Morgan County, TN, settlement founded October 5, 1880 by the Board of Aid to Land Ownership, Ltd., of London, England. Thomas Hughes, president. Cincinnati, OH, R. Clarke, 1880. 24 pp.
  • Hughes, Thomas. Rugby, TN, being some account of the settlement founded on the Cumberland Plateau by the Board of Aid to Land Ownership, Ltd., a company incorporated in England, & authorized to hold & deal in land by act of the legislature of the state of TN, with a report on the soils of the plateau, by the Hon. F.W. Killebrew. NY, MacMillan & Co., 1881. 168 pp. (reprinted 1975 by Porcupine Press)
  • Jones, Audrey. "Rugby in TN." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 74 (1948), pp. 23-27.
  • Lasswell, Lynda. Rugby: a brave failure, a brave success. Rugby, Rugby Restoration Press, 1975. 34 pp.
  • McClary, Ben H. "Not for the moment only: Edward Bertz to Mary Percival, Feb. 18, 1886." THQ 24 (1965), pp. 54-62.
  • Mack, Edward C. & W.H.G. Armytage. Thomas Hughes: the life of the author of Tom Brown's schooldays. London, Benn, 1952. 302 pp.
  • Maloney, John. "Town of cultured ghosts." Holiday (Oct. 1948), pp. 81-92.
  • Master plan for the development, management & protection of the Rugby Colony Historic Area: Morgan & Scott counties, TN, volume II: technical reports. Prepared by Building Conservation Technology, Inc., for US Army Corps of Engineers. Nashville, the corps, 1984. 1 vol.
  • Mathews, John J. Life & death of an oilman: the career of E.W. Marland [Rugby resident]. Norman, U. of OK Press, 1951. 259 pp.
  • Miller, Ernest I. The English settlement at Rugby, TN. Knoxville, the author, 1941. 37 pp.
  • Miller, Ernest I. Some TN utopias. UT thesis, 1941. 80 pp.
  • Montgomery, James E. Two resettlement communities on the Cumberland Plateau. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1941. pp.
  • Owsley, Harriet C. "The Rugby papers: a bibliographic note." THQ 27 (1968), pp. 225-228.
  • Pemberton, Luola S. Thomas Hughes in Rugby, TN. George Peabody College thesis, 1947. pp.
  • The Rugbeian. Vol. 1, 1967-. (semiannual, irregular). Rugby Restoration Association.
  • The Rugby handbook of the English-American colony on the plateau of the Cumberland Mountains in east TN. Rugby, n.p., 1885. 32 pp.
  • Rugby planning news. Vol. 1, 1980-vol. 5, 1981. (irregular) Building Conservation Technology, Inc.
  • Rugby Restoration Association. A first statement of goals & objectives, Rugby Restoration Association. Rugby, Rugby Restoration Press, 1974. 6 pp. (Rugby planning reports, # 1)
  • Rugby Restoration Association. Rugby recipes: a collection of recipes from original colonists, occupants of Rugby homes through the years, & friends of the Rugby Restoration. Rugby, Rugby Restoration Press, 1971. 64 pp.
  • Stagg, Brian L. The distant Eden: TN's Rugby colony. A history of the English colony at Rugby, TN, with a guide to the remaining original building. Rugby, Paylor Publications, 1973. 34 pp.
  • Stagg, Brian L. "TN's Rugby colony." THQ 27 (1968), pp. 209-224.
  • Stone, Grace. "TN: social & economic laboratory." Sewanee Review 46 (1938), pp. 36-44, 158-166.
  • Stott, Kathleen B. Rugby, TN: an attempted utopia. U. MO thesis, 1938, 136 pp.
  • A study of Rugby. Rugby, Rugby Restoration Association, 1975. 46 pp. (Rugby planning reports, #2)
  • "TN colony named Rugby after Tom Hughes' old school." Time (Dec. 25, 1939), pp. 9+.
  • Tosswill, T.D. Annals of a village: the history of Rugby, TN. N.p., 1976. 1 vol.
  • Walton, Sarah L. Memories of Rugby Colony. Rugby, privately printed, 1952. 15 pp.
  • Walton, Sarah L. "Rugby in America." GA Review 10 (1956), pp. 395-403.
  • Wichman, Patricia G. Christ Church, Episcopal, Rugby, TN: a short history. Rugby, privately printed, 1959. 47 pp.
  • Wichman, Patricia G. Rugby: a great man's dream. Rugby, Hughes Pub. Lib., 1966. 43 pp.
  • Young, Arthur C., ed. The letters of George Gissing to Edward Bertz, 1887- 1903. London, Constable, 1961; New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers U. Press, 1961. 337 pp.

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  • Everette, Sandra K. Educational handicaps & criminal behavior at Morgan County Regional Correctional Facility in Wartburg, TN. UT thesis, 1990. 163 pp.
  • O'Connell, Richard B., trans. "Report about & from America, given from firsthand observation in the years 1848 & 1849 & published for emigrants to persuade Germans to settle in Morgan County at Wartburg, where a German settlement had been established." By J.G. Hacken from Chemnitz. MVC Bull. 3 (1970), pp. 5-74; 4 (1971), pp. 85- 118.
  • Wust, Klaus. Wartburg: dream & reality of the new Germany in TN. Baltimore, J.H. Faust, 1963. 25 pp. (31st Report, Society for the History of the Germans in MD)


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