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Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Madison County

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Alexander, Harbert L. "The Armstrong raid including the battle of Bolivar, Medon Station & Britton Lane." THQ 21 (1962), pp. 31-46.

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

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

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

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

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

American National Red Cross. Madison County Chapter. Community study of Jackson & Madison County. Sponsored by Madison County ARC, December 9, 1946. Jackson, n.p., 1947. 73 pp.

Baker, Steve. "Free blacks in antebellum Madison County." THQ 52 (1993), pp. 56-63.

Beardsley, Richard L. A survey of the vascular flora of Madison County, TN. MSU thesis, 1973. 100 pp.

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Madison County, Preliminary # 41). Nashville, TSLA, 1973. 49 pp.

Bonser, Howard J. Costs & returns in growing corn, Henry & Madison counties, TN, 1942. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1946. 26 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #209)

Bonser, Howard J. Economic aspects of cotton production, Henry & Madison counties, TN, 1942. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1946. 38 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #208)

Cisco, Jay G. "Madison County." AHM 7 (1902), pp. 328-348; 8 (1903), pp. 26- 48.

Emergency operations plan, Jackson-Madison County, TN. Nashville, TEMA, 1987. 1 vol.

Flood insurance study: Madison County, TN, unincorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1983. 31 pp.

Goodspeed's history of TN (Madison County, pp. 797-917). Goodspeed, 1887.

Hawkins, Herman. "The story of George Frederick Burgoyne Howard: the holy cheat." WTHSP 16 (1962), pp. 56-69.

Jackson-Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Jackson-Madison County industrial survey. Jackson, n.p., 1958. 50 pp.

Kuhlman, Augustus F. Social survey of the city of Jackson & Madison County, TN. Jackson, Jackson-McClaran Chapter, Am. Red Cross, 1920. 139 pp.

Kwas, Mary L. & Robert C. Mainfort, Jr. "The Johnson site: precursor to Pinson Mounds?" TN Anthrop. 11 (1986), pp. 29-41.

Mainfort, Robert C., Jr. Archaeological investigations in the Obion River drainage: the west TN tributaries project. Nashville, TN Div. Archaeology, 1994. 185 pp.

Mainfort, Robert C., Jr., ed. Archaeological investigations at Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Area: 1974, 1975 & 1978 field seasons. Nashville, TN Div. Archaeology, 1980. 108 pp.

Mercer, Mrs. Frank A. A survey of family living conditions in Madison County, TN. UT thesis, 1935. 75 pp.

Myer, William E. "Recent archaeological discoveries in TN." Art & Arch. 14 (1922), pp. 141-150.

Puckett, Liz. "Stories from the tackroom." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 46 (1980), pp. 45-83.

Rothrock, Mary U., ed. "Family letters: home life in Madison & Carroll counties, TN, 1864-1867." WTHSP 23 (1969), pp. 110-128; 24 (1970), pp. 106-129.

Smith, Jonathan K. Ezekial Brownlee Mason: his contribution to early Madison County, TN, history. Jackson, the author, 1993. 20 pp.

Smith, Jonathan K. The Gibbs place in Madison County, TN. Jackson, the author, 1993. 10 pp.

Smith, Jonathan K. The historic Denmark Baptist campground & church, Madison County, TN. Jackson, the author, 1993. 11 pp.

Smith, Jonathan K. Historical configurations of the magisterial districts of Madison County, TN: a study. N.p., the author, 1992. 28 pp.

Smith, Jonathan K. Our Claybrook heritage. Jackson, the author, 1993. 64 pp.

Soil survey, Madison County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1906, 1978.

Swaim, J. Richard. Your government in Madison County. Compiled by Madison County 4-H clubs, 1964. Jackson, n.p., 1964. 23 pp.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Humboldt, Medina, Spring Creek, Cedar Grove, Bells, Adair, Jackson North, Claybrook, Juno, Denmark, Westover, Jackson South, Beech Bluff, Luray, Mercer, Teague, Medon, Henderson.

US Soil Conservation Service. Flood hazard analysis, Moize Creek, Madison County, TN. Washington, D.C., the service, 1975. 13 pp.

Utley, Buford C. "The early academies of west TN." WTHSP 8 (1954), pp. 5- 38.

West, Robert H. The NC & St L railway & its relation to the life & growth of Madison County, TN. Nashville, the author, 1945. 15 pp.

West TN: its advantages & its resources. Published for the information of those seeking homes therein. Jackson, Cisco & Hawkins, 1885. 76 pp.

Williams, Emma I. "Jackson & Madison County, an inland cotton center of the growing west, 1821-1850." THQ 3 (1944), pp. 24-45.

Williams, Emma I. Historic Madison, the story of Jackson & Madison County, TN from the prehistoric mound builders to 1917. By Emma Inman Williams, a contribution to the sesquicentennial celebration of TN statehood in 1946. Jackson, Madison County Hist. Soc., 1946. 553 pp.

Williams, Emma I. et al. Jackson & Madison County: a pictorial history. Norfolk, VA, the Donning Co., 1988. 248 pp.

Williams, John J. Report on a new system of good county roads by which the farming lands of Madison County will be increased to double their present value, & from four to six times the cost of the good roads, read before the honorable county court of Madison County, TN, at its quarterly session of April, 1895. Jackson, David L. Balch, 1895. 18 pp.


Edmonson, James H. "Denmark, TN: the first 150 years." WTHSP 34 (1980), pp. 88-95.



American National Red Cross. Madison County Chapter. Community study of Jackson & Madison County ARC, December 9, 1946. Jackson, n.p., 1947. 73 pp.

American National Red Cross. Southern Div. Social survey of the city of Jackson, & Madison County, TN. Jackson, Jackson-McClaran Chapter, ARC, 1920. 139 pp.

Campbell, Alexander W. Oration by Gen. A.W. Campbell, on occasion of decorating the graves of the Confederate dead in the city cemetery at Jackson. Jackson, Sun Job Office, 1876. 7 pp.

Chandler, Walter. Personal recollections of Jackson. N.p., 19--. unp.

Flood insurance study: city of Jackson, TN, Madison County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1983. 21 pp.

Hilliard, Jack. History of the First Baptist Church, Jackson, TN, 1837-1987. Jackson, the church, 1986. 120 pp.

Irby, Henry C. History of the First Baptist Church, Jackson, TN, 1837-1912. Jackson, McCowat-Mercer, 1912. 96 pp.

Jackson MSA, 1980-1987: an economic analysis. Nashville, TN Dept. Emp. Sec., 1988. 12 pp.

Jackson Sun. The Jackson Sun of Jackson, "the hub city of west TN" in the geographical center of a three hundred eighty million dollar annual market. Jackson, McCowat-Mercer, 1960. 23 pp.

Jackson-Madison County, TN master plan recreation 2000. Jackson, n.p., 1980. 103 pp.

Jackson, TN citizens. Brief statement of facts showing the sentiment of the citizens of Jackson, TN, upon the saloon question. All exhibits & certified lists are in the hands of A.H. Askew, representative from Madison County. Jackson, n.p., 1907. 16 pp.

Jackson, TN Free Public Library. Civic affairs forum, Jackson Free Library, Jackson, TN. Case study by Mrs. Gretchen Conduitte & Sarah Francis Smith, March-May, 1954. Forum conducted with one of twenty sub-grant awards by the ALA from the Fund for Adult Education. Nashville, TSLA, 1955. 34 pp.

Jackson, TN Utility Div. Sesquicentennial celebration cookbook. Jackson, n.p., 1972. 44 pp.

Jackson-Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Ind. Dev. Div. Jackson- Madison County, TN, industrial study. Jackson, the division, 1958. 50 pp.

Jackson-Madison County sesquicentennial celebration: program, commemorating the l50th anniversary of the founding of Jackson & Madison County, TN, 1822-1972, including the program of festivities, October 7-14, 1972. Jackson, n.p., 1972. 56 pp.

James, Lena G. Historic St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Jackson: glimpses past & present. Jackson, the author, 1962. 67 pp.

McNatt, Martha. A heritage revisited: First Christian Church, Jackson, TN. Winona, MN, Apollo Books, 1986. 100 pp.

Mercier, Laurie. "The business history of Jackson, TN." WTHSP 35 (1981), pp. 95-102.

100th anniversary edition, Sunday, November 28, 1948, Jackson, TN. N.p., 1948. 216 pp.

Phillips, Elizabeth C. "John Tomlin, the 'literary postmaster' of Jackson, TN." WTHSP 8 (1954), pp. 39-54.

Price, A. Lacy. The history of Jackson Lodge #45, Free & Accepted Masons of TN, with the story of masonry through the ages. Jackson, the lodge, 1965. 343 pp.

Profile for decision making, Jackson, TN. Prepared by Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce & West TN Ind. Assoc. Jackson, the association, 1987. 37 pp.

Reed, Mary S. Journey to excellence: a history of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Jackson, Golden Circle Print., Inc., 1993. 169 pp.

TN Industrial & Agricultural Dev. Comm. 3 plans for community progress.

Nashville, the commission, 1958. 52 pp. (titles: The Oneida Plan; The Lewisburg Plan; The Jackson Plan)

West Jackson Baptist Church. History of the West Jackson Baptist Church, Jackson, TN: the first fifty years, 1906-1956, golden anniversary celebration. Jackson, the church, 1956. 36 pp.

Wiley, J.W. St. Mary's Church, Jackson, TN: the story of catholicity in Jackson, TN, from earliest times. Jackson, McCowat-Mercer, 1951. 71 pp.

Williams, Emma I. "Jackson & Madison County: an inland cotton center of the growing west." THQ 3 (1944), pp. 24-45.


Casey Jones

Currotto, William F. Casey Jones. Memphis, the author, 1994. 57 pp.

Drake, Robert Y., Jr. "Casey Jones: the man & the son." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 19 (1953), pp. 95-101.

Gleiter, Jan & Kathleen Thompson. Casey Jones. Illustrated by Francis Balistreri. Milwaukee, WI, Raintree Childrens Books, 1987. 32 pp. (juvenile)

Lee, Fred J. Casey Jones: epic of the American railroad. Kingsport, Southern Publishers, 1939. 298 pp.

Moody, James W., Jr. "Casey Jones Railroad Museum." THQ 25 (1966), pp. 3- 21. (reprinted in More landmarks of TN, pp. 187-205)

Overall, B.W. "The man at the throttle": the story of Casey Jones, the brave engineer. Jackson, Casey Jones Museum, 1956. 76 pp.

York, Carol B. Casey Jones. Illustrated by Bert Dodson, Mahwah, NJ, Troll Associates, 1980. 46 pp. (juvenile)


Lambuth College

Clement, Sarah V. A college grows... MCFI-Lambuth. Jackson, McCowat- Mercer Press, 1972. 242 pp.

Herron, W.W. "A history of Lambuth College." WTHSP 10 (1956), pp. 20-37.

Hinton, David E. Origin, development & aims of Lambuth College. George Peabody College thesis, 1936. pp.


Lane College

Adair, Thomas J. Bishop Isaac Lane, a portrait: 1834-1914. TSA&I thesis, 1956. pp.

Cooke, Anna L. Lane College: its heritage & outreach, 1882-1982. Jackson, the college, 1987. 150 pp.

Savage, Horace C. Life & times of Bishop Isaac Lane. Nashville, National Pub. Co., 1958. 240 pp.


Union University

Rutledge, Rosa D. "Union University through the century, 1834-1950." WTHSP 4 (1950), pp. 83-96.

Ward, Richard H. A history of Union University. Jackson, Union U. Press, 1975. 211 pp.

Ward, Richard H. "Union University & its predecessors: historical highlights." WTHSP 29 (1975), pp. 55-63.


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