Suggested Readings

G. Tillman Stewart

From Henderson County by G. Tillman Stewart, Tennessee County History Series, Joy Bailey Dunn, Editor, Charles W. Crawford, Associate Editor, 1979, Memphis State University Press.  Thanks to G. Tillman Stewart's son George Stewart for granting permission to publish this book.

The author is currently compiling a comprehensive volume on the history Of Henderson County, to be published at a later date.

Barry, W. V. "My Column," Lexington Progress, Lexington, Tennessee. Beginning in 1884; microfilm now in Henderson County files, state archives.

Biographical Directory: Henderson County Members of the Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-.

Bolen, H. J. Henderson County's History. Murfreesboro: The Home Journal, 1929.

Butler, Virginia Goff. "A Cultural History of the Education of Henderson County."  Master's Thesis, Memphis State University, 1962.

"Community Information; Lexington, Tennessee." Compiled by the City of Lexington and West Tennessee Industrial Association, May, 1970.

Deere, E. D. "Memoirs." unpublished manuscript.

Deere, J. A. "History of Baptist College at Lexington and Beech River Baptist Association." Pamphlet published by author.

Garret, William R. and Albert V. Goodpasture. History of Tennessee, Its People and Its Institutions. Nashville: Brandon, 1900, 1905.

Goodspeed Publishing Company. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Times to the Present. 6 vols. Nashville: Goodspeed, 1886, 1887. Reprint Nashville: Elder, 1972. Pp. 797-806, 841-862 give information on Henderson County.

"Henderson County," Annual Report, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1968.

Henderson County Board of Education Minutes, 1925-1979.

Henderson County Court Records. (Beginning with the 1860 volume).

"History: Henderson County Communities and Schools, 1940-1941" Compiled and written by county teachers under the supervision of Louise Oakley.

Jones, K. C. "Kelly." Personal papers and records from 1888 to 1976; now in state archives.

Lytle, Andrew N. Bedford Forrest and His Critter Company. New York: Menton, Balch, 1931. Reprint Putnam, 1947; revised McDowell, Obolensky, 1960.

Maness, Lonnie E. "Forrest and Battle of Parker's Crossroads." Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Summer, 1975.

McGee, Gentry R. A History of Tennessee from 1663 to 1900 for Use in Schools. New York: American Book, 1900, 1911. Reprint, Nashville: Elder, 1971.

Powers, Auburn. History of Henderson County. Published by author, 1930.

Safford, James M. Geology of Tennessee. Nashville: S. C. Mercer, 1869.

Soil Survey: Henderson County, Tennessee. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Series 1954, No. 9, April, 1960.

State of Tennessee Legislative Appendices. 1856-1860, agriculture and fairs; 1870-1900, farm income and products statistics.

State of Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives Journals, 1821-1978.

Turner, Gordon. History of Scotts Hill. Southaven, Mississippi: Carter Printing Company, 1977.

White, Robert H., ed. Messages of Governors of Tennessee. 8 vols. Nashville: Tennessee Historical Commission, 1952-1972. Specifically: V. 11, pp. 631-638, constitution of 1834, John Purdy; V. 111, pp. 501, "Immortal 13"; V. IV, p. 156, railroads, pp. 189, 520, 628, election results; V. V, p. 305, election results, pp. 323-351, impeaching of judges; V. VII, pp. 19, 233, 470, 556, elections.

_________. Tennessee: Its Growth and Progress. Nashville: the author, 1936, 1943; revised, 1947.