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Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Clay County

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Anderson, Landon B. Brief history of Clay County, TN. Celina, the author, 1950. 6 pp.

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Clay County, Preliminary #34). Nashville, TSLA, 1973. 59 pp.

Butts, Charles. Geology & oil possibilities of the northern part of Overton County, TN & of adjoining parts of Clay, Pickett & Fentress counties. Nashville, Williams Print. Co., 1919. 45 pp.

Clay County Homecoming Committee. History of Clay County. Paducah, KY, Turner Pub. Co., 1986. 220 pp.

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

Dale Hollow Dam & Reservoir Project, Obey River, TN. Washington, D.C., US Army Corps of Engineers, n.d. 1 vol.

Gaskill, Gordon. "Backward bonanza." American Mag. 129 (11940), pp. 36-37, 124-126. (oil wells in Clay County)

Head, Mell L. Happy Ridge. Columbia, KY, Waggener-Walker Newspaper, Inc., 76 pp.

Montell, William L. Don't go up Kettle Creek: verbal legacy of the Upper Cumberland. Knoxville, UT Press, 1983. 247 pp.

Montell, William L. Upper Cumberland country. Oxford, MS, U. Press of MS, 1993. 187 pp.

Peterson, Elizabeth & Tom Rankin. "Free hill: an introduction." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 50 (1985), pp. 1-9.

Powell, James C. Farm taxation & county government in Overton, Clay & Pickett counties, TN. UT thesis, 1930. 171 pp.

Stone, William C. Historical sketches of Clay County, TN. Nashville, n.d. 19 pp.

Taylor, William C. A history of Clay County. Austin, TX, Jenkins Pub. Co., 1974. 168 pp.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

TN Industrial & Agricultural Dev. Comm. Navigation locks for Cordell Hull & Celina dams & barge movement on the Upper Cumberland River. Prepared jointly by TN Industrial & Agricultural Dev. Comm., KY Dept. Ec. Dev. & TN State Plann. Comm. Nashville, n.p., 1959. 110 pp.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Red Boiling Springs, Union Hill, Celina, Dale Hollow Dam, Dale Hollow Reservoir, Whiteyville, Burristown, Hilham.


Brown, William L. History of Celina, TN. Celina, the author, 1940. 1 vol.

Flood plan information: Cumberland River, Obey River. Celina, the district, 1968. 53 pp.


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