"When the Mountain Speaks"

The Writings of Jackie Layne Partin

Mrs. Partin conducts interviews and writes stories that are both entertaining and insightful.  They are a "must read" if you seek a better understanding of the area and its people.   Link to Jackie's Stories Here.


Other Articles by Local Writers

"The Sad Story of Shufflin' Phil Douglas" by Edwin Burnett

Palmer News & Stories by David Patton 


Books by Charles Sherrill

Cemetery Inscriptions - Grundy County Tennessee

Death Records of Grundy County Tennessee

Special Census 1850 - 1880 (Large File - Dropbox)

"Grundy County Marriages (1844 - 1880)" by Charles Sherrill (Large File - Dropbox)

Early Grundy County Deeds(Later)


Stories by Barbara Mooney Myers


Memories of Winters and School in the 1940’s in Tracy City, TN

"Always Blessed With Doctrines and Enough Material Things" 

"The White House at the End of the Road" 

"Early Thirties" 

"Struggling Through the Late 30's and Early 40's"

"Tales of Pigeon"

"The Life of a Coalminer"

"My Days at Shook School"

"James & Josephine Dove Mooney's Early Years" 

"Challenges of a Young Bride in Smith Hollow" 

"Waiting at the Forks of the Road"

"Glancing Through My Past"

"A Field of Dreams"

"Of Times, Places, and People" 

"Repeating the History"

"Car Seats to Couches"

"Nancy's Christmas Tree"

Stories by Carl Goodman

Brothers of the Broom

The Medicine Show

My Future as a Farmer

The Rolling Store

Diaries, Journals, Notes & Ledgers

Dennis Priest Curtis Diary

Isaac Conger Diary - Circuit Rider of 1813

Diary of Lottie Partin

Henry Little's Journal (1900-1923) - Eastern Franklin County

General Interest

History of the Church of Latter Day Saints in Grundy County

1958 Pivotal Election in Grundy County

The Old House (Brawley House in Hubbard's Cove)

Memories from my Father (Edmond Price Smith of Skymont)

25th Anniversary of the Palmer Clinic

Papa's Hupp (The Berry & Cheek Hupmobile)

Christmas Memories  of Grundy County Historical Society Members

Mary Austell Farris

Willis Family Cemetery (near Pelham)

Fort Donelson - One Soldier's Story (John Kennerly Farris, C.S.A.)

Growing up in Palmer  by Robert Joseph Owen

"The Saga of Violette Wakeland"  by Karol Cooper 

Interview with Homer Kunz by Mary Priestly and submitted by Lynda Kunz Harper 

1864 Confederate Raids on Tracy City Garrison - "New Light on Skirmish Here" by Jim Nicholson (1977)

The Story of John Wilkes Booth - "Louisa and the Assassin" 

"The Sugar Shack" by Raymond Hill 

"The Griswold Twins, Lucy and Nancy" by Patricia M. Street 

"Daddy Taught Me How to Fish" by Raymond Hill

Local Communities

"Pelham Valley Places"

"Homecoming 1986 - The History of the Elk Valley" - Additions & Corrections - Large File Size

"Methodism in Pelham Valley, 1813-2002"

"Life in Pelham Valley in the 1950's"

"Pelham's People of Color 1850 - 1950"   (Revised 12/2014) 

"Layne's Cove" 

"Ross' Creek"

"Monteagle Roads" 

"Wesley's Chapel Church" 

"Pioneer Days - Pelham Tennessee" 

"Growing Up in Flat Branch"

"Highlight in the History of Coalmont"