An Overview of the Civil War with an Emphasis on Tennessee and Fentress County, presented by Thomas Potter

  Thomas Potter, local attorney, will speak at the Fentress County Historical Society’s May program.  His topic will be An Overview of the Civil War with an Emphasis on Tennessee and Fentress County.   The program will be presented in the large courtroom of the Fentress County Courthouse, Thursday, May 19, 4:30 – 6:00pm.  Mr. Potter, who is […]

Arts and Crafts Bloom at Spring Roundup

Photo by Nelson Matthews The Fentress County Historical Society’s Spring Heritage Day Roundup is less than two weeks away, and excitement is building as the event continues to grow. The focus of this year’s event, the twenty-sixth, is Fentress County Arts and Artists: Past and Present. The Roundup will be held at York Elementary School, Saturday, April 30, […]

Bill Landry visit’s Fentress County and becomes an honorary citizen

Bill Landry autographing his books for attendees at his program at the courthouse. Bill Landry receiving the Honorary Citizen of Fentress Certificate from First District County Commissioner, Jimmy Johnson.  John Mullinix, with the Fentress County Historical Society is on the left.

Heritage Day to be held in Fentress County April 30th

For twenty-six years in a row, the Fentress County Historical Society has held a History Week and Roundup event with excellent attendance and participation from local historians, genealogists and visitors from Carolina to California. This year’s one-day event now being billed as Heritage Day Roundup will be at the York Elementary School on April 30, 2016 beginning at 9:00 […]

Bill Landry of WBIR TV’s Heartland Series to be hosted by the Fentress County Historical Society

Bill Landry, narrator, host and co-producer of WBIR TV’s Heartland Series will present “A Celebration of a People and a Land”, Tuesday, March 8, 4:30pm and 6:00 pm, in the large courtroom of the Fentress County Courthouse. A presentation of the Fentress County Historical Society’s Visiting Author Series, Bill will also sell and autograph his books, including Appalachian […]

William Crouch Heirs to Crabtree & Williams

William Crouch Heirs to Crabtree & Williams   Fentress County Courthouse Warranty Book L, page 547   “This Deed of Conveyance made by S V Bowden Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Fentress County Tenn to H. W. Williams a Citizen of Said County and State Witnesseth that whereas on the 8th day […]


Fentress County Historical Society has announced that they will host the author of a recently released book on the Civil War featuring Fentress County and the Cumberland Plateau. The event will take place in the large court room in the Fentress County Courthouse on Thursday, July 16 between the hours of 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. Dr. Aaron Astor, […]

Exhibitors, Musicians & Storytellers Part of Heritage Day Roundup This Saturday!

The 25th Annual Heritage Day Roundup has “lengthened their stakes and strengthened their cords” for the 2015 event taking place between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm Saturday, May 2nd at York Elementary School. This year, the Historical Society will also be selling plate lunches with choice of chicken quarters or pulled pork barbeque with baked […]

Heritage Day Roundup to Include New Features

Have you ever made or bottomed a chair? Or woven a basket? Or made homemade soap? A Canjo? or a mountain dulcimer? If you are under 25 years of age, you may have never even seen these crafts and skills demonstrated. The Fentress County Historical Society’s 25th Annual Roundup on May 2 at York Elementary School will offer […]

Civil War Observance Planned April 25, 2015

The Fentress County Historical Society with local county and city government officials are planning a ceremony coinciding with the Five Year Observance of the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Civil War from 1861-1865. A ceremony recognizing the significant contributions of Fentress County men who served in the Civil War and the impact of the war on families, business and […]