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 […]

Fentress County Historical Society To Commemorate End Of Civil War

The Fentress County Historical Society will remember the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War with a variety of programs and events on Saturday, April 25. Plans are already underway for a walking parade of veterans and veteran families, re-enactments, a brief ceremony on the court house lawn, a cemetery tour and other […]

Civil War Veteran Burial Location Project Launched

The Fentress County Historical Society has entered into a joint project with the East Tennessee Historical Society and thirty four other East Tennessee Counties to identify and survey the burial location and condition of the gravestone for any Civil War Veteran who is buried in the thirty five counties of East Tennessee. The project was […]

2014 Fentress County History Roundup

Held April 26 at York Elementary The Fentress County Historical Society held their 23rd annual History Week Roundup on April 26, 2014. The theme for this year was General Stores and Merchants and their impact on our County. There were many excellent displays. Outgoing President Sarah Copley presented copies of the Fentress County Veterans book […]