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  The Fentress County Historical Society will have a Christmas Open House, Saturday, December 9, noon to 3pm, at the Society’s museum in Allardt. This open house will be particularly significant, as it will mark the fiftieth Christmas that the Society has been preserving and promoting the history of Fentress County. There will be music, refreshments, door prizes […]

Meeting for First Families of Fentress County Certificate Was a Success

Successful First Families of Fentress County Certificate Meeting

There was a productive meeting relating to doing research and documenting the information needed to obtain a First Families of Fentress County Certificate. It was held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Fentress County Library. Blank pedigree charts and family group sheets were given to each participant. Some of the handouts utilized were a […]

Workshop for First Families Certificate

The Fentress County Historical Society has been issuing First Family Certificates to individuals who had an ancestor living in Fentress County in 1823 and could prove their linage back to that ancestor. Each step in the linage needs to be proven by using birth or death records, census records, estate settlement records, court records, or […]


The annual History & Heritage Day will be held April 28, 2018 at the York Elementary School in Jamestown, Tennessee, starting at 9:00 A.M.  The theme will be “Fiftieth Anniversary – Looking Back, Moving Forward.”  Past accomplishments will be shown.  Plans for the future will be exhibited. Genealogy exchange is an important part of this […]

Fiftieth Anniversary Coming — Looking Back

The Fentress County Historical Society was organized May 22, 1968 in the Fentress County Public Library. Twelve individuals were present at this meeting — eleven adults and one teenager.  Ruble Upchurch was elected as President, Mrs. Jane Dayhuff, Vice-President, and Wanda June Sewell was elected as Secretary-Treasurer.  Ernest Buck, Paul Sidwell and Charles Chambers were […]


The Fentress County Historical announces new days and hours at the Society’s museum in Allardt. The new schedule is Fridays –1pm-4pm and Saturdays—10am-1pm, exclusive of national holidays. Now is a great time to visit while school is out. Bring the children and introduce them to their Fentress County history.The museum now has copies of Fentress […]

Government Speakers Series Announced by Historical Society

The Fentress County Historical Society has announced that it will present a Summer Speakers Series, this year, in addition to the Visiting Author Series that has become popular here over the last two years.The first program to be offered will take place Thursday, May 11th and will feature Jamestown City Mayor Darlene Monday Davis.  The event will be […]


The Fentress County Historical Society has announced its 26th annual Heritage Roundup, Saturday, April 29, at York Elementary School.  The event is scheduled to start at 9am and continue till mid-afternoon. This year’s Roundup theme is Fentress Countians in the Great War, commemorating the service and sacrifice of Fentress County’s World War I veterans and their families.  A strong […]