FENTRESS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL PRESENT HISTORY OF JAMESTOWN’S FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

A program about the history of Jamestown’s First Baptist Church, based upon the book, Footsteps of Faith: The Story of the First Baptist Church, Jamestown, Tennessee, 1930- 2015, written by Patsy Littrell, will be presented Saturday, November 10, at the Fentress County Historical Society Museum, in Allardt. The book upon which Mrs. Littrell’s program is based, tells […]

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 […]

2017 SUMMER SCHEDULE AT MUSEUM ANNOUNCED

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 […]

FENTRESS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WELCOMES ROANE STATE INTERN

The Fentress County Historical Society is pleased to welcome a new student intern who is now working on special projects at the Society Museum in Allardt.  Jonathan Taubert, a student at Roane State Community College’s Jamestown campus, has been working on special projects at the museum during the winter semester and will return for the spring semester. “We are […]

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.

CIVIL WAR BOOK AUTHOR TO BE IN JAMESTOWN JULY 16

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 […]