CARROLL

COUNTY

TENNESSEE


Hello - my name is Christine Walters , the County Co-ordinator for Carroll County Tennessee. Your ancestors "made the difference" in Carroll County History, they were special and need to be presented in a "special" way. Genealogy Trails is a website that caters to what you the researchers would like to see here. Your family histories, stories, obits and articles will be very welcome. Anything you have that could help the Carroll County researcher would be very much appreciated by me as well as the future genealogist.

There is a legend, that at the time of Jesus Christ's Crucifixion the dogwood was the size of the oak and other forest trees. So firm and strong was the tree that it was chosen as the timber for the cross. To be used thus for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the tree, and Jesus, nailed upon it, sensed this, and in his suffering said to it: Because of your regret and pity for My suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used a a cross. Henceforth it shall be slender and bent and twisted and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross...two long and two short petals. And in the center of the outer edge of each petal there will be nail prints, brown with rust and stained with red, and in the center of the flower will be a crown of thorns, and all who see it will remember.

Although the dogwood is not Tennessee's state tree it really should be. Tennessee nurseries grow more dogwoods than any other state and have been doing it for more than one hundred years. The dogwood blooms in April when Easter Sunday marks the resurrection of Christ after the Crucifixion.

Sorry -- but I don't have the time or the resources to do personal research

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ATWOOD
History of Atwood
BETHEL
History of Bethel
BRUCETON
Bruceton Texaco
BUENA VISTA
History of Buena Vista
CLARKSBURG
History of Clarksburg
HOLLOW ROCK
History of Hollow Rock
HUNTINGDON
History of Huntingdon
Unclaimed Letters 1839
Hotel Carroll
McKENZIE
History of McKenzie
McLEMORESVILLE
History of McLemoresville
POND BRANCH
History of Pond Branch
TREZEVANT
History of Trezevant
YUMA
History of Yuma

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HISTORY of CARROLL COUNTY TN

History of Carroll Co (Goodspeeds)

Resources of Tennessee Vol. 2

HISTORY of CARROLL COUNTY TN
Carroll county is abundantly supplied with timber of excellent quality, consisting of hickory, oak (all varieties), poplar, gum, beech, etc. There is a plow factory at Trezevant, a number of saw and planing mills, at various points, and flouring mills, etc. The general topography of the county is undulating and broken, with considerable plateaus of comparatively level country.

The county is very well watered with numerous creeks, among which are Big Sandy, with numerous tributaries in the eastern part of the county, having a general northern direction, and emptying into the Tennessee River. The other principal streams are Rutherford's and South Fork of Obion River, Ready, Beaver, Gwinn's, Crooked and various other creeks, which, uniting in the western half of the county, form the Obion River, affording, in their courses, numerous mill sites. The agricultural productions of the county are greatly diversified, consisting of corn, wheat, oats, hay, cotton, tobacco, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, sorghum and rye.

The educational institutions are, Trezevaut High School, McKenzie College, Bethel College (also at McKenzie), Huntingdon High School, West Tennessee Seminary (at Hollow Rock), Macedonia Academy, Buena Vista Academy and Clarksville Academy.
The county seat is Huntingdon, with a population of 646. Other towns in the county are, Hollow Rock, Marlboro, BuenaVista, Clarksburg, Lavinia, Atwood, Trczcvant, McLemonsville and McKenzie
The principal religious denominations arc, Cumberland Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists and Christians.
The Nashville. Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad, and the Memphis branch of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad pass through the county
Hand-book of Tennessee By A. W. Hawkins, Henry E. Colton 1882

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Carroll County Library
625 High St.
Huntingdon TN, 38344
Phone: 731-986-1919

Carroll Co Archives
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