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Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Polk County

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Adams, Donna J. Recreation resources & needs study, McMinn & Polk counties, TN. Oak Ridge, ORAU, 1966. 54 pp.

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Polk County, Preliminary # 36). Nashville, TSLA, 1973. 37 pp.

Blair, Reuben M. The development of education in Polk County, TN. UT thesis, 1941. pp.

Benton Elementary School. A brief history of Polk County. Written by members of the 6th grade of Benton Elementary School, year 1934-1935. Benton, n.p., 1958. 20 pp.

Carter, Mark W. Stratigraphy & structure of part of the western Blue Ridge foothills, Polk & Monroe counties, TN. UT thesis, 1994. 233 pp.

Clay, Grady. "Copper Basin cover-up." Landscape Arch. 73 (July 1983), pp.

Clemmer, James D. J.D. Clemmer's scrapbooks relating to Polk County, TN: newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, letters, ledgers, & account books, etc. Benton, n.p., 1884-1934.

Coulter, E. Merton. "The GA-TN boundary line." GA Hist. Q. 35 (1951), pp. 269-306.

Council, R. Bruce. Historical & archaeological documentation of the Wilson Mill Dam on the Ocoee River near Benton, Polk County, TN: a report. Chattanooga, UT, 1983. 31 pp.

"Dog-Day Elections." Newsweek (Aug. 20, 1951), pp. 23+.

Experimental watersheds: Copper Basin. Knoxville, TVA, 1983. 225 pp.

Foehner, Nora L. The historical geography of environmental change in the Copper Basin. UT thesis, 1980. 85 pp.

Glassie, Henry. "The old barns of Appalachia." Mtn. Life & Work 41 (1965), pp. 21-30.

Goff, John H. "Retracing the old Federal road." Emory U. Q. 6 (1950), pp. 159-171.

Goodspeed's history of east TN (Polk County, pp. 804-807, 987-994). Goodspeed, 1887.

Heritage of Polk County, Tennessee, 1839-1997. Benton, TN, Polk County Historical & Genealogical Society, 1997. 400 pp.

In touch with the past: a guide to historic places & homes in Fannin County, GA & Polk County, TN. Blue Ridge, GA, K. Thompson, 1982. 248 pp.

Lemond, Thomas A. The good government league & Polk County politics, 1946-1965. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1970. 185 pp.

Lillard, Roy G. History of Polk County, Tennessee. Benton, Polk County Historical & Genealogical Society, 1999. 463 pp.

Lillard, Roy G. Some aspects of Polk County politics. Benton, 1962. 50 pp. (unpublished typescript)

Long, Grady M. "Folk medicine in McMinn, Polk, Bradley & Meigs counties, TN, 1910-1927." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 28 (1962), pp. 1-8.

Mathews, Louise E. Patterns of land degradation & restoration in the Copper Basin, TN, & their influence on soil hydrologic properties. UT thesis, 1995. 112 pp.

Maury, Matthew F. The Polk County Copper Company of TN: its mineral resources & mining prospects. New Orleans, LA, Bulletin Book & Job Office, 1859. 19 pp.

Murrell, Zack E. The vascular flora of Big Frog Mountain, Polk County, TN. UT thesis, 1985. 151 pp.

Parish, Thurman. History of the Ocoee Ranger District, 1838-1988. (republished as The old home place. Benton, TN, Polk County Pub. Co., 1994. 104 pp.)

Parish, Thurman. The old home place: faces & places in the mountains of Polk County, TN, before there was a Cherokee National Forest. Benton, Polk County Pub., 1994. 104 pp. (originally published in History of Ocoee Ranger District)

"Pistol-packing Polkers." Newsweek (Apr. 2, 1951), p. 25.

Polk County, TN, 1980-1987: an economic analysis. Nashville, TN Dept. Emp. Sec., 1988. 12 pp.

"Polk County draws its guns." Life (Apr. 9, 1951), pp. 47-48.

Polk County Hist. Soc. Studies in Polk County history. Benton, the society, 1965. 24 pp.

Polk County News: reprints of articles relating to the history of Polk County. Benton, Polk County News, 1990. 97 pp.

Polk County scrapbook: 150 years of memories. Benton, Polk County News, 1989. 59 pp.

Record of decision: 1996 Olympic whitewater slalom venue, Ocoee River, Polk County, TN. Cleveland, US Forest Service, 1994. 21 pp.

Rogers, E.G. "Switching for water." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 21 (1955), pp. 108- 111.

"Shotgun politics in Polk." Newsweek (Mar. 24, 1958), p. 38.

Slack, John F. Mineral resources of the Big Frog wilderness study area & additions, Polk County, TN & Fannin County, GA. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1981. 25 pp.

Sutton, Thomas C. Relationship between metamorphism & geologic structure along the Great Smoky fault system, Parksville quadrangle, Polk & Bradley counties, TN. UT thesis, 1971. 148 pp.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

TN Valley Authority. Lower Hiwassee valley; summary of resources. Knoxville, n.p., 1963. var. pp.

TN Valley Authority. Ind. Div. Agricultural-industrial survey of Polk County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1935. var. pp.

Touching home: a collection of history & folklore from the Copper Basin, Fannin County area. Produced by the students of the West Fannin High School photo journalism class; edited by K. Thompson, 1976. 206 pp.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Calhoun, Etowah, Mecca, East Cleveland, Benton, Oswald Dome, McFarland, Farner, Felker, Parksville, Caney Creek, Ducktown, Isabella, Hemptop, Epworth, Mineral Bluff.

Whitney, Josiah D. Report on the mineral tract of the Cherokee Copper Mining Co., also of the east TN tract, known as the Beaver property, situated in Polk County, east TN. NY, Frances Hart, 1853. 13 pp.

Williams, A.J. A Confederate history of Polk County, TN, 1860-1866. Nashville, McQuiddy, 1923. 31 pp.

Williamson, W.H. A history of Polk County. (unp. typescript)

Wooten, John M., comp. Scrapbook history of Polk County, TN. N.p., n.d., 1927-1939. 326 pp.




Benton

Lillard, Roy G. A brief history of the First Baptist Church (Ocoee Baptist Church), Benton, TN. 1836-1959. Benton, 1964. 50 pp. (unp. typescript)

Lillard, Roy G. The Ocoee Lodge #212, F&AM, Benton, TN. Benton, 1963. 10 pp. (unp. typescript)

Williamson, John Coffee. Fun, fact and philosophy: the diary of John Coffee Williamson, 1858-1861. Knoxville, Tennessee Valley, Pub., 1996. 178 pp.

 

Copperhill

Flood insurance study: city of Copperhill, TN, Polk County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1989. 10 pp.

Flood insurance study: city of Copperhill, TN, Polk County. (Rev. Feb. 3, 1993.) Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1993. 11 pp.

 

Ducktown

Barclay, Robert E. The Copper Basin, 1840-1963. N.p., the author, 1995.

Barclay, Robert E. The Copper Basin, 1890 to 1963. Knoxville, the author, 1975. 187 pp.

Barclay, Robert E. Ducktown back in Raht's time. Chapel Hill, NC, UNC Press, 1946. 284 pp. (reprinted 1974 by White Wing).

Barclay, Robert E. The railroad comes to Ducktown. Knoxville, Cole Print. & Thesis Svc., Inc., 1973. 193 pp.

Singewald, Joseph T. Mining districts of the eastern states. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1932. 161 pp.

Teale, E.W. "Murder of a landscape: Ducktown desert." Nat. Hist. (Oct. 1951), pp. 352-356.

 

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