Christmas Open House at Fentress Country Historical Society Museum
Event location: Museum (located at 4-way stop in Allardt)
When: Saturday, December 14, 2013 – 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Please come by and enjoy a cup of hot spiced tea or punch, home-made Christmas cookies and a visit with our museum volunteer staff and historical society members. Browse through our small museum. Recent publications of the Fentress County Historical Society will be available for sale, as well as baked Christmas cookies, cakes and pies. The Christmas Open House is free, but donations will be accepted.
Nearby attractions include Historic Jamestown, the Alvin C York Homestead and General Store and the Alvin C York Historic State Park with an 1880’s grist mill.
Directions: From I-40 at Exit 317, take US 127 North 32 miles to Jamestown. Allardt is located 6 miles Southeast of Jamestown on SR 52.
For additional information please call Sarah Copley at 931-879-4325 or Willie Beaty at 931-879-7622.
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 launched by the East Tennessee Historical Society as a part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial observance, 2011-2015.
The goal of the Fentress County Historical Society will be to identify and survey the burial information on those Civil War soldiers – Union and Confederate - who lived in and served from Fentress County, whether buried in Fentress County or elsewhere; those who are buried in Fentress County, regardless of where they were from; and any Civil War Veteran recognized under the ETHS “Civil War Families of Tennessee” program. Any Civil War Soldier serving from or buried in Fentress County as it was defined in 1861 is eligible for inclusion, which would include much of the present Pickett County.
In summary, criteria for inclusion will include:
When complete, the combined lists of all 35 East Tennessee Counties will become an online database for individual research and remembrance.
The Historical Society is asking for the public’s help in this project, and has prepared an information sheet and forms on which to report burial sites and a survey of any gravestone markers found. These may be picked up at the local library in Jamestown, at the FCHS Museum in Allardt, or at the Fentress Courier office. For more information, please call Willie Beaty at 879-7622, Kathy Williams at 879-9248, or Sarah Copley at 879-4325.
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