Community Partners

The project team wishes to thank the following local historians, archivists, librarians, and museum professionals who enthusiastically shared their knowledge of the history of their communities.

Greene County

Dollie Boyd, Museum Director, Tusculum College
Randi Nott and Members of the George Clem Society: Jerleen Manuel, Richard Elder, Gene Simmons, Carolyn Cox
Stephanie Steinhorst and Kendra Hinkle, Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
June Pinkston, Elmer Cox Memorial Library
Glenna Casteel, Local Researcher
Betty Fletcher, Greeneville Greene County History Museum
William Isom, East Tennessee PBS

Maury County

Jo Ann McClellan and the African American Heritage Society of Maury County
Christa Martin, Vice Mayor, City of Columbia/Assistant to the President, Columbia State Community College
Tom Price, Director, Maury County Archives

Fayette County

Betsy Rice, Fayette County Archivist
Capt. Wendell Wainwright, Retired
Myles Wilson, Former Superintendent of Schools
David Smith, Former County Executive
Joy Rosser, County Historian
Jamie Evans, Assistant Director and Cultural Resources Manager, Ames Plantation
Community historians: Lucy Cogbill, Mitchell Lawrence, John W. Marshall, and Dravidi Q. Pasha

Hardeman County

Evelyn C. Robertson, Jr., Century Farm Owner/President, ElCanaan Community Help Organization
Cathy Mayfield, Assistant to the Mayor, Bolivar
Ken Savage, Local Researcher, Bolivar
Bolivar Public Library
Wanza Taylor, Director, Grand Junction Public Library