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Anderson County Historical Society

          Old Anderson County Courthouse

Welcome to the Anderson County Historical Society’s Home Page

The Anderson County Historical Society is headquartered in Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee.

The primary interest of the ACHS is the preservation of the history and genealogies of Clinton and Anderson County and the surrounding counties in East Tennessee.

The name Pellissippi is the historic Native American name for the Clinch River, the major waterway running through the area.

Anderson County Historical Society
PO Box 148
Clinton. TN 37717
email address:
Our society is a tax-exempt educational organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and all donations to us are tax-deductible.

All donations are welcome.
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  1. David / Oct 7 2016 5:06 pm

    Hello. I am trying to learn information about Jacob White, son of Isaac White and Mahalia Adkins White, from the Anderson area. He married Nancy Jane Bell in the early 1870’s and lived in and around Jasper and Victoria, TN in the 1870’s, and died sometime in the late 1870’s as his wife Nancy is counted as a widow on the 1880 census. Any help or insights are most welcome……David White

    • Michele Disney / Mar 7 2018 4:11 pm

      David, I have been working on my genealogy as well. My 2x Great-grandmother, Barbara Allen White Brown, was Jacob’s youngest sister. Her daughter, my Great-grandmother was called, Haley, but I suspect that was a nickname for Mahalia, named for her grandmother. I will contact you if I fid further information. I have been working on another family line. When I get more in depth on this one, I will let you know. If you find anything on them, please let me know.

      Michele Disney

  2. sarah Hayes / Mar 9 2017 2:17 pm

    Hello, does anyone know where I can find more family information on William Goldman Carden, Lurana Belle Slover, and their daughter Ella Burnel Carden? Also trying to find Burkey family history from Anderson County.

  3. Sarah Waddell / Mar 28 2017 11:32 pm

    What year did Molly Waddell from Oak Ridge Tn. Born? I am trying to find out how old she will be tomorrow on her birthday

  4. Shahid Raki / Apr 26 2017 7:20 pm

    I’m a Broyles surname researcher and just want to let people who are researching this surname in Tennessee know that John Kenneth (Ken) Broyles, Sr died March 2016. Ken was the former editor of the “Broyles Family Newsletter.” I’m a black Broyles surname research born in Greeneville, Greene county, Tennessee. Ken was a big help to me when I began my research on my family in 1995. He would send me names of any black Broyles person he came across back then. Later in 1997 at a Broyles-Evans Family reunion in Flint, Michigan I was told by my father’s fifth of 8 sisters that anyone living in Greene county Tennessee with the name of Broyles was related to me. In Greeneville, TN the name Broyles outnumbers Jones, Smith, and Williams easily. If anyone would like to get in touch with me they can at this email: My name is Shahid Raki formerly (Lawrence L. Broyles).

    • Michele Disney / Jan 17 2018 9:37 pm

      Shahid Raki, Very sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Ken Broyles, Sr. It is sad to lose a family member, especially the memory keeper of a family.

  5. Jeff Donaldson, Atlanta, GA / May 22 2017 8:46 pm

    I’m searching for any available photo-images of Hugh Barton “H.B.” Bowling (1847-1928) of Coal-Creek-Clinton, his wife Margaret Owen(s), family or the house(s) they lived-in, if still standing. I am a descendant (Gr-Gr grandson) and thus, interested.

    • Charles Severs / May 23 2017 5:37 pm

      I do not know your Bowling but do know that there is a Hugh Barton Lamar in the family of William Lamar of Anderson Co and he seemed to live in the area of Coal Creek and Lake City .Possiby there is one of that family who might be able to tell you who Hugh Barton was or a Bowling named for him
      I have some info on the family of Wm Lamar and his first wife Roseanne Mills who died in about 1800 and his second wife Mary Polly Severs 1795 that he married in l806 and had a second family. There is a book in the Clinton Library on the Lamar family by Petracek that might have some info on the Barton or Bowling families..
      Charles Severs

    • Michele Disney / Jun 11 2017 10:06 pm

      They are buried at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton, TN. I looked them up on Find A Grave and it has photos and an obituary with names of relatives. I will see if I can find out from an Owens that works at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Rocky Top, TN. Formerly Lake City and Coal Creek.

      • Dan Blagg / Jun 13 2017 10:04 am

        You maybe know that there was a medical doctor named Hugh Barton in Anderson Co TN around the time of your ancestor. There were a number of children named after him, it seems – as in the case of Hugh Barton Lamar and Hugh Barton Bowling. This must have been a way to honor a man who, perhaps, helped with the childbirths. It may shed light on your search.

  6. Collier G. Gray jr. / Jun 16 2017 9:09 pm

    I am looking to purchase a Overton’s of Anderson Co book. How would I go about finding one? I am a descendant of Moses Overton.

  7. Mary Lynn T Grover / Jun 2 2018 10:33 am

    I am searching for photographs of the old Judge Hicks house that used to stand on Main Street before it burned.

  8. Andrea Cossu / Jul 3 2018 12:12 am

    Hello, I’m looking for any and all info regarding Hale, various spellings and Tovrea, also various spellings. Especially any information about Armstead Barton Hale 1828-1895. He married Jane Davidson and Christena Todd. Thank you, Andrea.

  9. Cynthia Thorington / Jul 30 2018 9:59 am

    I am trying to find any pictures of Zion Cemetary from the 1912- 1979.
    I am trying to find the graves of my grandmothers 4 children.
    All records from that time
    were destroyed in the fire.

    Thank you

  10. Cynthia Thorington / Aug 14 2018 3:02 pm

    I am looking for photos of ZION. BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY from the 1928 onward
    Looking for 4 infant graves

  11. hattypatty / Aug 14 2018 11:51 pm

    For the Zion Baptist Church cemetery at 2170 Clinton Hwy, Powell, TN 37849 have you called the church office? The phone number is 865-945-2305. The person who takes care of the cemetery was very helpful to me. Trust this is helpful. Pat Allen Messer

  12. Ellie / Oct 30 2018 3:55 pm

    I’m looking for any pictures of Dyson mine located in Laurel Grove, briceville. I would appreciate any thing you have on it. Thank you.

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