Still time to submit your story of your ancestors to the Lincoln County
Heritage committee of Tennessee.
"HERITAGE OF LINCOLN COUNTY, TN" BOOK DEADLINE EXTENDED!
The Lincoln County Heritage Book Committee has announced an extension of the
deadline for submitting materials and/or ordering a copy of the forthcoming
book. The new deadline is 31 July 2004, which gives everyone THREE
much-needed extra months!
This decision was made based on the volume of calls, e-mails, and requests
from local and area residents, concerned because they had missed the
original 30 April deadline.
Some 146 Family Stories, 68 Topical Stories, 36 Military Stories, and
175 Pioneer Stories - and counting - have already been received and
collated! Organizational, school, and church histories bring that tally even
higher. Over 400 stories await processing, and more are arriving in the
Responses, submitted by family historians of all ages, have come from as far
away as Seattle, WA, Anchorage, AK, and China! Genealogical message boards,
Tennessee county e-mailing lists, and telephones have been abuzz with
excitement, questions, and comments. The reaction has been both
encouraging.and even somewhat overwhelming! And hurray for THAT! At this
juncture, book sales look to top 600.
Pioneer stories are covering Lincoln County's founding fathers - AND mothers
- who had arrived in the area by 1836, the time during which the county
districts were first set up. On the topical side, stories cover such divers
subjects as the Elk Cotton Mills and the Mill Village, the Old Stone Bridge,
to little country churches and schools.some of which no longer exist!
Military stories have included WWII and other vets who still reside in the
county, but also tell of ancestors from the Civil War and other historic
But the big question remains: have YOUR stories been submitted? If not,
Gift certificates for The Heritage of Lincoln County, Tennessee are
available from committee members. The collector's edition book, to be
published by early 2005, is sure to be cherished for years to come and will
make a unique gift for relatives and friends, as well as a welcome addition
to YOUR home library!
As before, the regular meetings of the Heritage Book Committee are open to
ALL and are scheduled for the First Wednesday of each month at Trotter's
Restaurant in the Best Western Fayetteville Inn, 3021 Thornton Taylor
Parkway (the Bypass) in Fayetteville.
Meetings begin at noon and participants are encouraged to arrive early if
they want to order lunch.
Discussion will now begin to focus on procedures for submitting our compiled
materials to the publisher and planning a sales campaign for Memorials,
Tributes, and Business Histories.
For more information, check out the website at
<outbind://2/www.tncountyheritage.com/> www.tncountyheritage.com/, or
contact Jack Towry at (931) 433-8406 or Walsworth Publishing Co. at
You may also write the Lincoln County Heritage Book Committee at P.O.
Box 226, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
Once more, new participants in this exciting project are encouraged,
welcomed and appreciated. Don't miss out!
No one can tell your story better than YOU!
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