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White County Historical Society
History Papers

Over the years, individual members of the society have contributed papers on selected subjects of White County, GA. These range from carefully researched subjects to folk tales and local legends. One will leave it up to the reader to determine the factual veracity of each paper.
These papers have been classified into several Catigotries to make your search easier.
Papers are regularly added to this site. Check back Monthly.



AGRICULTURAL SUBJECTS:

WCHS 25. Cotton and the South by Martha Alpine. Click to View.
WCHS 83: Eighth Grade History Research Paper: Pa Pa's Farm by Laura Teems. Click to View.


Churches and Religion:

White County Churches, Book 1, 1997. Click Here to Access.
White County Churches, Book 2, 1997. Click Here to Access.
WCHS 3. Early Methodists in North East Georgia by Nell Kenimer Telford. Click to View.
WCHS 8. The Loudsville Campground by Porter Glover. Click to View.
WCHS 15. Recollections of Christmas by Ruth Driscol and Others. Click to View.
WCHS 18. Concord Baptist Church. Click to View.
WCHS 27. A Dream View of Another World by Rev. Jesse Richardson. (1842) Click to View.
WCHS 36. The Nacoochee Methodist Church by Jessie H. Lumsden. Click to View.
WCHS 45. Jesse Richardson, Pastor by Isabel Lumsden Couch. Click to View
WCHS 49. Mossy Creek Camp Ground from the notes of Mrs. J. H. (Nell) Telford. Click to View.
WCHS 62. St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Click to View.
WCHS 85B. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Good Old Hand Squeezed Lemonade by Nichol Nix. Click to View.
WCHS 86A.B. Eighth Grade Research Paper: The History of the "Golden Age Choir: by Amy Sims. Click to View.
WCHS 92. Rock Springs Campground by Betty Telford Highsmith. Click to View.
WCHS 114. Hood’s Chapel – Mt. View Baptist; Time, Place, People by Ruth Hunt. Click to View.
WCHS 115. Friendship Baptist Church 1905-2005. Click to View.
WCHS 118. Records of Providence Church. Click to View.
WCHS 119. 75 Years - Mountain View Baptist Church by Charlie Thomas, Chairman. Click to View.
WCHS 121. An Informal History of Mossy Creek Campground by Dr. William R. Jenkins. Click to View.
WCHS 146. Rock Springs Campground by Betty Highsmith. Click to View.
WCHS 215. Monroe Methodist Cemetery by Hazel Crumley Warren. Click to View.
WCHS Chattahoochee Baptist Church, 1884-2004, 120 Years Celebration. Click to View.
WCHS 130 Years at Chattahoochee Baptist Church, 1884-2014. Click to View.
WCHS Mossy Creek United Methodist Church, 150th Anniversity, 1821-1971. Click to View.
WCHS Blue Creek Baptist Church, 175th Anniversary. Click to View.


Cleveland, Georgia:

WCHS 26. Early Telephones in White County by Rosamond Ashe Black. Click to View.
WCHS 32. The Henderson Hotel by Eliza K. Norton. Click to View.
WCHS 33. Pottery in White County by Hazel W. Hayes. Click to View.
WCHS 77B: Eighth Grade History Research Project: Telephone Service in White County by Christy Franks. Click to View.
WCHS 79A.A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: A Rough But Interesting 24-Hour Job. Coleman Seabolt by Deticiia Jackson. Click to View.
WCHS 89C. Eighth Grade History Research Project: The R. T. Kenimer House by Sha Stanley. Click to View.
WCHS 89A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Rusharon Mauney House by Sharron Kelly. Click to View.
WCHS 101. History of the Mauney House by George Stephens Mauney, Sr. Click to View.
WCHS 113. First Settlers of Cleveland. Click to View.
WCHS 124. Before the Princess Theater. Click to View.


Extraction Activities:
Gold, Asbestos and Lumber

WCHS 28. Gold Mining in White County by Mrs. W. B. Lumsden. Click to View.
WCHS 58. Native Gold in White County, Georgia by William D. Henderson. Click to View.
WCHS 67. History of Gold Mining by S. W. McCallio and S. P. Jones. Click to View.
WCHS 77A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Gold Fever by Felicia McLean. Click to View.
WCHS 88C: Reynolds-Hamby Estate Mortage Company Property (Martin Property) by Shane Otwell. Click to View.
WCHS 124A. Gold Mining – Harper’s Magazine, No Date. Click to View.


Helen, GA:

WCHS 40. Mountain Ranch Hotel by Ione W. Gillespie. Click to View.
WCHS 80D. Eighth Grade Research Project: Listen for the Bell, Helen School by Karen Smith. Click to View.


Historical Articles and Papers:
A Collection of Subjects Submitted to the White County Historical Society.
Some are of general interest and others pertain to White County.

WCHS 11. White County History, Articles from the Gainesville Eagle; 1877, 1914, 1957, 1969 compiled by Eliza Kenimer Norton. Click to View.
WCHS 24A. A Brief History of White County's Original Courthouse by Grant Keene (1987). Click to View.
WCHS 42. White County's Old Courthouse. Click to View.
WCHS 50. The American Indian by Ione Gillespie. Click to View.
WCHS 55. Indians in Georgia by J. O. Bailey, 1975. Click to View.
WCHS 63. History of Clarksville by Juli Erwin Wilson. Click to View.
WCHS 64. History of White County by Lumsden, Lumsden and New. Click to View.
WCHS A Look at the Past by White County News. Click Here to Access.
WCHS 197. White County History by White County News. Click to View.
WCHS 66. White County: A Changing Landscape by Carolyn P. Edge. Click to View.
WCHS 80A. Eighth Grade History Project: Trail of Tears by Elona McLean. Click to View.
WCHS 80C. Eighth Grade History Project: Life Story of Sequoyah by Gus Young. Click to View.
WCHS 91. Indians of Georgia, an article of the Atlanta Journal, April 14, 1968. Click to View.
WCHS 120. History of White County by Mrs. W. B. Lumsden and Mrs. Teresa New. Click to View.
WCHS 147. The John Stovall House, National Register of Historic P;aces. Click to View.
WCHS 205. The Hand Ditch of Lumpkin County by Thomas H. Gresham. History of Click to View.
WCHS 206. California Gold Rush by Rufus R. Asbury and James Fincher Glover. Click to View.


Humor:
Articles that might bring a Smile to your Face.

WCHS 9. Jasper Gets Baptized by John Kimsey, Jr. Click to View.
WCHS 54. Excerpts from Home Book, "Building Fires," by "Miss Leslie," 1845. Click to View.
WCHS 81C. Eighth Grade History Research Project: The Land of the Great Frogs by Jamie Bassett. Click to View.
WCHS 84B. Eighth Grade History Research Project: The Table With No Legs by Lore Weathers.Click to View.
WCHS 85C. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Soapmaking by Elizabeth Underwood. Click to View.
WCHS 123. The Asbestos Buzzard Newspaper. Click to View.



Industries and Businesses:

WCHS 1. The Cheese Factory by Rosamond Black. Click to View.
WCHS 19. Water-Powered Mills in White County by J. Porter Glover. Click to View.
WCHS 77C. Eighth Grade History Project: History of Pottery in White County by Brian Ward. Click to View.
WCHS 82A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: WRWH "Tuning Into the Past by April Rogers. Click to View.
WCHS 82C. Eighth Grade History Research Project: J. M. Wilkins' Business, How It Shot Into Orbit by Dave Wilkins. Click to View.
WCHS 88A. The Cheese Factory by Cindy Harmond. Click to View.
WCHS 88B. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Talon by Jim Wisherd. Click to View.
WCHS 95. Standard Telephone Company. Click to View.


People:
Papers concerning Specific Persons in White County.

WCHS 78B. Eighth Grade History Research Project: A Rough But Enjoyable Life, Sally Anderson by Sherry Blackwell. Click to View.
Thomas Montgomery Bell, 1861-1941, compiled by George Glover. Click Here to Access.
WCHS 78C. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Jessie Abernathy Barnes by Jessie Barnes. Click to View.
WCHS 79C. Eighth Grade History Research Project: The Golden Days Were Great, Michele Barrett by Julia Ledford. Click to View.
WCHS 83D. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Early Days, Oscar Cannon by Laura Elder. Click to View.
WCHS 75B. Eighth Grade History Research Project: How Things Have Changed, Fred and Claudine Cantrell by Melina Collins. Click to View.
WCHS 81A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: My Great Uncle Benny Caudell by Daniel Fortner. Click to View.
WCHS 74. Dr. Peter Davidson (1895). Click to View.

WCHS 117. Life and Travels of W. A. England by W. A. England. Click to View.
WCHS. Dr. Westy Evans (1859-1926), A Life by Patricia W. Adams. Click to View.
WCHS. Bishop Marvin Franklin. Click to View.
WCHS 152. Porter Glover, A Transcript of an Oral History. Click to View.
Horanto Hennion and the Mossy Creek Iron Works. (A Unionist in Confederate White County ) Click Here to Access.
WCHS 209. Fred W. Hooper, Kentuky Derby Winner Owner by George Glover. Click to View.
WCHS 76A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Marvin Thomas Hicks by Melinda McCoy. Click to View.
WCHS 85A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Not Just A Teacher, Betty Highsmith by Shain Cypher. Click to View.

WCHS 84A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Miss Jackson Remembers, Miss Mary Jackson by Debra Moody. Click to View.
WCHS 86A.A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Keeping Your Age A Secret Doesn't Make You any Younger, Pierce Jarrett by Sherry Hayes. Click to View.
Riley T. Kenimer Confederate Service Record compiled by J. C. Highsmith, Jr. Click Here to Access.
WCHS 76D. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Still Weak But Making It, Grover Miles by Billy Farmer. Click to View.
WCHS 56. Captain James Nichols. Click to View.
WCHS 84C. Eighth Grade History Research Project: William Lyle Pardue by Samantha Brock. Click to View.
WCHS 81B. Eighth Grade History Project: Mrs. Pauline Partin. Click to View.
WCHS 80B. Eighth Grade History Research Project: My Grandmother, Nellie Pilgrim by Amy Walden. Click to View.
WCHS 76B. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Julian Field Powell by Cindy Brock. Click to View.
WCHS 82B. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Cabbage Patch Boone, Eula Roberts by Unknown. Click to View.
WCHS 86A.C. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Eula Skelton by Kaycee Holcomb. Click to View.
WCHS 195. Tom Slayton of White County compiled by William H. Long. Click to View.
WCHS 78A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: John Philip Thurmond by Paige Palmer. Click to View.
WCHS 79 B. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Seventy Eight and Loving Every Minute of it, Horace Edward Trammell by Monica Trammell. Click to View.
WCHS 81D. Eighth Grade History Project: Midwife Estella Green Tramell by Lashy Lowery. Click to View.
WCHS 76C. Eighth Grade History Research Project: The History of My Great Grandmother, Mary Myrtle Turner by Jason Chester. Click to View.
WCHS 47. Lula Crumbley Vandiver (Age 100) Told to Steve and Ray Michelini. Click to View.
WCHS 75A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: My Grandmother, Gladys Westmoreland by Laura Westmoreland. Click to View.
WCHS 35. History of the White Family by Iona White Gillespie. Click to View.
WCHS 97. The Williams Family, Nacoochee Valley Pioneers by The White County News. Click to View.
WCHS George Walton Williams. Click Here to Access
WCHS 91. Marion M. Williams Autobiography. Click to View.
WCHS 71. Zebbie: A Mountain Woman by Barbara Anderson. Click to View.
|WCHS Dedication of the Roy Head Memorial Bridge, Dec. 6, 1924. Click to View.

WCHS 75C. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Life in the Mountain View Community, Jim and Carrie Hunt by Amy Hunt. Click to View.


Places:
Articles and Papers concerning Places in White County.
See Cleveland, Helen and Sautee Nacoochee for Articles and Papers on these locations.

WCHS 2. The Kellum Farm by Joe K. Telford. Click to View.
WCHS 4. The Old Lumsden Place by Elizabeth Morris. Click to View.
WCHS 5. Who's Who in the Old Clarksville Cemetery by Mrs. J. W. Pittard. Click to View.
WCHS 10. Pleasant Memories of White County, Georgia by Joe K. Telford. Click to View.
WCHS 29. Paradise Valley by Hilda B. Francis. Click to View.
WCHS 34. Anna Ruby Falls. Click to View.
WCHS 38. The Lumsden Richardson House by Isabel Lumsden Couch. Click to View.
WCHS 39. The Lawrence Graveyard by Marianne S. McConnell. Click to View.
WCHS 43. Georgia's Historical Markers - White County. Click to View.
WCHS 44. Early Post Offices in White County by Nell Telford. Click to View.
WCHS 68. The Old White County Courthouse - 1859-1983 by Carolyn P. Edge. Click to View.
WCHS84D. Eighth Grade History Research Project: The Granger Nix House by Mark Clark. Click to View.
WCHS 87A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: The Old Sautee Store by Wendy Stauffer. Click to View.
WCHS 87B. Eighth Grade History Research Project: The Nacoochee Mound by Angie Smith. Click to View.
WCHS 89A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Rusharon Mauney House by Sharron Kelly. Click to View.
WCHS 89D. Eighth Grade History Research Project: The Adair Mill and Logan Village by Jimmy Morris. Click to View.
WCHS 90A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: The Unicoi Turnpike and the Tesnatee Gap Toll Gate by Beth Page. Click to View.
WCHS 90B. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Anna Ruby Falls by Stacy Young. Click to View.
WCHS 227. Histories of White County Post Offices by Louise S. Nix. Click to View.




Schools and Education:

WCHS 48. A History of Truett-McConnell Junior College by Jack B. Holcomb, 1958. Click to View.
WCHS 57. Nacoochee High School, 1877. Click to View.
WCHS 61. Brief Historical Highlights of Truett-McConnell College by Jack B. Holcomb. Click to View.
WCHS 80D. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Listen for the Bell, Helen School by Karen Smith. Click to View.
WCHS 83A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Old Yeller and How Things Have Changed by Suzette McAfee. Click to View.
WCHS 84A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Miss Jackson Remembers, Miss Mary Jackson by Debra Moody. Click to View.
WCHS 111. Lydia School by Luudean Jarrard Seabolt. Click to View.


Sautee Nacoochee:
Articles and Papers relating directly to the valleys of Sautee and Nacoochee.

Relics of a Forgotten Place, 1902, by George W. Williams. Click Here to Access.
WCHS 6. Description of Starlight by Mary Bell Tinius. Click to View.
WCHS 7. Woodcarver of Sautee Nacoochee - George Eastman by Lucy Halford. Click to View.
WCHS 12. Nacoochee Institute. Click to View.
WCHS Nacoochee School History by Holly Wall and Mike Banke. Click to View.
WCHS 13. The Alley House by Mrs. Halliford. Click to View.
WCHS 16. Burning of Starlight by Gainesville Daily Times. Click to View.
WCHS 22. Covered Bridge, Chickamuga Creek by Mr. Fred Stovall and Mr. W. A. Allison. Click to View.
WCHS 30. The Glen House, Nacoochee by Guy and Hallie Kenimer. Click to View.
WCHS 31. Nacoochee Valley: Early Crossroads by Dr. Tom Lumsden. Click to View.
WCHS 37. History of the Early Settlers of Nacoochee Valley (List of 61) by Rhodes, Bristol, Thorpe. Click to View.
WCHS 53. Nacoochee Valley by Walter B. Lumsden, Jr., 1940. Click to View.
WCHS 57. Nacoochee High School, 1877. Click to View.
WCHS 65. The Move to Nacoochee - 1823 (List of 61) by Lewis W. Richardson. Click to View.
WCHS 73. Assorted Writings About Nacoochee Valley by Georgia Magazine and Clarksville Aegis (1846). Click to View.
WCHS 87A. Eighth Grade History Research Project: The Old Sautee Store by Wendy Stauffer. Click to View.
WCHS 87B. Eighth Grade History Research Project: The Nacoochee Mound by Angie Smith. Click to View.
WCHS 89B. Eighth Grade History Research Project: The Glen House by Dale Watkins. Click to View.
WCHS 90C. Eighth Grade History Research Project: Indian Mound by Chris Burke. Click to View.
WCHS 93. The John Stovall House, A National Registry of Historic Places Registration. Click to View.

WCHS 97. The Williams Family, Nacoochee Valley Pioneers by The White County News. Click to View.
WCHS 220. The Nichols-Hunnicutt-Hardman House by Caroline Randolph. Click to View.
WCHS Nacoochee Map 1837 by R. C. Moffat. Click to View.



Transportation:
Turnpikes, Roads, Railroads and Canals.

WCHS 20. Toll Gate and the Logan Turnpike by the Mathis Sisters. Click to View.
WCHS 21. Railroads in White County by Charles White. Click to View.
WCHS 46. The Old Federal Road, Georgia and Tennessee by Walter B. Lumsden, Jr. Click to View.
WCHS 51. The Unicoi Turnpike. Click to View.
WCHS 202. The Unicoi Turnpike, a Plan Proposal by US Forest Service. Click to View.
WCHS 52. The Canal Era in Georgia, 1820-1860 by Louise W. Richardson, 1971. Click to View.
WCHS 60. Early Efforts for Railroad in White County. Click to View.
WCHS 83B. Eighth Grade History Research Project: The Railroad That Ran Through White County by Betsy Crane. Click to View.
WCHS Dedication of the Roy Head Memorial Bridge, Dec. 6, 1924. Click to View.





Wars:
The War Between the States, Reconstruction, Word War I, World War II
and Korean War



WCHS 72. The Confederate Service Record of Riley T. Kenimer by J. C. Highsmith, Jr. Click to View.
Horanto Hennion and the Mossy Creek Iron Works. (A Unionist in Confederate White County ) Click Here to Access.
WCHS 17. Some Things for Which the South Did Not Fight. Click to View.
WCHS 59. Confederate Reminiscences by George M. Everhart, 1891. Click to View.
WCHS 70. Refugee Life in the Confederacy by Mrs. Henry C. Carroll. Click to View.
WCHS 116. WWI Ships: USS Leviathan, USS Edgar B. Luckenbach by George Glover. Click to View.
WCHS 125. A Brief History if the 307th Airborne Squadron in WWII. Click to View.
WCHS 2013.13.1. Sgt. Clifford Fambough Hardman. Click to View.