1986 Through 1989

  • Burwood, 1986 - compiled by Anita Harris Grissom, Pat Gray Logan, Mary Rainey Martin, and Judy Grigsby Hayes, this spiral soft-back book originated as a Homecoming 1986 community history project and contains historical information on the community of Burwood, as well as many photographs.
  • Flat Creek: Its Land and Its People, 1986 - Ennis Wallace, Sr, Jo Ann Reed Petty, Marjorie Eady Redmond, and Martha Ann Jackson Hazelwood were co-authors and compilers of this history of the community of Flat Creek. Mr. Wallace was born on the upper watershed of Flat Creek near the Revolutionary War grant of his ancestor, and he maintained his family farm in Flat Creek. Mrs. Petty grew up on her family's farm in Flat Creek. Mrs. Redmond was born on the headwaters of Flat Creek and grew up in the community. After many years in Nashville, she and her husband retired to the Eady homeplace. Mrs. Hazelwood, a native of Franklin, married into a founding family of Flat Creek. A Homecoming 1986 project, the book includes formal histories of founding families and their local descendants and of the community's churches and schools. It also includes accounts of events and institutions that make up the community's shared past and personal memoirs of "the good old days."
  • Franklin: A Photographic Recollection, Volume 1, 1989 - after Bob and Jackie Canaday acquired the extensive negative and print file of their predecessor, T. W "Woody" Dickerson, they published two volumes of old Franklin and Williamson County photographs.
  • Homespun Tales: The Battle of Franklin, 1989 - Homespun Tales was a project of the Pioneers' Corner Association and First Citizens Bank of Franklin. It began as an editing of the master's thesis of Nancy Amelia Greer Miller and contained her accounts of 1930 interviews with eyewitnesses of the 1864 battle and some written accounts of the battle, both private and published. New sources of information led to some "fleshing out" of the original material. Sue Berry, Martha Fuqua, and Pam Oglesby led the project with help from Jim Crutchfield, Virginia Bowman, and other local historians.
  • Nolensville 1797-1987: Reflections of a Tennessee Town, 1989 - compiled by Peggy Stephenson Wilson and produced by the Nolensville Recreation Center as a Homecoming 1986 project, this volume is in coffee-table format with photographs and articles. The following persons contributed to the work: 
  • Dorothy Husband Arnold
  • Marianne Wilson Blankenship
  • Harold Allen Brown
  • Jessie Boyd Brown
  • Kimi Lucile Brown
  • David Haywood
  • Rebekah Hosse Clark
  • Amanda Coffman
  • Tette Moody Mosley
  • Carrie Stephenson Ozburn
  • Liz Burke Plattsmier
  • Billie Ann Epps White
  • Jane Hudgens Williams

1996 Through 2001

  • Main Street: A Tasteful Passage through Historic Franklin, 1996 - the Junior Auxiliary of Franklin published this cookbook as a fundraiser. Each of twelve sections is opened with a color photograph and brief history of one of Franklin's old buildings. The flyleaf contains an old map showing the location of each of these structures. Graphics throughout relate to architectural details of Main Street and of establishments contributing recipes.
  • Franklin: A Photographic Recollection, Volume 2, 1997
  • Physicians of Williamson County: A Legacy of Healing 1797 through 1997, 1998 - this book is a narrative and pictorial history of medicine in Williamson County, extending from just after the Revolutionary War until the present day.  Sponsored by Williamson Medical Center as a fortieth anniversary and coincidentally a city and county bicentennial project, this book has text by Hudson Alexander and photographs by Bob Canaday with research assistance from Louise Lynch and Rick Warwick.
  • Soul Food: A Story to Tell, 1999 - The Education Committee of the African American Heritage Society, with the support of the Heritage Foundation, produced a cookbook which not only includes recipes from many of the best cooks in the local black community, but also features written sketches of some of the best known and most interesting of these cooks. Malinda Taylor chaired the committee, conducted the interviews and wrote the sketches that accompany the recipes. Her son Houston Taylor, Jr. did the photography. Lloyd DeBerry handled the graphics, Lillian Hamilton was the business manager and Laverne. Holland was typist. Also contributing were Jackie Sturdivan, Thelma Battle, Houston Taylor, Sr, William Coffee, and Robert Hamilton.
  • Franklin: Tennessee's Handsomest Town, 1999 - written by James Crutchfield and Robert Holladay, this scholarly, well-illustrated history was funded as a bicentennial project of the City of Franklin published by Providence House Publishers.
  • Spring Hill: Everybody's Got a Story, 2001 - Friends of the Spring Hill Library published this collection of simple reminiscences from citizens of Spring Hill to record the traditional life of the community as it faces growth and change.


  • The Natchez Trace Adventure Book - Amy Reader, Connie Eddy, and Charlotte Anderson edited work by students, parents, and faculty of Hillsboro School in Leiper's Fork to create this entertaining book about the history and the flora and fauna of the Natchez Trace and of their own neighborhood.
  • National Register Properties, Williamson County, Tennessee: a joint effort of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, the Williamson County Historical Society, and Williamson County Tourism - Compiled and edited from the Original Williamson County National Register Nominations by Mary Shearer Pearce, Rick Warwick, and Jeri McLeland Hasselbring.