Early days in Decatur County, TN, are recalled in this spiral bound booklet comprised of excerpts from the rare 1887 book: History of Tennessee, originally published by Goodspeed Publishing Co. in 1887, and other sources. This new 25 page booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The booklet holds a wealth of information on Decatur County. Subjects discussed include: the terrain, agriculture, timber, minerals, the old Brownsport furnace, early settlers, early public officials, the Civil War -- with soldiers on each side; the formation of the county; who the county was named for; public buildings, churches, schools, Decaturville -- the county seat, Perryville -- former county seat; Carrollville, and Shannonsville. The next section of the booklet contains biographies of prominent residents: Robert J. Akin, E.E. Arnold, Dr. J.F. Aydelott, B.G. Baker, William Bolin, John M. Countess, Nathan C. Davis, James E. Dees, Curry P. Denison, Wallace Dixon, James A. England, Elon H. Tate, Isham G. Hearn, Dr. J. N. Houston, John G. Houston, Dr. Troy W. Jones, H. M. Jordan, Albert F. Keeton, Capt. John McMillan, James R. McMurry, Henry W. Myracle, James M. and Corry Pettigrew, Balaam Rains, Granville M. Raney, Green B.D. Rushing, David E. Scott, Reuben Smith, William Stout, Andrew J. Strate, W.L. Swafford, P.L. Thweatt, George H. Vise, and S.M. Wallace. The final part of the booklet contains brief excerpts from Counties of Tennessee by Austin P. Foster, and Tennessee, a Guide to the State, compiled and written by the Federal Writer's Project of the WPA in 1939. The guide has information on the legend of Indian Creek, and a map of this part of the state.