Early days in three Tennessee counties, Anderson, Morgan and Roane, are recalled in this spiral bound booklet compiled from excerpts from the 1886 book: History of Tennessee, originally published by Goodspeed Publishing Co., and other sources. The 58-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 county seats are: Anderson -- Clinton; Morgan -- Wartburg; Roane -- Kingston. The town of Norris, location of Norris Dam, part of the TVA project, is in Anderson County. Oak Ridge, where the atom bomb was made, is also located in Anderson County. The town was founded after the information in this booklet was written. The first part of the booklet concerns the history of: Anderson County -- Walden's Ridge and other geological aspects; Early settlers -- David Hull, Isaac Coward, John Chiles, Joseph Black, Joshua Frost, John Garner, John Gibbs, John Whitson, the Weavers, the Sharps. the Clears and the Rutherfords, Robert McKamy, the Ross family, John McWhirter, John Clodfelter, Joseph Hart, George Baumgartner, John Leinert, William Tunnell, John Sutherland, William Hogshead, Richard Llewellyn and the Kirkpatricks, etc.; Early Churches, the County Court and the first grand jury; and Organization and early officials of the county; Early Businesses, schools, lawyers, and churches, the coming of the railroad; the towns of Clinton (formerly Burrville), Coal Creek, Rossville, Robertsville, Morgan County -- the Cumberland Plateau and other geological aspects; Early settlers -- Samuel Hall, the Stoneciphers, John M. Staples, Elijah Reese, Titus England, John Freels, Royal Prince, William Shoemaker, the Hendricks, John Webb, Charles Williams, Lewis Rector, Littleburg Brient, John Craig, the Prewitts, Jesse Casey, Zachariah Embree, Hartsell Hurt, Jeremiah Hatfield, Basil Human, John Brasel, the Laymances, Andrew Shannon, Robert McCartt, and others; Organization of the county in 1817, named in honor of Gen. Daniel Morgan; Early county officials; Origin of Wartburg, colonized by New Yorkers in 1845; Attorneys, churches, schools, the railroad and businesses; Roane County -- Location at the junction of the Clinch and Tennessee Rivers and other geological aspects; Early settlers -- Robert King, John McEwen, Samuel Martin, Gideon Morgan, Thomas Clark Sr., Hugh Beatty, John Stone, Matthew Nelson, Henry Liggett, Dr. Daniel Rather, Thomas Childress, William French, William Lea, David Patton, John Purris, the Brown family, the notorious John Smith T., etc.; an Early Highway; the fort at the Southwest Point; the towns of Kingston and Rockwood; County organization, courts and officials; Early churches, lawyers, newspaper, and businesses; etc. Besides the names mentioned in the first part of the booklet, there are biographies of many county residents of yesteryear. Most are fairly lengthy, and often include ancestors, previous residences, children, in-laws, affiliations, war records, and business activities. In the course of this they often shed light on the early businesses, professions and institutions in the county. The biographies include: Anderson County -- W.E. Baker, James H. Black, John Black, Samuel Black, Gideon H. Blackburn, A.H. Bowling, J.A. Brown, W.E. Brown, Dr. J.M. Carden, Rev. J.M. Carter, John Chumbley, Henry Clear Jr., H.C. Coward, D.R. Coward, William Cross (with picture), Elijah Cross, Capt. Charles W. Cross, J.F. Cross, William Cullom, William Dail, R.M. Edwards, Henry P. Farmer, J.A. Fowler, J.N. Freels, W.W. Hays, William R. Hicks, Elijah Jennings, Noble Johnson, W.W. Keebler, W.A. Kirkpatrick, G.B.R. Lea, J.E. Longmire, Elijah Longmire, Dolph Lowe, Dr. R.A. McFerrin, Dr. J.M. McFerrin, Dr. R.K. Medaris, S.L. Moore, Dr. W.H. Moore, G.W. Moore, Isaac W. Norcross, R.G.W. Owen, Daniel Pemberton, Dr. L. Jones Price, John A. Rowe, Rufus Rutherford, F.P. Rutherford, C.J. Sawyer, J.C. Scruggs, H.C. Slover, Dr. J.P. Walker, John H. Whaley, W.B.H. Wiley, and Judge D.K. Young; Morgan County -- Charles Brown, Col. Reuben A. Davis, John Hall, Daniel M. Kelly, and Victor Letorey; Roane County -- Col. D.G. Bowers, Thomas B. Byrd, L.W. Carter, J.F. Cormany, Major H. Crumbliss, S.J. D'Armond, W.M. Ellis, S.E. Franklin, I.A. Hill, J.C. Hinds, H.B. Hinds, J.D. Hembree, T.A. Kindrick, Hugh Martin, Capt. W.E. McElwee, Elbert C. Montgomery, Joseph A. Muecke, R.W. Neergaard, W.J. Owings, S.A. Owings, J.C. Pope, W.B. Reed, E.W. Robbs, William Smith, L. Swafford, J.B. Tedder, Capt. L.M. Wester, and J.A. Winton. 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, are included. The WPA tours are filled with historical trivia, such as a story of buried gold on the bluffs of Big Clear Creek, the prominence of the WCTU in Harriman, the story of a near duel between Andrew Jackson and John Sevier, and the naming of Mammy's Creek. Tour stops include Wartburg, Sunbright, Harriman, Oakdale, Clinton, Norris Dam, Norris, Kingston, Rockwood, Ozone, and Crab Orchard.