Early days in Haywood County, TN, are recalled through colorful tales, factual data and individual biographies in this 48-page spiral bound booklet comprised of excerpts from three vintage publications: the rare 1887 book: History of Tennessee, originally published by Goodspeed Publishing Co., and Counties of Tennessee by Austin Foster, 1923, and Tennessee, a Guide to the State, a 1939 product of the WPA. The booklet is printed on 60# paper. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. Subjects include: a physical description of the county, early settlers, beginning with Col. Richard Nixon in 1821, early mills, rapid settlement, agriculture, formation of the county, early judges and county officials, first court house, jail and poor asylum, railroad, lawyers, military affairs including Confederate units -- the Haywood Rifles, Campany L, Ninth Tennessee Infantry, Company M, Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, the Haywood Blues -- and a small company of federal troops, the county seat -- Brownsville, early physicians, the rise and fall of prosperity, names of businesses, the Phoenix newspaper, schools, including several female colleges, churches, and the towns of Stanton, Woodville and Brooklyn. Biographies include the following: Oliver Alexander, Littleberry Allen, Dr. Auguston Alston, Robley Anderson, Douglas S. Anderson, J.F. Baucom, Dr. Sam C.D. Bain, Frank P. Bond, Marcellus Boyd, John brantly, Judge Aaron Bright, Robert Caldwell, J.F. caldwell, Mrs. Mary (Reid) Clarke, John Clinton, William J. Coppedge, Jesse K. Cox, Newton Currie, John H. Dancy, Jesse T. Davis, J.E. Douglass, Capt. Alexander Duckworth, William W. Dupree, A. Carey Estes, Rev. James H. Gillespie, Major A.J. Halliburton, Robert W. Haralson, Dr. M.P. Harvey, Dr. James G. Haywood, John R. Head, Richard L. Hotchkiss, Dr. Junius Howell, Dr. Henry P. Hudson, J.H. Kerr, J.B. Lee, Capt. William J. Link, Capt. W.J. Lyle, William C. McConnico, Martin McCool, James McMurry, Dr. James N. Maclin, William McMahen, Dr. Thomas Meux, Benjamin C. Miles, Absolom W. Mills, Capt. John M. Moore, Dr. William B. Moore, Joseph B. Moore, James W.E. Moore, Major J.W. Murnan, John Naill, David A. Nunn, Joseph B. Phillips, Dr. James S. Rawlins, Isaac H. Read, John B. Rice, William T. Rice, D.N. Rives, James A. Rogers, Myer Rothschild, Henry F. Russell, William W. Rutledge, John M. Shaw, J.H. Smith, Albert L. Standley, Joseph Sternberger, Alanson R. Stokely, Dr. William H. Sumners, Prof. W.A. Tanner, Emil Tamm, Edmond Taylor, Maj. Lemuel A. Thomas, Riddich Trottman, John E. Tyus, Benjamin S. Tyus, Dr. George G. Ware, Jonathan L. Weaver, James Whitehead, James P. Whitelaw, Rev. John Williams, and Dr. Paca Wilson. The final part of the booklet contains a brief excerpt from Counties of Tennessee by Austin P. Foster, a small map of the area and a brief tour stop at Brownsville.