Early days in Tipton County in the West Tennessee, including the town of Covington, 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 56-page booklet is printed on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. Subjects include: Physical features, such as the Mississippi River and Mill-Stone Mountain; Early settlers, such as Jacob Tipton; Early roads, mails, and businesses; Organization as a county; Agriculture; Early officials; Covington, the county seat; Physicians, Newspapers; Mason's Depot, Randolph, Pioneer School; Early churches; Civil War units from Tipton County. 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: Benjamin Adams, John Adams, James L. Adams, William N. Armstrong, N.W. Baptist, Richard S. Barret, Dr. William L. Barret, S.D. Beaver, Dr. Marmaduke Bell, James A. Billings, Dr. James E. Blaydes, J.C. Boals, R.R. Boyd, J. Nicholas Bringle, T.J. Bringle, James H. Bringle, George B. Calhoun, Mrs. M.D. Campbell, J.C. Culbreath, James F. Dickson, Robert A. Drewry, Thomas P. Eddins, Dr. Joseph J. Elcan, W.C. Exum, Prof. P.A. Fisher, Samuel Fleming, James H. Flowers, George R. Gibbs, Dr. G.B. Gillespie, Dr. George T. Gray, Col. John U. Green, James G. Hamblet, J.B. Hamilton, J.N. Harris, Simpson D. Hastings, Dr. L. Hill, Prof. George D. Holmes, Dr. Mead H. Jackson, T.J. Kelley, Virginius Kimbrough, R.F. Locke, Robert J. Lee, W.P. Malone, Archibald Marshall, James S. Mayes, John K. McClerkin, Williamson McClelland, C.N. McFadden, Dr. R.R. McGregor, Dr. James S. McIntosh, John McLaughlin, John C. McLister, M.A. Misenheimer, Jacob a. Owen, James Paine, Robert E. Palmer, Romulus Payne, W.G. Payne, Jesse W. Peeler, Thomas A. Pinner, Francis G. Pettus, Christopher C. Poindexter, John A. Quinley, Dr. T. J. Reid, Dr. Thomas W. Roane, Robert H. Rose, D.W. Ruffin, George B. Sale, Benjamin J. Sanford, Dr. J. I. Sherrod, A.J. Sivels, John R. Sloan, R. W. Smith, Augustus W. Smith, Leroy Smith, Don H. Smith, S.E. Stephenson, W.H. Strange, B.F. Strange, Rev. James H. Strong, J.T. Talley, William L. Taylor, Henry M. Turnage, Joseph C. Vaughan, Dr. W.H. Walton, William H. White, Robert H. White, Capt. D.J. Wood, W. H. Wooten, Isom A. Wright and William A. Yarbough. 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.