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ABOUT THE CCHGS
 
Purpose

The CCHGS seeks to stimulate an appreciation for local history and assist in the preservation of Claiborne County records, both public and private.

 
Dues

The annual dues of the Society are $12.50 for single, $20.00 for family and $1.00 for students. Prospective members and contributors should contact the Secretary or Treasurer, respectively.

 
Queries

All requests for information on ancestors will be printed free of charge for members of the Society.  The fee for nonmembers is $1.00, the proceeds going to the building fund for the new CCHGS museum.

 
Please direct all queries to the Editor
(Vacant)
 
 
Claiborne County Historical Society Museum Fund
Please send all donations to the CCHGS, P.O. Box 32, Tazewell, TN 37879
 
Meetings

Monthly meetings will be held on the Second Saturday at 3 pm at the blue building next to the library (1280 Old Knox Rd. Tazewell, TN) and will be announced in the Claiborne County Progress (The local Claiborne County Newspaper), one week prior to the meeting. This will be temporary until a permanent home for the CCHGS can be located. Special meetings may be called from time to time.

 
Publication
The Claiborne County Historical Society is not responsible for any errors published in the Reflections. Any errors, if found, to printed material will be corrected in subsequent issues.
 
Ordering Back Issues

All back issues are now $5.00 per copy - they will be mailed in the NEXT BULK MAILING of the REFLECTIONS, or if wanted immediately, send $6.00 per issue ($5.00 plus $1.00 for postage). Send check and Vol. No., Year, Cover Color and Number of Issues wanted to:

 
THE CLAIBORNE COUNTY HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
P.O. BOX 32, TAZEWELL, TN. 37879
PLEASE DO NOT SEND REQUESTS TO THE EDITOR
 

 
The History of the Claiborne County Historical & Genealogical Society
 

The first organizational meeting of the Claiborne County Historical & Genealogical Society took place in Apr 1982. The Charter & By-Laws were established, and sent to the State of Tennessee & registered in July 1982.

It has now been over 20 years since the founding of the CCHGS.  We, the members, officers & directors, are proud to announce that we now have a new library, which opened to the public in mid-April 2002.

Our Society has accomplished many tasks. We have aided in the registering of many historical sites to the Tennessee Historical Register. This Society has published  "The People's History of Claiborne County, Tennessee", and more recently, "The Claiborne County, Tennessee Pictorial History". Many of our members have produced books to preserve our history of Claiborne County, Tennessee.

We have placed several historical markers around Claiborne County. Our current goals are to work with our Claiborne County Commissioners, the City Alderman, the Claiborne County Library & the Claiborne County Planning Commission to form a committee to try to build a new library for our community & for this new library to include the Historical Society for the preservation of our history & genealogy of Claiborne Co. Another goal is to obtain the deed to the Old Claiborne Co Jail House (see picture), and to restore it to a working museum.

The year 2002, was year is our year to celebrate. There were no elections in May 2002. All the Officers & Directors remained the same until next election which was held in May 2003. Our annual meeting, which was held on May 19, 2002, was held to honor those members who have made conspicuous contributions of time and effort to the field of history. A Nominating Committee put together a list of those members that were voted Honorary Members on May 19,2002. We dedicated that meeting in their honor. We had have a barbeque luncheon & celebration.

 
(HISTORICAL INFORMATION AND PICTURE LINKS COURTESY OF "SMOKEY" JOE PAYNE)
 

 

The following is a list of our Society's Charter Members and Officers of the last 20 years

CHARTER MEMBERS FORMER OFFICERS
Dr. Edgar Holt Mrs. Alice Holt Mrs. Mary Parkey Ralph Robinson
Phillip Holt Mrs. Brenda Burchfield Walter J. Wilmoth Wendell Snodgrass
Mrs. Mary England Joseph Suppiger Ms. Wanda Hodges Ms. Jeanette Williams
Paul Johnson Mrs. Ruth Johnson Mrs. Sue Robinson Jim Welch
Mrs. Nell Quesenberry Mrs. Hazel Davis Michael Roach Robin Brooks
Lowell Lynch William O'Donnell Kellie Harmon  
Eleanor Griffin Mrs. Dorothy Hale Amis    
Percy Weatherbee Ms. Patricia J. Greer    
 

 

At this time we, the members of the Claiborne Co Historical & Genealogical Society, wish to thank our Present & Past Mayors & Aldermen of the City of Tazewell, for their support & for their providing the Society a place to meet & conduct business. We also wish to thank our past & present Claiborne Co Commissioners for their financial support & their interest in preserving the history of Claiborne Co. We wish to thank the many businesses for their financial support over the years.

Many of you may not be aware of the fact that Ms. Mary Parkey, past President, provided her home for the safe keeping of all the society's records, all of the accumulated books pertaining to the history & the genealogy records of the people of Claiborne Co. Not only did Ms. Parkey lose her life in the fire of March 9, 2000, but also all the records & documents that have been accumulated over the years were destroyed.

The compilation of the above Charter Members & Officers was taken from the records of The Claiborne County Historical & Genealogical Society's publications, "Reflections." If there are any corrections or additions needed, please contact the Webmaster, Darrell G. Waddell.

 

 
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