Thursday, June 28, 2007
The “genesis” of Marshall County has been found!
By Tom Stewart
The first minutes book of the first meeting in which our county was formed has been missing for years. But through the efforts of Chuck Thomas, Chancery Clerk, it has been found in the attic of the court house among many old documents that tell of our first days.
The book is “Minute Book #1” and, in it, our county was formed, named, and many other things were decided on, before there was a county government or a city and the only thing in Holly Springs was a tavern and a few surveyors’ cabins.
I had the opportunity during my last visit home to photograph the first two years of the book and, over the next few weeks, those interested may like the transcripts that we will present here of the entries in the book.
And so it started... And next, an election was called for the major offices of the county. Everything from Judge to Sheriff, Coroner, Ranger, Treasurer, etc.
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