The Moore County Historical Society will meet Sunday November 13, at 2:00 pm at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg. It will be a two part program. The first presenter will be Gary Moore from the Landtrust Tennessee .which is a program to conserve and protect the unique character of Tennessee’s agricultural, natural, historical and cultural landscapes and sites for further generations. There are 333 acres in Moore County that are in the Landtrust program,. The primary tool is a conservation easement. The property can be sold in a normal manner. Mr. Moore graduated from Middle Tennessee with a degree in agriculture in plant and soil science. The worked 37 years with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in many counties in the state of Tennessee. He has worked with the Land Trust for Tennessee since 2013 and is now the farmland conservation director working with farmland easements to keep farms free forever with significant income tax deductions. Their web site is www.landtrusttn.org
The second portion of the program with be Mr. Jack Masters with an explanation of his fourth book “Land Grants for the Elk River 1783-1831”. It lists and maps the land grants given in the Elk River. This includes Moore, Franklin, Lincoln and Giles Counties. The book is 650 pages long, fully indexed and has the grants superimposed on present day Maps.
These will be available for purchase at the end of his program. Mr. Masters has written 3 other books covering the North of the Cumberland River, South of the Cumberland River, and the Duck River. He is a native of Putnam County, Tennessee, lives in Sumner County and retired from the Aladdin Company in Nashville and has been writing in retirement. His web site is http://www.jackmasters.net/index.html
This will also is the time for our election of officers. We are looking for anyone willing to serve.
We are especially looking for treasurer and secretary positions, since our present treasurer have served for many years and reside in Franklin.