The Moore County Historical Society will meet March 10, 2019, at 2:00 PM at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg. The speaker is Judy Phillips who is the archivist for Coffee and Franklin County.
The program will be on the formation of Tullahoma and General William Moore’s involvement as shown in Court Records. Judy has been involved with the preservation of our old court records for 40 years in Franklin, Coffee, Moore, Grundy, and Wilson County. Judy was born at Sewanee and moved to Tullahoma at the age of three. Judy attended Tullahoma schools through the eight grade and after moving Franklin County graduated from high school at Winchester. She is retired from the First National Bank in Tullahoma
Judy is particularly interested reaching young people to promote their history and has written three Young Adult historical novels.The story begins in Tullahoma and are the “Transporter” series. Three teenagers working on their assignment to research a military figure are transported through the military history of Samuel Handly a Revolutionary War soldier and Indian spy who lived in Belvidere in Franklin County. The title is “Samuel Handly.” This is about the settlers arriving in Tennessee. The second novel is “Nanyehi.” , which was inspired by a Franklin County deed This book is from the Indian point of view. The third book is a historical novel, “A Cause to Fight.” which is set in the Tullahoma, Franklin, and Moore County during the Civil War. The books are available on Amazon. The program is open to the public and all are welcome.