Straight from the Tracks of Lynnville

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

From Lynnville, Tennessee, where southern charm is all around, “People Helping People is the Lynnville Motto.”

On Saturday, July 15, the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church located on Church Street was where the Lynnville Community Club entertained the James Madison Sparkman United Daughters of the Confederacy with a delicious buffet luncheon in the fellowship hall of the church. Community club members serving were: Judy Counts, Peggy Ward, Nancy Jo Hollis, and Ann Drewett. Following the lunch, the group adjourned to the church sanctuary for a program. Part of the program was about the favorite hymns of Confederate officers and Debbie Brasfield presented this to the group. Bobby Allen Hollis, Jr., President of the Lynnville Community Club played several favorite hymns and the group sang along. Salene Walters of the U. D. C. presented a program on wash day during the Civil War and had several items displayed about wash day. Marissa Brown, president of the group continued the meeting about U. D. C. happenings. At the end of the meeting, everyone stood and sang, “Dixie”. The meeting adjourned.

The July issue of The Lynnville Line is available to pick up at the Lynnville City Hall located on the square. We thank Angie Jones and Dawn Baron, secretaries at city hall did an outstanding job on the paper. The paper has all of the Lynnville happenings and has a section for some of the history of Lynnville. The paper is an asset to our town and community and we thank Angie Jones and Dawn Baron for promoting “Our Town.”

Lynnville has had newspapers in the past and some of the names of the newspapers are The Lynnville Herald, Lynnville/Taylor’s Paper, The Lynnville Enterprise, and The Lynnville Times. There may have been other papers in Lynnville, but these are the names we have for now.

The school papers at The Robert B. Jones High School in Lynnville had the following names: The Purple and Gold and The Hilltop Highlights.

Vegetables of all kinds are available every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Lynnville Square.

Trevan Locke, son of Missy and Terry Locke, will complete his work and receive his PHD in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University and will receive his degree in October. We congratulate Trevan and his accomplishments.

From the pages of history from the Civil War Ledger of the Harvey Walker Bivouac:

“On a day in 1901, the Confederate soldiers of Lynnville and vicinity met on the lawn of J. P. Wagstaff where a barbeque was being held. (The Wagstaff Place is where Peggy Ward lives today.)

1901 and after it was decided to form a Bivouac and elected J. Mace Thurman, chairman and E. T. Fry, secretary, and after a short talk made by Captain J. K. P. Blackburn, the chairman was directed to select five suitable men to make application for a charter whereupon the chairman suggested the names of F. G. McMahon, J. R. Briggs, Joseph Kelsey, R. A. Foster, and L. B. McClune. It was suggested that the name of the chairman be added to the list. It was then agreed that the 31st day of August 1901 be fixed as the day for permanent organization. After the above deliberations, the meeting adjourned. J. Mace Thurman-Chairman and E. T. Fry-Secretary.