yesterday's tennessee

Yesterday's Tennessee


February 10, 1993
Lexington Progress

David Anderson
Over the Shoulder (excerpt)

[The items in this column were excerpted from the May 8, 1896 issue of The Lexington Republican.]

Parsons is a quiet little town of 250 inhabitants on the Tennessee Midland, six miles west of Perryville and about five miles north of Decaturville, the county seat. It is situated in a beautiful section of the county is is quite an enterprising little town, there being seven business houses, five of these are occupied, and there is room for more. There are three factories — heading, axe handle and hoop-pole. The moral element of the town is very good. There are three churches, one secret order and a school until a few days ago, and it closed for some cause unknown to the writer. The town is so near the center of the county we think it is only a matter of time until the county seat will be located here, hence we predict a bright future for Parsons.

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