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Historic Archives of Rosemark and Environs, Inc. (HARE)

Chartered with the Secretary of State for the State of Tennessee on October 7, 2009, Historic Archives of Rosemark and Environs, Inc.’s stated purpose is to “create and publish An Illustrated History of the People and Towns of Northeast Shelby County and South Central Tipton County – Salem, Portersville, Idaville, Kerrville, Armourtown, Bethel, Tipton, Mudville, Macedonia, Gratitude, Barretville, and Rosemark, Tennessee; and to create and publish a collection of maps of the area, both separately and in combination. HARE will also catalog and preserve photographs of historic interest, local familial archival materials, and items of historic interest, as well as a collection of oral history tape recordings. It is the intention of HARE to make as much of this information
as possible available through internet access, to edit and publish other materials of local historic interest, and to contribute to the preservation of local historic sites. HARE is formed exclusively for literary and educational purposes.”

HARE is governed by a Board of Directors and conducts regular meetings. Officers and directors of HARE receive no compensation. On October 22, 2009, HARE completed its application for recognition of exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. On February 12, 2010, the Corporation received notification from the Internal Revenue Service that it had been determined to be exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) and that contributions to the Corporation are deductible under Section 170 of the Code. The Corporation is allowed to receive tax deducted bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code.

The address of the corporation is:
Historic Archives of Rosemark and Environs, Inc.
6177 Mudville Road
Millington, Tennessee 38053-4620

Historic Archives has provided the mechanism for the publication and distribution of this book. The Board of Directors includes Penny Saucier Glover, Louise Wooldridge Rhodes, and Ruth Blakey Billingsley. The Treasurer of the Corporation is Earl Kennon Hampton and the Assistant Treasurer is Benny Hugh Billingsley.

In undertaking the publication and distribution of this book, the Board of Directors has been instrumental in securing the financing for this project. If you would like to support the work of HARE, Inc., please feel free to contact any of the directors or me directly. We will also be glad to receive your contributions both of items of historic interest and, if you should feel so inclined, financial contributions to help defray the expenses of this
work. The Board of Directors and I hope that you will enjoy An Illustrated History and that you will, if you enjoy this work, thank the many contributors who made this project possible. Without them, this book would not exist.

Jon P. McCalla
Historic Archives of Rosemark and Environs, Inc.