by Ruth Billingsley On August 2, 2017, the Shelby County Historical Commission held its annual Awards Dinner at Hillwood Hall at Davies Manor Plantation. H.A.R.E. had a delegation of ten people representing our organization. Our President, Cary Vaughn, presented a “Leadership in Historic Preservation and Community Service” Award to our Shelby County Commissioner, Terry Roland. […]
On July 13 and 14, 2017, the Memorial Bricks were put in place on a concrete slab just east of the sweet gum tree in the Rosemark Memorial Park, 8742 Kerrville-Rosemark Road. The small brick plaza is surrounded by gray crushed stone. Within the crushed stone, on the north side of the bricks, is a […]
Incorporated in 1911 – 10 cents to call all the way to Memphis! The Rosemark Telephone Company was incorporated on December 9, 1911, with stock selling for $25 a share. E.A. Thompson was the first President and the largest shareholder. The Board of Directors included W.R. McCalla, W.P. McQuiston, J.C. McEwin, Charles Thompson, and J.M. […]
Blues in the Rosemark Historic District The Historic Archives of Rosemark working with Paul Matthews has organized a dedication ceremony for the Bobby Blue Bland historical marker. The marker honors Rosemark Historic District and Barretville native Robert Calvin Bland (1930-2013), who enjoyed a long and highly successful career as a blues singer and songwriter under […]
On October 9, 2010, HARE released An Illustrated History of the People and Towns of Northeast Shelby County and South Central Tipton County at the Richland ARP Church in Rosemark, Tennesse. Several hundred people attended the event.