Life  & Times                


McNairy County, TN



The Road to Purdy


                                       LIFE & TIMES OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TN. 


This site has been created, designed and maintained by Nancy Kennedy and her committee to preserve the

history of our wonderful little county. 

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"Usually history just tells us of great people or exceptional events.  Many of the people in this history are

people who probably never saw their names in print.  Many events were never recorded because they were

of no importance.  Yet the history given here is probably as true as most history books.  These were people,

family friends, neighbors, and fellow travelers on the earth, the things they did and said were part of their

lives and they lived as you and I live, with joy, sorrow and happiness.  They were real and their lives were

real. They worked, they played, they loved, they hated.  They were a people that were as much a part of

our history as if they were Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, the Boones, Crocketts or Houstons."    

 E. D. Richard:  The Yarns and The Cloth, An Unorthodox History of a Place and It's People

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