Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism
Sullivan County Archives

With a special thank you to Mary F. Carter of Kingsport, TN, the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism received some wonderful additions to the Mary F. Carter Collection this week.


The additions include a massive collection of books, family records and photographs on families in the East TN and Southwest VA region. Some of the surnames include, but are not limited to: Shoemaker, Bradshaw, Hicks, Pyle, Shipley, Yoakley, Dulaney, Royston, Stokes, Chase, McDavid, Moore, Bolton, Pence, Davidson, Devault, Lark, Horne, Pickens, Brown, Carter, Vicars, Droke, Elsea, Copas, Beeler, Click, Folkner, Lady, Bowen, Wallen, Freeman, Nunley, Coleman, Barnes, Darnell, Mullins, Depew, Crigger, Johnson, McCollum, Snodgrass, Poe, Bragg, Slaughter, Vicars, Hodges, Holt, Isley, Cox, Flanary, Gray, Snapp, Harr, Bowlin, Marshall, Hawk, Lane, Penley, Pierson, Neeley, Wolfe, Durham, Bailey, Carmack, Bishop, Wright, Egan, Light, Lane, Gott, Moody, Corder, Ketron, Edwards, Laughlin, Osborne, Mendenhall, Fisher, Collins, Bailey, Bowery, Colbaugh, Elliott, Bledsoe, Cleek and hundreds of others.


The items will be processed over the next several weeks and will be available for viewing at the History and Genealogy Library at the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism, P.O. Box 3179, 3425 Hwy. 125, Suite 100, Blountville, TN. Visit the website at


For those who wish to contribute to the collection, the Sullivan County Archives accepts books, photographs, family histories, manuscripts and many other items that preserve the rich cultural history and genealogy of the region. If you have something of this nature you would like to donate, please visit us at 3425 Hwy. 126, Suite 100, adjacent to the Historic Sullivan County Courthouse in downtown Blountville.  For further information, or to become a member of our exciting volunteer team, please call 423.323.4660. 

Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism, Blountville, TN