Town of Historic Granville, Tennessee

Town of
Historic Granville, Tennessee

Granville Museum
169 Clover Street • Granville, TN 38564
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At the recent Granville Heritage Day 1950’s Celebration on May 26th the Dr. Freeman

Day of July 24, 1955 was reenacted when the Community of Granville celebrated the

50th Anniversary of Dr. Luther M. Freeman practicing medicine in Granville.  It was one of

hhe largest days in the history of Granville when 600 attended the celebration of joint

Church service, lunch, program and parade.  In the parade the babies that Dr. Freeman

had delivered marched in a parade carrying signs representing the communities that they

were born in.  On May 26th a celebration program occurred in front of Dr. Freeman office,

display in Dr. Freeman Office of July 24, 1955 and individuals delivered by Dr. Freeman

participated in a parade carrying signs like were done in 1955.  Pictures left to right are

Jeanette Ragland Dalton- Huff Hollow, Bobbie Sadler High- Dry Fork, Peggy Ragland

Malory- Huff Hollow, Stan Webster- Enigma, Danny Stout-Spring Fork, Billy Kent-Corinth,

Patricia Manier Stewart- Spring Fork, Twins Bobby Stout & Peggy Stout Anderson- Spring

Fork, Richard Woodard- Corinth, Joe Ruth Brown Carr- Spring Fork, Annette Thompson

Parkes Great Grand Daughter of Dr. Freeman, Geraldine Brown Carter-Hollemans Bend,

James Edward Clemons- Indian Creek, Liz Huff Bennett- Brooks Bend and Beverly Brown

Nash- Spring Fork.  The parade was led by Bruce Carter in his 1915 T Model like the one

that his father J. N. Carter drove Dr. Freeman in the parade of 1955. 

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Picture No. 1- Larry King 2018 Honoree of Car Show exhibits his 1958 Chevrolet Convertible

Picture No. 2- Don Scott 2018 Honoree of Tractor Show exhibit his John Deere 420  Tractor


The 20th Annual Granville Heritage Day on May 26th entitled “Flashback to the Fifties, Cruising & Dancing”  will feature the annual Antique Car and Tractor Show.  The show has become


one of=f  Tennessee’s largest shows and will offer 57 classes of competition for Antique Cars & Trucks.  Cars may be entered in the show on May 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at 6800

Granville Highway, Granville on the banks of the Cordell Hull Lake.  The first 300 cars to enter will receive a dash plaque with entry fee of $15.00.  Three place trophies will be awarded

in each class of competition with Best of Show awards.  The show will honor Larry King of Hendersonville who has a collection of 40 antique cars which are very rare with nine of those

being convertibles.  Larry was raised on a farm in Kentucky and was raised hard with nothing but wanting everything.  His favorite car is the one pictured which is a 1958 Chevrolet

convertible 6 cyclinder three speed making it very rare.  His most rare automobile is his 1964 ½ Mustang Convertible with 30,000 miles which was made before the show date of

Mustangs.  Larry loved to drive his antiques and loves his convertibles.  He will have eight automobiles on exhibit at the show on May 26th.  The show will also honor the memory

of two long time antique car collectors of Lebanon Raymond Tomlinson and Johnny Knowles.

The show is sponsored by Shenandoah Mills, Lebanon and O’Reilly Auto Parts of Carthage.  Class sponsors of the show are Bates Ford, Lebanon, Rockie Williams Premier Dodge,

Chrysler, Jeep, of Mt. Juliet, Wilson County Chevrolet, Buick, GMC & Hyundai of Lebanon and Diamond Plastics of Lebanon.  For more information on the show call 931-653-4511


The Antique Tractor Show will honor Don Scott of White House who has a collection of seven antique tractors.  In 2001 he went to a antique tractor show and got inspired to restore

one himself.  He bought a 1935 John Deere Model B, tore it down and restored it.  Since that time he has restored several tractors of different brands but mostly John Deere

2 cyclinder models.  He will have part of his collection on display at the show on May 26th.  The tractors how will have special awards for the following: Oldest, Longest Driven,

Ugliest (must run), Youngest Exhibitor (Must be able to drive alone), Oldest Exhibitor, Brandon Powell John Deere Award and Hugh Dixon Farmall Award.  There will also be awards

for engines as well.  The show is sponsored by Hix Brother’s Tractor Service, Cookeville and trophy sponsor is O’Reilly Auto Parts.  For more information on the show call

Steve Koons at 615-449-5002.

Heritage Day will feature a parade at 2:00 p.m. with a special feature of 1955 Dr. Freeman Parade being reenacted.  Heritage Day also features the Uncle Jimmy Thompson

Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Competition, Craft Booths, Children Rides & Events, Old Time Craftsmen, great food, historic buildings, 1950’s exhibits, I Love Lucy exhibits

And much more.  For more information call 931-653-4151 or

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20th Granville Heritage Day May 26th entitled "Flashback to the
Fifties:  Cruising, Singing, Dancing" featuring "I love Lucy"

The 20th Annual Granville Heritage Day on May 26th will be a grand Celebration of 1950’s as Historic Granville focuses on 1950’s during 2018.  The festival

has become one of Tennessee’s largest each year will again host a 57 class Antique Car Show on the banks of the Cordell Hull Lake, Antique Tractor Show

and the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Grand Champion Fiddle Contest.  Granville is currently hosting a large I Love Lucy Exhibit during 2018 which is a 30 year

collection of Richard & Linda Cox of Sparta.  Pictured are scarecrows of Lucy and Ricky that have just been created by Cynthia Matthews of Granville

to introduce the I Love Lucy Exhibit at Sutton Store, Granville Museum and Sutton Homestead Historic Home tour Strolling Through the 1950’s. 

This annual festival we will featuring a full day of bluegrass music, children rides, petting zoo, children’s entertainment, parade, craft booths,

great food, and much more.  New features to this years festival will be tours of historic buildings which will include Granville Mercantile building

which is currently being restored, Granville Presbyterian Church Building and Dr. L. M. Freeman office building.  A new event will be the recreation

Of Dr. Freeman Day July 24, 1955 at the Dr. Freeman Office.  Granville will honor the memory of Dr. Freeman as well as all the babies that he

Delivered in his long practice time in Granville.  If Dr. Freeman delivered you please call 931-653-4511 as a list is being developed and you are

asked to be at ceremony at 1:00 p.m. and be part of the Dr. Freeman parade at 2:00 p.m. on May 26th.  Granville is also hosting till June 1st

“Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature” traveling exhibit from East Tennessee History Museum, Knoxville at the Granville

Museum.   For more information call 931-653-4151 or

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