On Friday, September 3rd, 2021, staff of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park examined in the archives’ Reading Room the original Deed Book A returned from Nashville on June 1st with County Archivist Ned Irwin. The original Watauga Purchase agreement, which is copied in this volume, was signed at Sycamore Shoals on March 19th, 1775. Left to right, Irwin, Park Manager Jennifer Bauer, Leslie Brockley, and Park Ranger Cory Franklin. These individuals were in period costume in preparation for a presentation in Jonesborough later that day.

Ford Family.JPG                   Several members of the Ford family, joined by Archives Assistant,
Donna Briggs posed for a photo after their visit to the archives on
August 6, 2018.  The group had been in the area for a reunion of the
descendants of Lloyd Ford, who was an early Washington County settler.

SAM_1665       The Hawkins County Genealogical and Historical Society visited the archives
on Thursday, June 8, 2017.  The group was given a tour and watched a
presentation on the interesting items that had been found in the archives.