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114 East Main St,
Linden, TN 37096  |  1-931-589-3224

© 2019 by The Commodore Hotel. 

We will be handing out Historic Driving Tour Maps & they will be available online Friday & Saturday

Friday, September 20th  2019

12pm-5pm

Arts & Craft Festival 

Music played up & down Main Street 

provided by 101.3 WOPC

Saturday, September 21st 2019

9am-5pm

Arts & Craft Festival 

Music played up & down Main Street 

provided by 101.3 WOPC & Jackson Plectral Society

County Fair

Held at the Azbill Community Center

Over 50 Prizes will be handed out Rules For Fair

Old Fashioned Fiddlers Jubilee

Held at the Linden Middle School  

5:30 Cub Scouts 

6 pm Music Begins

Story Tellers

*Jackson Plectral Society

*Backroad Boy

*Vinny Hickerson

& Others will be Performing

4H Speeches on Local History

Free Events!

Kids Activities

PERRY COUNTY TENNESSEE TO CELEBRATE 200th BIRTHDAY

SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2019

 

 

 

LINDEN, Tenn. – Perry County will mark its 200thbirthday Sept. 20-21, 2019 in the quaint town of Linden, the county seat. The Bicentennial Committee, made up of local historians and county and city leaders, has set in motion two days of festivities to celebrate the historic birthday in grand, authentic style.

2019 is an important year for Perry County as we celebrate our Bicentennial," County Mayor John  Carroll said. "We will commemorate many of the  great milestones the county has experienced in our 200 years and will also look to the future. We hope all of our friends and neighbors will join us for this special event Sept. 20-21 in Linden." 

The event kicks-off at noon on Friday and includes a street festival with more than 100 vendors, an old-fashioned fiddlers contest, a county fair, tours of the county’s historical landmarks, special musical guests throughout the two-day event, and much more.

“It is great that we can honor our county history,” said Linden Mayor Wess Ward, who is pleased to host the event in his town, “and at the same time celebrate some of our local culture and beauty.”

 

Perry County’s Bicentennial Committee has created special commemorative items to mark the Bicentennial, including lapel pins, t-shirts, keychains and coins, all featuring the special logo designed to mark the 200th.

Perry County was named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, naval officer and hero of the War of 1812. The county was created by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly on Nov. 14, 1819.

Among the many fascinating stories capturing Perry County’s history, is the tale of Tennessee's native son and legend Davy Crockett who came through the area, took a ½ gallon of whiskey, and left an IOU for $3.50. A copy of the IOU is in the city archives. Legend also has it that Elvis Presley, on his way from Memphis to Nashville, stopped in Linden to have his car fixed and got a shave and a haircut with the local barber. 

For more information regarding Perry County’s 200th birthday celebration go to: PerryCounty200