Fayetteville, Tennessee

Child labor at the Elk Cotton Mills in Fayetteville, 1910. Photo by Lewis Hine.

City and the county seat of Lincoln County, Tennessee, United States.

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Lincoln County, Tennessee

County located in the south central part of the U.S. state of Tennessee.

County located in the south central part of the U.S. state of Tennessee.

Fayetteville

Its county seat and largest city is Fayetteville.

Louis Jordan in New York City, c. undefined July 1946

Ed Townsend

American singer, songwriter, producer and attorney.

American singer, songwriter, producer and attorney.

Louis Jordan in New York City, c. undefined July 1946

Townsend was born in Fayetteville, Tennessee, United States, and his family soon moved to Memphis where his father was pastor at an African Methodist Episcopal church.

Larry Fitzgerald (in blue) catches a pass while Cortland Finnegan (in red) plays defense at the 2009 Pro Bowl.

Kelly Holcomb

Former American football quarterback of the National Football League.

Former American football quarterback of the National Football League.

Larry Fitzgerald (in blue) catches a pass while Cortland Finnegan (in red) plays defense at the 2009 Pro Bowl.

Holcomb attended Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville, Tennessee, and was a student and a lettered in football as a quarterback, baseball as a shortstop, and basketball and led his football team to the 1990 Tennessee State Championship.

Kelso in 1991

Frank Kelso

Admiral of the United States Navy, who served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1990 to 1994.

Admiral of the United States Navy, who served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1990 to 1994.

Kelso in 1991

Kelso was born in Fayetteville, Tennessee, on July 11, 1933.

Bain News Service photo, circa 1915

Hatton W. Sumners

Democratic Congressman from the Dallas, Texas area, serving from 1913 to 1947.

Democratic Congressman from the Dallas, Texas area, serving from 1913 to 1947.

Bain News Service photo, circa 1915

Hatton Sumners, the second of three children of William A. and Anna Elizabeth Walker Sumners, was born near Fayetteville, Tennessee on May 30, 1875.

Replica of John Neely Bryan's cabin, Founders Plaza, Dallas, Texas.

John Neely Bryan

Presbyterian farmer, lawyer, and tradesman in the United States and founder of the city of Dallas, Texas.

Presbyterian farmer, lawyer, and tradesman in the United States and founder of the city of Dallas, Texas.

Replica of John Neely Bryan's cabin, Founders Plaza, Dallas, Texas.
The Grassy Knoll and Bryan pergola in Dealey Plaza.
Historical Marker for Bryan

Bryan was born to James and Elizabeth (Neely) Bryan in Fayetteville, Tennessee.

Howard in his younger years

V. E. Howard

American minister and radio evangelist based in Texarkana, Texas, who founded the International Gospel Hour.

American minister and radio evangelist based in Texarkana, Texas, who founded the International Gospel Hour.

Howard in his younger years

Howard, at the age of eighty-four in 1995, on the advice of his physicians, transferred the International Gospel Hour to the West Fayetteville Church of Christ in Fayetteville in Lincoln County in southern Tennessee, under the minister Winford Claiborne.

Kimes as Colonel, USMC.

Ira L. Kimes

Highly decorated naval aviator of the United States Marine Corps with the rank of brigadier general.

Highly decorated naval aviator of the United States Marine Corps with the rank of brigadier general.

Kimes as Colonel, USMC.

Kimes was born on August 8, 1899, in Fayetteville, Tennessee, but his family moved to Hunnewell, Missouri, where he attended high school.

Larry Fitzgerald (in blue) catches a pass while Cortland Finnegan (in red) plays defense at the 2009 Pro Bowl.

Jim Bob Cooter

American football coach who is the passing game coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL).

American football coach who is the passing game coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL).

Larry Fitzgerald (in blue) catches a pass while Cortland Finnegan (in red) plays defense at the 2009 Pro Bowl.

Jim Bob Cooter attended Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville, Tennessee, and the University of Tennessee, where he was a backup quarterback for the Tennessee Volunteers football team.

The F4 Fayetteville, Tennessee, tornado dissipating after damaging the town.

Tornado outbreak of Leap Day 1952

A localized, but destructive and deadly tornado outbreak impacted Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia on Leap Day in 1952.

A localized, but destructive and deadly tornado outbreak impacted Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia on Leap Day in 1952.

The F4 Fayetteville, Tennessee, tornado dissipating after damaging the town.
The conditions aloft on February 29, 1952.
F4 damage in Fayetteville
Tornado damage in Fort Payne, Alabama. Photo Courtesy of Maitland E. Davidson, Fort Payne Journal via Carlton and Lana Floyd, De Kalb County, Alabama, Geneaological Society

A violent F4 tornado moved through Fayetteville, Tennessee, destroying most of the town and killing two and injuring 150 others.