I’m planning a trip to Weakley, TN to do some familytree research. When is the best time to visit?
Weakley County is great to visit anytime. The spring brings the Dresden Iris Festival and the Rodeo. Summer has picnic and barbeque weather, and great shopping in downtown Martin. Fall brings the annual Soybean Festival, a week-long celebration featuring pageant and talent contests, festival food and midway, dozens of vendors and their crafts, and big name musical guests [Kansas, Diamond Rio, and Uncle Kracker for Soybean Fest 2011]. The winter season brings a full calendar of events to celebrate the holidays. To see a calendar of upcoming events, you can click here: http://www.weakleycountytn.gov/community_calendar.htm.
As far as genealogy, I’m sure you have seen the Weakley County Genealogical Society’s page: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnweakle/Weakley_Co_Historical_Genealogical_Society.html .
You can also contact the local libraries in Weakley County to see what they have in the way of research resources.
C.E. Weldon in Martin, TN: 731.587.3148
Paul Meek Library on the campus of UT Martin: 731.881.7060
Ned Ray McWherter Library in Dresden, TN: 731.364.2678
Sharon Public Library in Sharon, TN: 731.456.2707
Nathan Porter Library in Greenfield: 731.235.9932
Gleason Memorial Library in Gleason: 731.648.9020
I hope this helps! You can always visit the official Weakley County website as well, for all things Weakley County:
Welcome from Weakley County,
Erica C. Miller
Communications, Department of Finance
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