Shiloh Community, Southeast Carroll County,
| The below article was taken from the Tennessee
Republican, Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee, Friday, August 2, 1889,
Vol. 20, No. 17
This district is in the southeast corner of
Carroll County and is known as “Texas” and “God’s Country.” Shiloh church,
the only one in it, has a large membership, REV. GEORGE HOLLOWELL is the
pastor and nine-tenths of the citizens belong, besides a lot of members
from Benton, Decatur, and Henderson Counties.
We have three free schools and every child
from six years up is attending. We can boast of some things that no other
district in the state can: We nearly all belong to the Baptist Church, all
vote the republican ticket and are all white men… there is not a child in
the district ten years old but what can read and write.
We have the high, healthy land to live on
in one of the healthiest parts of the county.
We may have a candidate next summer… I
believe that SAM BROWN will have a walkover up here because he is an old
veteran and our folks have always been partial to that class of men. If
BEN BUTLER should be a candidate, he will have the lead up here.
Signed J. J.
County Democrat, Huntingdon, Tennessee, J. B. GILBERT and G. H. MCNEILL,
Editors, Friday, November 9, 1888
BOB TAYLOR got one vote in the 25th district. This
is the first time in a number of years that a Democrat received a vote in