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Henry Horton State Park Requests Historical Documents

Monday, October 20, 2014 | 08:47am

Park in Search of Historical Information, Stories and Photos of Henry Horton and the Duck River

Chapel Hill, Tenn. – Do you have historical documents, stories, memories or photos of Henry Horton State Park and the Duck River? If so, the park needs your assistance.

Henry Horton State Park recently received a grant from Humanities Tennessee for the creation of a historical interpretive document highlighting the history of the park and the Duck River.

Part of the grant is focused on collecting and scanning pertinent historical documents, photos and interviews from the local community.  Henry Horton is also looking for contributors that have had a personal connection to the park’s history or the history of the Duck River and would like to participate in a video to tell their story.

Documents and photos can be scanned and returned to the owner or borrowed for display in the park’s upcoming rebuilt Wilhoite Mill Duck River Museum.

If you or someone you know could be of assistance in telling the amazing story of the park lands and the rich history of the Duck River, contact Henry Horton State Park Ranger Ryan Jenkins at Ryan.Jenkins@tn.gov or 931-364-7724, ext.295.

Henry Horton is a 1,532-acre state park with four hiking trails, featuring an abundance of wildlife such as wild turkey, deer and many kinds of wildflowers. The park offers hours of family enjoyment whether it's swimming, fishing along the Duck River, playing volleyball or basketball or just having a picnic.  Henry Horton State Park also is well known for its championship 18-hole golf course, inn and cabins, campgrounds and trap and skeet range. For more information about the park, please call the park office at (931) 364-2222 or visit http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/henry-horton.   

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