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Sep 24
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Oct 16
2022 - 2023

Dyer County Bicentennial

Dyersburg, TN

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Join us for a year-long celebration of the past, present & future of Dyer County, Tennessee. 

OCTOBER 2022:  

Earl Willoughby is the Dyer County Historian. He will conduct a “Conversation with the County Historian” on Tuesday, October 11th at 5:00 in the Professional Development Center. The PDC is located at 305 College Street in downtown Dyersburg and is home to the Dyer County Museum. Willoughby’s lecture is the initial event that the historical society has planned throughout the next 12 months as part of the Dyer County Bicentennial Celebration. We plan to offer this event to you via Facebook Live, beginning at 5:00 on Tuesday.

 

NOVEMBER 2022: The Dyer County Historical Society will continue its schedule of events to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Dyer County on Sunday, November 6th, with a field trip to the site of one of the many logging towns that blanketed the land in the western part of the county. The field trip will start with a short presentation about the town of Mengelwood at the Professional Development Center at 2:00. The PDC is located at 305 College Street in downtown Dyersburg.
Dyer County was officially recognized by the state of Tennessee on October 16th in 1823. The Historical Society, along with the Bicentennial Celebration committee, is making plans for many events to commemorate the anniversary from now till next fall.

 

DECEMBER 2022: 

The Dyer County Historical Society continues to support the celebration of Dyer County’s 200th anniversary through a series of field trips to historic locations. The December event will feature the Bogota Community Center on Sunday, December 4th. Judy Childress and the center’s board of directors have agreed to open the building from 2:00 till 4:00 PM so area residents can visit and learn about the Bogota community as well as surrounding communities and the history of the area.
Join us in celebrating our county! Sunday. Dec. 4th.

 

JANUARY 2023: The history of Dyer County's railroads will be the subject of a Dyer County Bicentennial event, on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, at 2 pm, in the Newbern Depot.
Museum operator Lynn Willis will present in photos, writings and artifacts how railroads have been a part of the county's development. It's not just laying track, and running trains. At times, it has been a tedious effort between investors, local government officials, and national railroad companies.
The talk is open to the public, and the Newbern Depot Museum will be open at 1 pm prior to the event, with model trains running, as well as display railroad and local Newbern history.
The talk is part of the Dyer County Historical Society's bicentennial celebration, which will culminate with a big event at the Dyer County Courthouse, on Oct. 16, 2023.

 

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January Dyer County Bicentennial Event
January Dyer County Bicentennial Event
December Dyer County Bicentennial Event
December Dyer County Bicentennial Event
November 2022 Bicentennial Event
November 2022 Bicentennial Event
Downtown Square
Downtown Square
Sorghum Valley
Sorghum Valley
Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Forked Deer River
Forked Deer River
Christmas Parade
Christmas Parade
Court House
Court House
Dyersburg Mural
Dyersburg Mural
Dyer County Bicentennial
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countymayor@co.dyer.tn.us
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