MC Historical Society meets on Sunday

George Stone will talk about Dr. E.Y. Salmon, the original owner of Miss Mary’s Boarding House, at the Historical Society’s November meeting. {Historic Photo}

LOCAL NEWS | The Moore County Historical Society will meet on Sunday, November 10 at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg. George Stone will talk about Dr. E.Y. Salmon, one of the early settlers of Moore County.

Dr. Salmon was a Civil War veteran, physician, entrepreneur, and public official who built the structure currently known as Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House. The Greek Revival home located on Lynchburg’s Main Street originally opened as the Grand Central Hotel in 1867. During Dr. Salmon’s term as Moore County Clerk from 1872-80, the second floor also served as the Moore County Courthouse.

The home eventually sold to Frank and Mary Bobo, who turned it into the Bobo Hotel. It’s most famous resident was Jack Daniel’s nephew, Tom Motlow, and it existed as a frequent meeting site for Jack Daniel’s employees. The home now sits on the National Register of Historic Places.

Stone’s program is free and open to the general public. For more information, contact George Stone at georgestone@cafes.net or 931-581-2621 or Betty Robertson at grannyjorobertson@gmail.com or 931-759-7763. •

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Jack Daniel relics featured at Bedford historical meeting

Jack Daniel once owned this copy of the The Life and Explorations of Dr.Livingston. It now exists in the personal collection of Mike Northcutt. {Photo Provided}

REGIONAL NEWS | Shelbyville — Jack Daniel relics owned by two local long time collectors will be featured at the Bedford County Historical Society meeting on Monday, September 16. Two collectors, Mike Northcutt and David Cauwel, will bring items from their personal collections. Northcutt owns a copy of the The Life and Explorations of Dr. Livingston that once existed in the personal library of Jasper Newton Daniel, otherwise known as Jack Daniel.

Those interested in local history are invited to the meeting as well as anyone interested in having their own items authenticated by Northcutt and Cauwel. There will be a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting at 7:300 p.m. The program will begin afterwards.

The meeting takes place at the First United Methodist Church just off the public square in Shelbyville. For more information contact Mary Ruth Simmons at 931-580-6538 or Al Simmons at 931-680-6313.•

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently owned and operated newspaper that publishes new stories every morning. Covering Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}