Acknowledgments & Disclaimer
We are especially grateful for the assistance of the staff of the Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center including, but not limited to: Tina Sansome and Octavia Ashby who serve and have served as Office Managers for the GRHGC and Branch Managers for the TNGS, as well as Sylvia Harris who is the Library Associate 2 for the GRHGC and Director of Certificates for the TNGS.
We are also grateful to our association’s members, present and past, who have lived in Germantown, gathering from personal experience, and interviews with those whose contributions helped make our city what it is today. We apologize to each individual or group that we may have omitted. Last but not least, we wish to thank Amber Abney, the designer of this website, for her creativity and patience.
The content displayed on this website is the intellectual property of the Germantown Historical Preservation Association. All information posted is merely for educational and informational purposes to be shared with the public.
Much of the information is taken from the files of the Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center (GRHGC) as well as the Tennessee Genealogy Society (TNGS) located on 7779 Poplar Pike in Germantown, TN.
The center contains several collections, including that of the Germantown Charity Horse Show, the Bess Barry Collection, the Harry Cloyes Collection, 30 years of the Germantown News, and 20 + years of the Germantown Chamber of Commerce Magazines. A large portion of the information comes from The Memphis Commercial Appeal, the Memphis Press-Scimitar, and the Germantown News. When at all possible, we provide a source, author, and date.
We reserve the right to make changes and additions to this website as new information is gathered and shared by our members and the public. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently visit this page.