Clock Tower

Out of the Clock Tower

Hello and welcome to the Greene County Archives' blog, "Out of the Clock Tower".  Please join us as we share information on archival issues, news, special events, and highlights from our collection.

Before the archives program began in Greene County in 1996, permanent records were stored in every conceivable space, in basements, garages, and closets. Usually they were in boxes of various shapes and sizes, although seldom adequately labeled, but occasionally they were just in loose piles of books and papers. Most notable were the old records stuffed into the clock tower of the County Courthouse, where they shared their home with pigeon droppings.

Now, there is a clean, environmentally controlled, well appointed location for the county archives, where our historical records are housed in standard sized boxes on steel shelves. We have taken note of their journey in the name for our blog.

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Jul 22

The 2016

Posted on July 22, 2016 at 9:33 AM by Elise Kelly

The 2016 "I Found It In the Archives" Contest has concluded! We would like to thank everyone who submitted an essay to our third annual contest.

We really did enjoy reading everyone’s story and how the Greene County Archives was able to assist each researcher in finding some of the details of that story.
2016 Contestants

This year we received four captivating essay entries. Please take a few minutes to read them over either on our Facebook Page or our website and vote for your favorite one.

To vote for your favorite entry either email it to or visit our Facebook Page and "like" your favorite entry.

We will announce the winner Monday, August 1st.

We are already looking forward to the 2017 "I Found It In the Archives" Contest! In the meantime, be sure to contact us with queries and follow us on Facebook because.....  you never know what you may find in the archives!

Until Next Time!

This Week's Trivia Question:
One of the essays mention a former slave owner who migrated to Greene County and advocated against slavery. What was his name?

Answer to Last Week's Trivia Question: When was the Great Second Awakening? Answer: 1790 - 1850s.


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