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Moore Historical Society meets

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 11:04 am

The Moore County Historical Society will meet on June 10 at 2 p.m. in the Masonic Hall in Lynchburg. The group will discuss the formation of Bedford County and the development of the part Moore County that was originally in Bedford County.

A large portion of Moore County was in Bedford County at one time. The speaker will be Alben (Al) F. Simmons, President of the Bedford County Historical Society. Al is a member of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans and the Sons of the American Revolution.

In  2012, Al Simmons retired from Arnold Engineering Development Center after 41 years of service

He was born in Shelbyville and grew up in the Flat Creek Community of Bedford County.  He graduated from Shelbyville Central High School in 1962 and from Tennessee Tech in 1967 with a B.S. degree in Engineering Science.  He received his M.S. in Engineering Mechanics in June 1968 and completed other post-graduate work at UTSI. Al is also active in Bedford County community affairs. Al is married to Mary Ruth Logan of Shelbyville.

The meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome. For further information, contact Betty Robertson at or by phone at 759-7763 or George Stone at or by phone at (931) 455-5993.