The South Central Area Fair presents

Century Farms of the South Central Area


August 10, 2023

The South Central Area Fair presents

Each week, as part of their 100 Year Anniversary Celebration leading up to the 100th County Fair, The South Central Area Fair has been highlighting other people, places and things that are also at least a century old.

This week, the organization visited Perry County's own.

The first African American owned farm in Perry County, TN was purchased by the Craig family in 1871. Newt Craig was a fiddler who played mountain square dance music. His wife, Conna, was a piano player. They were a traditional country music household.

Their son, McDonald Craig, was born in 1931, and while his parents and sib...

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