Several famous people are associated with these Grundy County historic places including Colonel Alfred Montgomery Shook, John E. Patton, E.L. Hampton and Levi Vernon Woodlee.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the Grundy County places including William Webster, F.A. Butler, R.M. Crick, Tom Tucker, Fred Blackman, Tennessee Coal & Iron Co., Harris Bradford Northcutt, Silica Roofing & Construction and Civilian Conservation Corps. Prominent architectural styles found in Grundy Country are Bungalow/Craftsman, Queen Anne and Classical Revival.