Camp Tyson Book Available at Chamber Office

“As If They Were Ours: The Story of Camp Tyson America’s Only Barrage Balloon Training Facility,” by Shannon McFarlin, a book detailing the history of Camp Tyson, located in Henry County, and its impact on our community, is now available at the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, 2508 East Wood Street, Paris, Tennessee, for $20.

“The Henry County Alliance is pleased to have funded this project to capture this unique part of our history and our country’s history,” according to CEO David Hamilton.

McFarlin, a local reporter and author, was commissioned to write the book through the Henry County Tourism Authority, utilizing Tennessee River Resort Act funds. Hamilton continued “We ordered 400 copies and over 200 were pre-sold, so there has been a great deal of local interest in the book.”

The book was printed by Merriam Press and includes first person interviews and documents from the Library of Congress.

For more information, contact the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce and Henry County Alliance office, 731.642.3431, or email Monica Smith at