The three-day event is sponsored by The Thomas Bridges Association. The Association, founded in 1971, has a current membership of over 475 members from 35 different states who are all descendants of the families of James Thomas, Sr. and Drury Bridges, two of Trigg County’s most prominent pioneers.
Both James Thomas and Drury Bridges came from North Carolina. Drury and his family arrived in 1804 and settled on 84 acres of land on Beechy Fork Creek. James arrived in 1806 and settled on 200 acres of land at what is now the intersection of the Donaldson and Cadiz roads.
James Thomas had seven children, three of whom married into Drury Bridges’ family of seven children, thus a reunion could not be held without both families being present. The three day affair offers a wide variety of events with plenty of time in between to sit, relax and talk over old times.
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