Tennessee County History and Listings

Tennessee County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Tennessee has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Anderson
100 N. Main St., Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 457-6228
http://www.andersontn.org
Incorporated: Nov. 6, 1801
Parent counties: Knox, Grainger
Marriage Records: 1838, County Clerk
Land: start in 1802, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1830, County Clerk
Court: 1811, County Clerk
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court had divorce records 1947-1951. Tennessee State Library and Archives or Vital Records Office has birth and death records.

Bedford
1 Public Sq., Shelbyville, TN 37160
(931) 684-7944
http://www.bedfordcountytn.org
Incorporated: Dec. 31, 1807
Parent county: Rutherford
Birth Records: 1949, Dept. of Health
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: start in 1808, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Court: 1840, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has marriage records 1861-1987 and probate records 1861-1988. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1988. Courthouse destroyed by tornado in 1830 and fire in 1863.

Benton
1 E. Court Sq., # 102, Camden, TN 38320
(731) 584-6011
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/benton.html
Incorporated: Dec. 19, 1835
Parent counties: Henry, Humphreys
Birth records: start in 1914, kept by Tennessee Vital Records Office
Death: 1914, Tennessee State Library and Archives
Marriage: 1838, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1836, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1836, County Court Clerk
Circuit court: 1836, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1881-1882, 1900-1901.

Bledsoe
3150 Main St., Pikeville, TN 37367
(423) 447-6855
http://www.pikeville-bledsoe.com
Incorporated: Nov. 30, 1807
Parent county: Roane
Marriage Records: 1909, County Clerk
Land: 1808, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1909, County Clerk
Court: start in 1845, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: Courthouse burned in Dec. 9, 1909. Birth and death records held by state.

Blount
341 Court St., Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 273-5700
http://www.blounttn.org
Incorporated: July 11, 1795
Parent county: Knox
Marriage Records: 1795, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, Clerk & Master
Land: 1795, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1795, County Clerk
Court: start in 1852, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: County Health Department has birth and death records 1881-1882, 1908-1912, 1925-1938.

Bradley
155 Broad St., NW, Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 728-7141
http://www.bradleyco.net
Incorporated: Feb. 10, 1836
Parent county: Cherokee Indian Lands
Divorce records: start in 1864, kept by Clerk & Master
Land: 1862, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1859, Clerk & Master
Court: 1838, Circuit Court
Military: 1864, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Courthouse records destroyed by fire in November 1864. Cleveland Public Library has early birth, court, census, Land, probate, marriage, and death records. County Clerk had birth records 1908-1912, death records 1908-1912, 1914-1925, and marriage records 1864-1912, 1914-1957.

Campbell
570 Main St., Jacksboro, TN 37757
(423) 562-2526
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/campbell.html
Incorporated: Sept. 11, 1806
Parent counties: Anderson, Claiborne
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has land records 1806-1986 and military discharge records 1919-1974. County Clerk has marriage records 1838-1986. Clerk and Master has probate records 1806-1841, 1848-1983.

Cannon
200W. Main St., Woodbury, TN 37190
(615) 563-2320
http://www.cannoncounty.net
Incorporated: Jan. 31, 1836
Parent counties: Warren, Rutherford, Smith, Wilson
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1840-1987. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1836-1985 and military discharge records 1917-1987. County Clerk has marriage records 1838-1989. Clerk and Master has probate records 1836-1926, 1935-1970, 1974-1987. Birth and death records at state.

Carroll
625 High St., Huntingdon, TN 38344
(731) 986-1936
http://carrollcounty-tn-chamber.com
Incorporated: Nov. 7, 1821
Parent county: Chickasaw Indian Lands
Land records: start in 1822, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Notes: County Clerk has Court records for 1839 and marriage records 1838-1986. Chancery Court Clerk had divorce records 1826-1900. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1822-1989 and military discharge records 1919-1988. Clerk and Master has probate records 1822-1986. Microfilm of earlier records (except birth and death) are archived at the Gordon Browning Museum.

Carter
801 E. Elk Ave., Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423) 542-1801
http://cartercountytn.com
Incorporated: April 9, 1796
Parent county: Washington
Divorce records: unknown start, kept by Chancery & Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1907-1962 and marriage records 1790-1993. Chancery and Circuit Court has court records 1848-2000. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1796-1976 and military discharge records 1920-1976. County or Chancery Court has probate records 1794-1985.

Cheatham
100 Public Sq., Ashland City, TN 37015
(615) 792-4316
http://www.cheathamcountytn.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 28, 1856
Parent counties: Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Robertson
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1881-1882, 1908-1912, death records 1881-1882, 1908-1912, 1925-1941, and marriage records 1856-1996. Circuit/General Sessions/Juvenile Clerk has court records 1877-1996. Chancery Clerk has marriage records 1856-1996 and probate records 1856-1994. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1856-1996 and military discharge records 1919-1997.

Chester
159 E. Main St., Henderson, TN 38340
(731) 989-5672
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/chester.html
Incorporated: March 1879
Parent counties: Hardeman, Madison, Henderson, McNairy
Divorce records: unknown start, kept by Chancery Court Clerk
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1882-1993. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1891-1994 and military discharge records 1945-1987. County Clerk has marriage records 1891-1994. Chancery Court Clerk has probate records 1891-1990.

Claiborne
1740 Main St., Tazewell, TN 37879
(423) 626-5236
http://claibornecounty.com
Incorporated: Oct. 29, 1801
Parent counties: Grainger, Hawkins
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has court and divorce records 1837-1842 and 1916-1994. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1801-1994 and military discharge records 1919-1996. County Clerk has marriage records 1838-1995 and vital statistics 1908-1912, 1925-1938. Chancery Court Clerk has probate records 1812-1992.

Clay
145 Cordell Hull, Celina, TN 38551
(931) 243-2161
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/clay.html
Incorporated: June 24, 1870
Parent counties: Jackson, Overton
Birth Records: 1914, TN Vital Record
Marriage: start in 1871, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1871, County Clerk
Land: 1871, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1871, County Clerk
Court: 1871, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912. Tennessee State Library and Archives has death records 1908-1949. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1995.

Cocke
360 East Main St, Newport, TN 37821
(423) 623-8791
http://www.cockecounty.net/index.htm
Incorporated: Oct. 9, 1797
Parent county: Jefferson
Notes: County Clerk has birth 1909-1911, 1925-1938, death records 1909-1911, 1926-1938, and marriage records 1877-1994. Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1877-1993. Clerk and Master had divorce records 1886-1899, probate records 1877-1996. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1865-1996. Stokely Memorial Library has a genealogical section with birth records 1908-1912, 1925-1938, records of all county courts, probate, deed, etc.

Coffee
1329 McArthur St., Manchester, TN 37355
(931) 723-5100
http://www.coffeecountytn.org
Incorporated: Jan. 8, 1836
Parent counties: Franklin, Warren, Bedford
Divorce records: unknown start, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: Tennessee State Library and Archives had birth records 1881-1882-1908, 1912. Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1852-1988. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1836-1973 and military discharge records 1919-1988. County Clerk has marriage records 1853-1989 and probate records 1836-1987. Birth and death records found at Tennessee State Library and Archives and Tennessee Vital Records Office.

Crockett
1 S. Bells St., Alamo, TN 38001
(731) 696-5460
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/crockett.html
Incorporated: December 1872
Parent counties: Dyer, Madison, Gibson, Haywood
Divorce records: start in 1872, kept by County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1911, 1925-1938, marriage records 1872-1987, and probate records 1872-1980. Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1872-1986. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1872-1980 and military discharge records 1917-1970. Many early census records of residents of Crockett County are in surrounding counties. Crockett County formed and dissolved several times between Dec. 20, 1845 and 1872.

Cumberland
2 N. Main St. #203, Crossville, TN 38555
(931) 484-6165
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/cumberland.html
Incorporated: Nov. 16, 1855
Parent counties: Bledsoe, Morgan, Roane, White, Rhea, Van Buren, Putnam
Divorce records: unknown start, kept by Clerk/Master/Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1907-1995. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1855-1969 and military discharge records 1920-1992. County Clerk has marriage records 1905-1996. Clerk and Master has probate records 1905-1997. Cumberland Courthouse fire of 1905 destroyed many early records except deeds. The Art Circle Public Library has census and genealogical data (marriages, land records, court and probate records, birth and state records).

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Davidson
1 Public Sq., Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 862-6000
http://www.nashville.gov
Incorporated: April 18, 1783
Parent county: Washington
Birth records: unknown start, kept by Tennessee State Library and Archives/Tennessee Vital Records Office
Marriage: 1789, County Clerk
Divorce: 1803, Circuit Court
Death: unknown start, Tennessee State Library and Archives/Tennessee Vital Records Office
Land: 1784, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1783, Probate Court Clerk
Court: 1803, Circuit Court

Dekalb
#1 Public Square, Room 204, Smithville, TN 37166
(615) 597-5175
http://www.smithvilletn.com
Incorporated: Dec. 11, 1837
Parent counties: Cannon, Warren, White, and Smith
Marriage records: start in 1848, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1838, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has court and divorce records 1860-1995. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1995. County Clerk has probate records 1846-1995.

Decatur
22 W. Main St., Decaturville, TN 38329
(731) 852-2131
http://www.decaturcountytn.org
Incorporated: November 1845
Parent county: Perry
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has Court records 1927-1994. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1846-1995 and military discharge records 1943-1994. County Clerk has marriage records 1869-1990. Clerk/Master has probate records 1869-1992. In 1927 and on July 3, 1869, fire destroyed the county courthouse and all documents except Registrar of Deeds and Clerk and Masters’ records. Birth and death records are kept by the state at Tennessee State Library and Archives and Tennessee Vital Records Office.

Dickson
2 Court Sq., Charlotte, TN 37036
(615) 789-5093
http://dicksoncounty.net
Incorporated: Oct. 25, 1803
Parent counties: Montgomery, Robertson
Marriage records: start in 1817, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1804, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1803, Clerk & Master
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1908-1930, death records 1908-1939, and Divorce records 1849-1932. Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1810-1827, 1839-1996. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1920-1981. Courthouse was destroyed by tornado about 1835; many records were destroyed. County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912, 1925-1939.

Dyer
1 Veterans Sq., Dyersburg, TN 38025
(731) 286-7800
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/dyer.html
Incorporated: Oct. 16, 1823
Parent county: Chickasaw Indian Lands
Marriage records: start in 1860, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Court: 1863, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912 and probate records 1850-1976. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1822-1976 and military discharge records 1918-1976.

Fayette
13095 N. Main, Box 218, Somerville, TN 38068
(901) 465-5202
http://www.fayettetn.us
Incorporated: Sept. 29, 1824
Parent counties: Shelby, Hardeman
Marriage Records: 1926, County Clerk
Land: 1825, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1836, Clerk & Master
Court: start in 1829, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1925-1929, marriage records 1838-1917. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1943-1988. Marriage records 1918-1925 lost in fire.

Fentress
101 S. Main St., Jamestown, TN 38556
(931) 879-7713
http://www.jamestowntn.org/fentressofficials.htm
Incorporated: Nov. 28, 1823
Parent counties: Morgan, Overton, White
Marriage Records: 1905, County Clerk
Land: 1820, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1905, Clerk & Master
Court: start in 1905, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1909-1939. For other birth and death records, see the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1943-1972. Many county records were destroyed in courthouse fire of 1905.

Franklin
1 S. Jefferson St., Winchester, TN 37398
(931) 967-2905
http://www.franklincotn.us
Incorporated: Dec. 3, 1807
Parent county: White
Marriage records: start in 1838, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1808, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1808, Clerk & Master
Court: 1832, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1881-1883, 1908-1912, and divorce records 1860-1930. Registrar of Deeds has military records 1917-1919, 1944-1987. County boundaries have changed 13 times since 1807; check neighboring counties for records. Minute books for county court before 1832 have been destroyed or lost. Circuit Court records begin in 1824.

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Gibson
One Court Square, Suite 200, Trenton, TN 38382
(731) 855-7611
http://www.gibsoncountytn.com
Incorporated: Oct. 21, 1823
Parent county: Chickasaw Indian Lands
Marriage records: start in 1824, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1819, Registrar of Deeds
Court: 1824, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1881-1882, 1909-1911, death records 1909-1911, and probate records 1824-1981. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1943-1988.

Giles
222 W. Main St., Pulaski, TN 38478
(931) 363-5300
http://www.rackleyhost.com/GilesCounty
Incorporated: Nov. 14, 1809
Parent county: Maury
Birth Records: 1936, County Clerk
Marriage: 1865, County Clerk
Death: start in 1936, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1790, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1860, County Clerk
Court: 1817, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has marriage records 1818-1862. Registrar has military discharge records 1919-1990. Courthouse burned April 20, 1907.

Grainger
8095 Rutledge St., Suite 100, Rutledge, TN 37861
(865) 828-3513
http://graingertn.com
Incorporated: April 22, 1796
Parent counties: Hawkins, Knox
Marriage Records: 1796, County Clerk
Land: 1796, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1831, County Clerk
Court: start in 1826, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1943-1982.

Greene
204 N. Cutler St., Suite 206, Greeneville, TN 37743
(423) 798-1766
http://greenecountytngovt.com
Incorporated: April 18, 1783
Parent county: Washington
Marriage records: start in 1780, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1785, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912, 1925-1939, probate records 1780-1986. Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1809-1986. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1865-1882, 1916-1988. The T. Elmer Cox Library has marriage, death, court, land and probate records.

Grundy
Box 177, Altamont, TN 37301
(931) 692-3718
http://www.grundycountytn.net
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1844
Parent counties: Warren, Franklin
Marriage records: start in 1850, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1852, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1838, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912. Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1848-1986. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1988.

Hamblen
511 W. Second N. St., Morristown, TN 37814
(423) 586-1931
http://hamblencountygovernment.us
Incorporated: June 8, 1870
Parent counties: Grainger, Jefferson, and Greene has Hamblen County Census (1830-1880) and marriage records.
Marriage records: start in 1863, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1870, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1870 County Clerk
Court: 1870, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1909-1912, death records 1909-1912, 1925-1939. The Morristown-Hamblen County Library has Hamblen County census (1830-1880) and marriage records.

Hamilton
201 E. 7th St., Room 201, Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 209-6100
http://www.hamiltontn.gov
Incorporated: Oct. 25, 1819
Parent counties: Cherokee Indian Lands and Rhea County
Birth Records: 1949, Dept. of Health
Marriage: 1857, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1972, Department of Health
Land: 1796, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1862, Clerk & Master
Court: 1860, Circuit Court
Military: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds

Hancock
1237 Main St., Box 347, Sneedville, TN 37869
(423) 733-4341
http://hancockcountytn.com
Incorporated: Jan. 7, 1844
Parent counties: Claiborne, Hawkins
Marriage records: start in 1930, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1879, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1924, County Clerk
Court: 1930, Circuit Court
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1944.

Hardeman
100 N. Main St., Bolivar, TN 38008
(731) 658-3266
http://hardemancountytn.com
Incorporated: Oct. 16, 1823
Parent counties: Chickasaw Indian Lands and Hardin County
Marriage Records: 1823, County Clerk
Land: 1822, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1824, Clerk & Master
Court: start in 1833, kept by Circuit Court
Military: 1919, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1828-1939.

Hardin
465 Main St., Savannah, TN 38372
(901) 925-9078
http://tourhardincounty.org
Incorporated: Nov. 13, 1819
Parent county: Chickasaw Indian Lands
Marriage records: start in 1874, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1835, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1836, County Clerk
Court: 1840, Circuit Court
Notes: County Library had birth records 1908-1912, death records 1908-1912, 1914-1939, and marriage records 1863-1958. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1970.

Hawkins
150 E. Washington St., Rogersville, TN 37645
(423) 272-7359
http://www.hawkinscountytn.gov
Incorporated: Nov. 18, 1786
Parent county: Sullivan
Marriage records: start in 1789, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1787, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1797, County Clerk
Court: 1837, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1925-1938 and military discharge records 1920-1978. Clerk of Circuit Court has Court records 1810-1829.

Haywood
1 N. Washington St., Brownsville, TN 38012
(731) 772-1432
http://haywoodcountybrownsville.com
Incorporated: Nov. 3, 1823
Parent county: Chickasaw Indian Lands
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1881-1882, 1908-1912, 1937-1939, Divorce records 1941-1965, marriage records 1859-1986, and probate records 1826-1983. Clerk of Circuit Court has Court records 1840-1985. Clerk and Master has divorce records 1860-1936. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1823-1986 and military discharge records 1943-1972.

Henderson
17 Monroe St., Suite 4, Lexington, TN 38351
(731) 968-0122
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/henderson.html
Incorporated: Nov. 7, 1821
Parent county: Chickasaw Indian Lands
Land records: start in 1895, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912, 1925-1938, marriage records 1893-1991, and probate records 1895-1986. Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1893-1943. Clerk and Master has divorce records 1896-1950. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1856-1878, 1880-1884, 1892-1894, and military discharge records 1933-1994. Courthouse burned 1863 and 1895; most county records were lost.

Henry
101 W. Washington St., Paris, TN 38242
(731) 642-5212
http://www.henryco.com
Incorporated: Nov. 7, 1821
Parent county: Chickasaw Indian Lands
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1914-1936, death records 1925-1939, marriage records 1838-1987, and probate records 1822-1987. Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1834-1986. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1822-1986 and military discharge records 1864-1978. Rhea Public Library had birth records 1908-1912, 1914-1946, death records 1908-1939, microfilm copies of Court, Land, and probate records.

Hickman
# 5 Public Sq., Centerville, TN 37033
(931) 729-2492
http://www.hickmanco.com
Incorporated: Dec. 3, 1807
Parent county: Dickson
Divorce records: unknown start, kept by Clerk & Master
Land: 1808, Registrar of Deeds
Court: 1841, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912, 1925-1939, marriage records 1868-1992, and probate records 1866-1944. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1967-1990. Courthouse burned in 1865; all records were lost. Hickman County Library has census records for 1850, 1860, 1870, and marriage records 1865-1907.

Houston
4725 Main St., Erin, TN 37061
(931) 289-3633
http://www.houstoncochamber.com
Incorporated: Jan. 23, 1871
Parent counties: Dickson, Stewart, Humphreys, and Montgomery
Land records: start in 1871, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1881-1882, marriage records 1871-1991, and probate records 1869-1994. Clerk of Circuit Court has Court records 1871-1994. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1945-1979.

Humphreys
Courthouse Annex Room 1, Waverly, TN 37174
(931) 296-7795
http://www.humphreystn.com
Incorporated: Oct. 19, 1809
Parent county: Stewart
Marriage Records: 1864, County Clerk
Land: 1810, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1837, County Clerk
Court: start in 1898, kept by Circuit Court
Military: 1919, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1908-1912, 1925-1939 and death records 1908-1912, 1925-1935. Courthouse burned in 1876 and 1898; many records were lost; only land records are complete.

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Jackson
101 Hull St., Gainesboro, TN 38562
(931) 268-9888
http://www.jacksonco.com/index.php
Incorporated: Nov. 6, 1801
Parent counties: Smith and Indian Lands
Marriage Records: 1870, County Clerk
Land: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1872 Clerk & Master
Court: start in 1839, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has death records 1881-1883, 1909-1912. County, Chancery, and Circuit Courts have divorce records 1839-1915. Birth records are available from Tennessee Vital Records Office and Tennessee State Library and Archives.

James
Incorporated: 1871
Parent counties: Bradley, Hamilton
Notes: Abolished in 1919 and absorbed into Hamilton County. All James County records are in Hamilton County.

Jefferson
214 W. Main St., Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 397-3800
http://www.jeffersoncountytn.gov
Incorporated: June 11, 1792
Parent counties: Greene, Hawkins
Marriage records: start in 1792, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1792, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1792, County Clerk
Court: 1810, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1881-1882, 1908-1909, 1925-1939 and death records 1881-1882, 1925-1939. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1993.

Johnson
222 W. Main St., Mountain City, TN 37683
(423) 727-9696
http://johnsoncountytn.org
Incorporated: Jan. 2, 1836
Parent county: Carter
Marriage records: start in 1838, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, Chancery Court Clerk
Land: 1836, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1836, County Clerk
Court: 1836, Circuit Court
Notes: Tennessee State Library and Archives and Vital Records Office have birth and death records.

Knox
400 Main St., Suite 615, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 215-2005
http://www.knoxcounty.org
Incorporated: June 11, 1792
Parent counties: Greene, Hawkins
Marriage records: start in 1792, kept by County Archives
Divorce: 1793, County Archives
Land: 1932, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1792, County Archives
Court: 1792, County Archives
Tax: 1806, County Archives
Notes: County Archives has birth and death records 1881-1913, and land records 1792-1931. County Archives are at Knoxville Public Library, 300 Main Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902.

Lake
229 Church St., Box 1, Tiptonville, TN 38079
(731) 253-7382
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/lake.html
Incorporated: June 24, 1870
Parent county: Obion
Divorce records: unknown start, kept by Clerk/Chancery/Circuit Court
Land: 1870, Registrar
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1925-1939, marriage records 1883-1953, and probate records 1871-1975. Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1892-1947. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1945-1953.

Lauderdale
100 Court Sq., Ripley, TN 38063
(731) 635-3500
http://lctn.com
Incorporated: Nov. 24, 1835
Parent counties: Dyer, Tipton, Haywood
Divorce records: unknown start, kept by Chancery Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1881-1882, 1908, 1912, 1925, 1938, marriage records 1838-1962, and probate records 1837-1966. Circuit Court has court records 1836-1956. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1835-1952 and military discharge records 1943-1968. Sugarhill Library has a collection of microfilmed records that include census, marriage, probate and land records.

Lawrence
240 W. Gaines St., Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
(931) 762-7700
http://www.lawcotn.org
Incorporated: Oct. 21, 1817
Parent counties: Hickman and Indian Lands
Birth Records: unknown start, Dept. of Health
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1909, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1847, County Clerk
Court: 1826, Circuit Court
Military: start in 1919, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Notes: County Archives had birth records 1908-1912, death records 1908-1938, land records 1818-1909, marriage records 1818-1838, and probate records 1829-1847.

Lewis
110 N. Park St., Room 107, Hohenwald, TN 38462
(931) 796-3378
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/lewis.html
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1843
Parent counties: Hickman, Maury, Wayne, Lawrence
Marriage records: start in 1847, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1844, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1842, County Clerk
Court: 1844, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1930-1979. County completely abolished for one year following the Civil War, for that year records will be found in Maury, Lawrence, Hickman and Wayne counties.

Lincoln
112 Main Ave. S., Room 101, Fayetteville, TN 37334
(931) 433-3045
http://www.lincolncountytngov.com
Incorporated: Nov. 14, 1809
Parent county: Bedford
Marriage records: start in 1838, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1810, Registrar of Deeds
Court: 1941, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1881-1883 and probate records 1809-1986. County Archives has court records 1855-1940. Fayetteville-Lincoln Public Library has death records 1908-1912, 1914-1926. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1921-1988. All unbound records are kept in County Archives.

Loudon
100 River Road, Suite 106, Loudon, TN 37774
(865) 458-4664
http://www.loudoncounty-tn.gov
Incorporated: June 2, 1870
Parent counties: Blount, Monroe, Roane, and McMinn
Marriage records: start in 1870, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1870, County Clerk
Probate: 1870, County Clerk
Court: 1870, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1936 and military discharge records 1920-1988. Clerk of Circuit Court had divorce records 1963-1986.

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Macon
201 County Courthouse, Lafayette, TN 37083
(615) 666-2363
http://www.maconcountytn.com
Incorporated: Jan. 18, 1842
Parent counties: Smith, Sumner
Marriage records: start in 1901, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1901, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1901, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1908-1910 and death records 1920-1939. Clerk of Circuit Court had divorce records 1907-1996 and court records 1901-1996. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1972.

Madison
100 E. Main St., Suite 302, Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 423-6020
http://www.co.madison.tn.us
Incorporated: Nov. 7, 1821
Parent county: Chickasaw Indian Lands
Marriage records: start in 1846, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1846, Clerk/Master/Chancery Court
Land: 1821, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1825, Clerk/Master
Court: 1821, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1925-1939 and marriage records 1823-1832.

Marion
24 Courthouse Sq., Jasper, TN 37347
(423) 942-2515
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/marion.html
Incorporated: Nov. 20, 1817
Parent county: Cherokee Indian Lands
Marriage records: start in 1881, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1819, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1875, County Clerk
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1922-1986. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1969. Courthouse burned in 1822; marriage records destroyed.

Marshall
1107 Courthouse Annex, Lewisburg, TN 37091
(931) 359-1072
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/marshall.html
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1836
Parent counties: Bedford, Lincoln, Maury
Marriage records: start in 1836, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1836, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1835, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1909-1912, 1927-1938 and death records 1909-1911. Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1836-1986. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1920-1967.

Maury
10 Public Sq., Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 381-3690
http://www.maurycounty-tn.gov
Incorporated: Nov. 16, 1807
Parent counties: Williamson and Indian lands
Divorce records: start in 1810, kept by Circuit Court
Land: 1808, Registrar of Deeds
Court: 1810, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1910, 1914-1940. County Archives has marriage records 1807-ca. 1950 and probate records 1807-ca. 1900. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1943-1967.

McMinn
6 E. Madison Ave., Athens, TN 37303
(423) 745-7634
http://www.mcminncounty.org
Incorporated: Nov. 13, 1819
Parent county: Cherokee Indian Lands
Marriage records: start in 1820, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1820, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1819, County Clerk
Court: 1860, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912, 1914-1925. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1970.

McNairy
170 W. Court Ave., Suite 201, Selmer, TN 38375
(731) 645-3472
http://www.mcnairycountytn.com
Incorporated: Oct. 8, 1823
Parent county: Hardin
Probate records: start in 1861, kept by Circuit Court
Marriage: 1861, County Clerk
Death: unknown start, County Clerk
Divorce: 1856, Circuit Court
Land: 1823, Registrar of Deeds
Court: 1856, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1881-1882. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1994.

Meigs
17214 State Highway 58 N., Decatur, TN 37322
(423) 334-5850
http://meigscountytnchamber.org
Incorporated: Jan. 20, 1836
Parent county: Rhea
Marriage records: start in 1838, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1836, County Clerk
Land: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1836, County Clerk
Court: 1836, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1908-1912, death records 1908-1912, 1925-1937. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1969.

Monroe
105 College St., Madisonville, TN 37354
(423) 442-3981
http://www.monroegovernment.org
Incorporated: Nov. 13, 1819
Parent county: Cherokee Indian Lands
Marriage records: start in 1838, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1820, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1833, County Clerk
Court: 1827, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1881-1889, 1909-1911, death records 1909-1911. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1956. Wills are filed with the Registrar of Deeds.

Montgomery
1 Millennium Plaza, Suite 205, Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 648-5787
http://www.montgomerycountytn.org/county/default.aspx
Incorporated: April 9, 1796
Parent county: Tennessee
Marriage records: start in 1975, kept by County Archives
Divorce: 1930, Circuit Court
Land: 1804, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1819, County Clerk
Court: 1825, Clerk of County Court
Notes: County Archives has Court records 1808-1825, land records 1784-1804, marriage records 1799-1836-1838-1975, military records 1798-1900, and probate records 1796-1819. Tennessee State Library and Archives and Tennessee Vital Records Office have birth and death records.

Moore
196 Main St., Lynchburg, TN 37352
(931) 759-7076
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/moore.html
Incorporated: Dec. 14, 1871
Parent counties: Bedford, Franklin, Lincoln
Marriage records: start in 1872, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1872, County Clerk
Court: 1872, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1881-1882, 1908-1912. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1918-1980.

Morgan
Box 387, Wartburg, TN 37887
(423) 346-6288
http://morgancountychamber.com
Incorporated: Oct. 15, 1817
Parent counties: Anderson and Roane
Marriage records: start in 1862, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1905, Circuit Court
Land: 1818, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1866, County Clerk
Court: 1840, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912, 1925-1940. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1945-1984. Fires occurred at county courthouse in 1826, 1870, and 1904.

Obion
1 Bill Burnett Circle, Union City, TN 38261
(731) 885-9611
http://obioncounty.com
Incorporated: Oct. 24, 1823
Parent county: Chickasaw Indian Lands
Marriage records: start in 1838, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1824, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1834, County Clerk
Court: 1826, Circuit/General Sessions Court
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1925-1938 and death records 1881-1882. Circuit Court has divorce records 1823-195. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1920-1968.

Overton
317 E. University St., Livingston, TN 38570
(931) 823-5638
http://www.overtoncountytn.com
Incorporated: Sept. 11, 1806
Parent counties: Jackson and Indian lands
Marriage records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1907, Circuit Court
Land: 1801, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1870, County Clerk
Court: 1815, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1938. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1943-1966. Almost all pre-1865 records lost in April 1865 courthouse fire.

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Perry
121 E. Main St., Linden, TN 37096
(931) 589-2216
http://perrycountytennessee.com
Incorporated: Nov. 14, 1818
Parent county: Hickman
Marriage records: start in 1865, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1841, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1847, County Clerk
Court: 1834, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1881-1882, 1908-1912, death records 1881-1882, 1908-1912, 1926-1938. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1920-1988. County courthouse and all county records burned during the Civil War.

Pickett
1 Courthouse Sq., Suite 100, Byrdstown, TN 38549
(931) 864-3798
http://www.dalehollow.com/Government.htm
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1879
Parent counties: Fentress, Overton
Marriage records: start in 1934, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1934, Circuit Court
Land: 1934, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1933, County Clerk
Court: 1935, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1934-1938. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1945-1995.

Polk
Box 128, Benton, TN 37307
(423) 338-4527
http://www.polkgovernment.com
Incorporated: Nov. 28, 1839
Parent counties: Bradley, McMinn
Marriage records: start in 1894, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1894, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1873, County Clerk
Court: 1886, Circuit Court
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1945-1989. Tennessee State Library and Archives and Tennessee Vital Records Office have birth and death records.

Putnam
300 E. Spring St., Room 8, Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-2161
http://www.putnamcountytn.gov/index.php
Incorporated: Feb. 2, 1842
Parent counties: White, Jackson, Overton, Smith, Fentress
Marriage records: start in 1879, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1900, Clerk & Master
Land: 1854, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1876, County Clerk
Chancery court: 1895, Clerk & Master
Circuit court: 1842, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1908-1912, 1925-1931 and death records 1908-1912, 1925-1937. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1918-1994. Courthouse burned in 1899.

Rhea
375 Church St., Suite 215, Dayton, TN 37321
(423) 775-7801
http://www.rheacountyetc.com/government.php
Incorporated: Nov. 30, 1807
Parent county: Roane
Marriage Records: 1808, County Clerk
Land: 1809, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1825, County Clerk
Court: start in 1809, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1908-1912, 1924-1939, death records 1925-1939. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1996.

Roane
200 E. Race St., Suite 1, Kingston, TN 37763
(865) 376-5578
http://www.roanegov.org
Incorporated: Nov. 6, 1801
Parent counties: Knox and Indian lands
Marriage Records: 1801, County Clerk
Land: 1801, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1802, County Clerk
Court: start in 1810, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1944-1968. Tennessee State Library and Archives and Tennessee Vital Records Office have birth and death records.

Robertson
501 S. Main St., Springfield, TN 37172
(615) 384-2476
http://www.robertsoncountytn.org
Incorporated: April 9, 1796
Parent counties: Tennessee, Sumner
Marriage records: start in 1980, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1935, Circuit Court
Land: 1899, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1975, County Clerk
Court: 1993, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912, court records 1832-1993, land records 1796-1899, marriage records 1839-ca. 1980, and probate records 1796-1975. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1922-1989.

Rutherford
101 Courthouse, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 898-7745
http://www.rutherfordcountytn.gov
Incorporated: Oct. 25, 1803
Parent counties: Davidson, Williamson, Wilson
Marriage Records: 1804 County Clerk
Land: 1804, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1804, County Clerk
Court: start in 1849, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: County Archives has naturalization records 1922-1924. Tennessee State Library and Archives and Tennessee Vital Records Office have Birth and death records.

Scott
2845 Bakers Highway, Huntsville, TN 37756
(423) 663-2000
http://www.scott.tn.us
Incorporated: Dec. 17, 1849
Parent counties: Fentress, Morgan, Anderson, Campbell
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, County Clerk
Notes: Scott County Historical Society has court records 1850-1987, death records 1901-1968, land records 1850-1972, marriage records 1854-1972, military discharge records 1919-1987, and probate records 1850-1927.

Sequatchie
22 Cherry St., Dunlap, TN 37327
(423) 949-3479
http://sequatchie.com
Incorporated: Dec. 9, 1857
Parent county: Hamilton
Birth records: start in 1858, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1858, County Clerk
Divorce: 1898, Circuit Court
Death: 1858, County Clerk
Land: 1858, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1858, County Clerk
Court: 1898, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1880-1940 and death records 1881-1938. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1968.

Sevier
125 Court Ave. #201E, Sevierville, TN 37862
(423) 453-6136
http://www.seviercountytn.org
Incorporated: Sept. 28, 1794
Parent county: Jefferson
Marriage Records: 1856, County Clerk
Land: 1845, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1849, County Clerk
Court: start in 1850, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: Tennessee State Library and Archives and Tennessee Vital Records Office have birth and death records. Courthouse fire of 1856 destroyed all county records except one surveyor’s book.

Shelby
160 N. Main St., Suite 850, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 545-4500
http://www.shelbycountytn.gov
Incorporated: Nov. 24, 1819
Parent county: Hardin
Birth records: start in 1914, kept by Dept. of Health
Marriage: 1820, County Clerk
Divorce: 1895, Circuit Court
Death: 1950, Dept. of Health
Land: 1788, County Archives
Probate: 1900, Probate Court Clerk
Court: 1828, Circuit Court
Notes: County Archives has death records 1848-1951, marriage records 1820-1999, naturalization records 1856-1906, and probate records 1820-1900.

Smith
122 Turner High Circle, Suite 100, Carthage, TN 37030
(615) 735-2294
http://smithcounty.org
Incorporated: Oct. 26, 1799
Parent counties: Sumner, Indian Lands
Marriage Records: 1838, County Clerk
Death: unknown start, County Clerk
Land: 1799, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1805, County Clerk
Court: start in 1811, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1881-1882, 1908-1912. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1988.

Stewart
226 Lakeview Dr., Dover, TN 37058
(931) 232-3100
http://www.stewartcountygovernment.com
Incorporated: Nov. 1, 1803
Parent county: Montgomery
Marriage Records: 1849, County Clerk
Land: 1796, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1812, County Clerk
Court: start in 1821, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1881-1912 and death records 1881-1912, 1914-1925. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1917-1994. Courthouse burned during Civil War.

Sullivan
3411 Hwy. 126, Suite 206, Blountville, TN 37617
(423) 323-6417
http://www.sullivancounty.org
Incorporated: Oct. 18, 1779
Parent county: Washington
Marriage Records: 1863, County Clerk
Land: 1770, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1867, Chancery Court
Court: start in 1879, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: Tennessee State Library and Archives and Tennessee Vital Records Office has birth and death records.

Sumner
355 North Belvedere Dr., Room 102, Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 452-3604
http://www.sumnertn.org
Incorporated: Nov. 18, 1786
Parent county: Davidson
Marriage records: start in 1998, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1965, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1985, County Clerk
Notes: County Archives has death records 1908-1925, land records 1793-1965, loose court papers 1786-1930, marriage records 1787-1998, and probate records 1789-1985.

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Parent county: unknown
Incorporated: 1788
Notes: County surrendered name when state became Tennessee, 1796. Portions of Tennessee County now found in Robertson and Montgomery counties.

Tipton
1 Liberty Ave., Rm. 101, Covington, TN 38019
(901) 476-0200
http://www.tiptonco.com
Incorporated: Oct. 29, 1823
Parent county: Chickasaw Indian Lands
Marriage records: start in 1840, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1824, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1824, Chancery Court
Court: 1832, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1908-1912, 1925-1939, death records 1925-1939, and divorce records 1911-1950. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1976.

Trousdale
210 Broadway, Room 5, Hartsville, TN 37074
(615) 374-2461
http://www.hartsvilletrousdale.com
Incorporated: Sept. 5, 1870
Parent counties: Macon, Smith, Wilson, Sumner
Marriage records: start in 1905, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1906, Circuit Court
Land: 1905, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1905, County Clerk
Court: 1906, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1917-1940. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1917-1919, 1948-1981. Courthouse documents were damaged in fires of 1900 and 1904.

Unicoi
100 N. Main Ave., Unicoi, TN 37692
(423) 743-9391
http://www.unicoicountytn.gov
Incorporated: March 23, 1875
Parent counties: Carter, Washington
Marriage records: start in 1876, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, Clerk/Chancery/Circuit Court
Land: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1876, County Clerk
Court: 1876, Clerk/Chancery/Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912, 1924-1939. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1996.

Union
901 Main Street, Suite 124, Maynardville, TN 37807
(865) 992-3061
http://www.unioncountytn.org
Incorporated: Jan. 3, 1850
Parent county: Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, Knox
Marriage Records: 1864 County Clerk
Land: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1856, County Clerk
Court: start in 1854, kept by Clerk of County Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1881-1882. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1949-1984.

Van Buren
500 College St., Spencer, TN 38585
(931) 946-2314
http://vanburenchamber.com
Incorporated: Jan. 3, 1840
Parent counties: Bledsoe, Warren, White
Marriage records: start in 1840, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1840, Circuit Court
Land: 1840, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1840, County Clerk
Court: 1840, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1911, 1925-1935. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1968.

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Warren
201 Locust Street, Suite 1, McMinnville, TN 37110
(931) 473-2505
http://www.warrencountytn.gov
Incorporated: Nov. 26, 1807
Parent county: White
Marriage records: start in 1852, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, Clerk/Chancery/Circuit Court
Land: 1814, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1827, County Clerk
Court: 1842, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1881-1912. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1983.

Washington
Box 219, Jonesborough, TN 37659
(423) 753-1666
http://www.washingtoncountytn.com
Incorporated: June 1, 1796
Parent county: Washington County NC
Land records: start in 1782, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1779, County Clerk
Notes: Tennessee State Library and Archives and Tennessee Vital Records office have birth and death records. East Tennessee State University Archives has Chancery Court records 1836-1886 and Circuit Court records 1810-1886. Circuit Court Clerk had divorce records 1799-1945. County Clerk has marriage records 1787-1945. 18th century court records are kept at the Archives of Appalachia collection at East Tennessee State University. Covered present state. Many counties formed from it. This county also embraced parts of present North Carolina counties. County Clerk had birth records 1908-1912 and 1925-1938.

Wayne
Incorporated: 1785
Parent county: State of Franklin
Notes: Abolished June 1, 1796. This Wayne County was created under the state of Franklin. Included present Carter County and part of Johnson County.

Wayne
100 Court Circle, Waynesboro, TN 38485
(931) 722-3653
http://www.waynecountytn.org
Incorporated: Nov. 24, 1817
Parent county: Hickman
Marriage Records: 1857, County Clerk
Land: 1821, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1848, County Clerk
Court: start in 1848, kept by Clerk of County Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1881-1883, 1908-1921. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1914-1975.

Weakley
116 Main Street, Room 106, Dresden, TN 38225
(731) 364-5413
http://www.weakleycountytn.gov
Incorporated: Oct. 21, 1823
Parent county: Chickasaw Indian Lands
Marriage records: start in 1843, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, Clerk/Chancery/Circuit Court
Land: 1822, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1828 County Clerk
Court: 1827, Chancery Court
Notes: County Clerk had birth records 1908-1912. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records for 1917-1989.

White
Courthouse, Room 205, Sparta, TN 38583
(931) 836-3203
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/white.html
Incorporated: Sept. 11, 1806
Parent county: Smith
Birth Records: 1881, County Clerk
Marriage: 1809, County Clerk
Death: 1881, County Clerk
Land: start in 1806, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1806, County Clerk
Court: 1806, County Clerk
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1943-1992.

Williamson
1320 W. Main, Suite 125, Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 790-5700
http://www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov
Incorporated: Oct. 26, 1799
Parent county: Davidson
Land records: start in 1950, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1899, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1881-1882, 1908-1912. County Archives had divorce records 1900-1950, land records 1800-1950, marriage records 1800-2000, and probate records 1800-1899. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1918-1966.

Wilson
228 E Main Street, Room 104, Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 444-1383
http://www.wilsoncountytn.com
Incorporated: Oct. 26, 1799
Parent county: Sumner
Marriage records: start in 1953, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, Clerk/Master/Circuit Court
Land: 1789, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: County Archives had birth records 1881-1886, 1907-1912, Court records 1803-1964, death records 1907-1912, 1925-1939, marriage records 1802-1953, and probate records 1802-1964. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1986.
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