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  • Anderson County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 18, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Knox and Granger Counties on 06-Nov-1801.
    Established:  13-Dec-1801
    County Seat:  Clinton, Tennessee

    County history - Anderson County is named in honor of Judge Joseph Anderson, one of the three Judges of the Southwest Territory and successor to William Blount as United States senator when the latter was expelled from the Senate.


    Anderson Courthouse
    GHLL Anderson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Anderson County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Pellissippi Genealogical and Historical Society / Clinton, TN)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Anderson County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Anderson County Genealogy & History
    8. Anderson County Vital Records - Anderson County Clerk, 100 N Main St., Clinton, TN 37716.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Campbell County (north), Union County (northeast), Knox County
             (southeast), Roane County (southwest), Morgan County (west),
             Scott County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Tennessee County (Index: 11 pages / Text: 22 pages).


  • Bedford County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 18, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Rutherford County.
    Established:  03-Dec-1807
    County Seat:  Shelbyville, Tennessee

    County history - Bedford County is named in honor of Revolutionary War officer Thomas Bedford, a large landowner in the area.

    Bedford Courthouse
    GHLL Bedford County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Bedford County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bedford County Historical Society / Shelbyville, TN)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Bedford County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Bedford County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Bedford County Clerk, 104 Northside Square, Shelbyville, TN 37160.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Rutherford County (north), Coffee County (east), Moore County
             (southeast), Lincoln County (south), Marshall County (west).

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        New Providence Church - Marriages from New Providence Church Minutes

    Census Information:
        1820 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census Bedford County, Tennessee (Index: 2pgs / Text: 5 pgs)


  • Benton County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 5, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Humphreys County.
    Established:  19-Dec-1835
    County Seat:  Camden, Tennessee

    County history - Benton County is named for two people who never met each other and weren't related to each other but who happened to have the same last name. Originally, the county was named for Thomas Hart Benton, a Missouri senator who once got in a fight with Andrew Jackson. But in 1852 the Tennessee legislature passed a bill that kept the county's name but made it clear that it was, from that point onward, officially named for a citizen of Benton County, Creek War veteran David Benton (1779 1860), an early settler in the county. Why? Because at the time, Senator Benton had become a very vocal critic of slavery, which was offensive to many slaveholding people in Tennessee.


    Benton Courthouse
    1. Benton County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Benton County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Benton County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Benton County Genealogical Society (Camden, TN)
    4. Benton County - US/TNGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Benton County - US/TNGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Benton County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Benton County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Benton County Vital Records - Benton County Clerk, Benton County Courthouse, 3 East Court Sq # 101, Camden, TN 38320.
      Census Information:
    9. Benton County - 1836 Land and Poll Tax List


  • Bledsoe County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 29, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Indian Territory and Roane County in 1801.
    Established:  xx-Nov-1807
    County Seat:  Pikeville, Tennessee

    County history - Bledsoe County is named in honor of Anthony Bledsoe (1733-1788), colonial and Revolutionary War soldier, surveyor, Tennessee militia colonel and early settler of Sumner County.

    Bledsoe Courthouse
    GHLL Bledsoe County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Bledsoe County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bledsoe County Genealogical & Historical Society / Pikeville, TN)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Bledsoe County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Bledsoe County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Bledsoe County Clerk, County Courthouse, P.O. Box 149, Pikeville, TN 37367.
               Note:  The Courthouse burned December 9, 1909; County Clerk has marriage and probate records from that date forward. Deed books and court records escaped the fire.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cumberland County (north), Rhea County (east), Hamilton County
             (southeast), Sequatchie County (southwest), Van Buren County (west).

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        Important dates:
             1795 - John McClellan & Charles McClung explore northern part of Sequatchie Valley
             1796 - Tennessee becomes the 16th state
             1801 - Roane County, which contained most of Bledsoe is created.
             1805 - Cherokee Nation surrenders claims to the area that is now Bledsoe County
             1807 - Bledsoe County established
             1811 - Madison becomes the county seat
             1812 - War of 1812
             1816 - Town of Pikeville established; county seat relocated
             1821 - First Bledsoe Courthouse
             1830 - Pikeville incorporated as a town
             1838 - Trail of Tears crossed Bledsoe County about 5 miles south of Pikeville
             1856 - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd civil districts from Bledsoe County become TNrt of Cumberland County
             1857 - 10th Civil district from Bledsoe become TNrt of Sequatchie County
             1861 - Civil War. Tennessee secedes from the Union, and joins the
             1865 - Confederate States of America
             1866 - Tennessee re-admitted to the Union
             1891 - Pikeville-Banner begins publication
        Modern Facts - from Answers.com
    Census Information Bledsoe County):
  • 1850 Census
  • 1890 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Bledsoe county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Blount County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 4, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Knox County.
    Established:  11-Jul-1795
    County Seat:  Maryville, Tennessee

    County history - Blount County is named in honor of William Blount, (April 6, 1749 - March 21, 1800) was a United States statesman. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention for North Carolina, the first and only governor of the Southwest Territory, and Democratic-Republican Senator from Tennessee (1796 1797). He played a major role in establishing the state of Tennessee. He was the first U.S. Senator to be expelled from the Senate for treason and the only Senator expelled outside of the Civil War.

    Blount Courthouse
    GHLL Blount County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Blount County AHGP & ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Blount County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Blount County Genealogical & Historical Society / Maryville, TN)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (East Tennessee Historical Society and Museum / Knoxville, TN)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Smoky Mountain Historical Society / Sevierville, TN)
    8. Vital Records - Blount County Clerk, 345 Court Street, Maryville, TN 37804.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Knox County (north), Sevier County (east), Swain County, North Carolina
             (south), Graham County, North Carolina (southwest), Monroe County
             (southwest), Loudon County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1830 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Blount County (Index: 2 pages / Text: 65 pages).


  • Bradley County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 26, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Cherokee Indian territorial lands.
    Established:  02-May-1836
    County Seat:  Cleveland, Tennessee

    County history - Bradley County is named in honor of Tennessee state legislator Col. Edward Bradley, who served in the War of 1812 and was a friend of Andrew Jackson.

    Bradley Courthouse
    GHLL Bradley County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Bradley County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Bradley County Genealogical Society
          P. O. Box 1384
          Cleveland, TN 37364-1384

         Bradley County Historical Society
         P. O. Box 4845
         Cleveland, TN 37320-4845

    5. US/TNGenWeb site - Bradley County Archives
    6. US/TNGenWeb - Bradley County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Bradley County Court Recorder, 155 N Ocoee, Rm 102, Courthouse, Cleveland, TN 37311.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Meigs County (north), McMinn County (northeast), Polk County (east),
             Murray County, Georgia (southeast), Whitfield County, Georgia (south),
             Hamilton County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (T) - Federal Census, Bradley County (Text: 1 page).


  • Campbell County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 1, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Anderson & Claiborne Counties.
    Established:  11-Sep-1806
    County Seat:  Jacksboro, Tennessee

    County history - Campbell County is named in honor of Virginia House of Burgesses member Arthur Campbell (1743 1811), who was a negotiator of Indian treaties.

    Campbell Courthouse
    1. Campbell County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Campbell County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Campbell County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Campbell County Historical Society (LaFollette, TN)
    4. Campbell County - US/TNGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Campbell County - US/TNGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Campbell County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Campbell County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Campbell County Vital Records - Campbell County Clerk, 195 Kentucky Street, Jacksboro, TN 37757.

      Census Information:
    9. 1880 Census (T) - Federal Census Campbell County, Tennessee (ED 121: 4pgs / ED 122: 4pgs)


  • Cannon County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 19, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Rutherford, Smith, and Warren Counties.
    Established:  31-Jan-1836
    County Seat:  Woodbury, Tennessee

    County history - Cannon County is named in honor of Newton Cannon (May 22, 1781 - September 16, 1841) was an American politician who was a member of the Tennessee State Senate from 1811 to 1812 and 1829 to 1830, the U.S. House of Representatives from 1814 to 1817 and 1819 to 1823, and Governor of the U.S. state of Tennessee from 1835 to 1839.

    Cannon Courthouse
    GHLL Cannon County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Cannon County AHGP & ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Cannon County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Auburntown Historical Society / Auburntown, TN)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Cannon County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Cannon County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Cannon County Clerk, Public Square, Woodbury, TN 37190.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             DeKalb County (northeast), Warren County (east), Coffee County (south),
             Rutherford County (west), Wilson County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1840 Census (T) - Federal Census, Cannon County (Text: 1 page).


  • Carroll County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 17, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American (Chickasaw) lands in 07-Nov-1821.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1822
    County Seat:  Huntingdon, Tennessee

    County history - Carroll County is named in honor of William Carroll (March 3, 1788  March 22, 1844) was Governor of Tennessee from 1821 to 1827 and again from 1829 to 1835. He and John Sevier are the only two persons to serve twelve years (six two-year terms) in that office.

    Carroll Courthouse
    GHLL Carroll County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Carroll County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Carroll County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Carroll County Historical Society
          640 Main Street North,
          McKenzie, TN 38201

    5. US/TNGenWeb site - Carroll County Archives
    6. US/TNGenWeb - Carroll County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Carroll County Clerk, P.O. Box 110, Huntingdon, TN 38344-0110.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Henry County (northeast), Benton County (east), Decatur County
             (southeast), Henderson County (south), Madison County (southwest),
             Gibson County (west), Weakley County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1830 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Carroll County (Index: 1 page / Text: 2 pages).


  • Carter County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 1, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Washington County.
    Established:  09-Apr-1796
    County Seat:  Elizabethton, Tennessee

    County history - Carter County is named in honor of Speaker of the State of Franklin senate Landon Carter (1710 1778).

    Carter Courthouse
    1. Carter County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Carter County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Carter County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Carter County - US/TNGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Carter County - US/TNGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Carter County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Carter County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Carter County Vital Records - Carter County Clerk, 801 East Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643.

      Census Information:
    9. 1830 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census (Index: 1 file / Text: 3 files)


  • Cheatham County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 29, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Robertson Counties.
    Established:  28-Feb-1856
    County Seat:  Ashland City, Tennessee

    County history - Cheatham County is named in honor of Tennessee state legislator Edward Cheatham..

    Cheatham Courthouse
    1. Cheatham County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cheatham County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Cheatham County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Cheatham Co. Hist. & Genealogical Assn. (Ashland City, TN)
    4. Cheatham County - US/TNGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Cheatham County - US/TNGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Cheatham County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cheatham County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Cheatham County Vital Records - Cheatham Register Of Deeds, 264 S. Main Street, Suite 109, Ashland City, TN 37015.


  • Claiborne County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  May 12, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Grainger and Hawkins Counties on 29-Oct-1801.
    Established:  07-Dec-1801
    County Seat:  Tazewell, Tennessee

    County history - Claiborne County is named in honor of a TNssage in the Cumberland Mountains between Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia, discovered in 1700 by the explorer, Dr. Thomas Walker, and named by him in honor of the Duke of Cumberland of England.

    Claiborne Courthouse
    GHLL Claiborne County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Claiborne County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Claiborne County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Claiborne County Historical & Genealogical Society / Tazewell, TN)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Claiborne County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Claiborne County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Claiborne County (Local Records)  |  Tazwell, TN (County Seat Records).
               Note:  Added comments here.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Bell County, Kentucky (north), Lee County, Virginia (northeast), Hancock
                County
    (east), Grainger County (southeast), Union County (southwest),
             Campbell County (west), Whitley County, Kentucky (northwest).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


        Claiborne County Pioneer Project - (prior to 1910)

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    Census Information Claiborne County):
    1870 Census

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Claiborne county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Cocke County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 4, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Jefferson County.
    Established:  09-Oct-1797
    County Seat:  Newport, Tennessee

    County history - Cocke County is named in honor of William Cocke (1748  August 22, 1828) was an American lawyer, pioneer, and statesman. He has the distinction of having served in the state legislature of four different states: Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi, and was one of the first two United States senators for Tennessee.

    Cocke Courthouse
    GHLL Cocke County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Cocke County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Cocke County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Cocke County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Cocke County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Cocke County Clerk, Cocke County Courthouse, 111 Court Avenue, Newport, TN 37821.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hamblen County (north), Greene County (northeast), Madison County,
             North Carolina (east), Haywood County, North Carolina (south), Seiver
                County
    (southwest), Jefferson County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Cocke County (Index: 1 folder; 9 pages / Text: 14 pages).


  • Coffee County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 5, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Franklin, Bedford, and Warren Counties.
    Established:  08-Jan-1836
    County Seat:  Manchester, Tennessee

    County history - Coffee County is named in honor of General John Coffee (1772 1833), a close friend of Andrew Jackson. Gen. Coffee was also a hero of the War of 1812 and the Creek (Indian War).

    Coffee Courthouse
    1. Coffee County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Coffee County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Coffee County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Coffee County Historical Society (Manchester, TN)
    4. Coffee County - US/TNGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Coffee County - US/TNGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Coffee County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Coffee County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Coffee County Vital Records - Coffee County Clerk, 300 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester, TN 37355.


  • Cumberland County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 19, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bledsoe, Fentress, Morgan, Putnam, Rhea and White Counties.
    Established:  16-Nov-1865
    County Seat:  Crossville, Tennessee

    County history - Cumberland County is named due to the location of the county within the Cumberland Mountains, a mountain range in the southeastern section of the Appalachian Mountains.

    Cumberland Courthouse
    1. Cumberland County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cumberland County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Cumberland County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Cumberland County - US/TNGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Cumberland County - US/TNGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Cumberland County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cumberland County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Cumberland County Vital Records - Cumberland County Clerk, Main Street, Crossville, TN 38555-9428.

      Census Information:
    9. 1860 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census Cumberland County, First through Ninth Districts (Index: 4 files / Text: 9 files).


  • Davidson County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 6, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Washington County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1873
    County Seat:  Nashville, Tennessee

    County history - Davidson County is named in honor of William Lee Davidson (ca. 1746-1781), a North Carolina Revolutionary War officer in the North Carolina Third, Fourth and Fifth Regiments who was killed in action at the Battle of Cowans Ford on the Catawba River in North Carolina.

    Davidson Courthouse

    Capitol history - The Tennessee State Capitol stands today much as it did when it first opened in 1859, and is a magnificent tribute to the people of Tennessee. This graceful structure was designed by noted architect William Strickland who considered it his crowning achievement. When Strickland died suddenly during construction in 1854, he was buried in the north facade of the Capitol.
             The cornerstone for the building was laid on July 4, 1845, and construction finished in 1859. The grounds of the State Capitol contain statues honoring Sam Davis, Sgt. Alvin York, and Presidents Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson. The tombs of President and Mrs. James K. Polk are also located on the Capitol grounds.
    — courtesy Tennessee State Museum.


    Tennessee State Capitol

    GHLL Davidson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Davidson County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society (serving 40 counties)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Davidson County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Davidson County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Metro Health Department, 311 23rd Avenue North, Ashville, TN 37203.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Robertson County (north), Sumner County (northeast), Wilson County
             (east), Rutherford County (southeast), Williamson County (south),
             Cheatham County (west).

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    Belle Meade Plantation - John Harding founded Belle Meade Plantation in 1807. Harding purchased 250 acres of land
             near Richland Creek. John was from the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state known for thoroughbred racing and
             breeding. - Website quote

    Census Information:
        1860 Census (T) - Federal Census, Davidson County (Text: 45 pages).


  • Decatur County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 27, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Perry County.
    Established:  xx-Nov-1845
    County Seat:  Decaturville, Tennessee

    County history - Decatur County is named in honor of Commodore Stephen Decatur Jr. (1779-1820), American naval officer who won fame in the War with Tripoli in 1804, in the War of 1812, and in the Algerine War in 1815 for his daring exploits.

    Decatur Courthouse
    1. Decatur County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Decatur County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Decatur County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Decatur County Historical Society (Decaturville, TN)
    4. Decatur County - US/TNGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Decatur County - US/TNGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Decatur County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Decatur County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Decatur County Vital Records - Decatur County Clerk, P.O. Box 488, Decaturville, TN 38329-0488.

    9. My Tennessee Genealogy - Decatur County History and Information


  • DeKalb County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 29, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Franklin, Cannon, Jackson and White counties.
    Established:  02-Dec-1837
    County Seat:  Smithville, Tennessee

    County history - DeKalb County is named in honor of Johann de Kalb (1721 1780), a German-born baron who assisted the Continentals during the American Revolutionary War.

    DeKalb Courthouse
    GHLL DeKalb County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - DeKalb County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - DeKalb County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society (serving 40 counties)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - DeKalb County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - DeKalb County Genealogy & History
    8. DeKalb County Vital Records - DeKalb County Clerk, County Courthouse, Rm 205, Smithville, TN 37166.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Putnam County (northeast), White County (east), Warren County (south),
             Cannon County (southwest), Wilson County (west), Smith County
             (northwest).

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  • Dickson County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 27, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery and Robertson Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1803
    County Seat:  Charlotte, Tennessee

    County history - Dickson County is named in honor of Dr. William Dickson, physician and legislator.

    Dickson Courthouse
    1. Dickson County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Dickson County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Dickson County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Dickson County Historical and Genealogical Soc. (Dickson, TN)
    4. Dickson County - US/TNGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Dickson County - US/TNGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Dickson County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Dickson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Dickson County Vital Records - Dickson County Courthouse, Dickson County Clerk, 4 Court Square, Charlotte, TN 37036.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (East Tennessee Historical Society (Knoxville, TN)


  • Dyer County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Aug, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American territorial lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1823
    County Seat:  Dyersburg, Tennessee

    County history - Dyer County is named in honor of Tennessee state legislator Robert Henry Dyer.

    Dyer Courthouse
    GHLL Dyer County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Dyer County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Dyer County Historical Society & Museum / Dyersburg, TN)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Dyer County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Dyer County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Dyer County Clerk, 115 West Market Street, P.O. Box 1360, Dyersburg, TN 38025-1360.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lake County (north), Obion County (northeast), Gibson County (east),
             Crockett County (southeast), Lauderdale County (south), Mississippi
             County, Arkansas (southwest), Pemiscot County, Missouri (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        Dyer County - 1830 Census


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