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  • Fentress County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 29, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Morgan, Overton and White Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1823
    County Seat:  Jamestown, Tennessee

    County history - Fentress County is named in honor of Tennessee state legislator James Fentress (1763-1843), who served as speaker of the state house, chairman of Montgomery County Court, and commissioner to select seats for Haywood, Carroll, Gibson and Weakley counties in West Tennessee.

    Fentress Courthouse
    GHLL Fentress 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 - Fentress County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Fentress County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 1431
          Jamestown, TN 38556

    5. US/TNGenWeb site - Fentress County Archives
    6. US/TNGenWeb - Fentress County Genealogy & History
    7. Fentress County Vital Records - Fentress County Clerk, 101 North Main Street, Jamestown, TN 38556.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Pickett County (north), Scott County (east), Morgan County (southeast),
             Cumberland County (south), Overton County (west), Putnam County
             (southwest).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, Fentress County (Text: 8 pages).


  • Franklin County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 6, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of White County.
    Established:  03-Dec-1807
    County Seat:  Winchester, Tennessee

    County history - Franklin County is named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, whose name had already been borrowed in 1784 for East Tennessee's abortive state. Franklin County is not to be confused with the "State of Franklin," which was formed before statehood or with "Franklin, TN" in Williamson County.

    Franklin Courthouse
    GHLL Franklin 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 - Franklin County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Franklin County Historical Society / Winchester, TN)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Franklin County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Franklin County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Franklin County Clerk, 1 South Jefferson St., Winchester, TN 37398
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Coffee County (north), Grundy County (northeast), Marion County (east),
             Jackson County, Alabama (south), Madison County, Alabama (southwest),
             Lincoln County (west), Moore County (northwest).

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        Franklin County Library - History & Genealogy area.


  • Giles County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 29, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American tribal lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1809
    County Seat:  Pulaski, Tennessee

    County history - Giles County is named in honor of William Branch Giles (1762 1830), who was Senator of Virginia and sponsored the admission of Tennessee as the sixteenth state into the Union. (1762 1830).

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Giles County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Giles County Vital Records - Giles County Court Clerk, P.O. Box 678, Madison & 1st Street, Pulaski, TN 38478-0678.

    10. Puncheon Community - Includes Peach, Minor Hill, Appleton, and Oxford townships.


  • Grainger County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 6, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Hawkins and Knox Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1796
    County Seat:  Rutledge, Tennessee

    County history - Grainger County is named in honor of Mary Grainger Blount, wife of William Blount and "first lady" of the Southwest Territory, which later became Tennessee.

    Grainger Courthouse
    GHLL Grainger 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 - Grainger County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Grainger County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Grainger County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Grainger County Clerk, P.O. Box 116, Highway 11 West, TN 37861.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hancock County and Hawkins County (northeast), Hamblen County (east),
             Jefferson County (south), Knox County (southwest), Union County (west),
             Claiborne County (northwest).

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  • Greene County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 29, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Washington District of North Carolina in 1783. In 1784 it became part of the State of Franklin until 1788. Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the sixteenth state on the 1st of June 1796.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1789
    County Seat:  Greeneville, Tennessee

    County history - Greene County is named in honor of General Nathanael Greene, a Rhode Islander who was credited with outstanding military ability. He played an important role in the American victory over the British in the South during the Revolutionary War. After the war, in 1785, the state of North Carolina granted General Greene a 25,000 acre land grant which encompassed a part of Greene County. That grant is the first recorded deed in the County.


    Greene Courthouse
    1. Greene County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Greene County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Greene County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Greene County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 1903
          Greeneville 37744

    4. Greene County - US/TNGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Greene County - US/TNGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Greene County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Greene County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Greene County Vital Records - Greene County Clerk, Courthouse, Greeneville, TN 37743.

    9. Greene County - Bright Hope Iron Furnace Ledger (1835-1836)
    10. Greene County - Genealogy (genealogyforyou.com)
    11. Greene County - Greeneville/Greene County Public Library, T. Elmer Cox Historical & Genealogical Collection

      Census Information:
    12. (T) - Federal Census Greene County, Tennessee (15 pgs)
    13. (T) - Federal Census Greene County, Tennessee (Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 18, 22 / 15 pgs)


  • Hamilton County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 21, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Indian Territory and Rhea County.
    Established:  25-Oct-1819
    County Seat:    Dallas (1820-40).  Chattanooga, Tennessee

    County history - Hamilton County is named in honor of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 - July 12, 1804) who was a Founding Father, soldier, economist, political philosopher, one of America's first constitutional lawyers and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

    Hamilton Courthouse
    GHLL Hamilton 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 - Hamilton County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hamilton County Genealogical Society / Chattanooga, TN)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Chattanooga Area Historical Association / Chattanooga, TN)
    7. US/TNGenWeb site - Hamilton County Archives
    8. US/TNGenWeb - Hamilton County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Hamilton County Clerk, 625 Georgia Ave # 201, Chattanooga, TN 37402.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Bledsoe County (north), Rhea County (northeast), Meigs County
             (northeast), Bradley County (east), Whitfield County, Georgia (southeast),
             Catoosa County, Georgia (south), Walker County, Georgia (south), Dade
             County, Georgia (southwest), Marion County (west), Sequatchie County
             (northwest).


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        Chattanooga-Hamilton County - Bicentennial Library
        Chickamauga & Chattanoga National Military Park - n 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of
             Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep South." The Confederates were victorious at nearby
             Chickamauga in September. However, renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November provided Union troops
             victory and control of the city.
        Index of Local Obituaries - Hamilton County (Chattanooga Public Library).

    Census Information:
        1830 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Hamilton County, Tennessee (Index: 1 pg / Text: 2pgs)


  • Hancock County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hawkins and Claiborne Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1844
    County Seat:  Sneedville, Tennessee

    County history - Hancock County is named in honor of John Hancock (January 23, 1737 - October 8, 1793) was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that "John Hancock" became, in the United States, a synonym for "signature".

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Hancock County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Hancock County Vital Records - Hancock County Court Clerk, Main Street, Sneedville, TN 37869.

      Census Information:
    9. 1870 Census (T) - Federal Census Hancock County, Tennessee (Districts: 1 - 6).


  • Hardeman County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Jan qw, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hardin County and Indian lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1823
    County Seat:  Bolivar, Tennessee

    County history - Hardeman County is named in honor of Thomas Jones Hardeman, Creek War and War of 1812 soldier, later a member of the Republic of Texas legislature.
             The new county seat was Hatchie, until by Act of the Tennessee State Legislature, on October 18, 1825, it was changed to Bolivar. Bolivar was named for Gen. Simon Bolivar, the South American patriot and liberator.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Hardeman County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Hardeman County Vital Records - Hardeman County Court Clerk, 100 North Main, Bolivar, TN 38008-2322.


  • Hardin County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 9, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial Indian lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1819
    County Seat:  Savannah, Tennessee  (Hardinsville (1820-30))

    County history - Hardin County is named in honor of Colonel Joseph Hardin, a legislator of the Southwest Territory and the (then) State of Franklin. Who also blazed a trail through Southwest Tennessee's thick woodlands in the early 1800s to map 2,000 acres of rich land on the east side of the Tennessee River.
             Hardin County was the site of the 1862 Battle of Shiloh (also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing) during the Civil War. The battleground is several miles south of Savannah, and extends into Tishomingo County, Mississippi.


    Hardin Courthouse
    GHLL County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Hardin County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - May include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - Compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hardin County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. US/TNGenWeb - Hardin County Archives
    6. US/TNGenWeb - Hardin County Genealogy & History
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Hardin County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 1012
          Savannah, TN 38372

    8. Vital Records - Hardin County Court Clerk, 601 Main Street, Savannah, TN 38372.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Decatur County (north), Wayne County (east), Lauderdale County,
                Alabama
    (southeast), Tishomingo County, Mississippi (south), McNairy
                County
    (west), Chester County (northwest), Henderson County (north-
             northwest)
    .
             Note:   Counties in green print are not yet linked.


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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (T) - Federal Census, Hardin County (Text: 12 pages) Civil Districts: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13.
        1870 Census (T) - Federal Census, Hardin County (Text: 15 pages).


  • Hawkins County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 6, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Sullivan County in 1785 (then, the State of Franklin;
    later a TNrt of North Carolina in 1786 then Tennessee in 1796).
    Established:  xx-Nov-1786
    County Seat:  Rogersville, Tennessee

    County history - Hawkins County is named in honor Senator Benjamin Hawkins.

    Hawkins Courthouse
    GHLL Hawkins 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 - Hawkins County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hawkins County Genealogical and Historical Society / Rogersville, TN)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Hawkins County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Hawkins County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hawkins County Clerk, 150 Washington Street, Rogersville, TN 37857.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lee County, Virginia (north), Sullivan County (east), Greene County
             (south), Hamblen County and Grainger County (southwest), Hancock
                County
    (west), Scott County, Virginia (northeast), Washington County
             (southeast).

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  • Haywood County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 2, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American territorial lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1823
    County Seat:  Brownsville, Tennessee

    County history - Haywood County is named in honor of John Haywood (1762-1826), North Carolina Superior Court and Tennessee Supreme Court judge, author of Civil & Political History of Tennessee, also called, the father of Tennessee history.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Haywood County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Haywood County Vital Records - Haywood County Court Clerk, 100 North Washington, Brownsville, TN 38012-2557.


  • Henry County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 6, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Indian Territory Lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1821
    County Seat:  Paris, Tennessee

    County history - Henry County is named in honor of famed Virginia orator, Patrick Henry.

    Henry Courthouse
    GHLL Henry 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 - Henry County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Henry County Genealogical Society of Tennessee / Paris, TN)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Henry County Archive and Genealogy Library (Paris, TN)
    7. US/TNGenWeb site - Henry County Archives
    8. US/TNGenWeb - Henry County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Henry County Clerk, P.O. Box 24, 100 W Washington St., Paris, TN 38242.
               Note:  You may wish to do all your research at the library. All available court records have been microfilmed and are available at the Rhea Public Library. In addition to court records, you will also find funeral home records, church records, all the Henry County census, Microfilmed Henry County newsTNper, and WTN records. There is also a large collection of genealogy books in the special genealogy room.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Calloway County, Kentucky (north), Stewart County (northeast), Benton
                County
    (southeast), Carroll County (south), Weakley County (west),
             Graves County, Kentucky (northwest).

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  • Humphreys County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 2, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Stewart County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1809
    County Seat:  Waverly, Tennessee

    County history - Humphreys County is named in honor of Parry Wayne Humphreys (1778 - February 12, 1839) was an American politician who represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Thirteenth Congress, which lasted from March 4, 1813 to March 3, 1815. In 1817 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate. He again served as a judge on the State judicial circuit from 1818 to 1836.


    Humphreys Courthouse
    1. Humphreys County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Humphreys County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Humphreys County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Humphreys County Historical Society
          107 Carroll Avenue
          Waverly, TN 37185-1502

    4. Humphreys County - US/TNGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Humphreys County - US/TNGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Humphreys County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Humphreys County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Humphreys County Vital Records - Humphreys County Clerk, Courthouse Annex Rm 2, 102 Thompson Street, Waverly, TN 37185.


  • Jefferson County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 6, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Caswell County in 1784.
    Established:  11-Jun-1792
    County Seat:  Dandridge, Tennessee

    County history - Jefferson County is named in honor of the third President of the U.S., Thomas Jefferson.

    Jefferson Courthouse
    GHLL Jefferson 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 - Jefferson County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Jefferson County Historical Society / Dandridge, TN)
          Jefferson County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 267
          Jefferson City, TN 37760

    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Jefferson County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Jefferson County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Jefferson County Clerk, County Courthouse, 204 W Main St., Dandridge, TN 37725.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hamblen County (northeast), Cocke County (southeast), Sevier County
             (south), Knox County (west), Grainger County (north).

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