Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   
State of   TENNESSEE -   (The Volunteer State)
Genealogy & History Resources


Click Flag for Official State Web Site

State Files of Interest - -      
Genealogical & Historical Societies
Newspapers
Public Libraries
Vital Records
Tennessee Gateway Resource Links -
Cemeteries   Flag, Seal & Symbols  Map   Native Americans   Ports   Railroads

A - Z Menu, Tennessee Gateway page
A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z


Page 4 of 5:  (County Information)
Tennessee State Pages Steward:  P. Franklin
Broken links? Contact us
Casual Contributor Indicator

  • Lawrence County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 22, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American tribal lands and Hickman County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1817
    County Seat:  Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

    County history - Lawrence County is named in honor of U.S. naval officer James Lawrence (1781 1813). During the War of 1812, he commanded the USS Chesapeake in a single-ship action against HMS Shannon (commanded by Philip Broke). He is probably best known today for his dying command "Don't give up the ship!", which is still a popular naval battle cry.

    Lawrence Courthouse
    GHLL Lawrence 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 - Lawrence County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lawrence County Genealogical Society / Leoma, TN)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Lawrence County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Lawrence County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Lawrence County Clerk, Courthouse, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lewis County (north), Maury County (northeast), Giles County (east),
             Lauderdale County, Alabama (south), Wayne County (west).

                      enlarge


  • Lewis County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 3, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Hickman, Maury, Wayne and Lawrence Counties.
    Established:  23-Dec-1843
    County Seat:  Gordon (1844-48), Newberry (1848-97) Hohenwald, Tennessee

    County history - Lewis County is named in honor of Meriwether Lewis (1774 1809), leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1804 to explore the Northwestern Territory which the United States had bought from France in 1803. Lewis invited William Clark to join the expedition.

    Lewis Courthouse
    GHLL Lewis 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 - Lewis County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Lewis County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Lewis County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Lewis County Clerk, 110 N Park St., Hohenwald, TN 38462.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hickman County (north), Maury County (east), Lawrence County (south),
             Wayne County (southwest), Perry County (west).

                      enlarge


  • Maury County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 22, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Williamson County and Indian Territory.
    Established:  xx-Nov-1807
    County Seat:  Columbia, Tennessee

    County history - Maury County is named in honor of Abram Poindexter Maury (December 26, 1801 - July 22, 1848) was an American politician, who represented Tennessee's eighth district in the United States House of Representatives.

    Maury Courthouse
    GHLL Maury County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Maury County AGHP / ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Maury County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genealogical Society of Maury County Tennessee (Facebook) / Columbia, TN)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Maury County Historical Society / Columbia, TN)
    7. US/TNGenWeb site - Maury County Archives
    8. US/TNGenWeb - Maury County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Tennessee Vital Records, 1st Floor, Central Services Building, 421 Fifth Avenue, North, Nashville, TN 37243.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Williamson County (north), Marshall County (east), Giles County (south),
             Lawrence County (southwest), Lewis County (west), Hickman County
             (northwest).
             Note:   County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are clickable.


                      enlarge
    Census Information:
        1860 Census (T) - Federal Census, Maury County, (partial Districts 1-5) (Text: 14 pages).


  • McMinn County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 23, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American [Indian] lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1819
    County Seat:  Athens, Tennessee

    County history - McMinn County is named in honor of Joseph McMinn (June 22, 1758 - October 17, 1824) was Governor of Tennessee from 1815 to 1821.

    McMinn Courthouse
    GHLL McMinn County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - McMinn County AHGP
    2. American History & Genealogy Project - McMinn County ALHN
    3. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    4. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    5. Genealogy Forum - McMinn County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    7. US/TNGenWeb site - McMinn County Archives
    8. US/TNGenWeb - McMinn County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Mc Minn County Court Clerk, 6 West Madison Avenue, Athens, TN 37303.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Roane County (north), Loudon County (northeast), Monroe County (east),
             Polk County (southeast), Bradley County (southwest), Meigs County
             (west).

                      enlarge


  • McNairy County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 4, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hardin County.
    Established:  08-Oct-1823
    County Seat:  Purdy (1824 - 1890); Selmer, Tennessee , (1890 - present)

    County history - McNairy County is named in honor of John McNairy, judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Tennessee (appointed by President George Washington).

    McNairy Courthouse
    GHLL McNairy 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 - McNairy County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - McNairy County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - McNairy County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - McNairy County Clerk, Courthouse, Selmer, TN 38375.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Chester County (north), Hardin County (east), Alcorn County, Mississippi
             (south), Hardeman County (west).

                      enlarge


  • Overton County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 10, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Jackson County and Native American Indian lands.
    Established:  11-Sep-1806
    County Seat:  Livingston, Tennessee (since 1835)

    County history - Overton County is named in honor of Andrew Jackson's friend, Judge John Overton Judge of the State Supreme Court 1804-1809. He was co-founder along with Jackson and Gen. James Winchester, of the city of Memphis.

    Overton Courthouse
    GHLL Overton 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 - Overton County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society / Nashville, TN)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Overton County Historical Society & Museum / Livingston, TN)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Upper Cumberland Genealogical Association / Cookeville, TN)
    8. US/TNGenWeb site - Overton County Archives
    9. US/TNGenWeb - Overton County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Overton County Clerk, 317 E University St., Livingston, TN 38570.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Pickett County (northeast), Fentress County (east), Putnam County
             (south), Jackson County (west), Clay County (northwest), Cumberland
                County
    (southeast).

                      enlarge
    Census Information:
        1920 Census (T) - ED 56 (5 pages)


  • Polk County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 30, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of McMinn and Bradley Counties.
    Established:  28-Nov-1839
    County Seat:  Benton, Tennessee

    County history - Polk County is named in honor of James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795  June 15, 1849) the 11th President of the United States (1845 1849). Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He later lived in and represented Tennessee. A Democrat, Polk served as the 17th Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835 1839) and the 12th Governor of Tennessee (1839 1841). Polk was the surprise ("dark horse") candidate for president in 1844, defeating Henry Clay of the rival Whig Party by promising to annex Texas. Polk was a leader of Jacksonian Democracy during the Second Party System.



    Polk Courthouse
    GHLL Polk County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Polk County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Polk County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Polk County Historical & Genealogical Society / Benton, TN)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Polk County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Polk County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Polk County Clerk, 6239 Hwy 411 - #102, Benton, TN 37307.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Monroe County (northeast), Cherokee County, North Carolina (east),
             Fannin County, Georgia (southeast), Murray County, Georgia (southwest),
             Bradley County (west), McMinn County (northwest).

                      enlarge


    * When you tell us about your Surname(s) quest, by posting your Surnames on our Message Board, we will gladly set out to find as many listings, within time, for your particular SURNAME(S). If you wish, we will also be happy to provide you with your own Ancestors listing.
    ||— Contact GHLL —||— Policy Statements —||— Site Map —||
    Go to: GHLL Home


















    May 2, 2002— Aug, 13, 2012 = 1,517,267 visitors.

    New Visitors:
        Free Web Counter    since Aug 14, 2012

    Free Counters