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  • Rhea County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Roane County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1801
    County Seat:  Dayton, Tennessee

    County history - Rhea County is named in honor of Tennessee politician and Revolutionary War veteran John Rhea.
             In 1925, the Rhea County Courthouse was the scene of the famous Scopes Evolution Trial, in which John Thomas Scopes, a Dayton high school teacher, was tried for teaching that human beings evolved from a lower order of animals.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Rhea County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Rhea County Vital Records - Rhea County Clerk, Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St., Dayton, TN 37321.


  • Roane County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Indian Territory Lands & Knox County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1801
    County Seat:  Kingston, Tennessee

    County history - Roane County was originally named "Gallatin", after Albert Gallatin, US Secretary of the Treasury. The "Gallatin" name was changed to Roane in honor of Gov. Archibald Roane.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Roane County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Roane County Vital Records - Roane County Clerk, Rhea County Courthouse, P.O. Box 546, Dayton, TN 37321

    9. Roane County - Family History Project
    10. Roane County - Heritage Commission


  • Robertson County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Tennessee and Sumner Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1796
    County Seat:  Springfield, Tennessee

    County history - Robertson County is named in honor of General James Robertson (1742 1814), Tennessee state legislator and founder of the Watauga Settlements.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Robertson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Robertson County Vital Records - Robertson County Court Clerk, 101 5th Ave W, Springfield, TN 37172.

      Census Information:
    9. 1850 Census (T) - Federal Census Robertson County, Tennessee (Partial: 12 pgs.)


  • Rutherford County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Davidson, Williamson and Wilson Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1803
    County Seat:  Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    County history - Rutherford County is named in honor of Griffith Rutherford (1721-1805).

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Rutherford County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Rutherford County Vital Records - Rutherford County Clerk, 319 N Maple St., Suite 121, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.

    9. Rutherford County - Migrations listings


  • Scott County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Fentress, Campbell, Anderson, and Morgan Counties.
    Established:  07-Apr-1849
    County Seat:  Huntsville, Tennessee

    County history - Scott County is named in honor of Winfield Scott (1786-1866).

    Scott Courthouse
    1. Scott County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Scott County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Scott County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
      Scott County Historical Society
         PO Box 7
         Huntsville, TN 37756
         (423) 663-2316

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Scott County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Scott County Vital Records - Scott County Clerk, P.O. Box 69, Huntsville, TN 37756.


  • Sequatchie County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 10, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hamilton County, or rather that which formerly was a part of Bledsoe and Marion Counties.
    Established:  09-Dec-1857
    County Seat:  Dunlap, Tennessee

    County history - Sequatchie County is named from a Cherokee indian word believed to mean, "opossum", he grins or runs.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Sequatchie County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Sequatchie County Vital Records - Sequatchie County Clerk, 308 Cherry St., Dunlap, TN 37327.


  • Sevier County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 10, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Jefferson County.
    Established:  18-Sep-1794
    County Seat:  Sevierville, Tennessee

    County history - Sevier County is named in honor of John Sevier (September 23, 1745 - September 24, 1815) served four years (1785-1789) as the only governor of the State of Franklin and twelve years (1796 1801 and 1803 1809) as the first Governor of Tennessee. As a U.S. Representative from Tennessee from 1811 until his death. He also served as the commander of the Washington County, North Carolina, contingent of the Overmountain Men in the Battle of Kings Mountain.

    Sevier Courthouse
    GHLL Sevier County Package:
      American History & Genealogy Project - Sevier County AHGP
    1. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    2. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    3. Genealogy Forum - Sevier County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    4. Society/Museum/Assn - (Smoky Mountain Historical Society / Sevierville, TN)
    5. US/TNGenWeb site - Sevier County Archives
    6. US/TNGenWeb - Sevier County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Sevier County (Local Records)  |  Sevierville, TN (County Seat Records).
               Note:  Within Tennessee, many county health departments issue birth certificates. All county health departments issue death certificates for deaths which occurred in that county within the past three years, and a few county health departments keep death records for longer periods of time.
               Marriage certificates are available from the county clerk who issued the marriage license. Divorce records may be obtained from the clerk of the court which granted the divorce.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jefferson County (north), Cocke County (east), Haywood County, North
             Carolina (southeast), Swain County, North Carolina (south), Blount County
             (west), Knox County (northwest).

        Trails To The Past - Sevier County

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Shelby County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 10, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the Chickasaw Nation lands acquired through the Jackson Purchase.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1819
    County Seat:  Memphis, Tennessee

    County history - Shelby County is named in honor of Isaac Shelby (1750 1826), commander at Kings Mountain, first governor of Kentucky, who negotiated purchase of the western district from the Chickasaws.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Shelby County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Shelby County Vital Records - Memphis-Shelby County Health Dept., Division of Vital Records, 814 Jefferson Ave., Memphis, TN 38105.

    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (West Tennessee Historical Society / Memphis, TN)


  • Smith County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Sumner County and Indian lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1799
    County Seat:  Carthage, Tennessee

    County history - Smith County is named in honor of American Revolutionary War officer and U.S. Senator Daniel Smith (1748 1818).

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Smith County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Smith County Vital Records - Smith County Clerk, address, 211 Main St. N, Carthage, TN 37030.

    9. Smith County - County Court Record Abstracts.

      Census Information:
    10. 1820 Census - Federal Census, Smith County (Index: 2 pages / Text: 5 pages).


  • Stewart County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery County.
    Established:  01-Nov-1803
    County Seat:  Dover, Tennessee

    County history - Stewart County is named in honor of Duncan Stewart, Tennessee state legislator and lieutenant governor of Mississippi Territory.

    Stewart Courthouse
    1. Stewart County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Stewart County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Stewart County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Stewart County Historical Society
          174 Church Street
          Dover, TN 37058-3002

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Stewart County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Stewart County Vital Records - Stewart Vital Records Office, P.O. Box 67, Dover, TN 37058-0067.


  • Sullivan County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 10, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Washington County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1779
    County Seat:  Blountville, Tennessee

    County history - Sullivan County is named in honor of John Sullivan (February 17, 1740 - January 23, 1795) was the third son of Irish immigrants, an American general in the Revolutionary War and a delegate in the Continental Congress. Sullivan served as a major general in the Continental Army and as Governor (or "President") of New Hampshire.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Sullivan County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Sullivan County Vital Records - Sullivan County Regional Health Department, 154 Blountville Bypass, Blountville, TN 37617.

    9. Sullivan County - Lynn View High School senior class photos from 1949-1980


  • Sumner County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 8, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Davidson County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1786
    County Seat:  Gallatin, Tennessee

    County history - Sumner County is named in honor of Jethro Sumner (1733 1785), an American colonist who defended North Carolina against the British in 1780.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Sumner County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Sumner County Vital Records - Sumner County Archives, 155 East Main Street, Gallatin, TN 37066.

    10. Genealogists' Companion - A collection of various compiled transcribed documents acquired from micro-film and
               original records. Including but not limited to: Bible, Cemetery, Census, Church, Community, Deed, Family Lineage
               & Photo's, Funeral Home, Marriage, Military, Obituary, Scholastic, Tax, Voter Lists and or Records.)

      Sumner County - Sumner County is located in Middle Tennessee, one of the state's three "grand divisions." It was formed in 1786 from Davidson County and is the second-oldest county in Middle Tennessee. Gallatin is the county seat.


  • Tipton County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 26, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Chickasaw, Native American lands, 29-Oct-1823.
    Established:  01-Dec-1823
    County Seat:  Covington, Tennessee

    County history - Tipton County is named in honor of Captain Jacob Tipton, who was killed while leading a charge of his troops against a force of Indians near Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1791.

    Tipton Courthouse
    GHLL Tipton County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Tipton County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Tipton County, PA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/PAGenWeb site - Tipton County Archives
    7. US/PAGenWeb - Tipton County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Tipton County Health Department, 4700 Mueller Brass Road, P.O. Box 685, Covington, TN 38019.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lauderdale County (north), Haywood County (east), Fayette County
                (southeast)
    ,
    Shelby County (south), Crittenden County, Arkansas
                (southwest)
    ,
    Mississippi County, Arkansas (northwest).
             Note:   County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are clickable.


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  • Trousdale County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Wilson, Macon, Smith and Sumner Counties.
    Established:  05-Sep-1870
    County Seat:  Hartsville, Tennessee

    County history - Trousdale County is named in honor of William Trousdale (1790 1872), Creek and Mexican-American War soldier and officer, state senator and Governor of Tennessee (1849 until 1851).

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Trousdale County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Trousdale County Vital Records - Trousdale County Clerk, P.O. Box 69, 200 E Main St #2, Hartsville, TN 37074.


  • Unicoi County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 9, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Washington and Carter Counties.
    Established:  23-Mar-1875
    County Seat:  Erwin, Tennessee

    County history - Unicoi County is named using a Native American word for the southern Appalachian Mountains, probably meaning "white" or "fog-draped".

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Unicoi County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Unicoi County Vital Records - Unicoi Court Clerk Office, P.O. Box 340, 100 N Main Ave, Erwin, TN 37650-0340.


  • Union County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 4, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, and Knox Counties, 1850.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1854
    County Seat:  Maynardville, Tennessee

    County history - Union County is named either for its creation from parts of the "union" of five counties or to memorialize East Tennessee's support for preservation of the Union.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Union County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Union County Vital Records - Union County Court Clerk, P.O. Box 395, 901 Main Street, Maynardville, TN 37807-0395.


  • Van Buren County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 29, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Bledsoe, White and Warren Counties.
    Established:  03-Jan-1840
    County Seat:  Spencer, Tennessee

    County history - Van Buren County is named in honor of Martin Van Buren, 1782-1862, eighth President of the United States of America, 1837-1841.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Van Buren County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Van Buren County Vital Records - Van Buren County Court Clerk, P.O. Box 126, Courthouse Square, Spencer, TN 38585-0126.


  • Warren County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of White, Jackson, Smith Counties and Native American lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1807
    County Seat:  McMinnville, Tennessee

    County history - Warren County is named in honor of American Revolutionary War officer Joseph Warren (1741 1775), who sent Paul Revere on his famous midnight ride.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Warren County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Warren County Vital Records - Warren County Clerk, Warren County Courthouse, McMinnville, TN 37110.


  • Wayne County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 9, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hickman County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1817
    County Seat:  Waynesboro, Tennessee

    County history - Wayne County is named in honor of General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745 1796).

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wayne County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wayne County Vital Records - Wayne County Clerk, P.O. Box 185, Waynesboro, TN 38485.


  • Weakley County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Indian territorial lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1823
    County Seat:  Dresden, Tennessee

    County history - Weakley County is named in honor of U.S. Representative Robert Weakley (1764 1845).

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Weakley County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Weakley County Vital Records - Weakley County Clerk, P.O. Box 587, Dresden, TN 38225.

      Census Information:
    9. 1920 Census (T) - Federal Census Weakley County, Tennessee (ED 138-142, 149 : 33 pages)


  • White County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Jackson and Smith Counties.
    Established:  11-Sep-1806
    County Seat:  Sparta, Tennessee

    County history - White County is named in honor of John White, Revolutionary War soldier and the first European-American settler in the county.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. White County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. White County Vital Records - White County Court Clerk, 1 East Bockman Way, Sparta, TN 38583.


  • Williamson County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 30, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Davidson County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1799
    County Seat:  Franklin, Tennessee

    County history - Williamson County is named in honor of Dr. Hugh Williamson (December 5, 1735-May 22, 1819) who was an American politician and also held the rank of colonel (Surgeon General), in the North Carolina militia and served three terms in the Continental Congress. He is best known for representing North Carolina at the Constitutional Convention.

    Williamson Courthouse
    GHLL Williamson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Williamson County AHGP/ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Williamson County, TN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Williamson County Historical Society / Franklin, TN)
    6. US/TNGenWeb site - Williamson County Archives
    7. US/TNGenWeb - Williamson County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Williamson County Clerk, 1320 W Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Davidson County (north), Rutherford County (east), Marshall County
             (southeast), Maury County (south), Hickman County (southwest), Dickson
                County
    (northwest), Cheatham County (north-northwest).

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        Battle of Franklin - November 30, 1864. (Historical Blog)


  • Wilson County, Tennessee —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Sumner County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1799
    County Seat:  Lebanon, Tennessee

    County history - Wilson County is named in honor of David Wilson, a member of the legislatures of North Carolina and the Southwest Territory.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wilson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wilson County Vital Records - Wilson County Court Clerk, 228 East Main Street, Lebanon, TN 37087.

    9. Wilson County - Genealogy Depot


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