Maury County, Tennessee Genealogy Guide

Maury County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on November 16, 1807 from Wilson County and Dickson County. This Maury County was named in honor of Tennessee state legislator Abram Poindexter Maury (1801–1848). Learn More About State of Tennessee History

Maury County is bordered by Wilson County (north), Marshall County (east), Giles County (south), Lawrence County (southwest), Lewis County (west) and Hickman County (northwest) .

Maury County Cities and Towns include Columbia, Mount Pleasant, Spring Hill . A Map of Maury County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Maury County, Tennessee Courthouse Records

Maury County, Tennessee Courthouse
Maury County, TN Courthouse

The Maury County Courthouse is located in Columbia, Tennessee. Learn More About State of Tennessee Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Maury county or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Maury County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1808 and Probate Records from 1807. The County Clerk maintains Marriage & Divorce records. It also has jurisdiction over probate cases. Wills, administrations, and all other records pertaining to probate are recorded in the respective county clerk's office. If the will or administration was contested, the records of these actions may be filed in the circuit court or chancery court.
  • Maury County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1806. The County Register of Deeds has land records beginning with county organization, land records are available from the register of deeds at the Sevier county courthouse. Land and property records include transfer of real estate or personal property, mortgages, leases, surveys, and entries.
  • Maury County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1818, Circuit Court Minutes from 1810 and County  Court Minutes 1807. The County Clerk of Circuit Court has jurisdiction over property disputes, and circuit courts oversee criminal cases, divorces, and adoptions. Early courts included courts of common pleas and quarter sessions.
  • Maury County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1808-1818, 1824-1826, 1830-1837, 1843, 1854, 1857, 1859-1862, 1865-1878, 1883-1890, 1892-1900 and are located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The County Property Assessor is responsible for the evaluation of all real property, the cadastral mapping of the county, valuation of all business personal property and maintaining ownership records. The property assessor prepares the tax rolls for the trustee and all the municipalities. Tax lists can be used to locate families, document historic properties and study community history. Early tax lists generally include all white males over 21 and indicate whether they owned land or slaves.
  • Maury County Health Department issues birth certificates and death certificates (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).

Maury County, Tennessee Census Records

Maury County, Tennessee Vital Records

Maury County, Tennessee Resources

  • State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
  • Maury County Archives
  • Maury County Historical Society, 804 Athenaeum St., Columbia, TN 38401; (931) 388-5373
  • Columbia State Community College, John W. Finney Memorial Library, College Archives, 1665 Hampshire Pike, PO Box 1315, Columbia, TN 38402 931-540-2560
  • Mt. Pleasant/Maury Phosphate Museum, 108 Public Square, Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474 931-379-9511

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