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Tennessee Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that Tennessee court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Tennessee Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.

Tennessee Court Records

Tennessee Land Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research

Tennessee Probate Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Probate Records Research

Tennessee Tax Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research

Tennessee Immigration & Naturalization Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Immigration Records Research

Tennessee County & City Government Links

Tennessee contains 95 counties. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Tennessee county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. Tennessee State Government is located in Nashville.

State of Tennessee County & City Government Links
County Seat
County Seat
Anderson Clinton Lauderdale Ripley
Bedford Shelbyville Lawrence Lawrenceburg
Benton Camden Lewis Hohenwald
Bledsoe Pikeville Lincoln Fayetteville
Blount Maryville Loudon Loudon
Bradley Cleveland Macon Lafayette
Campbell Jacksboro Madison Jackson
Cannon Woodbury Marion Jasper
Carroll Huntingdon Marshall Lewisburg
Carter Elizabethton Maury Columbia
Cheatham Ashland City McMinn Athens
Chester Henderson McNairy Selmer
Claiborne Tazewell Meigs Decatur
Clay Celina Monroe Madisonville
Cocke Newport Montgomery Clarksville
Coffee Manchester Moore Lynchburg
Crockett Alamo Morgan Wartburg
Cumberland Crossville Obion Union City
Davidson Nashville Overton Livingston
Decatur Decaturville Perry Linden
Dekalb Smithville Pickett Byrdstown
Dickson Charlotte Polk Benton
Dyer Dyersburg Putnam Cookeville
Fayette Somerville Rhea Dayton
Fentress Jamestown Roane Kingston
Franklin Winchester Robertson Springfield
Gibson Trenton Rutherford Murfreesboro
Giles Pulaski Scott Huntsville
Grainger Rutledge Sequatchie Dunlap
Greene Greeneville Sevier Sevierville
Grundy Altamont Shelby Memphis
Hamblen Morristown Smith Carthage
Hamilton Chattanooga Stewart Dover
Hancock Sneedville Sullivan Blountville
Hardeman Bolivar Sumner Gallatin
Hardin Savannah Tipton Covington
Hawkins Rogersville Trousdale Hartsville
Haywood Brownsville Unicoi Erwin
Henderson Lexington Union Maynardville
Henry Paris Van Buren Spencer
Hickman Centerville Warren McMinnville
Houston Erin Washington Jonesborough
Humphreys Waverly Wayne Waynesboro
Jackson Gainesboro Weakley Dresden
Jefferson Dandridge White Sparta
Johnson Mountain City Williamson Franklin
Knox Knoxville Wilson Lebanon
Lake Tiptonville