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Pickett County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on February 27, 1879 from Fentress County and Overton County. This Pickett County was named in honor of Tennessee state legislator Howell L. Pickett. Learn More About State of Tennessee History
Pickett County is bordered by Wayne County, Kentucky (northeast), Scott County (east), Fentress County (southeast), Overton County (southwest), Clay County (west) and Clinton County, Kentucky (northeast) .
Pickett County Cities and Towns include Byrdstown . A Map of Pickett County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Pickett County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Pickett County, TN Courthouse
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 Pickett 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. There was a fire at the Pickett County courthouse in 1934 all earlier records were destroyed.
- Pickett County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1934 and Probate Records from 1933. 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.
- Pickett County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1934. 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.
- Pickett County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1934, Circuit Court Minutes from 1935 and County Court Minutes 1934. 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.
- Pickett County Property Assessor has Tax Records from ? 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.
- Pickett 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).
Pickett County, Tennessee Census Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Pickett County, Tennessee Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Vital Records
- Birth Records: from January 1914 to present, also for Nashville since June 1881, for Knoxville since July 1881, and for Chattanooga since January 1882
- Marriage, Divorce and Death Records: from the past 50 years to present.
- Locations: Tennessee Office of Vital Records, Tennessee State Library and Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Tennessee Office of Vital Records, 1st Floor, Central Services Building, 421 Fifth Avenue, North, Nashville, TN 37243; PH: 615-741-1763
Pickett County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- Archives of Byrdstown/Pickett County, 79 Pickett Square Annex, Byrdstown, TN 38549; Phone: (931) 864-8676
- Pickett County Public Library. 105 South Main Street, Community Center Building, Byrdstown, TN 38549 931-864-6281
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Pickett County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Pickett County, Tennessee Genealogy Forum read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Pickett County
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Pickett County
Pickett County, Tennessee External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Pickett County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- Pickett County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Pickett County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Pickett Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave