Weakley County, Tennessee Genealogy Guide

Weakley County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on October 23, 1823 from Chickasaw Indian lands. This Weakley County was named in honor of U.S. Representative Robert Weakley (1764–1845).Learn More About State of Tennessee History

Weakley County is bordered by Graves County, Kentucky (north), Henry County (east), Carroll County (southeast), Gibson County (southwest) and Obion County (west) .

Weakley County Cities and Towns include Dresden, Gleason, Greenfield, Martin, Palmersville, Sharon . A Map of Weakley County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Weakley County, Tennessee Courthouse Records

Weakley County, Tennessee Courthouse
Weakley County, TN Courthouse

The Weakley County Courthouse is located in Dresden, 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 Weakley 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 Weakley County courthouse in 1948.

  • Weakley County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1843 and Probate Records from 1828. 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.
  • Weakley County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1822. 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.
  • Weakley County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1827, Circuit Court Minutes from 1844 and County  Court Minutes 1828. 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.
  • Weakley County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1838, 1842-1887, 1889-1900 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.
  • Weakley 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).

Weakley County, Tennessee Census Records

Weakley County, Tennessee Vital Records

Weakley County, Tennessee Resources

Weakley County, Tennessee External Links

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