Johnson County, Tennessee Records
Johnson County is bordered by Washington County, Virginia (north), Grayson County, Virginia (northeast), Ashe County, North Carolina (east), Watauga County, North Carolina (southeast), Avery County, North Carolina (south), Carter County (southwest) and Sullivan County (west) .
Johnson County Cities and Towns include Mountain City, Shady Valley, Trade, Zionville .
A Map of Johnson County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Johnson County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Johnson County, TN Courthouse
The Johnson County Courthouse is located in Mountain City, Tennessee. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. 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 Johnson county or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Johnson County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1838 and Probate Records from 1836.
- Johnson County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1836 .
- Johnson County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1856, Circuit Court Minutes from 1836 and County Court Minutes 1836 .
- Johnson County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1836-1844, 1863, 1869-1875, 1879-1885, 1887-1891, 1893-1895, 1898-1900 and are located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. 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.
- Johnson 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).
Johnson County, Tennessee Census Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Johnson 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 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
Johnson County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- East Tennessee Historical Society
- Johnson County Archives, 222 W. Main Street, Mountain City , TN 37683; Phone: (423) 727-9696
- Johnson County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1, Mountain City 37683
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Johnson County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Johnson County
Johnson County, Tennessee External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Johnson County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- Johnson County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Johnson County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Johnson Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- Johnson County History and Culture
- Johnson County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- Johnson Co. TNGenweb
- Johnson County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- Johnson Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- Johnson County, Tennessee Military Records