Sevier County, Tennessee Records
Sevier County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on September 28, 1794 from Jefferson County. This Sevier County was named in honor of John Sevier (1745–1815), governor of the State of Franklin and first Governor of Tennessee.
Sevier County is bordered by Jefferson County (north), Cocke County (east), Haywood County, North Carolina (southeast), Swain County, North Carolina (south), Blount County (west) and Knox County (northwest) .
Sevier County Cities and Towns include Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Pittman Center, Sevierville .
A Map of Sevier County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Sevier County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Sevier County, TN Courthouse
The Sevier County Courthouse is located in Sevierville, 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 Sevier 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.
There was a fire at the Sevier County courthouse in 1856, nearly all records were destroyed.
- Sevier County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1856 and Probate Records from 1849.
- Sevier County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1845.
- Sevier County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1854, Circuit Court Minutes from 1850 and County Court Minutes 1856.
- Sevier County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1837, 1838, 1864-1867, 1869-1872 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.
- Sevier 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).
Sevier County, Tennessee Census Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1800 (part), 1810 (part), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Territory Census: 1770-1790 Census of the Cumberland Settlements
- 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
Sevier 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
Sevier County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- Sevier County Preservation of Records Department, 125 Court Avenue, Suite 201E, Sevierville , TN 37862; Phone: (865) 774 3627
- Anna Porter Public Library, (Smoky Mountain Collection) , 207 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 865-436-5588
- Pigeon Forge Public Library, 2449 Library Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 865-429-7490
- Sevier County Public Library, 321 Court Avenue, Sevierville, TN 37862 865-453-3532
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Sevier County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Sevier County
Sevier County, Tennessee External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Sevier County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- Sevier County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Sevier County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Sevier Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- Sevier County History and Culture
- Sevier County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- Sevier Co. TNGenweb
- Sevier County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- Sevier Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- Sevier County, Tennessee Military Records