Washington County, Tennessee Records
Washington County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on November 15, 1777 from western territory known as the Washington District. This Washington County was named in honor of U.S. President George Washington (1732–1799)
Washington County Cities and Towns include Gray, Johnson City, Jonesborough, Midway, Oak Grove .
A Map of Washington County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Washington County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Washington County, TN Courthouse
The Washington County Courthouse is located in Jonesborough, 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 Washington 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 Washington County courthouse in 1839.
- Washington County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1787 and Probate Records from 1779.
- Washington County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1782.
- Washington County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1836, Circuit Court Minutes from 1809 and County Court Minutes 1778.
- Washington County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1778-1781, 1787, 1790-1853, 1856-1871, 1875-1900 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.
- Washington 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).
Washington 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
Washington 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
Washington County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- Emmanuel School of Religion, Restoration Movement Archives, One Walker Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601 423-926-6198
- Jonesborough-Washington County History Museum
- Tipton-Haynes Historical Site, 2620 South Roan Street, PO Box 225, Johnson City, TN 37605 423-926-3631
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Washington County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Washington County
Washington County, Tennessee External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Washington County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- Washington County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Washington County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Washington Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- Washington County History and Culture
- Washington County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- Washington Co. TNGenweb
- Washington County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- Washington Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- Washington County, Tennessee Military Records