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County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912<br> and 1925-1939, marriage records from 1817 and <br>probate records from 1977; Register Off has land <br>records from 1804 and military records from 1946 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dickson County, Tennessee page 639, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912<br> and 1925-1939, marriage records from 1817 and <br>probate records from 1977; Register Off has land <br>records from 1804 and military records from 1946 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dickson County, Tennessee page 639, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/dickson/c1.htm Dickson County] cemetery information with transcriptions on [http://www.tngenweb.org/ TNGenweb Project]
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/dickson/c1.htm Dickson County] cemetery information with transcriptions on [http://www.tngenweb.org/ TNGenweb Project]
  
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1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population censuses of Dickson County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Tennessee Census|Tennessee Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide online indexes.  
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1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Dickson County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Tennessee Census|Tennessee Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide online indexes.  
  
 
See [[Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
 
See [[Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
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*[http://www.kqzyfj.com/41100y1A719PSRVZRWQPRQUXRWTR?sid=familysearchwikiGenForum&url=http://genforum.com/tn/dickson/ Dickson County, TN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://www.kqzyfj.com/41100y1A719PSRVZRWQPRQUXRWTR?sid=familysearchwikiGenForum&url=http://genforum.com/tn/dickson/ Dickson County, TN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
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United States Gotoarrow.png Tennessee Gotoarrow.png Dickson County

Dickson County, Tennessee genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Dickson County (established 1803) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Dickson County Tennessee Quick Dates

Dickson County's civil records start the following years:[1]

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1817 1908 1820 1804 1803

Dickson County Tennessee Courthouse

Dickson County Courthouse, Charlotte, Tenn.
Dickson County Courthouse
4 Court Square
Charlotte, Tennessee 37036
Phone: 1-615-789-4171


Dickson County Clerk
Marriage and Probate records
Birth and Death 1908-1912 and 1925-1939
P.O. Box 220
1 Court Square, Room 126
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: 1-615-789-5093

Dickson County Register of Deeds
Land records, military discharge records
#4 Court Square
P.O. Box 130
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: 1-615-789-5123
Indexing older documents and internet search of records is available at www.ustitlesearch.com

Dickson County Circuit Court Clerk
Court Records
P.O. Box 70
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: 1-615-789-7010

Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

County Clerk has birth and death records 1908-1912
and 1925-1939, marriage records from 1817 and
probate records from 1977; Register Off has land
records from 1804 and military records from 1946 [2]

Dickson County Tennessee History

Middle Tennessee county.

The county is named after "U.S. Representative William Dickson (1770–1816)."[3]

Parent County

1803--Dickson County was created 25 October 1803 from Robertson and Montgomery Counties
County seat: Charlotte [4]

From 1788 to 1796 people living in what is now part of Dickson County were in extinct Tennessee County. Their records for that period are now found in Robertson County, Tennessee.[5]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[6] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[7] (male)

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Tennessee county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps" (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Tennessee counties see: Tennessee Counties with Burned Courthouses

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1830--Tornado damaged county courthouse records.[8]

  • Lost censuses: 1810, 1890
  • Marriages recorded between 1803 and 1816 are lost

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Dickson County Tennessee Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns:

Adams Crossroads
Bakersworks
Bellsburg
Berry
Burns
Charlotte
Claylick
Coaling
Colesburg
Cumberland Furnace
Dickson
Dull
East Side
Edgewood
Eno
Frog Pond
Glenwylde
Hamble
Harpeth Valley
Hortense
Iron Hill
Oak Grove
Pomona
Pond
Porter
Promise
Reeders Crossing
Rock Springs
Ruskin
Slayden

Spencers Mill
Stayton

Stony Point
Sylvia
Taylor Crossroads
Tennessee City
Thompsons Crossroads
Tidwell
Vanleer
White Bluff
White Oak Flat
Woods Valley

Neighboring Counties

Dickson County Tennessee Genealogy Resources

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Research Guides

African Americans

United States African Americans go to Tennessee African Americans

  • Waldrep, G.C. "'Free Colored' Heads of Household in the 1820 Tennessee Census," available online, courtesy: Free African Americans website. [Includes free African Americans in this county.]

Biographies

  • Douthat, James L. Dickson County, Tennessee Biographies. 1887; reprint, Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free Surname Index and purchase details at Mountain Press website.

Cemeteries

Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

The following websites may contain Dickson County cemetery records:

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried. Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone. May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.

Census

1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Dickson County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Tennessee Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide online indexes.

See Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

See Dickson County, TN census assignments, including links to transcribed files. [The USGenWeb Census Project®]

1810 - Lost, but a substitute is available:

  • Sherrill, Charles A. The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee: 33,000 Long-lost Records from Tax Lists, Court Minutes, Church Records, Wills, Deeds and Other Sources. Mt. Juliet, Tenn.: C.A. Sherrill, 2001. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1810.

1820

  • Scanned census images [in the USGenWeb Archives]
  • Bentley, Elizabeth P. Index to the 1820 Census of Tennessee. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981. FHL 976.8 X22b 1820
  • Waldrep, G.C. "'Free Colored' Heads of Household in the 1820 Tennessee Census," available online, courtesy: Free African Americans website. [Includes free African Americans in this county.]

1820 Manufactures

The original manufactures schedules for the Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee are kept at the NARA, Washington, D.C. FHL copies: FHL US/CAN Films 1024517-1024518.

The following book is a useful aid for finding the original records. A free online index, provided by Lineages, will help researchers determine if this resource can be of assistance:

  • National Archives. Indexes to Manufactures Census of 1820. 1920; reprint, Knightstown, Ind.: Bookmark, 1977. FHL US/CAN Book 973 X2m 1820; digital version at Lineages. [Covers this county.]

1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners

1850

  • Finley, Nina. Census of Houston County Area. Erin, Tennessee : Friends of Houston County Library, 19-?. Volume 6 includes 1850 Western Dickson County. FHL 976.836 X2f

1860

  • Scanned census images [in the USGenWeb Archives]
  • Baker, Georgia. 1860 Census for Dickson County, Tennessee. Nashville, Tennessee: Richland Press, 1998. FHL 976.844 X2b
  • Finley, Nina. Census of Houston County Area. Erin, Tennessee : Friends of Houston County Library, 19-?. Volume 7 includes 1860 Western Dickson County. FHL 976.836 X2f

1870

  • Finley, Nina. Census of Houston County Area. Erin, Tennessee : Friends of Houston County Library, 19-?. Volume 8 includes 1870 Western Dickson County. FHL 976.836 X2f

1880

  • Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1880 Census Dickson County, Tennessee. Nashville, Tennessee: B. Sistler and Associates, 1993. FHL 976.844 X2s 1880

1890 - Lost, but substitutes are available:

  • Reed, Sue S. Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-one Years of Age and Upward, Citizens of Tennessee, January 1, 1891, as Provided for by an Act of General Assembly of Tennessee, Passed January 15, 1891, and Approved January 22, 1891. 8 vols. Houston, Texas: S.S. Reed, 1989. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 8 1891. [Dickson County is included in Vol. 8.]
  • Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee. Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890.

Church

Court

DNA

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DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Dickson County residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.
  • [Brown] Descendant of Charles Brown, b. 1826 Dickson County, Tennessee, d. 1909 Weakley County, Tennessee. Y-DNA 67 Marker Test, FTDNA (Kit 68374). Genetic signature available online (labeled Group No. 20), genealogical description available online, courtesy: Brown/Browne/Braun DNA Study. Matches have been found.
  • [Brown] Descendant of John A. Brown, Esq., b. 1770 North Carolina, d. 1850 Dickson County, Tennessee. Y-DNA 67 Marker Test, FTDNA (Kit 18696). Genetic signature available online (labeled Group No. 20), genealogical description available online, courtesy: Brown/Browne/Braun DNA Study. Matches have been found.

Genealogy

More than half a dozen genealogies have been published about Dickson County, Tennessee families. To view a list, visit Dickson County, Tennessee Genealogy.

Land

  • Dickson County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1804 and is located at 4 Court Square, Charlotte, TN 37036; (615) 789-4171. Land and property records include transfer of real estate or personal property, mortgages, leases, surveys, and entries.
  • Willis, Laura and Betty Sellers. Dickson County, Tennessee Deeds. Melber, KY: Simmons Historical Pub., 1998. 9 volumes. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 976.844 R2w FHL is missing volume 4. Digital versions of selected volumes available at World Vital Records ($). v. 1 - 1804-1808; v. 2 - 1808-1812; v. 4 - 1815-1818; and v. 6 - 1820-1823. Available for purchase at Simmons Historical Publications.
  • The Family History Library has microfilm copies of deeds 1804-1966 and trust deeds 1875-1966 with a general index; estate and guardianship settlements 1800-1898; land entries 1824-1962; platt books 1899-1962; register of probate deeds 1894-1938; and road minutes 1998-1891.

Law and Legislation

  • Tennessee State Library and Archives, Acts of Tennessee 1796-1850: Index to Names. January 25, 2005. [In addition to creating new laws, legislative acts were often required to obtain a divorce, grant legitimacy to a child, or for appointments to or grant payments for public service.] The TSLA has created an index to names that appear in these acts covering the years 1796 to 1850. To read more about this valuable resource Click here. The searchable index is available at the TSLA; another version is available at World Vital Records.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War

The following Dickson County Revolutionary War records are available online through TNGenWeb:

Additional resources include:

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Dickson County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Dickson County.

Confederate Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Dickson County:

Newspapers

  • Willis, Laura and indexed by Betty Sellers. Dickson County, Tennessee Newspaper Abstracts. Melber, KY: Simmons Historical Pub., 1998, 2001, 2003. 8 volumes. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 976.844 B38w. Digital versions of select volumes available at World Vital Records ($). v. 1 - 7 Jan 1910-22 Apr 1910; v. 2 - 22 Apr 1910-15 Jul 1910; v. 3 - 15 Jul 1910-6 Jan 1911; and v. 4 - 23 Dec 1910-31 Mar 1911. Available for purchase at Simmons Historical Publications.
  • Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at the TSLA. Most of these newspapers may be accessed by interlibrary loan to libraries within Tennessee, although there are some newspapers which are not available in or outside of Tennessee. For further information regarding interlibrary loan policies and newspapers not available for interlibrary loan click here. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Dickson County click on the following cities or towns:

Occupations

  • Miller, Alan N. Middle Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1784 to 1902. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004. FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2ma. Purchase at Genealogical.com. [Includes Dickson County.]

Periodicals

Tap into the minds of local experts. Editors of genealogical periodicals publish unique sources that researchers who are new to their area would not likely discover. This type of material may be found in local, regional, or statewide genealogical society journals. The following periodicals cover this county:

Ansearchin' News
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Dickson County, Tennessee records have been published in Ansearchin' News, the quarterly magazine of the Tennessee Genealogical Society. To view a list of these articles, visit their county index. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their archive or conduct a surname search. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the Ansearchin' News quarterly FHL Book 976.8 B2a.
Dickson County Genealogical Society Newsletter
The Dickson County Genealogical Society was organized in June of 1983 and dissolved in December of 1987. The Family History Library has Volume 1, no. 1 (Jan - Mar 1984) - Volume 4, no. 4 (December 1987). FHL US/CAN Book 976.844 D25d
The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History
Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Dickson County, Tennessee have been published in The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, the quarterly of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society (23+ Vols.). To view a list of these articles, visit their online Index to Articles (1988-2005). Surname indexes are also available online for Vols. 2-22. The website also offers back issues for sale in paper and on CD. The Family History Library has a complete collection of this quarterly FHL US/CAN Book 976.85 D25m.
The River Counties
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Dickson County, Tennessee records were published in The River Counties Quarterly, (14 vols.) edited by Jill K. Garrett. The Family History Library has a complete collection FHL Book 976.8 B2rc.

Prisons

Learn if your Dickson County, Tennessee ancestors went to prison!

Probate

The Dickson County Court and County Clerk have responsibility for probate records. Many records are found as the Dickson County Archives.

FamilySearch has placed scans of the following records online in the Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927 collection. These are browse-only collections. Handwritten indexes may be found at the front or back of some volumes:

  • Wills, 1800-1950 (2 vols.)

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Dickson County probate records. They offer a research service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book B: 1803-1856

Online Images: Tennessee, Probate Court Files 1795-1927,on FamilySearch.org. Currently not indexed, but you can browse the images by county. (Note: this is a different set of records than the Probate Court Records listed above)

The following Dickson County probate records have been abstracted or indexed:

  • [1803-1856] Strictly by Name (see above).
  • [1804-1861] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Tennessee Wills & Administrations 1779-1861. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1990. FHL US/CAN 976.8 P22s. [Includes an index to this county's probate records.]
  • [1838-1847] Dickson County Will Books Vol. 1-1838-1847. Kentucky. Simmons Historical Publications, s.d. Digital version available at World Vital Records ($). Available for purchase at Simmons Historical Publications.
  • [1848-1868] Dickson County Will Books Vol. 2-1848-1868. Kentucky. Simmons Historical Publications, s.d. Digital version available at World Vital Records ($). Available for purchase at Simmons Historical Publications.
  • [1866-1895] Dickson County Will Books Vol. 3-1866-1895. Kentucky. Simmons Historical Publications, s.d. Digital version available at World Vital Records ($). Available for purchase at Simmons Historical Publications.
  • [1895-1914] Dickson County Will Books Vol. 4-1895-1914. Kentucky. Simmons Historical Publications, s.d. Digital version available at World Vital Records ($). Available for purchase at Simmons Historical Publications.
  • [1914-1929] Dickson County Will Books Vol. 5-1914-1929. Kentucky. Simmons Historical Publications, s.d. Digital version available at World Vital Records ($). Available for purchase at Simmons Historical Publications.
  • [1804-1856] Works Progress Administration. Dickson County, TN Will Book A : 1804-1856. 1936. Reprint with new index by Samuel Sistler, Nashville, Tennessee: Byron Sistler and Associates, 1998. (FHL book 976.844 P2s.)

See also:

  • Garrett, Jill Knight. Dickson County Handbook. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1984. Indexed. Contains a variety of Dickson County resources, including wills and estate settlements. (FHL book 976.844 A3g.)

Taxation

The following Dickson County tax records have been abstracted:[9]

  • [1812] Tax Lists, 1812, Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History. Nashville TN: Spring 2003. Vol. 16 Iss. 4.
  • [1813] "Dickson County Land Sold for 1813 Taxes," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 48, No. 4 (Winter 2001):57. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 48 (2001). For access, see Periodicals.
  • [1814] "Some Dickson County Property Subject to Double Taxes in 1814," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Summer 2002):21. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 49 (2002). For access, see Periodicals.
  • [1815] Petition by Inhabitants Concerning Tax Complaint, 1815, Hickman County Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin. Centerville TN: 2005. Vol. 12 Iss. 2.
  • [1817] "U.S. Holds 1817 Public Sale of Federal Tax-Delinquent Properties in Tennessee," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 43, No. 2 (Summer 1996):63-68. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 43 (1996). For access, see Periodicals. [Includes Dickson County.]
  • [1839] 1839 Tax List Dickson County, Tennessee, Ansearchin' News, Vol 27, No. 3 (Fall 1980). FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 27 (1980); free digital version at society's website. For further access, see Periodicals.

Vital Records

See also How to order Tennessee Vital Records or order electronically online.

Birth
Marriage

The original Dickson County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Marriages were not officially recorded in Dickson County until 1817. The following publication, based on early newspapers, helps to alleviate this genealogical obstacle:

  • Lucas, Silas Emmett. Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978. FHL 976.8 V2L.

The following Dickson County marriage records are microfilmed:

  • [1817-1995] Available at the TSLA. Marriages 1817-1899 are available for interlibrary loan.
  • [1817-1966] Available at the Family History Library. Some volumes are indexed.FHL 497399
  • [1859-1950] Marriage Records 1859-1950, Court ordered Birth Records ca. 1875-1941, Death records 1930-1939. Available at the Family History Library. Listed alphabetically by groom's surname. FHL 2114045

The following Dickson County marriage records have been indexed:

  • 1817-1933 - Dickson County Marriage Index 1817-1933 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.[10]
  • [1817-1879] Eddlemon, Sherida K. Dickson County, Tennessee, Marriage records, 1817-1879. Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, 1989. FHL 976.844 V2e, CD no. 620.
  • [1838-1870] Lucas, Silas Emmett and Ella Lee Sheffield. 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds 1783-1870. 3 vols. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1981. {{FHL|976.8 V2t|book]] v. 1Abstracts include names of brides, grooms, bondsmen, marriage bond dates, and officiators for weddings in this county for the roughly specified years. Marriage data taken from an index card file at the TSLA. Authors do not specify whether or not the card index completely indexes this county's marriages.]
  • [1838-1873] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Early Middle Tennessee Marriages. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: B. Sistler & Associates, 1988. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 V2sb v. 2 ff. [Indexes names of brides and grooms, and marriage dates for weddings in this county for the specified years.]
  • [1850-1866] Marriage Records, 1850-1866, Dickson County, Tennessee. Nashville: TSLA, Historical Records Project, 1939. Typescript. FHL 24640 Item 3
  • [1850-1870 Sistler, Byron. Dickson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1850-70 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Black, James M. Southern states Genealogical Records: Bible records, Tombstone Inscriptions, Historical records, Southern States Mission Records. Salt Lake City, Utah: s.n., 190-? FHL 976 A1 no. 1
  • Garrett, Jill K. Dickson County Handbook. Easley, South Carolina : Southern Historical Press, 1984. Contains marriage record information. FHL 976.844 A3g
  • Lucas, Silas Emmett and Ella Lee Sheffield. 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds 1783-1870. 3 vols. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1981. FHL 976.8 V2t. [Abstracts include names of brides, grooms, bondsmen, marriage bond dates, and officiators for weddings in this county. Marriage data taken from an index card file at the TSLA. Authors do not specify whether or not the card index completely indexes this county's marriages.]
  • Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950 - covers all counties in Tennessee.
  • Many county marriage records are indexed with images at Ancestry's Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. ($) Be aware that this index is not complete for all counties.
  • ’’’[1838-1849]’’’ Marriage Records. [11]
  • ’’’[1817-1850]’’’ Marriage Records: Early–1850. [12]
Death

For deaths of Methodists in Dickson County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:

Dickson County Tennessee Genealogy Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Tennessee Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Dickson County Historical & Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1922
Dickson, TN 37056
For current contact information regarding genealogist, historian and other officers of the Society click here.
Dickson County Historian is H. Alan Ragan
204 North Main St.
Dickson, TN 37055
Phone: 1-615-446-2359
E-mail: Alan.Ragan@Ragans.biz

Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
PO Box 330948
Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507
The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which Dickson County is one. It publishes The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, a quarterly containing articles of genealogical and historical interest. Little-known Tennessee records are published and indexed, along with family genealogies, Bible records and material submitted by members. There is an alphabetical Index to articles in the Journal 1988-summer 2005

Dickson County Public Library
206 Henslee Drive
Dickson, TN 37055
Phone: 1-615-446-8293
Hours: Mon., Fri.and Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tues. and Thurs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wed. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Genealogy resources: County records, newspapers, census and more.

Family History Centers


Dickson County Tennessee Genealogy Websites

Wikipedia
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Dickson County Tennessee Genealogy References

  1. "Earliest County Records," Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dickson County, Tennessee page 639, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 639. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
  5. "Tennessee County" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_County (accessed 25 May 2010), and Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004) [FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004], 639.
  6. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  7. Voice of Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, Tenn. (2010).
  8. Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee in Tennessee State Library and Archives in Tennessee Secretary of State (accessed 31 March 2014).
  9. The Heritage Quest Online version of PERSI aided in the compilation of this list.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/60/Igitennesseea.pdf.
  11. Orem, Utah: Automated Archives, 1994. (Family History Library compact disc number 9 part 2.) Does not circulate to Family History Centers.
  12. Orem, Utah: Automated Archives, 1992. (Family History Library compact disc number 9 part 229.) Does not circulate to Family History Centers.