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Guide to '''Tennessee ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Tennessee Information==
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Tennessee is a state in the southeastern portion of the United States.  It is divided into 95 counties and it's capital is Nashville.  Tennessee was admitted to the union as the 16th state on 1 June 1796.  It was created from the Province of North Carolina and Southwest Territory. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.</ref> 
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 75%; float: left">{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Tennessee page,<br>the Volunteer State{{/p}} [[Image:{{GSMpic}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
 
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/lost.htm TN courthouse fires and disasters]
 
*Order many filmed county records from [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TN State Library and Archives]]
 
*No [[Tennessee Vital Records|civil birth records]] in TN before 1874. In some counties none til 1908
 
*Short-lived [[State of Franklin]] created counties not recognized by NC or TN
 
  
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<h3>Getting Started with Tennessee Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Tennessee research.
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*[[Step-by-Step Tennessee Research, 1880-Present]]
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*[[How to Find Tennessee Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Tennessee Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Tennessee Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Tennessee Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
== Counties  ==
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<h3>Tennessee Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Tennessee research.
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*[[Tennessee Record Selection Table|Tennessee Record Finder]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/Tennessee/ Boundary Changes for Tennessee Counties]
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*[[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://tngenweb.org/ TNGenWeb]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:0::NO::: Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Tennessee.
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*[[Anderson County, Tennessee|Anderson]]  
 
*[[Anderson County, Tennessee|Anderson]]  
 
*[[Bedford County, Tennessee|Bedford]]  
 
*[[Bedford County, Tennessee|Bedford]]  
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*[[Cocke County, Tennessee|Cocke]]  
 
*[[Cocke County, Tennessee|Cocke]]  
 
*[[Coffee County, Tennessee|Coffee]]  
 
*[[Coffee County, Tennessee|Coffee]]  
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*[[Crockett County, Tennessee|Crockett]]  
 
*[[Crockett County, Tennessee|Crockett]]  
 
*[[Cumberland County, Tennessee|Cumberland]]  
 
*[[Cumberland County, Tennessee|Cumberland]]  
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*[[Dyer County, Tennessee|Dyer]]  
 
*[[Dyer County, Tennessee|Dyer]]  
 
*[[Fayette County, Tennessee|Fayette]]
 
*[[Fayette County, Tennessee|Fayette]]
 
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*[[Fentress County, Tennessee|Fentress]]  
 
*[[Fentress County, Tennessee|Fentress]]  
 
*[[Franklin County, Tennessee|Franklin]]  
 
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*[[Greene County, Tennessee|Greene]]  
 
*[[Greene County, Tennessee|Greene]]  
 
*[[Grundy County, Tennessee|Grundy]]  
 
*[[Grundy County, Tennessee|Grundy]]  
*[[Hamblen County, Tennessee|Hamblen]]  
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*[[Hamblen County, Tennessee|Hamblen]]
*[[Hamilton County, Tennessee|Hamilton]]  
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*[[Hamilton County, Tennessee|Hamilton]]
 
*[[Hancock County, Tennessee|Hancock]]  
 
*[[Hancock County, Tennessee|Hancock]]  
 
*[[Hardeman County, Tennessee|Hardeman]]  
 
*[[Hardeman County, Tennessee|Hardeman]]  
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*[[Knox County, Tennessee|Knox]]  
 
*[[Knox County, Tennessee|Knox]]  
 
*[[Lake County, Tennessee|Lake]]
 
*[[Lake County, Tennessee|Lake]]
 
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*[[Lauderdale County, Tennessee|Lauderdale]]
*[[Lauderdale County, Tennessee|Lauderdale]]  
 
 
*[[Lawrence County, Tennessee|Lawrence]]  
 
*[[Lawrence County, Tennessee|Lawrence]]  
 
*[[Lewis County, Tennessee|Lewis]]  
 
*[[Lewis County, Tennessee|Lewis]]  
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*[[Monroe County, Tennessee|Monroe]]  
 
*[[Monroe County, Tennessee|Monroe]]  
 
*[[Montgomery County, Tennessee|Montgomery]]  
 
*[[Montgomery County, Tennessee|Montgomery]]  
*[[Moore County, Tennessee|Moore]]  
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*[[Moore County, Tennessee|Moore]]
*[[Morgan County, Tennessee|Morgan]]  
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*[[Morgan County, Tennessee|Morgan]]
 
*[[Obion County, Tennessee|Obion]]  
 
*[[Obion County, Tennessee|Obion]]  
 
*[[Overton County, Tennessee|Overton]]  
 
*[[Overton County, Tennessee|Overton]]  
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*[[Putnam County, Tennessee|Putnam]]  
 
*[[Putnam County, Tennessee|Putnam]]  
 
*[[Rhea County, Tennessee|Rhea]]
 
*[[Rhea County, Tennessee|Rhea]]
 
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*[[Roane County, Tennessee|Roane]]  
 
*[[Roane County, Tennessee|Roane]]  
 
*[[Robertson County, Tennessee|Robertson]]  
 
*[[Robertson County, Tennessee|Robertson]]  
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*[[Shelby County, Tennessee|Shelby]]  
 
*[[Shelby County, Tennessee|Shelby]]  
 
*[[Smith County, Tennessee|Smith]]  
 
*[[Smith County, Tennessee|Smith]]  
*[[Stewart County, Tennessee|Stewart]]  
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*[[Stewart County, Tennessee|Stewart]]
 
*[[Sullivan County, Tennessee|Sullivan]]  
 
*[[Sullivan County, Tennessee|Sullivan]]  
 
*[[Sumner County, Tennessee|Sumner]]  
 
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*[[Wilson County, Tennessee|Wilson]]
 
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[State of Franklin]] | [[Caswell County, Tennessee|Caswell]] | [[Christiana County, Tennessee|Christiana]] | [[Cumberland (old) County, Tennessee|Cumberland&nbsp;(old)]] | [[James County, Tennessee|James]] | [[Lewis (old) County, Tennessee|Lewis&nbsp;(old)]] | [[Putnam (old) County, Tennessee|Putnam&nbsp;(old)]] | [[Spencer County, Tennessee|Spencer]] | [[Tennessee County, Tennessee|Tennessee]] | [[Wayne (old) County, Tennessee|Wayne&nbsp;(old)]]
'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' <br>[[State of Franklin]] | [[Caswell County, Tennessee|Caswell]] | [[Christiana County, Tennessee|Christiana]] | [[Cumberland (old) County, Tennessee|Cumberland&nbsp;(old)]] | [[James County, Tennessee|James]] | [[Lewis (old) County, Tennessee|Lewis&nbsp;(old)]] | [[Putnam (old) County, Tennessee|Putnam&nbsp;(old)]] | [[Spencer County, Tennessee|Spencer]] | [[Tennessee County, Tennessee|Tennessee]] | [[Wayne (old) County, Tennessee|Wayne&nbsp;(old)]]<br><br>'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. {{TNmap}}
 
 
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
 
  
[[Tennessee State Library and Archives]]{{·}} [[East Tennessee Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center]]{{·}} [[West Tennessee Heritage Study Center]]{{·}} [[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library]]
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== Tennessee Migration Routes  ==
  
[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/aps/directory/a-b.htm Directory Containing Archivist Contacts for Each County in Tennesse]  
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[[Cumberland River]]{{·}} [[Mississippi River]]{{·}} [[Tennessee River]]{{·}} [[Avery's Trace|Avery's Trace or Nashville Road]] {{·}} [[Black Fox Trail]]{{·}} [[Bolivar and Memphis Trail]]{{·}} [[Catawba Trail]]{{·}} [[Chattanooga-Willstown Road]]{{·}} [[Natchez Trace|Chickasaw Trail or Natchez Trace]]{{·}} [[Cisca and St. Augustine Trail|Cisca and St. Augustine Trail or Nickajack Trail]] {{·}} [[Cisco and Middle Tennessee Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland and Ohio Falls Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland Trace]]{{·}} [[Georgia Road|Georgia Road ]]{{·}}[[Georgia Road|Federal Road]]{{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great South Trail]]{{·}} [[Great Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]]{{·}} [[Jackson's Military Road|Jackson's Military Road]]{{·}} [[Jonesboro Road]]{{·}} [[Kentucky Road]]{{·}} [[Lower Warpath or West Tennessee Trail]]{{·}} [[Mississippi and Tennessee River Trail]]{{·}} [[Avery's Trace|Nashville Road or Avery's Trace]] {{·}}[[Nashville-Saline River Trail]]{{·}} [[Natchez Trace|Natchez Trace or Chickasaw Trail]] {{·}} [[Old Cherokee Path]]{{·}} [[Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Unicoi Trail]]{{·}} [[West Tennessee Chickasaw Trail]]{{·}} [[Wilderness Road|Wilderness Road]]  
  
=== Early Migration Routes  ===
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==FamilySearch Resources==
 
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Cumberland River{{·}} Mississippi River{{·}} Tennessee River{{·}} [[Avery's Trace|Avery's Trace]] or Nashville Road{{·}} [[Black Fox Trail]]{{·}} [[Bolivar and Memphis Trail]]{{·}} [[Catawba Trail]]{{·}} [[Chattanooga-Willstown Road]]{{·}} [[Cisca and St. Augustine Trail]] or Nickajack Trail{{·}} [[Cisco and Middle Tennessee Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland and Ohio Falls Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland Trace]]{{·}} [[Georgia Road|Georgia Road ]](Federal Road){{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great South Trail]]{{·}} [[Great Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]]{{·}} [[Jackson's Military Road|Jackson's Military Road]]{{·}} [[Jonesboro Road]]{{·}} [[Kentucky Road]]{{·}} [[Lower Warpath]] or West Tennessee Trail{{·}} [[Mississippi and Tennessee River Trail]]{{·}} [[Nashville-Saline River Trail]]{{·}} [[Natchez Trace]] or Chickasaw Trail {{·}} [[Old Cherokee Path]]{{·}} [[Tennessee, Ohio, and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Unicoi Trail]]{{·}} [[West Tennessee Chickasaw Trail]]{{·}} [[Wilderness Road|Wilderness Road]]
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
=== [[Tennessee Topography|Topography]]  ===
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/33?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Tennessee Family History Center locator map]
=== Did You Know?  ===
 
 
 
*Tennessee is informally segregated into three "Grand Divisions" that are topographically, politically, economically, and culturally different. East Tennessee even attempted to secede from the rest of the State during the Civil War.&nbsp; See maps and details at the [http://www.tngenweb.org/maps/tngrand3.htm TNGenWeb site].
 
*Did you know that at least 20 counties in Tennessee did not begin registering marriages until 1838? For more information, see [[Tennessee Vital Records#Marriage_Records|Tennessee Vital Records]].  
 
*In 1820, Tennessee's top three manufactured goods were whiskey, blacksmith's products, and flour. Learn more at [[Tennessee Occupations|Tennessee Occupations]].
 
*Listen to our complete collection of audio files of [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tennessee_Dialect Tennessee county name pronunciations] flavored with local accents.
 
*Even though many 1820 East Tennessee census population schedules have been lost, manufactures schedules survive for most counties.&nbsp;A free online index is available at [http://www.lineages.com/ Lineages].
 
 
 
=== Research Tools  ===
 
 
 
Free online video classes are available for:
 
 
 
:*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 Cherokee Genealogy]  
 
:*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 Civil War Genealogical Research]
 
:*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 Inferential Genealogy] - Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS teaches how to solve difficult Southern genealogy problems through interactive lessons.
 
 
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org// The Tennessee GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
 
*Deaths 1914-1955 are now abstracted and indexed at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]. The original records are available at the [http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/NewSite/OrderMaterials.htm Tennessee State Library and Archives]. For more information about using death records see [[Tennessee Vital Records|Tennessee Vital Records]].
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
 
 
 
*T[[Tennessee Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|ennessee Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Tennessee Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Tennessee Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Tennessee Probate Court Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee Probate Court Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Tennessee County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Tennessee Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Tennessee Probate Court Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee Probate Court Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Tennessee Probate Court Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee Probate Court Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Tennessee State Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee State Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
=== Things you can do  ===
 
 
 
[[Image:Tennessee flag.png|right|175px|Tennessee flag.png]] In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by adding the following resources to county pages:
 
 
 
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/tn/ Cyndi's List] - Tennessee genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/tenn/ Tennessee Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Tennessee
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/tennessee-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Tennessee
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/tennessee-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Tennessee genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/Tennessee-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Tennessee
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Tennessee.pdf Tennessee Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[[Tennessee Topography|Topography]]
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/TennesseeGenealogy?cid=GRCW_Tennessee Join a Facebook Group]
 
*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Tennessee Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
 
  
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Guide to Tennessee ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Tennessee Information

Tennessee is a state in the southeastern portion of the United States. It is divided into 95 counties and it's capital is Nashville. Tennessee was admitted to the union as the 16th state on 1 June 1796. It was created from the Province of North Carolina and Southwest Territory. [1]

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Getting Started with Tennessee Research

Links to articles on getting started with Tennessee research.

Tennessee Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Tennessee research.



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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Lake CountyObion CountyWeakley CountyHenry CountyDyer CountyGibson CountyCarroll CountyBenton CountyLauderdale CountyCrockett CountyHaywood CountyMadison CountyHenderson CountyDecatur CountyTipton CountyShelby CountyFayette CountyHardeman CountyChester CountyMcNairy CountyHardin CountyStewart CountyHouston CountyHumphreys CountyPerry CountyWayne CountyMontgomery CountyDickson CountyHickman CountyLewis CountyLawrence CountyRobertson CountyCheatham CountyDavidson CountyWilliamson CountyMaury CountyGiles CountyMarshall CountyLincoln CountyMoore CountyBedford CountyRutherford CountyWilson CountySumner CountyMacon CountyTrousdale CountySmith CountyDeKalb CountyCannon CountyWarren CountyCoffee CountyFranklin CountyGrundy CountyMarion CountySequatchie CountyVan Buren CountyWhite CountyPutnam CountyJackson CountyOverton CountyClay CountyPickett CountyFentress CountyScott CountyMorgan CountyCumberland CountyBledsoe CountyHamilton CountyBradley CountyPolk CountyRhea CountyMeigs CountyMcMinn CountyMonroe CountyRoane CountyLoudon CountyBlount CountyAnderson CountyKnox CountySevier CountyCampbell CountyClaiborne CountyUnion CountyGrainger CountyHancock CountyHawkins CountyHamblen CountyJefferson CountyCocke CountyGreene CountySullivan CountyJohnson CountyWashington CountyCarter CountyUnicoi CountyTennessee county map.png

Counties



Extinct or Renamed Counties: State of Franklin | Caswell | Christiana | Cumberland (old) | James | Lewis (old) | Putnam (old) | Spencer | Tennessee | Wayne (old)

Tennessee Migration Routes

Cumberland River · Mississippi River · Tennessee River · Avery's Trace or Nashville Road  · Black Fox Trail · Bolivar and Memphis Trail · Catawba Trail · Chattanooga-Willstown Road · Chickasaw Trail or Natchez Trace · Cisca and St. Augustine Trail or Nickajack Trail  · Cisco and Middle Tennessee Trail · Cumberland and Great Lakes Trail · Cumberland and Ohio Falls Trail · Cumberland Trace · Georgia Road  · Federal Road · Great Indian Warpath · Great South Trail · Great Trading Path · Great Valley Road · Jackson's Military Road · Jonesboro Road · Kentucky Road · Lower Warpath or West Tennessee Trail · Mississippi and Tennessee River Trail · Nashville Road or Avery's Trace  · Nashville-Saline River Trail · Natchez Trace or Chickasaw Trail  · Old Cherokee Path · Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail · Unicoi Trail · West Tennessee Chickasaw Trail · Wilderness Road

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

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References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.