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Anderson County

Anderson County

Anderson County was formed in 1801 from
parts of Knox and Grainger counties
(Private Acts of Tennessee 1801, Chapter 45).

The county seat is Clinton.

 

SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Album of Anderson County, Tennessee (Petracek, 1978) [name index]
  • Anderson County (Hoskins & Dunn, 1979) [name index]*
  • Anderson County, Its Cities, Towns and Points of Interest as of 1940, Updated 1986  (Page,  1986)*
  • Anderson County, Tennessee : Pictorial History (Pellissippi Genealogical and Historical Society, 2001) [surname index]*
  • Circling Windrock Mountain : Two Hundred Years in Appalachia (Bell, 1998) [name index]*
  • Clinton (Hill, 2011)
  • Coal Creek/Lake City, Visions of the Past : A History of Lake City, Tennessee and the People and Communities of the Coal Creek Valley, 1986 (Lake City Homecoming '86 Committee, 1986)
  • Coal Mining Towns : Stories and Pictures of Anderson and Campbell Counties (McGhee & Phillips, 1995)
  • Girls of Atomic City : The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II (Kiernan, 2013) [name index]
  • Goodspeed's Anderson County History (1988) [name index]
  • Let Me Tell You About Coal Creek : My Life, and the History of the Black Citizens of Coal Creek, (now Lake City) Tennessee (Gary, 2000) [rough index]
  • Oak Ridge, Tennessee : The Secret City (Oak Ridge Heritage & Preservation Association, 2009)
  • Ridges and Valleys : A Mini-encyclopedia of Anderson County, TN : Anderson County Students Write About Their Communities, Their Families, Their County  (Holmes,  1981-83)
  • Tennessee 200 Bicentennial History of Anderson County, 1796-1996 (Pellissippi Genealogical and Historical Society of Clinton, Tennessee, 1997)*
  • These are Our Voices : The Story of Oak Ridge, 1942-1970 (Overhold, 1987) [rough index]
  • When Grandma was a Girl  (Braden, 1976)

Additional county and community histories can be found at the Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources:  Anderson CountyThe items in the bibliography may not all be available at TSLA.  

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1850 United States census, Anderson County, Tennessee (Gammell, 1984)
  • 1880 census, Tennessee : Transcription for Anderson County (Sistler, 1979?)*
  • 1900 Federal Census of Anderson County, Tennessee (Holder, 1998)*
  • 1930 Census of Anderson County, Tennessee (Holder, 2006) [surname index]
  • Anderson Co., Tennessee, Blount Co., Tennessee, Knox Co., Tennessee, Sevier Co., Tennessee : Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-one Years of Age [1891 enumeration of male voters] (Reed, 1989) [name index by county]
  • Anderson County, 1836 [sic] Tennessee Civil Districts and Tax Lists [1837, 1838, 1839] (Douthat, 1993) [name index]*
  • Anderson County Tennessee Cemetery Records (Harris, 1989) [surname index]*
  • Anderson County, Tennessee, Court Minutes [1801-1809 -- 1810-1814] (Mims, 1998) [name index]*
  • Anderson County, Tennessee, Divorces and Naturalizations, 1844 Through 1920 (Hutton, 1992) [alphabetical listings]*
  • Anderson County, Tennessee, Loose Records : Index [2 vols.] (Harris, 1990)*
  • Anderson County, Tennessee, Marriage Records [vol. 1 1881 - 1888; vol. 2 1889 - 1894; vol. 3 1895 - 1900] (Hutton, 1987-) [alphabetical listing of names]*
  • Anderson County Tennessee Marriages [vol. 1 1926-1950; vol. 2 1951-1960] (Collins, 200?) [alphabetical listing of names]*
  • Anderson County, Tennessee, Marriages, January, 1859-August, 1882 : A Transcript of Marriage Records, Volumes 3, "Col." and 4 (Gammell, 1984) [name index]
  • Anderson County, Tennessee, Record of Births, April 1881-December 1882 and Birth and Death Record, June 1891-December 1899 (Gammell, 1985) [alphabetical listings]
  • Anderson County, Tennessee, Transfers and Licenses [2 vols.: 1834-1843 & 1843-1855] (WPA, 1936)
  • Anderson County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics, 1914 through 1925 (Wiefering, 1993) [name index]*
  • Cox Funeral Home Records also Weaver Funeral Home Records [1936-1992] (Foust, 2010) [alphabetical listings by section]
  • Early Records of Anderson County, Tennessee (Petracek, 1981?) [alphabetical listings]
  • Federal Census Schedule, Anderson County, Tennessee 1870 (Hutton, 1984)
  • Fourth Survey Distr[i]ct of Tennessee, 1808-1810 : John McClellan-Surveyor Anderson, Bledsoe, Campbell, Knox, Overton, Rhea, Roane Counties, TN (Douthat, 1988) [name index]
  • Funeral Home Records from Martin Funeral Home : Anderson & Campbell Counties (Ellis & Posey, 2000) [name index]*
  • Hinds Creek Baptist Church Records, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1806-1831 Partial (Lewis, 2002)*
  • Land Deed Genealogy of Anderson County, Tennessee, 1801-1831 (Lucas, 1999) [name index]*
  • Martin Funeral Home, Anderson Co., TN, 1929-1975 (Collins, 200?) [alphabetical listing]
  • Marriages of Anderson County, Tennessee, 1838-1858 (Whitley, 1983) [name index]
  • Petitions of Anderson County, Tennessee (Curtis, 1969) [name index]
  • Private Acts of Anderson County, 1801-1956 : (Annotated with Amendments and Court Decisions) (Joyce, 1956)
  • Records of Anderson County, Tennessee, Court Record [3 vols. 1801-1819] (WPA, 1936-39) [name index]
  • Records of Anderson County, Tennessee, Tombstone Records, First Baptist Cemetery (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Records of Anderson County, Tennessee, Wills and Settlements [3 vols. 1830-1853] (WPA, 1937?) [name index]
  • Tennessee Fourth Surveyor's District Land Surveys 1814-1824 : Anderson, Bledsoe, Campbell, Morgan, Overton, Rhea and Roane Counties, Tenn. (Bailey, 1996) [name index]
  • Tennessee, Records of Anderson County, Marriage Book [1838-1858] (WPA, 1939) [name index]
  • United States Census, Anderson County, 1860 (Harris, 1989)

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

An inventory of microfilmed Anderson County records is available on our web site.  Individual reels of microfilm may also be purchased.     

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1838
  • wills from 1830
  • deed index from 1802
  • chancery court minutes from 1836
  • county court minutes from 1811
  • circuit court minutes from 1844
  • tax books from 1838

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Index to Deeds -- 1802-1906 (#28, 1 reel)*
  • Inventories of Estates -- 1847-1859 (#22, 1 reel)*
  • Marriages -- Sept. 1838 - Dec. 1912 (#08, 1 reel)*
  • Settlements -- May 1859 - Mar. 1893 (#24, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- Jan. 1830 - Jan. 1889 (#26, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Anderson County  (Record Group #107, Roll 1,  1 reel). Roll includes County Court Minutes (1801-1814),  Minutes, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions (1814-1819),  Wills & Settlements (1830-1853),  Marriage Book 1 (1838-1843),  Transfer & Licenses, pts. 1&2 (1834-1855) and Baker Cemetery Tombstone Records (undated).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Clinton, Coal Creek, Lake City, Norris and Oak Ridge.  Scattered early issues are available from 1869, and a complete run begins in 1940.  Microfilms are loaned to Tennessee libraries.  Individual reels may also be purchased.  An Inventory of Newspapers on Microfilm at TSLA is available on our web site.   


 

 

CENSUS RECORDS

  • Census on microfilm for Anderson County:  1830-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index in book form:  1830-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Anderson County census records in book form:  1850,  1860,  1870,  1880*, 1900*, 1930

 

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AIDS FOR ANDERSON COUNTY

 

*   Indicates this title may be borrowed on Interlibrary Loan from TSLA.

 

Updated April 10, 2013

 

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