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Campbell County

Campbell County

Campbell County was formed in 1806 from
Anderson and Claiborne counties
(Acts of Tennessee 1806 [Second Session], Chapter 21).

The county seat is Jacksboro.

There were fires at the Campbell County
courthouse in 1883 and 1926.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Campbell County Tennessee USA : "A History of Places, Faces, Happenings, Traditions and Things"   [3 vols.]  (McDonald, 1993)
  • Campbell County, Its Cities, Towns and Points of Interest as of 1940, Updated 1986  (Page,  1986)*
  • Careyville Through the Years : A Book About Careyville, Tennessee, and Local Areas (McGhee & Jackson, 1988)
  • Caryville and More : A Book about Caryville, Tennessee and Surrounding Areas (McGhee & Jackson, 1987)
  • Civil War and Campbell County, Tennessee (Miller, 1992) [name index]*
  • Coal Mining Towns : Stories and Pictures of Anderson and Campbell Counties (McGhee, 1995)
  • Goodspeed's Campbell County History (1990) [name index]
  • Indians to Interstate : A Book About Caryville, Tennesse (Jackson, 1986)
  • Land of the Lake : A History of Campbell County, Tennessee (Ridenour, 1941)*
  • Look Back : Lake View Baptist Church History, 1936-1990 (McGhee, 1990?)

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

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1850 Census, Campbell County, Tennessee (Lemasters, 1987)*
  • 1880 Census, Tennessee, Transcription for Campbell County (Sistler, 1978?)*
  • Abstract of Campbell County, Tennessee, Guardian Book A, 1858-1889 (Lemasters, 1992)  [name index]*
  • Campbell County, Tennessee 1836 Tennessee Civil Districts and Tax Lists (Douthat, 1993) [name index]*
  • Campbell County, Tennessee 1895 Tax Records (Chambers & Freeman, 200?) [alphabetical index]
  • Campbell County, Tennessee 1910 Federal Census [2 vols.] (Collins, 200?) [name index]*
  • Campbell County, Tennessee 1920 Federal Census [2 vols.] (Collins, 200?) [name index]*
  • Campbell County, Tennessee 1930 Federal Census [2 vols.] (Collins, 200?) [name index]*
  • Campbell County, Tennessee, Cemetery, Bible, Family Records (WPA, 193?)
  • Campbell County, Tennessee, Court Minutes [vol. 2  1813-1817;    vol. 3 1834-1839;     vol. 4  1839-1846] (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Campbell County, Tennessee Deeds, 1806-1831 (Lemasters, 2001) [name index]
  • Campbell County, Tennessee, Deeds and Grants, 1806-1810 (WPA, 1937) [name index]
  • Campbell County, Tennessee Divorces, 1822-1900 (Lemasters, 2001) [name index]
  • Campbell County, Tennessee, Divorces 1840 Through 1910 (Hutton, 1991?) [alphabetical listing]
  • Campbell County, Tennessee, Estates, Wills and Inventories Book C, 1860-80 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Campbell County, Tennessee Land Entry Books A, B, D and Miscellaneous Entries, 1824-1902 (Lemasters, 2001) [name index]
  • Campbell County, Tennessee, Marriage Records [vol. 1 1881-1889;     vol. 2 1891-1900; vol. 4 1906-1910; vol. 5 1911-1915] (Hutton, 1986-) [alphabetical listing]*
  • Campbell County, Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1838-1860 (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Campbell County Tennessee Marriages [*vol. 1 1914-1930; *vol. 2 1931-1950; *vol. 3 1951-1960; *vol. 4 1961-1970] (Collins, 200?) [alphabetical listing]
  • Campbell County, Tennessee, Marriages, 1838-1852 (Scott County Historical Society, 1985?) [name index]*
  • Campbell County, Tennessee Newspaper Obituaries, 1821-1889 (Lemasters, 2001) [name index]
  • Campbell County, Tennessee, Register's Book C, 1817-1820 (WPA, 1937) [name index]
  • Campbell County, Tennessee, Surveyor's Record of Entries, 1825-1833 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Campbell County, Tennessee Tax Lists, 1838-1839 (Lemasters, 1992) [name index]*
  • Campbell County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics, 1914 Through 1925 (Wiefering, 1993) [name index]*
  • Campbell County, Tennessee, Wills, Bonds and Inventories (Nolan, 1993) [name index]*
  • Campbell County, Tennessee, Wills, Bond & Inventories [1807-1841] (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Campbell County, TN Marriages, 1838-81 (Sistler, 1984) [alphabetical listing]
  • Cemeteries and Tombstone Inscriptions Central Peninsula, Norris Reservoir, Union, and Campbell Counties TN (Hill & Hutton, 1985) [alphabetical listing]
  • Cemeteries and Tombstone Inscriptions from Campbell County, Tennessee [4 vols.] (Gammell & Hutton, 1987-1989) [name index]*
  • Families of Norris Reservoir Area (Wilson, 1986) [alphabetical listing]
  • Fourth Survey Distr[i]ct of Tennessee, 1808-1810 : John McClellan-Surveyor Anderson, Bledsoe, Campbell, Knox, Overton, Rhea, Roane Counties, TN (Douthat, 1988) [surname index]
  • Funeral Home Records from Cox & Son Funeral Home : Jellico, Campbell Co., TN Formerly Ellison Funeral Home (Ellis & Posey, 2000-) [name index]*
  • Funeral Home Records from Martin Funeral Home : Anderson & Campbell Counties (Ellis & Posey, 2000) [name index]*
  • History in Stone : Cemeteries of Campbell County, Tennessee (Bruce, 1989) [surname index]*
  • Marriages of Claiborne County, Tennessee, 1838-1850 & Campbell County, Tennessee, 1838-1853 (Whitley, 1983) [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 Negro Cemetery Records and Marriage Records : Counties of Campbell, Dickson, Madison, McMinn, Monroe, Roane, Sevier (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Tennessee, Records of Campbell County, Deed Book D index, 1820-1826 [with Campbell County, Tennessee, Register's Book E, 1825-1831] (WPA, 193?) [name index]
  • Transcription, Federal Census Schedule, Campbell County, Tennessee, 1860, Indexed, Federal Mortality Schedule, Campbell County, Tennessee, 1860 (Hutton, 1982)*
  • Transcription, Federal Census Schedule, Campbell County, Tennessee 1870 (Hutton, 1983) [alphabetical listing]

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

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

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1838
  • wills from 1806
  • deed index from 1806
  • chancery court minutes from 1842
  • county court minutes from 1839
  • circuit court minutes from 1849
  • tax books from 1849

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Deed Index -- 1804-1912  (#27, 1 reel)*
  • Estate Book -- 1806-1841 (not individually indexed)  (#26, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage records -- 1838-1889  (#10, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Campbell County (Record Group #107, Roll 7, 1 reel) Roll includes Wills, Bonds & Inventories (1807-1841),  Cemetery, Bible & Family Records (undated),  Minutes, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions (1813-1817,  1834-1839, 1839-1846),  Register's Book C (1817-1820),  Register's Book E (1825-1831),  Surveyor's Record of Entries (1825-1833),  Marriage Records (1838-1860),  Estates, Wills & Inventories, Book C (1860-1880),  Deed Book D, Index (1820-1826), and Deeds, Grants, Etc. (1806-1810).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Jacksboro, Jellico and Lafollette.  Scattered early issues are available from 1900, and a complete run begins in 1931. 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.  

 

SELECTED MANUSCRIPTS MATERIAL

 

CENSUS RECORDS

  • Census on microfilm for Campbell County:  1830-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1830-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Campbell County census records in book form:  1850*,  1860*,  1870,  1880, 1910*, 1920*, 1930*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR CAMPBELL COUNTY

 

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

 

 

Updated April 10, 2013

 

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