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Grundy County

Grundy County

Grundy County was formed in 1844 from
Franklin and Warren counties
(Acts of Tennessee 1843-44, Chapter 204).

The county seat is Altamont.

There were fires at the Grundy County
courthouse in 1853 and 1890.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Forgotten Colony (Clayton, 1971?)
  • German Swiss Settlement at Gruetli, Tennessee (Jackson, 1933) [name index]
  • Grundy County (Nicholson, 1982) [name index]*
  • Grundy County Family Portraits (Partin, 2012)
  • Grundy County Tidbits (Harris, 1999) [name index]*
  • Homecoming '86 : History of the Elk River Valley (Pelham Valley of Grundy County, TN) (Bean & Coats, 1986) [surname index]*
  • Pioneer Days, Pelham, Tennessee, Grundy County (Ray, 1983)
  • Sweet Days, Precious Memories : A Brief History of the Hixson-Skymont Community, Grundy County, Tennessee (Lane, 1984)
  • Swiss Colony at Gruetli (Grundy County Swiss Historical Society, 2010) [name index]

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

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1880 Census, Grundy County, Tennessee (Sistler, 1993) [alphabetical by head of household]*
  • Cemeteries of Grundy County, Tennessee [Vol. 1 Abplanalp Family Gravesite to Oak Grove; Vol. 2 Old Baptist to Wooten Family] (Cemetery Book Committee of Grundy County Historical Society, 2013) [name index in each volume]
  • Death Certificates of Grundy County, Tennessee : Including Death Dertificates, 1908-1925 and Selected Newspaper Death Notices, 1893-1914 (Sherrill, 1991) [name index]*
  • Grundy County Tennessee, Earliest Deeds, 1852-1867 (Sherrill, 1996) [name index]*
  • Grundy County, Tennessee, Estate Settlement Book, 1852-95 (WPA, 1939) [name index]
  • Grundy County, Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1844-1880 (Sherrill, 1984) [alphabetical by groom; bride index]*
  • Grundy County, Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1850-74 (WPA, 1938)
  • Grundy County, Tennessee Marriages, 1850-1874 (Douthat, 1982)
  • Grundy County, Tennessee Marriages, 1921-1936 (Turner & Taylor, 1996)
  • Grundy County, Tennessee, Records : Information Taken from the Unfinished W.P.A. Records (Allen, 1991) [name index]
  • Grundy County, Tennessee, Special Census Records, 1850-1880 : Agricultural Schedules, Slave Population Schedules, Mortality Schedules, Products of Industry (Sherrill, 1996) [name index]*
  • Grundy County, Tennessee, Will Book [1838-1874] (198?) [name index]*
  • Grundy County, Tennessee, Will Book, vol. 1, 1838-74 (WPA, 1938) [name index]*
  • Grundy County, Tennessee, Wills and Estates, 1844-1900 (Sherrill, 1986) [name index]*
  • Inventory of Grundy County Loose Records on Microfilm at the Tennessee State Library & Archives (Cooper, 1994)*
  • Neighbors in Grundy County, 1850 (Tylor, 1999) [name index]*
  • Neighbors in Grundy County, 1880 (Tylor, 2003) [name index]
  • Private Acts of Grundy County, Tennessee (McIntyre, 1994)
  • Swiss Colony Cemetery, Gruetli, Tennessee (Tylor, 1996) [name index]
  • Tennessee, Records of Grundy County, Minute Book 1, 1844-55 (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Tombstone Inscriptions of Grundy County, Tennessee (Sherrill, 1986) [surname index]*
  • United States Census, Grundy County, Tennessee, 1850 (Hobbs, 1986) [surname index]*
  • United States Census, Grundy County, Tennessee, 1860 (Wilhelm, 1988?) [surname index]*
  • United States Census, Grundy County, Tennessee, 1870 (Hobbs & Goins, 1989?) [surname index]*
  • United States Census, Grundy County Tennessee, 1880 (Hobbs, 1994?) [surname index]*
  • United States Census, Grundy County, Tennessee, 1900 (Wilhelm, 1987?) [surname index]*
  • United States Census, Grundy County, Tennessee, 1910 (Hobbs, 1990?) [name index]*
  • Vital Records from Grundy County, Tennessee, Newspapers (Tate, 1998) [name index]

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

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

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1850
  • wills from 1838
  • deed index from 1882
  • chancery court minutes from 1856
  • county court minutes from 1844
  • circuit court minutes from 1848
  • tax books from 1850

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Administrators' & Guardian Settlements -- 1841-1929  (#23, 1 reel)*
  • General Index to Deeds -- 1859-1952  (#52, 1 reel)*
  • Insolvent Estates -- 1856-1954  (#26, 1 reel)*
  • Inventory Books -- 1857-1968  (#27, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage Records -- 1850-1894  (#29, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1838-1966  (#51, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Grundy County  (Record Group #107, Roll 26,  1 reel). Roll includes Will Book 1 (1838-1874),  County Court Minute Book 1, Pts. 1 & 2 (1844-1855),  Marriage Records (1850-1874) and Estate Settlement Book (1852-1895).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Altamont and Tracy City.  Scattered early issues are available from 1887, and a complete run begins in 1946.  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 Grundy County:  1850-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1850-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Grundy County census records in book form:  1850*, 1860*, 1870*, 1880*, 1900*, 1910*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR GRUNDY COUNTY

 

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

 

 

Updated December 21, 2012

 

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