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Marion County

Marion County

Marion County was formed in 1817 from Indian lands
(Acts of Tennessee 1817, Chapter 10).

The county seat is Jasper.

There was a fire at the Marion County courthouse in 1922.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Aaron Russell's Personal Ledger, 1861-1878 : Marion County, Tennessee; Dade County, Georgia (Rushing, 1997) [partial name index]
  • Along the River (Harris, 1997)* [name index]
  • Ancient Owners of Marion Farms ; & Early History of Owen Methodist Church (Lasater, 1985) [surname index]
  • Digging for your Roots in Marion County, Tennessee (Marion County Genealogical Group, 199?)
  • Exploring the Oldest Historical Map of Marion County, Tennessee (Webb, 1999) [name index]
  • Hale's Bar Lock & Dam ; Guild, Marion County, Tennessee History : Its Past, its People and its Events (Webb, 1991?) [surname index]
  • Hale's Bar School, 1920-1941 (Webb, 1996-1998) [name index]
  • Keepsake Memories, Vol. II, Cherokees and First Settlers Early Records Compiled, Marion County, Tennessee (Webb, 2002)* [name index]
  • Marion County in Vintage Postcards (Morrison, 2005)*
  • Marion County, Tennessee : History & Keepsake Memories (Webb, 1996)* [surname index]
  • Memoirs of Marion County, Tennessee 1893-1946 (Cameron, 1946)*
  • Memories of Hicks Chapel (Harris, 19??)
  • Murder, Mayhem and More (Harris, 1991?) [surname index]
  • Old Miners & Mining in Marion, 1800's, Marion County, Tennessee (Webb, 1993)* [surname index]
  • Sequachee Valley News, Marion County, Tennessee, Gossip Columns [vol. 1 1895-1896; vol. 2 1897-1898 ] (Harris, 199?) [surname index in each volume]
  • Sequachee, Victoria, Tennessee Tidbits (Harris, 1997)
  • Story of Ketner's Mill, Located Near the Community of Oak Grove in Whitwell, Marion Co., Tennessee, 1824-1991 [2 vols.] (Webb, 1991)
  • Story of Marion County : Its People and Places (Marion County Historical Society, 1990)* [surname index]
  • Sulphur Springs, Tennessee, Tidbits (Harris, 199?)*
  • Upon the Mountain (Harris, 1997) [name index]
  • Whitwell High School's Whitwell, Tennessee, 1923 to 1977 (Turner, Webb & Layne, 1990) [surname index]
  • Whitwell Scrapbook (Harris, 19??)*
  • Ye Olde Court House at Jasper Towne (Harris, 1991?)

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

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1836 Marion County, Tennessee Tax List (Harris, 19??) [name index]
  • 1840 Census, Sequatchie Valley, Bledsoe-Marion Counties (Douthat, 1982) [surname index]
  • 1850 Marion Co., Tenn., Census (Douthat, 1982) [surname index]
  • 1862 Tax list, Marion County, Tennessee (Tate, 1996)* [name index]
  • 1880 Census, Marion County, Tennessee (Sistler, 1995) [alphabetical by head of household]
  • Abstracts of Marion County, Tennessee, Death Certificates [vol. 1 1908-1919; vol. 2 1920-1925] (Tate, 199?) [name index in each volume]
  • Ancestor Charts, Marion County, Tennessee [2 vols.] (Harris, 1996) [name index in each volume]
  • Births, Deaths and Marriages Extracted from the Sequachee Valley News 1891-1910 (Harris, 1985) [surname index]
  • Christ Church Episcopal, South Pittsburg Tennessee, Parish Register, volume 1, 1878-1905 (Judge David Cambell Chapter [DAR], 2004) [name index]
  • Civil War Tidbits of Marion County, Tennessee (Harris, 199?) [name index]
  • Early Land Records, Marion County, Tennessee [1824-1830] (Harris, 1996)* [name index]
  • Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Minutes of Session and Church Register, 1889-1918 [includes Family Record of the Hall's, 1794-1933] (WPA, 1939)
  • First Baptist Church of Whitwell : 100 Years of Ministry, 1893-1993 (Harris, 1993?)
  • Index to the Wills of Marion County, Tennessee [1875-1900, 1925-1968] (Harris, 19??) [name index]
  • Marion County, Tennessee Cemetery Records (Harris, 1987)* [alphabetical by cemetery with surname index]
  • Marion County, Tennessee, Deed Book C, Abstract, 1831-1836 (Hobbs & Goins, 1993?)* [name index]
  • Marion County, Tennessee, Marriages [vol. 1 1881-1910; vol. 2 1911-1925] (Harris, 199?) [name index in each volume]
  • Marion County Tennessee Population Schedule of the Sixth Census of the United States, 1840 (Broyles, 1983) [surname index]
  • Marion County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics, 1914 Through 1925 (Wiefering, 1995)* [name index]
  • Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church book, 1888-1916 : Church Located in the New Hope Community, Marion County, Tennessee (Blevins, 1988) [surname index]
  • Obituaries of Marion County, Tennessee [vol. 1 1895-1920; vol. 2 1920-1989, A-G; vol. 3 1920-1989, H-L; vol. 4 1920-1989, M-R; vol. 5 1920-1989, S-Z] (Harris, 1993?) [surname index in vol. 1; alphabetical in vols. 2 - 5]
  • Seventh Census of the United States, 1850: Marion County, Tennessee, Free Population Schedules (Carpenter, 1971) [surname index]
  • Teague Cemetery Records Marion County, Tennessee (Judge David Campbell Chapter, NSDAR , 2010) [name index]
  • Tennessee Records of Marion County, 1819-1830 [deeds - 2 vols., 1819-1830] (19??)* [name index in each volume]
  • Union Primitive Baptist Church Book, 1821-1868 (Blevins, 1987) [name index]
  • United States Census, Marion County, Tennessee, 1850 (Hobbs & Goins, 1986)* [name index of head of household]
  • United States Census, Marion County, Tennessee, 1860 (Hobbs & Goins, 1987?)* [surname index]
  • United States Census, Marion County, Tennessee, 1870 (Goins and Hobbs Genealogy Service, 1990)* [surname index]
  • United States Census, Marion County, Tennessee, 1880 (Hobbs & Goins, 1989?)* [surname index]
  • United States Census, Marion County, Tennessee, 1900 (Hobbs & Goins, 198?)* [surname index]
  • United States Census, Marion County, Tennessee, 1910 (Hobbs & Goins, 19??)* [surname index]
  • United States Census, Marion County, Tennessee, 1920 (Hobbs & Goins, 1994)* [name index of head of household]

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

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

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1881
  • wills from 1875
  • deed index from 1819
  • chancery court minutes from 1922
  • county court minutes from 1842
  • circuit court minutes from 1922
  • tax books from 1875

 

The following reel is available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Deed Index -- 1819-1921  (#42, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Marion County (Record Group #107, Roll 57, 1 reel). Roll includes Deed Book A of A & B (1819-1830), Deed Book B of A & B (1819-1830), Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Register (1889-1918), Register of Sulphur Spring M.E. Church, South (1887-1928) and A Family Record of the Halls (1794-1933).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Jasper, Sequatchie and South Pittsburg.  Scattered early issues are available from 1873, and a complete run begins in 1922.  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 Madison County:  1830-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1830-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Madison County census records in book form:  1840, 1850*, 1860*, 1870*, 1880*, 1900*, 1910*, 1920*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR MARION COUNTY

 

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

 

 

Updated March 29, 2012

 

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