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Maury County

Maury County

Maury County was formed in 1807 from
Williamson County and Indian lands
(Acts of Tennessee 1807, Chapter 94).

The county seat is Columbia.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Born Old in Sin : Mules, Minor Mayhem & Maury Miscellany [Maury County Second Century Celebration] (Duncan, 2010) [name index]
  • Century of Culleoka Memories (Gray & McCandless, 2006) [name index]
  • Century Review, 1805-1905 [of] Maury County, Tennessee : A Condensation of the Most Important Events of the Past One Hundred Years (Robbins, 1980)* [name index]
  • Civil War in Maury County, Tennessee (Garrett & Lightfoot, 1980) [name index]
  • Dimple of the Universe [Maury County Second Century Celebration] (Duncan, 2006) [name index]
  • "Footprints in Stone" : Historical Sketches (Garrett, 1966)*
  • Frank H. Smith's History of Maury County, Tennessee (Maury County Historical Society, 1969)* [surname index]
  • Goodspeed Histories of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall counties of Tennessee (Goodspeed, 1971)*
  • Hampshire Then and Now (Patton, 1996)
  • Historic Maury County Places and People (Algood, 2008)*
  • Historic Maury County, Tennessee, in Pictures (Maury County Historical Society, 1966)*
  • Historic Places in Davidson, Williamson, Maury and Giles Counties (Tennessee Historical Commission, 1921?)
  • Historical Sketch of Maury County : Read at the Centennial Celebration in Columbia, Tennessee, July 4th, 1876 (Fleming, 1967)* [name index]
  • History of Maury County, Tennessee (Turner, 1955)*
  • History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present : Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson (Goodspeed, 1988)
  • "Hither and Yon" : The Best of the Writings of Jill K. Garrett (Garrett, 1999)* [name index]
  • Maury County Archives Notebook : Bob Duncan's Collected Columns From the First Year (Duncan, 2004)* [name index]
  • Maury County Remembered (Orr, 1999)* [name index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee Historical Sketches (Garrett, 1967) [name index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee Newspaper (Abstracts) [vol. 1 1810-1844; vol. 2 1846-1850] (Garrett, 1965 [name index in each volume]
  • Maury County, the Blue-Grass Region of Tennessee. Its Agricultural and Mineralogical Resources, Including a View of the County Seat, the City of Columbia (1887)*
  • Mules, Men and More : Maury County, Tennessee's Contribution to World War I (Roberson, 20??) [name index]
  • River of Fire [Maury County Second Century Celebration] (Duncan, 2005) [name index]
  • Second Century Review [Maury County Second Century Celebration] (Duncan, 2007) [name index]
  • Study in Continuity : Maury County, Tennessee, 1850-1870 [thesis] (Alcock, 1985)

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

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1880 Census - Tennessee : Transcription for Maury County (Sistler, 1979?)* [name index of head of household]
  • Ancestor Charts : Bicentennial Project of the Home Demonstration Clubs of Maury County, Tennessee (Cole & Glenn, 1976)* [surname index]
  • Chancery Court Records Maury County, Tennessee 1810-1860 (Garrett & Lightfoot, 1965) [name index]
  • Churches of Maury County, Tennessee : Prior to 1860 (Tenassee Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1980)* [name index]
  • Columbia & Surrounding Counties, Tennessee Polk City Directory (2003-2014)
  • Confederate Soldiers and Patriots of Maury County, Tennessee (Garrett, McAnally & Alexander, 1970)* [alphabetical]
  • Confidential Merchants' Reference : Recommended by Retail Merchants' Association of Nashville, Tennessee (1902) [sections in alphabetical order]
  • Gone But Not Forgotten : African American Cemeteries and 1908-1930 Death Records of Maury County, Tennessee (McClellan, 2009)* [name index]
  • History of Hunter Meetinghouse and its Cemetery Records, Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee (McKennon & Hendrix, 1983) [surname index]
  • History of Zion Church, 1806-1858 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Index to Maury and Williamson Counties : Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, 1886 (Lightburne, 1964)*
  • Index to Maury County, Tennessee, Wills & Administrations, 1807 to 1861 (Sistler, 1990)* [alphabetical]
  • Index to Maury County Wills and Minutes, Vol. I, Book B, 1810-1825 (1963) [alphabetical]
  • Let the Drums Roll : Veterans and Patriots of the Revolutionary War who Settled in Maury County, Tennessee (Lightfoot, 1976) [name index]
  • Marriages of Maury County, Tennessee, 1808-1852 (Whitley, 1982)* [name index]
  • Maury County Cousins : Bible and Family Records [2 vols.] (Maury County, Tennessee Historical Society, 1967-)* [surname index in each volume]
  • Maury County Remembers World War II [2 vols.] (Ashton & Alexander, 1991)* [vol.1 alphabetical index; vol. 2 name index]
  • Maury County, Tenn., Marriage Records, 1838-1852 (Alexander & Garrett, 1963)* [alphabetical by groom with bride index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee 1860 Census (Thurman, 1981) [surname index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee 1870 Census (McKennon, 1984) [surname index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee : A Genealogical Abstract of Minute Books 2A and 3, June 1813 to November 1816 (Wells, 1988) [name index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee Bible, Family and Tombstone Records (WPA, 19??) [name index in separate volume]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, Cemeteries : With Genealogical and Historical Notes [2 vols.] (Hawkins, 1989)* [surname index in vol. 2]
  • Maury County, Tennessee Census of 1850 (Whitley, 1966)* [surname index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, Chancery Court Minutes, 1823-29 (WPA, 1939) [alphabetical by case name]
  • Maury County, Tennessee Court Minutes, 1807-1809 (Garrett, 1965?) [surname index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, Court Minutes, book 1, 1808-1809 (WPA, 1940) [name index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts [vol. 1 Books A-C; vol. 2 Books D-F] (Alexander & Priest, 1965?-1972?)* [name index in each volume]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, Deed Books A-F, 1807-1817 (Alexander, 1981)* [name index]
  • Maury County TN Deeds [vol. 1. Books C1-D, November, 1809 - April, 1814] (Hutchings, 2003)* [name index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, General Index to Deed Book [vol. 1 Bargainee, 1807-1843; vol. 2 Bargainor, 1807-1843] (WPA, 1939-1940) [each volume grouped by 1st letter of surname]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, History & Families (Maury County Historical Society, 1998)* [surname index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, Marriage Records 1807-1837 (Alexander & Priest, 1962)* [name index; also marriage bonds with separate index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, St. Peter's Episcopal Church History Register, 1828-1840, and Minutes, 1914-1919 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, Will Books A, B, C-1, D, and E, 1807-1832 (Garrett & Lightfoot, 1984) [name index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee Wills & Settlements, 1807-1824 and 1820 Census (Garrett & Lightfoot, 1964?) [surname index]
  • Maury County, Tennessee, Wills and Minutes, Vol.1, Book B, 1810-1825 (WPA, 1942) [name index in separate book]
  • Maury County, TN Marriages, 1852-1867 (Sistler, 1986)* [alphabetical]
  • Minute Book, 1810-1821 [vol. 1 1810-1815; vol. 2 1817-1821] (WPA, 1938-39) [name index in each volume]
  • Private Acts of Maury County, Tennessee (McIntyre, 1988)
  • Records of Ebenezer Church, Maury Co., Tenn., 1805-1921 (Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, 1939)
  • Tennessee Census 1820 Maury County (Presley, 19??)* [surname index]
  • "They Passed This Way" [vol. 1 cemetery records; vol. 2 death records] (Lightfoot & Shackelford, 1964-)* [surname index in each volume]
  • Veterans of Western Maury County Tennessee 1775-2005 (Patton & Massey, 2005?) [alphabetical listings for each war]
  • War of 1812 Soldiers of Maury County, Tennessee (Garrett, 1975?)* [alphabetical]
  • West Central Tennessee Regional Polk City Directory : Including Giles, Lawrence, Lewis and Maury counties (R.L. Polk & Co., 1999)

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

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

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1808
  • wills from 1807
  • deed index from 1808
  • chancery court minutes from 1818
  • county court minutes from 1807
  • circuit court minutes from 1810
  • tax books from 1808

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Deed Index -- 1807-1905 Direct (#193, 1 reel)*
  • Deed Index -- 1807-1905 Reverse (#199, 1 reel)*
  • Estate Settlements -- 1853-1889 (#81, 1 reel)*
  • Inventories and Settlements -- 1854-1857 (#105, 1 reel)*
  • Inventories and Settlements -- 1857-1863 (#106, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage bonds -- 1809-1823 (#132, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage bonds -- 1825-1833 (#133, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage bonds -- 1835-1838 (#134, 1 reel)*
  • Marriages (whites) -- 1808-1867 (#119, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1806-1821; 1823-1824 (#179, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1826-1832 (#180, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1832-1840 (#181, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1840-1847 (#182, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1847-1853 (#183, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1851-1898 (#184, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Maury County (Record Group #107, Roll 58, 1 reel). Roll includes General Index to Deeds, Vol. 1 [Bargainee] & Vol. 2 [Bargainor] (1807-1843), County Court Minute Book 1 (1808-1809), Circuit Court Minute Book A (1810-1815), Circuit Court Minutes (1817-1821), Chancery Court Minutes (1823-1829), Wills & County Court Minutes, Book B (1810-1825), Index to Wills & County Court Minutes, Book B (1810-1825), History of Zion [Presbyterian] Church (1806-1858), St. Peter's Episcopal Church History & St. Peter's Church Records (1828-1890), St/ Peter's Church Minutes (1914-1919) and Bible, Family & Tombstone Records (undated).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Columbia, Spring Hill and Mount Pleasant.  Scattered early issues are available from 1810, and a complete run begins in 1899.  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 Maury County:  1820-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1820-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Maury County census records in book form:  1820*, 1850*, 1860, 1870, 1880*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR MAURY COUNTY

 

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

 

 

Updated April 1, 2014

 

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