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Tipton County

Tipton County

Tipton County was formed in 1823 from Indian lands
(Acts of Tennessee 1823, Chapter 126).

The county seat is Covington.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Early History of Mason (Marshall, 1985) [name index]
  • History of Tennessee From the Earliest Time to the Present : Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett  (Goodspeed, 1978)*
  • Illustrated History of the People and Towns of Northeast Shelby County and South Central Tipton County : Salem, Portersville, Idaville, Kerrville, Armourtown, Bethel, Tipton, Mudville, Macedonia, Gratitude, Barretville, and Rosemark, Tennessee (McCalla, 2010)
  • Mason : A Glimpse into the Past (Marshall, 1991)
  • Tipton County, Tennessee : A Place of Memories : A People Moving Forward (Wortham, 1994) [name index]*
  • True Tales of Tipton: Historical Accounts of Tipton County, Tennessee (Beasley, 1981) [name index]*
  • True Tales of Tipton County Tennesse (Beasley, 2007)

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

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1836 Tipton County, Tennessee Civil Districts and Tax List (Douthat,  2001) [name index]*
  • 1880 Census, Tipton County, Tennessee (Sistler,  1992) [alphabetical by surname]*
  • Historic Randolph Cemetery (2007) [name index]
  • Seventh Census of the United States, 1850: Tipton County, Tennessee, Free Population Schedules  (Carpenter,  1971) [surname index]
  • Tipton County, Tennessee Deeds [vol. 1 1824-1831; vol. 2 1831-1833] (Crumpton, 2004) [name index]
  • Tipton County, Tennessee, Direct and Reverse Index to Deeds 1824-1878  [vol. 1 A-L;   vol. 2. M-Y] (WPA,  1940)*
  • Tipton County, Tennessee Family Histories & Cemetery Records  (Hayes,  199?)*
  • Tipton County, Tennessee, Index to Marriage Licenses, 1864-1950  (Genealogical Society of Utah, 1997) [alphabetical listings]*
  • Tipton County, Tennessee, Marriage Records, Book B, 1840-1860  (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Tipton County, Tennessee Marriages, 1840-1860 (Hays, 1987) [surname index]*
  • Tipton County, Tennessee, Minute Book   [vol. 1  1823-1831;   vol. 2 1831-1833;  vol. 3 1834-1845;   vol. 4 (in 2 pts.) 1846-1853]  (WPA,  1937-1941) [name index]
  • Tipton County, TN Marriages, 1840-1874 (Sistler,  1987) [alphabetical listings]*

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

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

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1840
  • wills from 1840
  • deed index from 1824
  • chancery court minutes from 1854
  • county court minutes from 1823
  • circuit court minutes from 1832
  • tax books from 1929

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • *Administrators Bonds & Letters  1824 - 1918 (#40,  1 reel)*
  • *Deed Index  1840 - 1900  (#44,  1 reel)*
  • *Marriages  1840 - 1889 (#36,  1 reel)*
  • *Wills 1824 - 1918 (#41, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Tipton County  (Record Group #107, Roll 82,  1 reel). Roll includes Direct & Reverse Index to Deeds (1824-1878), County Court Minute Books (1823-1853), and Marriage Records (1840-1860)*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Covington, Munford and Randolph. Scattered early issues are available from 1961, and a complete run begins in 1937.   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 Tipton County:  1830-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1850-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Tipton County census records in book form:  1850*,  1880*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR TIPTON COUNTY

 

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

 

 

Updated March 2, 2011

 

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