Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee
Because of courthouse fires and other disasters, some Tennessee records filed at the county level are lost forever. Records filed at the county level include marriages; wills and other probate records; records of county, circuit and chancery courts; deeds; and tax records. You can consult Earliest County Records at the Tennessee State Library and Archives to see the effect of a courthouse fire or fires on the records of the county in which you are interested.
The following list shows when courthouse fires and other disasters occurred in Tennessee.
Updated March 20, 2008