Cannon County, Tennessee Records
Cannon County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on January 31, 1836 from Rutherford County, Smith County and Warren County. This Cannon County was named in honor of Governor of Tennessee Newton Cannon (1781–1841).Learn More About State of Tennessee History
Cannon County Cities and Towns include Auburntown and Woodbury .
A Map of Cannon County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Cannon County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Cannon County, TN Courthouse
The Cannon County Courthouse is located in Woodbury, Tennessee. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Cannon county or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
There was a fire at the Cannon County courthouse in 1934.
- Cannon County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1838 and Probate Records from 1836.
- Cannon County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1836.
- Cannon County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1840, Circuit Court Minutes from 1846 and County Court Minutes 1836.
- Cannon County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1836, 1838, 1839, 1853-1856, 1875-1876, 1881-1882, 1887-1889, 1890-1892, 1895-1897, 1898-1900 and are located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Tax lists can be used to locate families, document historic properties and study community history. Early tax lists generally include all white males over 21 and indicate whether they owned land or slaves.
- Cannon County Health Department issues birth certificates and death certificates (deaths which occurred in that county within the past three years, and a few county health departments keep death records for longer periods of time).
Cannon County, Tennessee Census Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Cannon County, Tennessee Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Vital Records
- Birth Records: from January 1914 to present, also for Nashville since June 1881, for Knoxville since July 1881, and for Chattanooga since January 1882
- Marriage, Divorce and Death Records: from the past 50 years to present.
- Locations: Tennessee Office of Vital Records, Tennessee State Library and Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Tennessee Office of Vital Records, 1st Floor, Central Services Building, 421 Fifth Avenue, North, Nashville, TN 37243; PH: 615-741-1763
Cannon County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Cannon County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Cannon County
Cannon County, Tennessee External Links
- Tennessee Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Cannon County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Cannon County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Cannon County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Cannon Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- Cannon County History and Culture
- Cannon County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- Cannon Co. TNGenweb
- Cannon County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- Cannon Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- Cannon County, Tennessee Military Records