Cocke County, Tennessee Records
Cocke County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on October 9, 1797 from Jefferson County. This Cocke County was named in honor of William Cocke (1747–1828), one of Tennessee's first U.S. Senators. .Learn More About State of Tennessee History
Cocke County is bordered by Hamblen County (north), Greene County (northeast), Madison County, North Carolina (east), Haywood County, North Carolina (south), Sevier County (southwest) and Jefferson County (northwest) .
Cocke County Cities and Towns include Cosby, Del Rio, Hartford, Newport, Parrottsville .
A Map of Cocke County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Cocke County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Cocke County, TN Courthouse
The Cocke County Courthouse is located in Newport, 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 Cocke 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 Cocke County courthouse in 1876, Most records were destroyed.
- Cocke County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1877 and Probate Records from 1876.
- Cocke County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1865.
- Cocke County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1877, Circuit Court Minutes from 1877 and County Court Minutes 1877 .
- Cocke County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1839, 1876-1879, 1881-1884, 1887-1900 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.
- Cocke 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).
Cocke County, Tennessee Census Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1800 (part), 1810 (part), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Territory Census: 1770-1790 Census of the Cumberland Settlements
- 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
Cocke 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
Cocke County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- East Tennessee Historical Society
- Cocke County Archives
- Stokely Memorial Library, 383 E. Broadway, Newport, TN 37821 423-623-3832
- Cocke County Chamber of Comerce
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Cocke County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Cocke County
Cocke County, Tennessee External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Cocke County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- Cocke County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Cocke County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Cocke Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- Cocke County History and Culture
- Cocke County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- Cocke Co. TNGenweb
- Cocke County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- Cocke Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- Cocke County, Tennessee Military Records