Cumberland County, Tennessee Records
Cumberland County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on November 16, 1855 from Roane County, Overton County, White County, Bledsoe County, Morgan County, Rhea County, Fentress County and Putnam County. This Cumberland County was named for the Cumberland Mountains.Learn More About State of Tennessee History
Cumberland County is bordered by Fentress County (north), Morgan County (northeast), Roane County (east), Rhea County (southeast), Bledsoe County (south), Van Buren County (southwest), White County (west) and Putnam County (northwest).
Cumberland County Cities and Towns include Crab Orchard, Crossville, Fairfield Glade, Lake Tansi, Pleasant Hill.
A Map of Cumberland County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Cumberland County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Cumberland County, TN Courthouse
The Cumberland County Courthouse is located in Crossville, 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 Cumberland 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 Cumberland County courthouse in 1905, most records were destroyed.
- Cumberland County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1905 and Probate Records from 1904.
- Cumberland County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1854.
- Cumberland County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1897, Circuit Court Minutes from 1907 and County Court Minutes 1905.
- Cumberland County Property Assessor has Tax Records from ? 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.
- Cumberland 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).
Cumberland County, Tennessee Census Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Cumberland 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
Cumberland County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- Pleasant Hill Historical Society of the Cumberlands
- Cumberland County Historical Society, Main Street, Crossville 38557
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Cumberland County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Cumberland County
Cumberland County, Tennessee External Links
- Tennessee Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Cumberland County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- Cumberland County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Cumberland County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Cumberland Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- Cumberland County History and Culture
- Cumberland County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- Cumberland Co. TNGenweb
- Cumberland County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- Cumberland Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- Cumberland County, Tennessee Military Records