Dyer County, Tennessee Records
Dyer County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on October 16, 1823 from the Western District. This Dyer County was named in honor of Tennessee state legislator Robert Henry Dyer .Learn More About State of Tennessee History
Dyer County is bordered by Lake County (north), Obion County (northeast), Gibson County (east), Crockett County (southeast), Lauderdale County (south), Mississippi County, Arkansas (southwest) and Pemiscot County, MO (northwest) .
Dyer County Cities and Towns include Dyersburg, Newbern, Trimble .
A Map of Dyer County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Dyer County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Dyer County, TN Courthouse
The Dyer County Courthouse is located in Dyersburg, 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 Dyer 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 Dyer County courthouse in 1864, most early records were destroyed.
- Dyer County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1860 and Probate Records from 1853.
- Dyer County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1822.
- Dyer County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1854, Circuit Court Minutes from 1863 and County Court Minutes 1848.
- Dyer County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1836, 1839, 1862, 1873-1900 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.
- Dyer 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).
Dyer County, Tennessee Census Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: , 1830, 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
Dyer 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
Dyer County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- Dyer County Historical Society
- Dyersburg State Community College, Learning Resources Center, 1510 Lake Road, Dyersburg, TN 38024 731-286-3225
- McIver's Grant Public Library, 204 N. Mill Street, Dyersburg, TN 38024 731-285-5032
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Dyer County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Dyer County
Dyer County, Tennessee External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Dyer County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- Dyer County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Dyer County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Dyer Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- Dyer County History and Culture
- Dyer County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- Dyer Co. TNGenweb
- Dyer County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- Dyer Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- Dyer County, Tennessee Military Records