Fayette County, Tennessee Records
Fayette County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on September 29, 1824 from Shelby County and Hardeman County. This Fayette County was named in honor of Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (1757–1834), a French-born general in the American Revolutionary War.
Fayette County is bordered by Haywood County (north), Hardeman County (east), Benton County, Arkansas (southeast), Marshall County, Mississippi (south), Shelby County (west) and Tipton County (northwest) .
Fayette County Cities and Towns include Braden, Gallaway, Grand Junction, Hickory Withe, La Grange, Moscow, Oakland, Piperton, Rossville, Somerville, Williston .
A Map of Fayette County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Fayette County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Fayette County, TN Courthouse
The Fayette County Courthouse is located in Somerville, 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 Fayette 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 Fayette County courthouse in 1925.
- Fayette County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1838 and Probate Records from 1836.
- Fayette County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1825.
- Fayette County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1924, Circuit Court Minutes from 1829 and County Court Minutes 1833.
- Fayette County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1836 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.
- Fayette 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).
Fayette 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
Fayette 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
Fayette County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- Fayette County Historical Society, Somerville-Fayette County Library, 216 West Market Street, Somerville, TN 38068 901-465-5248
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Fayette County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Fayette County
Fayette County, Tennessee External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Fayette County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- Fayette County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Fayette County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Fayette Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- Fayette County History and Culture
- Fayette County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- Fayette Co. TNGenweb
- Fayette County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- Fayette Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- Fayette County, Tennessee Military Records