Franklin County, Tennessee Records
Franklin County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on December 3, 1807 from Bedford County and Warren County. This Franklin County was named in honor of Publisher, scholar, orator, and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790).
Franklin County Cities and Towns include Cowan, Decherd, Estill Springs, Huntland, Sewanee, Winchester, Tullahoma (Straddles north western part of county) .
A Map of Franklin County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Franklin County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Franklin County, TN Courthouse
The Franklin County Courthouse is located in Winchester, 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 Franklin 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.
- Franklin County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1838 and Probate Records from 1808.
- Franklin County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1808 .
- Franklin County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1834, Circuit Court Minutes from 1832 and County Court Minutes 1832.
- Franklin County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1812, 1816, 1852-1857, 1860-1863, 1865-1900 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.
- Franklin 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).
Franklin County, Tennessee Census Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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
- 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
Franklin 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
Franklin County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- Project Preservation (sometimes called the "Dig"), 304 First Avenue NW, Winchester, Tenn. 37398.
- Franklin County Archives, 304 1 st Ave., NW, Winchester , TN 37398; Phone: (931) 962-1474
- Franklin County Historical Society
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Franklin County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Franklin County
Franklin County, Tennessee External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Franklin County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- Franklin County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Franklin County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Franklin Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- Franklin County History and Culture
- Franklin County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- Franklin Co. TNGenweb
- Franklin County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- Franklin Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- Franklin County, Tennessee Military Records