Houston County, Tennessee Records
Houston County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on January 21, 1871 from Dickson County, Stewart County, Humphreys County and Montgomery County. This Houston County was named in honor of Sam Houston (1793–1863), Tennessee governor and congressman, president of the Republic of Texas, U.S. Senator from Texas, and Texas governor.
Houston County Cities and Towns include Erin Ridge, Tennessee Ridge .
A Map of Houston County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Houston County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Houston County, TN Courthouse
The Houston County Courthouse is located in Erin, 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 Houston 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.
- Houston County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1871 and Probate Records from 1869.
- Houston County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1871 .
- Houston County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1871, Circuit Court Minutes from 1871 and County Court Minutes 1871 .
- Houston County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1873-1885, 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.
- Houston 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).
Houston County, Tennessee Census Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Houston 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
Houston County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- Houston County Historical Society
- Houston Terr Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 433, Bristol 24203
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Houston County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Houston County
Houston County, Tennessee External Links
- Tennessee Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Houston County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- Houston County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Houston County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Houston Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- Houston County History and Culture
- Houston County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- Houston Co. TNGenweb
- Houston County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- Houston Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- Houston County, Tennessee Military Records