Lake County, Tennessee Records
Lake County Cities and Towns include Ridgely, Tiptonville .
A Map of Lake County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Lake County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Lake County, TN Courthouse
The Lake County Courthouse is located in Tiptonville, 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 Lake 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.
- Lake County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1883 and Probate Records from 1871.
- Lake County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1870 .
- Lake County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1896, Circuit Court Minutes from 1892 and County Court Minutes 1870.
- Lake County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1878, 1879 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.
- Lake 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).
Lake 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
Lake 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
Lake County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- Lake County Historical Society, 122 LeDuke Street, Tiptonville, TN 38079
- County Historian, Abigail Rice Hyde, 303 Lake Street, Ridgely, TN 38080; (901) 264-5841
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Lake County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Lake County
Lake County, Tennessee External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Lake County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- Lake County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Lake County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Lake Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- Lake County History and Culture
- Lake County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- Lake Co. TNGenweb
- Lake County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- Lake Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- Lake County, Tennessee Military Records