Macon County, Tennessee Records
Macon County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on January 18, 1842 from Smith County and Sumner County. This Macon County was named in honor of U.S. Senator Nathaniel Macon (1758–1837).Learn More About State of Tennessee History
Macon County is bordered by Monroe County, Kentucky (northeast), Clay County (east), Jackson County (southeast), Smith County (south), Trousdale County (southwest), Sumner County (west) and Allen County, Kentucky (northwest) .
Macon County Cities and Towns include Lafayette, Red Boiling Springs .
A Map of Macon County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Macon County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Macon County, TN Courthouse
The Macon County Courthouse is located in Lafayette, 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 Macon 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 were fires at the Macon County courthouse in 1860, 1901 and 1932 All records destroyed in 1901.
- Macon County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1901 and Probate Records from 1940.
- Macon County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1901.
- Macon County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1844, Circuit Court Minutes from 1901 and County Court Minutes 1905.
- Macon County Property Assessor has Tax Records from ? 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.
- Macon 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).
Macon County, Tennessee Census Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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
Macon 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
Macon County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- Macon County Archives, 204 Macon County Courthouse , Public Square, Lafayette , TN 37083; Phone: (615) 666-6030; (615) 666-6912
- Macon County Historical Society
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Macon County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Macon County
Macon County, Tennessee External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Macon County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- Macon County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Macon County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Macon Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- Macon County History and Culture
- Macon County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- Macon Co. TNGenweb
- Macon County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- Macon Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- Macon County, Tennessee Military Records