McMinn County, Tennessee Records
McMinn County Cities and Towns include Athens, Calhoun, Englewood, Etowah, Niota, Sweetwater .
A Map of McMinn County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
McMinn County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
McMinn County, TN Courthouse
The McMinn County Courthouse is located in Athens, 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 McMinn 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 McMinn County courthouse in 1964.
- McMinn County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1838 and Probate Records from 1819.
- McMinn County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1820.
- McMinn County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1844, Circuit Court Minutes from 1860 and County Court Minutes 1819.
- McMinn County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1829-1832, 1836, 1872, 1875-1890, 1892-1895, 1897-1900 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.
- McMinn 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).
McMinn County, Tennessee Census Records
- Learn More: State of Tennessee Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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
McMinn 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
McMinn County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- McMinn County Archives, 6 East Madison Ave., Athens , TN 37303; Phone: (423) 745-7634
- E. G. Fisher Public Library, 1289 Ingleside Ave., Athens, TN 37303 423-745-7782
- McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, 522 West Madison Ave., PO Box 889, Athens, TN 37371 423-745-0329
- Tennessee Wesleyan College, Merner-Pfeiffer Library, PO Box 40, Athens, TN 37371 423-746-5249
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- McMinn County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About McMinn County
McMinn County, Tennessee External Links
- Tennessee Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- McMinn County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- McMinn County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early McMinn County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- McMinn Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- McMinn County History and Culture
- McMinn County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- McMinn Co. TNGenweb
- McMinn County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- McMinn Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- McMinn County, Tennessee Military Records