Perry County, Tennessee Records

Perry County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on November 14, 1819 from Hickman County and Humpherys County. This Perry County was named in honor of U.S. naval officer and War of 1812 hero Oliver Hazard Perry (1785–1819).

Perry County is bordered by  Humphreys County (north), Hickman County (northeast), Lewis County (southeast), Wayne County (south), Decatur County (west) and Benton County (northwest) .

Perry County Cities and Towns include Linden, Lobelville .

A Map of Perry County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Perry County, Tennessee Courthouse Records

Perry County, Tennessee Courthouse
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Perry County, TN Courthouse

The Perry County Courthouse is located in Linden, 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 Perry 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 Perry County courthouse in 1863 and 1928.

  • Perry County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1865 and Probate Records from 1863.
  • Perry County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1844.
  • Perry County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1854 , Circuit Court Minutes from 1834 and County  Court Minutes 1865.
  • Perry County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1837, 1861, 1873-1878, 1880-1884, 1889, 1890, 1893, 1898-1900 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.
  • Perry 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).

Perry County, Tennessee Census Records

Perry County, Tennessee Vital Records

Perry County, Tennessee Resources

Perry County, Tennessee External Links

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