Van Buren County, Tennessee Records
Van Buren County, Tennessee (Map It) was created on January 3, 1840 from Warren County and White County (Tenn. Acts 1839, 23d assy., ch. 59, secs. 1, 14/pp. 130, 134). This Van Buren County was named in honor of U.S. President Martin Van Buren (1782–1862)
Van Buren County Cities and Towns include Spencer .
A Map of Van Buren County, Tennessee contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Van Buren County, Tennessee Courthouse Records
Van Buren County, TN Courthouse
The Van Buren County Courthouse is located in Spencer, 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 Van Buren 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.
- Van Buren County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1840 and Probate Records from 1840 .
- Van Buren County Register of Deeds has Land & Deed Records from 1840.
- Van Buren County Clerk of Circuit Court has Chancery Court Minutes from 1868, Circuit Court Minutes from 1840 and County Court Minutes 1840 .
- Van Buren County Property Assessor has Tax Records from 1886-1900 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.
- Van Buren 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).
Van Buren 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
Van Buren 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
Van Buren County, Tennessee Resources
- State of Tennessee Archives and Societies
- Van Buren County Archives, 330 Baker Mountain Road, Spencer , TN 38585; Phone: (931) 473-2505
- Van Buren County Historical Society
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee
- Van Buren County, Tennessee Message Boards
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Van Buren County
Van Buren County, Tennessee External Links
- Tennessee Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 - 1929 )
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City
- Van Buren County, Tennessee Books - Amazon
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search
- Van Buren County Records on Microfilm - Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Van Buren County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan
- Van Buren Co., Tennessee - FindaGrave
- Van Buren County History and Culture
- Van Buren County, Tennessee Links - Cyndi's List
- Van Buren Co. TNGenweb
- Van Buren County, Tennessee Ancestry Database Collections
- Van Buren Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- Van Buren County, Tennessee Military Records