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Bledsoe County, Tennessee

Bledsoe County, Tennessee Facts

When was Bledsoe County, TN Created?

Bledsoe County was founded on November 1807 from Roane County and Indian Lands. This county was named in honor of Anthony Bledsoe, Revolutionary War soldier, surveyor, and early settler in Sumner County .

What is the County Seat of Bledsoe County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Camden also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Bledsoe County, TN?

Bordering counties are Cumberland County (north), Rhea County (east), Hamilton County (southeast), Sequatchie County (southwest) and Van Buren County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Bledsoe County, TN?

Cities and towns located in the county include Pikeville .

Bledsoe County Courthouse and Government Records

What genealogical records can I find in the Bledsoe County Courthouse?

Bledsoe County Courthouse

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Bledsoe county or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. The Courthouse burned December 9, 1909. County Clerk has marriage and probate records from that date forward. Deed books and court records escaped the fire

Please get in touch with the clerk's office to affirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of in some cases changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A lot of workers will guide individuals in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the individual to complete the basic research.
  • Bledsoe County Clerk maintains Marriage & Divorce records. It also has jurisdiction over probate cases. Wills, administrations, and all other records pertaining to probate are recorded in the respective county clerk's office. If the will or administration was contested, the records of these actions may be filed in the circuit court or chancery court.
    • Address: P.O. Box 149, Pikeville, TN 37367
    • Phone: (423) 447-2137
    • Marriage Records: 1908
    • Probate Records: 1883
  • Bledsoe County Register of Deeds has land records beginning with county organization, land records are available from the register of deeds at the Sevier county courthouse. Land and property records include transfer of real estate or personal property, mortgages, leases, surveys, and entries.
    • Address: P.O. Box 385, Pikeville, TN 37367
    • Phone: (423) 447-2020
    • Land & Deed Records: 1808
  • Bledsoe County Clerk of Circuit Court has jurisdiction over property disputes, and circuit courts oversee criminal cases, divorces, and adoptions. Early courts included courts of common pleas and quarter sessions.
    • Address: P.O. Box 455, Pikeville, TN 37367-0455
    • Phone: 423-447-6488
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1836
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1845
    • County Court Minutes: 1841
  • Bledsoe County Property Assessor is responsible for the evaluation of all real property, the cadastral mapping of the county, valuation of all business personal property and maintaining ownership records. The property assessor prepares the tax rolls for the trustee and all the municipalities. 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.
    • Tax Records:1837-1839, 1861, 1888, 1889 (located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives)
    • Bledsoe County Health Department, P. O. Box 277, 1185 Alvin York Highway, Pikeville, TN 37367; (423) 447-2149 , 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).

Where can find Bledsoe County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?

Bledsoe County vital records can be found at the Tennessee Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for copies of birth certificates, marriage licenses and divorce decrees. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Tennessee for current fees and application process.

Marriage license records are available from the county clerk who issued the marriage license. Court divorce orders may be obtained from the clerk of the court that granted the divorce.

You can search online for Bledsoe County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Tennessee Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificates to mail.

What Bledsoe County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for Bledsoe County can be found for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Bledsoe Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bledsoe Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bledsoe Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Bledsoe County, TN?

A list of Bledsoe County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Bledsoe County Genealogy Resources

Where can I connect with other Bledsoe County, TN Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Bledsoe County, TN?

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Bledsoe County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is merely a collection which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to suggest your own most popular Bledsoe County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Bledsoe County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is just a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own favorite genealogy or family history related sites.

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