Cannon County, Tennessee

Cannon County was founded on January 31, 1836 from Rutherford County, Smith County and Warren County. This county was named in honor of Governor of Tennessee Newton Cannon (1781–1841).

The Cannon County Seat is located in Woodbury also, the county government website is www.cannoncounty.info .

Areas bordering to Cannon County are DeKalb County (northeast), Warren County (east), Coffee County (south), Rutherford County (west) and Williamson County (northwest) .

Cities and towns located in Cannon County include  Auburntown and Woodbury .

Cannon 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 Cannon 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.

Cannon County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Cannon Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cannon Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cannon 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.

Cannon County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Cannon County Courthouse and Government Records


Cannon County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently overlook the value of County court, probate, and land files as a useful resource of genealogical details. Buried away in Tennessee courthouses and archives everywhere could be the dreams and worries of many Tennessee residents.

The chances are great that your particular ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few factors of their lives in the County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, consider all of the other procedures which often can have lead to her or him appearing in court records.

The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in Cannon County or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below could be the first widely known documents for this county. There was a fire at the Cannon County courthouse in 1934.

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.
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