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Cocke County, Tennessee Facts

When was Cocke County, TN Created?

Cocke County was founded on October 9, 1797 from Jefferson County.

What is the County Seat of Cocke County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Newport also, the county government website is www.cockecounty.net/ .

What counties are adjacent to Cocke County, TN?

Bordering counties are Hamblen County, Greene County, Madison County, NC, Haywood County, NC, Sevier County and Jefferson County .

Cocke County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Cocke County Courthouse

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

  • Cocke County Clerk
    • Address: 111 Court Avenue, Room 101, Newport, TN 37821
    • Phone: 423-623-6176
    • Marriage Records: 1877  
    • Probate Records: 1876
  • Cocke County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 111 Court Ave., RM 102, Newport, TN 37821
    • Phone: (423) 623-7540
    • Land & Deed Records: 1865
  • Cocke County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: Courthouse 111 Court Avenue, Newport, TN 37821
    • Phone: 423-623-6124
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1877
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1877
    • County  Court Minutes: 1877

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

Cocke 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 Cocke 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 Cocke County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for Cocke County can be found for 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Cocke Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cocke Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Cocke 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 Cocke County, TN?

Cocke County Genealogy Resources

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

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

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Cocke 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 Cocke County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

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