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Fayette County, Tennessee Facts

When was Fayette County, TN Created?

Fayette County was founded on September 29, 1824 from Shelby County and Hardeman County.

What is the County Seat of Fayette County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Somerville also, the county government website is www.fayettetn.us .

What counties are adjacent to Fayette County, TN?

Bordering counties are Haywood County (north), Hardeman County (east), Benton County, AR (southeast), Marshall County, MS (south), Shelby County (west) and Tipton County (northwest) .

Fayette County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Fayette County Courthouse

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

  • Fayette County Clerk
    • Address: P O Box 218, Somerville, TN 38068
    • Phone: 901-465-5213
    • Marriage Records: 1838 
    • Probate Records: 1836
  • Fayette County Register of Deeds
    • Address: P.O. Box 99, Somerville, TN 38068
    • Phone: (901) 465-5251
    • Land & Deed Records: 1825
  • Fayette County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: 705 Justice Drive, Somerville, TN 38068
    • Phone: 901-465-5205
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1924
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1829
    • County  Court Minutes: 1833

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

Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Fayette County, TN census records are available?

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

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

  • Fayette County Historical Society, Somerville-Fayette County Library, 216 West Market Street, Somerville, TN 38068 901-465-5248

Fayette County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

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