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Franklin County, Tennessee Facts

When was Franklin County, TN Created?

Franklin County was founded on December 3, 1807 from Bedford County and Warren County.

What is the County Seat of Franklin County, TN?

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

What counties are adjacent to Franklin County, TN?

Bordering counties are Coffee County (north), Grundy County (northeast), Marion County (east), Jackson County, AL (south), Lincoln County (west) and Moore County (northwest) .

Franklin County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Franklin County Courthouse

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

  • Franklin County Clerk
    • Address: 1 S. Jefferson Street, Winchester, TN 37398
    • Phone: 931-967-2541
    • Marriage Records: 1838
    • Probate Records: 1808
  • Franklin County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 1 South Jefferson Street, Room 6, Winchester, TN 37398
    • Phone: (931) 967-2840
    • Land & Deed Records: 1808
  • Franklin County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: 360 Wilton Circle, Room 157, Winchester, TN 37398
    • Phone: 931-967-2923
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1834
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1832
    • County  Court Minutes: 1832

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

Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin County, TN census records are available?

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

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

  • Project Preservation (sometimes called the "Dig"), 304 First Avenue NW, Winchester, Tenn. 37398. Arranges and preserves the Court Loose Records. Has indexes: 1800-1869; 1870-1879; 1880-1889; 1890-1899.
  • Franklin County Archives, 304 1 st Ave., NW, Winchester , TN 37398; Phone: (931) 962-1474
  • Franklin County Historical Society, (Franklin County Public Library), 105 South Porter Street, PO Box 130, Winchester, TN 37398; 931-962-1476

Franklin County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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