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Giles County, Tennessee

Giles County, Tennessee Facts

When was Giles County, TN Created?

Giles County was founded on November 14, 1809 from Maury County and land once part of North Carolina. This county was named in honor of U.S. Senator and Governor of Virginia William B. Giles (1762–1830).

What is the County Seat of Giles County, TN?

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

What counties are adjacent to Giles County, TN?

Bordering counties are Maury County (north), Marshall County (northeast), Lincoln County (east), Limestone County, AL (south) and Lawrence County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Giles County, TN?

Cities and towns located in the county include Ardmore, Elkton, Lynnville, Minor Hill, Pulaski .

Giles County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Giles County Courthouse

The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in Giles County or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below could be the first widely known documents for this county. There were fires at the Giles County courthouse in 1813, 1857 and 1907, destroying most early records.

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.
  • Giles 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: PO Box 678, Pulaski, TN 38478
    • Phone: 931-363-1509
    • Marriage Records: 1865 
    • Probate Records: 1860
  • Giles 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 678, Pulaski, TN 38478
    • Phone: (931) 363-5137
    • Land & Deed Records: 1810
  • Giles 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 678, Pulaski, TN 38478-0678
    • Phone: 931-363-5311
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1838
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1817
    • County  Court Minutes: 1810
  • Giles 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.
    • Address: P.O. Box 678, Pulaski, TN 38478
    • Phone: 931-363-2166
    • Tax Records: 1812, 1836, 1875-1900 (located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives)
    • Giles County Health Department, 209 Cedar Lane, Pulaski, TN 38478-3599; (931) 363-5506 , 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 Giles County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?

Giles 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 Giles 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 Giles County, TN census records are available?

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

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

  • Giles County Archives, P.O. Box 678, Pulaski , TN 38478; Phone: (931) 363-8434; They have Old Deeds, Tax Records, and Marriages; many from 1840's (Loose Records). The office has nothing dated after 1900. Copies cost $0.25 per page, which includes both sides of the page.
  • Giles County Historical Society, 122 S. 2nd Street, PO Box 693, Pulaski, TN 38478 931-363-2720

Giles County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

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Giles Co. TN Census Records

Giles Co. TN Cemeteries & Church Records

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