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Greene County, Tennessee Facts

When was Greene County, TN Created?

Greene County was founded on April 18, 1783 from Washington County, NC. This county was named in honor of American Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene (1742–1786). .

What is the County Seat of Greene County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Greeneville also, the county government website is www.greenecountytngovt.com .

What counties are adjacent to Greene County, TN?

Bordering counties are Hawkins County (north), Washington County (east), Unicoi County (southeast), Madison County, NC (south), Cocke County (southwest) and Hamblen County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Greene County, TN?

Cities and towns located in the county include Baileyton, Fall Branch, Greeneville, Mosheim, Tusculum .

Greene County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Greene County Courthouse

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

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.
  • Greene 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: 204 N Cutler St, Suite 200, Greeneville, TN 37745
    • Phone: 423-798-1708
    • Marriage Records: 1780
    • Probate Records: 1800
  • Greene 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: 204 North Cutler Street, Greenville, TN 37745
    • Phone: (423) 798-1726
    • Land & Deed Records: 1785
  • Greene 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: Courthouse 101 South Main Street, Greeneville, TN 37743
    • Phone: 423-798-1760
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1825
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1809
    • County  Court Minutes: 1793
  • Greene 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: 204 North Cutler Street, Suite 206, Greeneville, TN 37745
    • Phone: (423) 798-1738
    • Tax Records: 1783, 1805, 1809-1817, 1828-1862, 1867-1892, 1894-1900 (located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives)
    • Greene County Health Department,810 West Church Street, P. O. Box 159, 810 West Church Street, Greeneville, TN 37744-0159; (423) 798-1749 , 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 Greene County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?

Greene 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 Greene 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 Greene County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for Greene County can be found for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

  • T. Elmer Cox Historical and Genealogical Library, 229 N. Main Street, Greeneville , TN 37745; Phone: (423) 638-9866
  • Greene County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1202, Greeneville, TN 37744, (423) 638-3090
  • East Tennessee Historical Society, P.O. Box 1629, Knoxville 37901
  • Andrew Johnson National Historical Site Archives, 121 Monument Ave., Greeneville, TN 37743 423-639-3711
  • President Andrew Johnson Museum & Library, Tusculum College, Gilland Street, PO Box 5026, Greeneville, TN 37743 423-636-7300

Greene County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

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