Grundy County, Tennessee
Genealogy and Facts

Grundy County was founded on January 29, 1844 from Coffee County, Warren County, Franklinv and later, Marion County. This county was named in honor of U.S. Attorney General Felix Grundy (1777–1840).

The Grundy County Seat is located in Altamont also, the county government website is www.grundycountytn.net .

Areas bordering to Grundy County are Warren County (north), Sequatchie County (east), Marion County (south), Franklin County (southwest) and Coffee County (west) .

Cities and towns located in Grundy County include Altamont, Beersheba Springs, Coalmont, Gruetli-Laager, Monteagle, Palmer, Tracy City .

Grundy 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 Grundy 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.

Grundy County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Grundy Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Grundy Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Grundy 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.

Grundy County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Grundy County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Grundy County Courthouse and Government Records


Grundy County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently overlook the value of County court, probate, and land files as a useful resource of genealogical details. Buried away in Tennessee courthouses and archives everywhere could be the dreams and worries of many Tennessee residents.

The chances are great that your particular ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few factors of their lives in the County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, consider all of the other procedures which often can have lead to her or him appearing in court records.

The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in Grundy 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 Grundy County courthouse in 1853 and 1890, most early records were destroyed.

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.
  • Grundy 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 215, Courthouse Circle, Grundy St, Altamont, TN 37301
    • Phone: 931-692-3622
    • Marriage Records: 1850 
    • Probate Records: 1838
  • Grundy 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 35, Altamont, TN 37301
    • Phone: (931) 692-3621
    • Land & Deed Records: 1852
  • Grundy 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 161, Altamont, TN 37301-0161
    • Phone: 931-692-3368
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1856
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1848
    • County  Court Minutes: 1844
  • Grundy 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. 6, Altamont, TN 37301
    • Phone: 931-692-3596
  • Tax Records: 1850-1900 (located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives)
  • Grundy County Health Department, P. O. Box 65, 1372 Main Street, Altamont, TN 37301-0065; (931) 692-3641; (931) 692-3418 , 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).

Grundy County Links

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

Grundy Co. TN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Grundy Co. TN Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Grundy Co. TN Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Grundy Co. TN Census Records

Grundy Co. TN Cemeteries & Graveyards

Grundy Co. TN Church & Bible Records

Grundy Co. TN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Grundy Co. TN General and History Websites

Grundy Co. TN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Grundy Co. TN Military Records

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