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Hancock County, Tennessee Facts

When was Hancock County, TN Created?

Hancock County was founded on January 7, 1844 from Claiborne County and Hawkins County.

What is the County Seat of Hancock County, TN?

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

What counties are adjacent to Hancock County, TN?

Bordering counties are Lee County, VA (north), Scott County, VA (northeast), Hawkins County (east), Grainger County (southwest) and Claiborne County (west) .

Hancock County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Hancock County Courthouse

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

  • Hancock County Clerk
    • Address: 418 Harrison Street, P.O. Box 575, Sneedville, TN 37869
    • Phone: 423-733-2519
    • Marriage Records: 1930
    • Probate Records: 1924
  • Hancock County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 1418 Harrison Street, Suite 96, Sneedville, TN 37869
    • Phone: 423-733-2519
    • Land & Deed Records: 1879
  • Hancock County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: P.O. Box 347, Sneedville, TN 37869
    • Phone: (423) 733-4545
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1870
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1936
    • County  Court Minutes: 1930

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

Hancock 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 Hancock 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 Hancock County, TN census records are available?

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

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

Hancock County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

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