Jefferson County, Tennessee
Jefferson County, Tennessee Facts
When was Jefferson County, TN Created?
Jefferson County was founded on June 11, 1792 from Greene County and Hawkins County.
What is the County Seat of Jefferson County, TN?
The County Seat of government is located in Dandridge also, the county government website is www.jeffersoncountytn.gov/ .
What counties are adjacent to Jefferson County, TN?
Bordering counties are Hamblen County (northeast), Cocke County (east), Sevier County (south), Knox County (west) and Grainger County (northwest) .
Where can find Jefferson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, TN census records are available?
Federal Population Schedules for Jefferson County can be found for 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Jefferson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jefferson Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, TN?
- East Tennessee Historical Society, P.O. Box 1629, Knoxville 37901
- Jefferson County Archives, Room 203, Jefferson County Courthouse, P.O. Box 1193
Dandridge, TN 37725; 865-397-4904
- Jefferson County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 267, Jefferson City 37760; (865) 397-4904
- Jefferson County Historical Society, P.O. Box 325, Dandridge 37725
- Carson Newman College, Stephens-Burnett Library, Mildred L. Iddens Special Collections, 1634 Russell Avenue, C-N 71997, Jefferson City, TN 37760 865-471-3542
- RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee (raogk.org)
- Tennessee Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Tennessee State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Jefferson County, Tennessee Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Jefferson County, Tennessee Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Jefferson County (tn.gov) The purpose of these fact sheets is to help determine what sources are available for genealogical research about the people and places in Jefferson County. Although this is by no means an exhaustive list of all the possible places one might search, it does cover the major publications and microfilms available at TSLA on the Jefferson County.
Jefferson County Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Jefferson County Courthouse?
Jefferson County Courthouse
The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in Jefferson County or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below could be the first widely known documents for this county.
- Jefferson County Clerk
- Address: PO Box 710, Dandridge, TN 37725
- Phone: 865-397-2935
- Marriage Records: 1792
- Probate Records: 1792
- Jefferson County Register of Deeds
- Address: 202 West Main Street, Dandridge, TN 37725
- Phone: (865) 397-2918
- Land & Deed Records: 1792
- Jefferson County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Address: 765 Justice Center Drive, Dandridge, TN 37725-0671
- Phone: 865-397-2786
- Chancery Court Minutes: 1836
- Circuit Court Minutes: 1809
- County Court Minutes: 1792
- Jefferson County Property Assessor
- Address: ?
- Phone: (865) 397-3326
- Tax Records: 1800, 1822-1829, 1836, 1853-1872, 1875-1893, 1895-1900
Jefferson County Genealogy Resources
Where can I connect with other Jefferson County, TN Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Jefferson County, TN?
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Jefferson 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 Jefferson County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.
Jefferson Co. TN Books, Newspapers & Publications
Jefferson Co. TN Birth, Marriage & Death Records
Jefferson Co. TN Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
Jefferson Co. TN Census Records
Jefferson Co. TN Cemeteries & Church Records
Jefferson Co. TN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
Jefferson Co. TN General and History Websites
Jefferson Co. TN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Jefferson Co. TN Military Records