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Johnson County, Tennessee Facts

When was Johnson County, TN Created?

Johnson County was founded on January 2, 1836 from Carter County.

What is the County Seat of Johnson County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Mountain City also, the county government website is www.johnsoncountytn.org .

What counties are adjacent to Johnson County, TN?

Bordering counties are Washington County, VA (north), Grayson County, VA (northeast), Ashe County, NC (east), Watauga County, NC (southeast), Avery County, NC (south), Carter County (southwest) and Sullivan County (west) .

Johnson County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Johnson County Courthouse

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

  • Johnson County Clerk
    • Address: 222 Main St, Mountain City, TN 37683
    • Phone: 423-727-9633
    • Marriage Records: 1838
    • Probate Records: 1836
  • Johnson County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683
    • Phone: (423) 727-7841
    • Land & Deed Records: 1836
  • Johnson County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: P.O. Box 73, Mountain City, TN 37683-0073
    • Phone: 423-727-9012
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1856
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1836
    • County  Court Minutes: 1836

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

Johnson 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 Johnson 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 Johnson County, TN census records are available?

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

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

  • East Tennessee Historical Society, P.O. Box 1629, Knoxville 37901
  • Johnson County Archives, 222 W. Main Street, Mountain City , TN 37683; Phone: (423) 727-9696
  • Johnson County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1, Mountain City 37683

Johnson County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

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