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Lincoln County, Tennessee Facts

When was Lincoln County, TN Created?

Lincoln County was founded on November 14, 1809 from Bedford County.

What is the County Seat of Lincoln County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Fayetteville also, the county government website is www.lincolncountytngov.com/ .

What counties are adjacent to Lincoln County, TN?

Bordering counties are Bedford County (north), Moore County (northeast), Franklin County (east), Madison County, AL (south), Limestone County, AL (southwest), Giles County (west) and Marshall County (northwest) .

Lincoln County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Lincoln County Courthouse

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

  • Lincoln County Clerk
    • Address: 112 Main Avenue St, Ste. 102, Fayetteville, TN 37334
    • Phone: 931-433-2454
    • Marriage Records: 1838 
    • Probate Records: 1809
  • Lincoln County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 112 Main Avenue South, Room 104, Fayetteville, TN 37334
    • Phone: (931) 433-5366
    • Land & Deed Records: 1810
  • Lincoln County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: Room 203 112 Main Avenue, Fayetteville, TN 37334
    • Phone: 931-433-2334
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1838
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1849
    • County  Court Minutes: 1810

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

Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, TN census records are available?

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

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

  • Lincoln County Genealogical Society, 1508 Washington Street, Fayetteville, TN 37334; (931) 625-2939
  • Lincoln County Archives, 1000-B Washington St. West, Fayetteville , TN 37334; Phone: (931) 732-4214
  • Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, 400 Rocky Knob Lane, Fayetteville, TN 37334 931-433-3286

Lincoln County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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