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Maury County, Tennessee

Maury County was founded on November 16, 1807 from Wilson County and Dickson County. This county was named in honor of Tennessee state legislator Abram Poindexter Maury (1801–1848).

The Maury County Seat is located in Columbia also, the county government website is .

Areas bordering to Maury County are Wilson County (north), Marshall County (east), Giles County (south), Lawrence County (southwest), Lewis County (west) and Hickman County (northwest) .

Cities and towns located in Maury County include Columbia, Mount Pleasant, Spring Hill .

Maury 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 Maury 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.

Maury County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Maury County Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Maury County Archives, 201 East Sixth St., Columbia, Tn. 38401; 931-375-1501; The Maury County Archives holds all the official records for Maury County ( marriages, wills, courts, estates) and has a vast library for research purposes. We also have all the death records for the entire state on microfilm with indexes from 1908-1954. Patrons are welcome Monday through Saturday 8am to 4pm. We do a 15 minute search of our records for $7.00 plus the cost of copies.
  • Maury County Historical Society, 804 Athenaeum St., Columbia, TN 38401; (931) 388-5373
  • Columbia State Community College, John W. Finney Memorial Library, College Archives, 1665 Hampshire Pike, PO Box 1315, Columbia, TN 38402 931-540-2560
  • Mt. Pleasant/Maury Phosphate Museum, 108 Public Square, Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474 931-379-9511
  • RAOGK Volunteers for Tennessee (
  • Tennessee Genealogy Community (
  • Tennessee State Genealogy Network (
  • Maury County Tennessee Archives (
  • Maury County, Tennessee Message Boards ( read and post messages about your ancestors in Maury County
  • Maury County, Tennessee Genealogy Forum ( read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Maury County
  • Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Maury County ( The purpose of these fact sheets is to help determine what sources are available for genealogical research about the people and places in Maury 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 Maury County.

Maury County Courthouse and Government Records

Maury 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 Maury County or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below could be the first widely known documents for this county.

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.
  • Maury 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: Hunter Matthews Building, #10 Public Square, Columbia, TN 38401
    • Phone: 931-375-5200
    • Marriage Records: 1808 
    • Probate Records: 1807
  • Maury 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: One Public Square, Room 108, Columbia, TN 38401
    • Phone: (931) 375-2101
    • Land & Deed Records: 1806
  • Maury 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: 41 Public Square Courthouse, Room 202, Columbia, TN 38401
    • Phone: 931-375-1100
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1818
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1810
    • County  Court Minutes: 1807
  • Maury 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: 6 Public Square, Columbia, TN 38401
    • Phone: (931) 375-4001
  • Tax Records: 1808-1818, 1824-1826, 1830-1837, 1843, 1854, 1857, 1859-1862, 1865-1878, 1883-1890, 1892-1900 (located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives)
  • Maury County Health Department, 1909 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN 38401-4898; (931) 388-5757 , 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).

Maury County Links

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

Maury Co. TN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Maury Co. TN Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Maury Co. TN Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Maury Co. TN Census Records

Maury Co. TN Cemeteries & Graveyards

Maury Co. TN Church & Bible Records

Maury Co. TN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Maury Co. TN General and History Websites

Maury Co. TN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Maury Co. TN Military Records

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