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Meigs County, Tennessee Facts

When was Meigs County, TN Created?

Meigs County was founded on January 20, 1836 from Rhea County.

What is the County Seat of Meigs County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Decatur also, the county government website is www.meigscountytnchamber.org/ .

What counties are adjacent to Meigs County, TN?

Bordering counties are Roane County (North), McMinn County (East), Bradley County (Southeast), Hamilton County (South) and Rhea County (West) .

Meigs County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Meigs County Courthouse

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

  • Meigs County Clerk
    • Address: PO Box 218, Decatur, TN 37322
    • Phone: 423-334-5747
    • Marriage Records: 1838 
    • Probate Records: 1836
  • Meigs County Register of Deeds
    • Address: P.O. Box 245, Decatur, TN 37322
    • Phone: (423) 334-5228
    • Land & Deed Records: 1879
  • Meigs County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: 17214 State Hwy. 58, 2nd Floor, Decatur, TN 37322-0205
    • Phone: 423-334-5821
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1854
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1844
    • County  Court Minutes: 1836

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

Meigs 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 Meigs 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 Meigs County, TN census records are available?

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

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

Meigs County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

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