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Perry County, Tennessee Facts

When was Perry County, TN Created?

Perry County was founded on November 14, 1819 from Hickman County and Humpherys County.

What is the County Seat of Perry County, TN?

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

What counties are adjacent to Perry County, TN?

Bordering counties are  Humphreys County (north), Hickman County (northeast), Lewis County (southeast), Wayne County (south), Decatur County (west) and Benton County (northwest) .

Perry County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Perry County Courthouse

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

  • Perry County Clerk
    • Address: 121 E. Main St., Linden, TN 37096
    • Phone: (931) 589-2219
    • Marriage Records: 1865 
    • Probate Records: 1863
  • Perry County Register of Deeds
    • Address: P.O. Box 62, Linden, TN 38570
    • Phone: (931) 589-2210
    • Land & Deed Records: 1844
  • Perry County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: P.O. Box 91, Linden, TN 37096-0091
    • Phone: 931-589-2218
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1854
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1834
    • County  Court Minutes: 1865

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

Perry 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 Perry 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 Perry County, TN census records are available?

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

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

  • Perry County Historical Society, c/o Perry County Public Library, 104 College Street Linden, TN 37096; (931)-589-5011
  • Lobelville Library, Seventh Street, PO Box 305, Lobelville, TN 37097 931-593-3111

Perry County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

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