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Stewart County, Tennessee Facts

When was Stewart County, TN Created?

Stewart County was founded on  November 1, 1803 from Davidson County and Montgomery County. This county was named in honor of Duncan Stewart, Tennessee state legislator and lieutenant governor of Mississippi Territory.

What is the County Seat of Stewart County, TN?

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

What counties are adjacent to Stewart County, TN?

Bordering counties are Trigg County, Kentucky (north), Christian County, Kentucky (northeast), Montgomery County (east), Houston County (south), Benton County (southwest), Henry County (west) and Calloway County, Kentucky (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Stewart County, TN?

Cities and towns located in the county include Bumpus Mills, Cumberland City, Dover .

Stewart County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Stewart County Courthouse

The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in Stewart County or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below could be the first widely known documents for this county. There was a fire at the Stewart County courthouse in 1862.

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.
  • Stewart 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: P.O. Box 67, 225 Donelson Pkwy., Dover, TN 37058
    • Phone: (931) 232-7616
    • Marriage Records: 1849
    • Probate Records: 1812
  • Stewart 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: P.O. Box 57, Dover, TN 37058
    • Phone: (931) 232-5990
    • Land & Deed Records: 1796
  • Stewart 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: P.O. Box 193, Dover, TN 37058-0193
    • Phone: 931-232-7042
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1865
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1821
    • County  Court Minutes: 1804
  • Stewart 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: P.O. Box 371, Dover, TN 37058
    • Phone: (931) 232-5252
    • Tax Records: 1808, 1811, 1827-1833, 1836-1838, 1841-1843, 1846-1849, 1850-1853, 1855-1861, 1877-1900 (located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives)
    • Stewart County Health Department, Stewart Community Health Center, P. O. Box 497, 1021 Spring Street, Dover, TN 37058-0497; (931) 232-5329 , 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).

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

Stewart 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 Stewart 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 Stewart County, TN census records are available?

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

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

  • Stewart County Archives, 660 Old Highway 79, Dover , TN 37058; (931) 232-7062
  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield, 101 Petty Street, PO Box 434, Dover, TN 37058 931-232-5706

Stewart County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

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