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Sumner County, Tennessee Facts

When was Sumner County, TN Created?

Sumner County was founded on November 18, 1786 from Davidson County.

What is the County Seat of Sumner County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Gallatin also, the county government website is www.sumnertn.org .

What counties are adjacent to Sumner County, TN?

Bordering counties are Davidson County (southwest), Macon County (east), Robertson County (west), Trousdale County (southeast), Williamson County (south), Allen County, Kentucky (northeast) and Simpson County, Kentucky (northwest) .

Sumner County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Sumner County Courthouse

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

  • Sumner County Clerk
    • Address: 355 North Belvedere Dr., Room 111, Gallatin, TN 37066
    • Phone: (615) 452-4063
    • Marriage Records: 1787 
    • Probate Records: 1789
  • Sumner County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 355 North Belvedere Drive, P.O. Box 299, Gallatin, TN 37066-0299
    • Phone: (615) 452-3892
    • Land & Deed Records: 1793
  • Sumner County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: Courthouse, Public Square, Gallatin, TN 37066
    • Phone: 615-451-3209
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1826
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1810
    • County  Court Minutes: 1787

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

Sumner 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 Sumner 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 Sumner County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for Sumner County can be found for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

  • Sumner County Archives, 155 East Main Street, Gallatin , TN 37066; Phone: (615) 452-0037;
  • Sumner County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1871, Gallatin 37066
  • Northeast Sumner Historical Society, P.O. Box 417, Westmoreland
  • Bledsoe's Lick Historical Association, P.O. Box 210, Castalian Springs, 37031
  • White House Historical Society, 412 Hwy. 76, 37188
  • Elmer Hinton Memorial Library, Bailey Room, 301 Portland Blvd., Portland, TN 37148 615-325-2279
  • Historic Cragfont, Inc., 200 Old Cragfont Road, Castalian Springs, TN 37031 615-452-7070
  • Westmoreland Public Library, 2305 Epperson Springs Road, PO Box 685, Westmoreland, TN 37186 615-644-2026

Sumner County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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