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Unicoi County, Tennessee

Unicoi County, Tennessee Facts

When was Unicoi County, TN Created?

Unicoi County was founded on March 23, 1875 from Carter County and Washington County. This county was named for the Native American word for the southern Appalachian Mountains, probably meaning white or fog-draped

What is the County Seat of Unicoi County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Erwin also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Unicoi County, TN?

Bordering counties are Washington County (north), Carter County (northeast), Mitchell County, NC (east), Yancey County, NC (south), Madison County, NC (southwest) and Greene County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Unicoi County, TN?

Cities and towns located in the county include Erwin, Flag Pond, Unicoi .

Unicoi County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Unicoi County Courthouse

The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in Unicoi 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.
  • Unicoi 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 340, 100 Main St., Suit 100, Erwin, TN 37650
    • Phone: ?
    • Marriage Records: 1876 
    • Probate Records: 1876
  • Unicoi 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 305, Erwin, TN 37650-0305
    • Phone: (423) 743-6104
    • Land & Deed Records: 1876
  • Unicoi 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 2000, Erwin, TN 37650-2000
    • Phone: 423-743-3541
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1876
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1876
    • County  Court Minutes: 1875
  • Unicoi 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 257, Erwin, TN 37650
    • Phone: 423-743-3801
    • Tax Records: 1876-1899 (located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives)
    • Unicoi County Health Department, 101 Okolona Drive, Erwin, TN 37650-2167; (423) 743-9103 , 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 Unicoi County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?

Unicoi 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 Unicoi 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 Unicoi County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for Unicoi County can be found for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Unicoi Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Unicoi Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Unicoi Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. 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 Unicoi County, TN?

Unicoi County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

Unicoi Co. TN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Unicoi Co. TN Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Unicoi Co. TN Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Unicoi Co. TN Census Records

Unicoi Co. TN Cemeteries & Church Records

Unicoi Co. TN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Unicoi Co. TN General and History Websites

Unicoi Co. TN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Unicoi Co. TN Military Records

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