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Van Buren County, Tennessee Facts

When was Van Buren County, TN Created?

Van Buren County was founded on January 3, 1840 from Warren County, White County, and Bledsoe County.

What is the County Seat of Van Buren County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Spencer also, the county government website is vanburenchamber.com/ .

What counties are adjacent to Van Buren County, TN?

Bordering counties are White County (north), Cumberland County (northeast), Bledsoe County (east), Sequatchie County (south) and Warren County (west) .

Van Buren County Courthouse and Government Records

What genealogical records can I find in the Van Buren County Courthouse?


VanBuren County Courthouse

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

  • Van Buren County Clerk
    • Address: 500 College Street, Administrative Building, Spencer, TN 38585
    • Phone: (931) 946-2121
    • Marriage Records: 1840  
    • Probate Records: 1840
  • Van Buren County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 500 College Street, Spencer, TN 38585
    • Phone: (931) 946-7363
    • Land & Deed Records: 1840
  • Van Buren County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: 179 Veterans Square, Spencer, TN 38585
    • Phone: 931-946-2153
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1868
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1840
    • County  Court Minutes: 1840

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

Van Buren 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 Van Buren 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 Van Buren County, TN census records are available?

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

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

Van Buren County Genealogy Resources

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Van Buren County, TN?

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

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