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Williamson County, Tennessee Facts

When was Williamson County, TN Created?

Williamson County was founded on October 26, 1799 from Davidson County. This county was named in honor of U.S. Representative Hugh Williamson (1735–1819).

What is the County Seat of Williamson County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Franklin also, the county government website is www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov .

What counties are adjacent to Williamson County, TN?

Bordering counties are Davidson County (north), Rutherford County (east), Marshall County (southeast), Maury County (south), Hickman County (southwest), Dickson County (northwest) and Cheatham County (north-northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Williamson County, TN?

Cities and towns located in the county include Brentwood, Fairview, Franklin, Nolensville, Thompson's Station, Spring Hill .

Williamson County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Williamson County Courthouse

The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in Williamson 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.
  • Williamson 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 624, 1320 W. Main St., Suite 135, Franklin, TN 37065
    • Phone: (615) 790-5712
    • Marriage Records: 1800
    • Probate Records: 1800
  • Williamson 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: 1320 West Main Street, P.O. Box 808, Franklin, TN 37065-0808
    • Phone: (931) 790-5706
    • Land & Deed Records: 1799
  • Williamson 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: 135 4th Avenue South, Room 203, Franklin, TN 37064
    • Phone: 615-790-5454
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1825
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1810
    • County  Court Minutes: 1800
  • Williamson 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: 1320 West Main Street, Suite 300 & 313, Franklin, TN 37064
    • Phone: (615) 790-5708
    • Tax Records: 1804, 1821-1834, 1836, 1838, 1841-1846, 1851-1853, 1860, 1865-1869, 1871, 1872, 1875, 1884-1889, 1893-1900 (located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives)
    • Williamson County Health Department, 1324 West Main St., Franklin, TN 37064-3789; (615) 794-1542 , 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 Williamson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?

Williamson 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 Williamson 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 Williamson County, TN census records are available?

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

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

Williamson County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

Williamson Co. TN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Williamson Co. TN Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Williamson Co. TN Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Williamson Co. TN Census Records

Williamson Co. TN Cemeteries & Church Records

Williamson Co. TN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Williamson Co. TN General and History Websites

Williamson Co. TN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Williamson Co. TN Military Records

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