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Wilson County, Tennessee Facts

When was Wilson County, TN Created?

Wilson County was founded on October 26, 1799 from Sumner County.

What is the County Seat of Wilson County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Lebanon also, the county government website is www.wilsoncountytn.com .

What counties are adjacent to Wilson County, TN?

Bordering counties are Trousdale County (north), Smith County (northeast), DeKalb County (east), Cannon County (southeast), Rutherford County (south), Davidson County (west) and Sumner County (northwest) .

Wilson County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Wilson County Courthouse

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

  • Wilson County Clerk
    • Address: P.O. Box 950, 228 East Main St., Room 101, Lebanon, TN 37088
    • Phone: (615) 444-0314
    • Marriage Records: 1802
    • Probate Records: 1802
  • Wilson County Register of Deeds
    • Address: P.O. Box 176, Lebanon, TN 37087
    • Phone: (615) 443-2611
    • Land & Deed Records: 1789
  • Wilson County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: 134 South College Street, Lebanon, TN 37088
    • Phone: 615-443-2672
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1837
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1810
    • County  Court Minutes: 1803

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

Wilson 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 Wilson 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 Wilson County, TN census records are available?

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

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

  • Wilson County Archives, 111 South College Street , Lebanon , TN 37087; Phone: (615) 443-1993
  • West Wilson County Historical Society, P.O. Box 337, Mt Juliet 37122
  • City of Lebanon Museum & History Center, 200 Castle Heights Ave. North, Lebanon, TN 37087 615-443-2839
  • Mt. Juliet-West Wilson County Historical Society, (Mt. Juliet-Wilson County Public Library), 7851 Central Pike, PO Box 337, Mt. Juliet, TN 37121 615-754-2418

Wilson County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

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