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Carter County, Tennessee

Carter County, Tennessee Facts

When was Carter County, TN Created?

Carter County was founded on April 9, 1796 from Washington County.

What is the County Seat of Carter County, TN?

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

What counties are adjacent to Carter County, TN?

Bordering counties are Sullivan CountyJohnson CountyAvery County, NC, Mitchell County, NC, Unicoi County and Washington County .

Carter County Courthouse and Government Records

Carter County Courthouse

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

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

Carter County Clerk

    • Address: 801 Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643
    • Phone: 423-542-1862
    • Marriage Records: 1790
    • Probate Records: 1794
  • Carter County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 801 East Elk Ave., Elizabethton, TN 37643
    • Phone: (423) 542-1830
    • Land & Deed Records: 1796
  • Carter County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: Courthouse Annex 900 East Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643
    • Phone: 423-542-1835
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1854
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1848
    • County  Court Minutes: 1804
  • Carter 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: 801 East Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643
    • Phone: (423) 542-1806
    • Tax Records:1796-1800, 1860-1872, 1875-1886

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

Carter 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 Carter 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 Carter County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for Carter County can be found for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

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

Carter County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

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