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Franklin County, Tennessee
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Franklin County, Tennessee Facts
When was Franklin County, TN Created?
Franklin County was founded on December 3, 1807 from Bedford County and Warren County.
What is the County Seat of Franklin County, TN?
The County Seat of government is located in Winchester also, the county government website is www.franklincotn.us .
What counties are adjacent to Franklin County, TN?
Bordering counties are Coffee County, Grundy County, Marion County, Jackson County, AL, Lincoln County and Moore County .
Franklin County Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Franklin County Courthouse?
The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in Franklin County or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below could be the first widely known documents for this county.
- Franklin County Clerk
- Address: 1 S. Jefferson Street, Winchester, TN 37398
- Phone: 931-967-2541
- Marriage Records: 1838
- Probate Records: 1808
- Franklin County Register of Deeds
- Address: 1 South Jefferson Street, Room 6, Winchester, TN 37398
- Phone: (931) 967-2840
- Land & Deed Records: 1808
- Franklin County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Address: 360 Wilton Circle, Room 157, Winchester, TN 37398
- Phone: 931-967-2923
- Chancery Court Minutes: 1834
- Circuit Court Minutes: 1832
- County Court Minutes: 1832
Where can find Franklin County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin County, TN census records are available?
Federal Population Schedules for Franklin County can be found for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Franklin Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Franklin Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Franklin 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 Franklin County, TN?
- Project Preservation (sometimes called the “Dig”), 304 First Avenue NW, Winchester, Tenn. 37398. Arranges and preserves the Court Loose Records. Has indexes: 1800-1869; 1870-1879; 1880-1889; 1890-1899.
- Franklin County Archives, 304 1 st Ave., NW, Winchester , TN 37398; Phone: (931) 962-1474
- Franklin County Historical Society, (Franklin County Public Library), 105 South Porter Street, PO Box 130, Winchester, TN 37398; 931-962-1476
Franklin County Genealogy Resources
Where can I connect with other Franklin County, TN Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Tennessee Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Tennessee State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Franklin County, Tennessee Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Franklin County
- Franklin County, Tennessee Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- Genealogical “Fact Sheets” About Franklin County (tn.gov) The purpose of these fact sheets is to help determine what sources are available for genealogical research about the people and places in Franklin County. Although this is by no means an exhaustive list of all the possible places one might search, it does cover the major publications and microfilms available at TSLA on the Franklin County.
What other genealogical resources are available in Franklin County, TN?
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Franklin 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 Franklin County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.
Franklin Co. TN Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Tennessee Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Tennessee historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Tennessee (1795 – 1929 ) (genealogybank.com) Rapidly find names and key phrases in over 450 million content articles, obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements as well as other items written in over 2,800 old U.S. newspapers. Brand new articles and other content added every month!
- Tennessee Newspaper List by County and City (.state.tn.us)
- Franklin County, Tennessee Books (amazon.com)
- Search Tennessee Obituaries (1990 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Franklin Co. TN Birth, Marriage & Death Records
- Tennessee Vital Records Research Guide
- Order Hard Copies of Vital Records (archives.com)
- Social Security Death Index (search.ancestry.com)
Franklin Co. TN Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search (assessment.state.tn.us)
- Franklin County Records on Microfilm (tennessee.gov) – Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Franklin County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan (tennessee.gov)
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Franklin Co. TN Census Records
- Tennessee Census Records Research Guide
- Franklin County, TN Census Records Links
- Franklin ounty, TN Census QuickFacts
Franklin Co. TN Cemeteries & Church Records
- Franklin Co., Tennessee Graves (findagrave.com)
- Franklin County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Franklin Co., Tennessee Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Franklin Co., Tennessee Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Franklin County, Tennessee Church Books (amazon.com)
Franklin Co. TN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- 1911 Who’s Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseans – (tngenweb.org)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Franklin Co. TN General and History Websites
- Franklin County Tennessee (genealogytrails.com)
- Franklin County History and Culture (tennesseeencyclopedia.net)
- Franklin County, Tennessee Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Franklin County, Tennessee Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Franklin Co. TN Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Franklin County – American History and Genealogy Project (usgennet.org)
- Franklin County, Tennessee (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Tennessee – Counties – Franklin (cyndislist.com)
- Franklin Co. TNGenweb (tngenweb.org)
- Franklin County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Franklin Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Franklin Co. TN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Tennessee Links and Information
- Franklin Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- 1895 Franklin County Map (livgenmi.com)
Franklin Co. TN Military Records
- Tennessee Military Records Research Guide
- Tennessee Military Records (Fold3.com) delivers access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the Tennessee both women and men that served. Great for Franklin County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.