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Jackson County, Tennessee

Jackson County, Tennessee Facts

When was Jackson County, TN Created?

Jackson County was founded on November 6, 1801 from Smith County and Indian lands.

What is the County Seat of Jackson County, TN?

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

What counties are adjacent to Jackson County, TN?

Bordering counties are Clay CountyOverton CountyPutnam CountySmith County and Macon County .

Jackson County Courthouse and Government Records

Jackson County Courthouse

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

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

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

Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for Jackson County can be found for 18101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

  • Jackson County Archives, 379 Glenn Jones Road, Gainesboro , TN 38562; Phone: (931) 268-2933
  • Jackson County Historical Society
  • Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library, 205 W. Hull Avenue, PO Box 647, Gainesboro, TN 38562 931-268-9190
  • Granville Museum, PO Box 26, Granville, Tennessee 38564

Jackson County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

Jackson Co. TN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Jackson Co. TN Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Jackson Co. TN Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Jackson Co. TN Census Records

Jackson Co. TN Cemeteries & Church Records

Jackson Co. TN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jackson Co. TN General and History Websites

Jackson Co. TN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jackson Co. TN Military Records