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Lawrence County, Tennessee

Lawrence County, Tennessee Facts

When was Lawrence County, TN Created?

Lawrence County was founded on October 21, 1817 from Hickman CountyGiles County and Chickasaw Indian lands.

What is the County Seat of Lawrence County, TN?

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

What counties are adjacent to Lawrence County, TN?

Bordering counties are Lewis CountyMaury CountyGiles CountyLauderdale County, AL and Wayne County .

Lawrence County Courthouse and Government Records

Lawrence County Courthouse

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

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

  • Lawrence County Clerk
    • Address: 200 W Gaines St, Suite 103, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
    • Phone: 931-766-4176
    • Marriage Records: 1818
    • Probate Records: 1829
  • Lawrence County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 200 West Gaines St. Suite 102, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
    • Phone: (931) 766-4180
    • Land & Deed Records: 1819
  • Lawrence County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: NBU 12, Courthouse 240 West Gaines Street, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
    • Phone: 931-762-4398
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1840
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1832
    • County  Court Minutes: 1827 (1818 – 1823)

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

Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for Lawrence County can be found for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

  • Lawrence County Archives, 524 Gallaher Street, Lawrenceburg , TN 38464; Phone: (931) 766-1576; holdings: Deeds 1818-1933; entry and survey books 1818-1900; wills and estate settlements 1818-1996; marriages 1818-2000; county court minutes 1818-1997; circuit court minutes 1826-1920; chancery court minutes 1840-1920; administrator, executor and guardian bonds and settlements 1818-1996; land grants; cemetery records census 1820-1930. over 1,000 family file folders; many family history books; many county and community history books; some census, cemetery and marriage books for surrounding counties and statewide; maps; hundreds of old pictures
  • Lawrence County Genealogical Society, 218 North Military Ave. Suite B-1, Lawrenceburg 38464
  • Lawrence County Public Library, 519 E. Gaines Street, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 931-762-4627

Lawrence County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

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