Lincoln County, Tennessee
Lincoln County, Tennessee Facts
When was Lincoln County, TN Created?
Lincoln County was founded on November 14, 1809 from Bedford County.
What is the County Seat of Lincoln County, TN?
What counties are adjacent to Lincoln County, TN?
Lincoln County Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Lincoln County Courthouse?
The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in Lincoln County or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below could be the first widely known documents for this county.
- Lincoln County Clerk
- Address: 112 Main Avenue St, Ste. 102, Fayetteville, TN 37334
- Phone: 931-433-2454
- Marriage Records: 1838
- Probate Records: 1809
- Lincoln County Register of Deeds
- Address: 112 Main Avenue South, Room 104, Fayetteville, TN 37334
- Phone: (931) 433-5366
- Land & Deed Records: 1810
- Lincoln County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Address: Room 203 112 Main Avenue, Fayetteville, TN 37334
- Phone: 931-433-2334
- Chancery Court Minutes: 1838
- Circuit Court Minutes: 1849
- County Court Minutes: 1810
Where can find Lincoln County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, TN census records are available?
Lincoln Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lincoln Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, TN?
- Lincoln County Genealogical Society, 1508 Washington Street, Fayetteville, TN 37334; (931) 625-2939
- Lincoln County Archives, 1000-B Washington St. West, Fayetteville , TN 37334; Phone: (931) 732-4214
- Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, 400 Rocky Knob Lane, Fayetteville, TN 37334 931-433-3286
Lincoln County Genealogy Resources
Where can I connect with other Lincoln County, TN Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Tennessee Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Tennessee State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Lincoln County, Tennessee Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Lincoln County
- Lincoln County, Tennessee Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- Genealogical “Fact Sheets” About Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County.
What other genealogical resources are available in Lincoln County, TN?
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Lincoln 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 Lincoln County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.