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Madison County, Tennessee
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Madison County, Tennessee Facts
When was Madison County, TN Created?
Madison County was founded on November 6, 1821 from Chickasaw Indians lands.
What is the County Seat of Madison County, TN?
The County Seat of government is located in Jackson also, the county government website is www.co.madison.tn.us .
What counties are adjacent to Madison County, TN?
Bordering counties are Gibson County, Carroll County, Henderson County, Chester County, Hardeman County, Haywood County and Crockett County .
Madison County Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Madison County Courthouse?
The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in Madison County or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below could be the first widely known documents for this county.
- Madison County Clerk
- Address: Room 105 Courthouse, 100 E. Main, Jackson, TN 38301
- Phone: 731-423-6022
- Marriage Records: 1838
- Probate Records: 1825
- Madison County Register of Deeds
- Address: 100 East Main Street, Room 109, Jackson, TN 38301
- Phone: (731) 423-6028
- Land & Deed Records: 1821
- Madison County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Address: 515 S. Liberty Street, Suite 200, Jackson, TN 38301
- Phone: 731-423-6035
- Chancery Court Minutes: 1846
- Circuit Court Minutes: 1821
- County Court Minutes: 1821
Where can find Madison County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison County, TN census records are available?
Federal Population Schedules for Madison County can be found for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Madison Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Madison Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Madison 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 Madison County, TN?
- Madison County Archives, 1981 Hollywood Drive, Suite 300, Jackson, TN 38305; Phone: (731) 423-2723
- Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum, 56 Casey Jones Lane, Jackson, TN 38305 731-668-1222
- Union University Archives, Emma Waters Summar Library, 1050 University Drive, Jackson, TN 38305 731-661-5070
Madison County Genealogy Resources
Where can I connect with other Madison County, TN Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Tennessee Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Tennessee State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Madison County, Tennessee Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Madison County
- Madison County, Tennessee Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- Genealogical “Fact Sheets” About Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison County.
What other genealogical resources are available in Madison County, TN?
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Madison 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 Madison County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.
Madison 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)
- Madison County, Tennessee Books (amazon.com)
- Search Tennessee Obituaries (1990 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Madison 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)
Madison Co. TN Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search (assessment.state.tn.us)
- Madison County Records on Microfilm (tennessee.gov) – Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Madison County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan (tennessee.gov)
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Madison Co. TN Census Records
- Tennessee Census Records Research Guide
- Madison County, TN Census Records Links
- Madison County, TN Census QuickFacts
Madison Co. TN Cemeteries & Church Records
- Madison Co., Tennessee Graves (findagrave.com)
- Madison County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Madison Co., Tennessee Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Madison Co., Tennessee Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Madison County, Tennessee Church Books (amazon.com)
Madison 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)
Madison Co. TN General and History Websites
- Madison County Tennessee (genealogytrails.com)
- 1887 History of Madison County (tngenweb.org) Description, Settlement, County Government, City of Jackson,Other Communities, Courts, War, Schools, Churches Index of Names in Goodspeed Book – The Goodspeed Publishing Co., History of Tennessee, 1887
- Madison County History and Culture (tennesseeencyclopedia.net)
- Madison County, Tennessee Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Madison County, Tennessee Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Madison Co. TN Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Madison County – American History and Genealogy Project (usgennet.org)
- Madison County, Tennessee (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Tennessee – Counties – Madison (cyndislist.com)
- Madison Co. TNGenweb (tngenweb.org)
- Madison County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Madison Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Madison Co. TN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Tennessee Links and Information
- Madison Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- 1895 Madison County Map (livgenmi.com)
Madison 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 Madison County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.