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Monroe County, Tennessee

Monroe County, Tennessee Facts

When was Monroe County, TN Created?

Monroe County was founded on November 13, 1819 from lands formerly belonging to the Overhill Cherokees.

What is the County Seat of Monroe County, TN?

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

What counties are adjacent to Monroe County, TN?

Bordering counties are Loudon CountyBlount CountyGraham County, NC, Cherokee County, NC, Polk County and McMinn County .

Monroe County Courthouse and Government Records

Monroe County Courthouse

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

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

  • Monroe County Clerk
    • Address: 103 College Street, Suite 1, Madisonville, TN 37354
    • Phone: (423) 442-2220
    • Marriage Records: 1838
    • Probate Records: 1836
  • Monroe County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 103 College Street Suite 4, Madisonville, TN 37354
    • Phone: (423) 442-2440
    • Land & Deed Records: 1820
  • Monroe County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: 105 College Street, Suite 103, Madisonville, TN 37354
    • Phone: 423-442-2396
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1832
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1827
    • County  Court Minutes: 1858

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

Monroe County vital records can be found at the Monroe County Health Department, 3469 New Highway 68, Madisonville, TN 37354; (423) 442-3993 , issues birth certificates and death certificates

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.

Tennessee Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records 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.

You can search online for Monroe 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 Monroe County, TN census records are available?

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

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

  • Monroe County Archives, 105 College Street, Madisonville , TN 37354; Phone: (615) 442-3981
  • Madisonville Public Library, 884 Englewood Road Suite A, Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-4085
  • Sweetwater Public Library, 210 Mayes Avenue, Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5274
  • Vonore Historical Society, c/o Vonore Public Library, 611 Church Street, Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-6729

Monroe County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

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