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Obion County, Tennessee
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Obion County, Tennessee Facts
When was Obion County, TN Created?
Obion County was founded on October 24, 1823 from Chickasaw Indian lands
What is the County Seat of Obion County, TN?
The County Seat of government is located in Union City also, the county government website is www.obioncounty.org .
What counties are adjacent to Obion County, TN?
Bordering counties are Fulton County, Kentucky, Weakley County, Gibson County, Dyer County and Lake County .
Obion County Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Obion County Courthouse?
The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in Obion County or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below could be the first widely known documents for this county.
- Obion County Clerk
- Address: 2 Bill Burnett Circle, Union City, TN 38261
- Phone: (731) 885-3831
- Marriage Records: 1838
- Probate Records: 1834
- Obion County Register of Deeds
- Address: P.O. Box 514, Union City, TN 38281
- Phone: (731) 885-9351
- Land & Deed Records: 1824
- Obion County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Address: 7 Bill Burnett Circle, Union City, TN 38261
- Phone: 731-885-1372
- Chancery Court Minutes: 1854
- Circuit Court Minutes: 1826
- County Court Minutes: 1824
Where can find Obion County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Obion 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 Obion 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 Obion County, TN census records are available?
Federal Population Schedules for Obion County can be found for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Obion Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Obion Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Obion 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 Obion County, TN?
- Obion County Historical Society, P.O. Box 241, Union City 38261
- Obion County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 241, Union City, TN 38261
- Obion County Museum, 1004 Edwards Street, Union City, TN 38261 731-885-6774
- Obion County Public Library, 1221 East Reelfoot, Union City, TN 38261 731-885-7000
Obion County Genealogy Resources
Where can I connect with other Obion County, TN Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Tennessee Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Tennessee State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Obion County, Tennessee Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Obion County
- Obion County, Tennessee Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- Genealogical “Fact Sheets” About Obion 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 Obion 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 Obion County.
What other genealogical resources are available in Obion County, TN?
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Obion 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 Obion County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.
Obion 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)
- Obion County, Tennessee Books (amazon.com)
- Search Tennessee Obituaries (1990 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Obion 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)
Obion Co. TN Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Property Search (assessment.state.tn.us)
- Obion County Records on Microfilm (tennessee.gov) – Order County Microfilm Inventories and Reels
- Early Obion County Records Available on Interlibrary Loan (tennessee.gov)
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Obion Co. TN Census Records
- Tennessee Census Records Research Guide
- Obion County, TN Census Records Links
- Obion County, TN Census QuickFacts
Obion Co. TN Cemeteries & Church Records
- Obion Co., Tennessee Graves (findagrave.com)
- Obion County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Obion Co., Tennessee Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Obion Co., Tennessee Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Obion County, Tennessee Church Books (amazon.com)
Obion 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)
Obion Co. TN General and History Websites
- Obion County Tennessee (genealogytrails.com)
- Obion County History and Culture (tennesseeencyclopedia.net)
- Obion County, Tennessee Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Obion County, Tennessee Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Obion Co. TN Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Obion County – American History and Genealogy Project (usgennet.org)
- Obion County, Tennessee (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Tennessee – Counties – Obion (cyndislist.com)
- Obion Co. TNGenweb (tngenweb.org)
- Obion County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Obion Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Obion Co. TN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Tennessee Links and Information
- Obion Co. D.O.T. County Highway Map
- 1895 Obion County Map (livgenmi.com)
Obion 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 Obion County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.