Roane County, Tennessee
Roane County, Tennessee Facts
When was Roane County, TN Created?
Roane County was founded on November 6, 1801 from Knox County and Indian Lands.
What is the County Seat of Roane County, TN?
What counties are adjacent to Roane County, TN?
Roane County Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Roane County Courthouse?
The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in Roane County or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below could be the first widely known documents for this county.
- Roane County Clerk
- Address: P.O. Box 546, 200 E. Race St., Kingston, TN 37763
- Phone: (865) 376-5556
- Marriage Records: 1801
- Probate Records: 1802
- Roane County Register of Deeds
- Address: 200 East Race Street, Suite 6, P.O. Box 181, Kingston, TN 37763
- Phone: (865) 376-4673
- Land & Deed Records: 1801
- Roane County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Address: 200 East Race Street, Suite 11, Kingston, TN 37763
- Phone: 865-376-2390
- Chancery Court Minutes: 1824
- Circuit Court Minutes: 1810
- County Court Minutes: 1801
Where can find Roane County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Roane 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 Roane 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 Roane County, TN census records are available?
Roane Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Roane Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Roane 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 Roane County, TN?
- Roane County Archives, P.O. Box 738, Kingston , TN 37763; Phone: (865) 376-9211
- Roane County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 297, Kingston 37763-0297
- Roane County Heritage Commission, Kingston 37763-0297
- Oliver Springs Historical Society, P.O. Box 409, Oliver Springs, TN 37840; (865) 435-2980
- Harriman Public Library, 601 Walden Street, Harriman, TN 37748 865-882-3195
- Oliver Springs Public Library, (Oliver Springs Historical Society) 610 Walker Street, Oliver Springs, TN 37840 865-435-2509
- Rockwood Public Library, 117 North Front Street, Rockwood, TN 37854 865-354-1281
Roane County Genealogy Resources
Where can I connect with other Roane County, TN Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Tennessee Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Tennessee State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Roane County, Tennessee Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Roane County
- Roane County, Tennessee Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- Genealogical “Fact Sheets” About Roane 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 Roane 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 Roane County.
What other genealogical resources are available in Roane County, TN?
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Roane 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 Roane County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.