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Smith County, Tennessee Facts

When was Smith County, TN Created?

Smith County was founded on October 26, 1799 from Sumner County and Indian lands.

What is the County Seat of Smith County, TN?

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

What counties are adjacent to Smith County, TN?

Bordering counties are Macon County, Jackson County, Putnam County, DeKalb County, Williamson County and Trousdale County .

Smith County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Smith County Courthouse

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

  • Smith County Clerk
    • Address: 122 Turner High Circle, Suite 101, Carthage, TN 37030
    • Phone: (615) 735-9833
    • Marriage Records: 1838 
    • Probate Records: 1805
  • Smith County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 122 Turner High Circle, Suite 113, Carthage, Tn 37030
    • Phone: (615) 735-1760
    • Land & Deed Records:1799
  • Smith County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: 211 North Main Street Smith County Courthouse, Carthage, TN 37030
    • Phone: 615-735-0500
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1825
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1811
    • County  Court Minutes: 1799

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

Smith 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 Smith 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 Smith County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for Smith County can be found for 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

  • Smith County Archives, P.O. Box 112, Carthage , TN 37030; Phone: (615) 735-0200
  • Kingsport City Archives, 400 Broad Street, Kingsport, TN 37660; Phone: (423) 224-2559
  • Smith County Historical And Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 112, Carthage 37030
  • Bristol Public Library, 701 Goode Street, Bristol, VA 24201 276-669-9444
  • Smith County Public Library, 215 Main Street North, Carthage, TN 37030 615-735-1326

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

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

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