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Tipton County, Tennessee Facts

When was Tipton County, TN Created?

Tipton County was founded on October 29, 1823 from Shelby County (previously Chickasaw lands) .

What is the County Seat of Tipton County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Covington also, the county government website is www.tiptonco.com .

What counties are adjacent to Tipton County, TN?

Bordering counties are  Lauderdale County, Haywood County, Fayette County, Shelby County, Crittenden County, AR and Mississippi County, AR .

Tipton County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Tipton County Courthouse

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

  • Tipton County Clerk
    • Address: P.O. Box 528, 220 Hwy 51 North, Suite 2, Covington, TN 38019 Genealogy Info
    • Phone: (901) 476-0207
    • Marriage Records: 1840 
    • Probate Records: 1824
  • Tipton County Register of Deeds
    • Address: P.O. Box 626, Covington, TN 38019
    • Phone: (901) 476-0204
    • Land & Deed Records: 1824
  • Tipton County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: 1801 S. College Street, Ste. 102, Covington, TN 38019
    • Phone: 901-475-3310
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1854
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1832
    • County  Court Minutes: 1823

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

Tipton 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 Tipton 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 Tipton County, TN census records are available?

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

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

  • Tipton County Public Library, 300 W. Church Ave., Covington, TN 38019 901-476-8289

Tipton County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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