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Hi, my name is
Christine Walters. (chrisw1940@yahoo.com)   I am your host for the great state of Tennessee. If you have anything you would like to add just send me an email. I've been in this business for over 30 years and I've been doing county websites for well over a dozen years. Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers. We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and are interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it. If you have anything that would help others be sure and send it in. Sharing is contageous and before you know it, everyone is doing it.


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Click
here. To submit cemetery transcriptions for any Tennessee county

If you are interested joining our group as webmaster for any of our websites, view our
Volunteer Information page and Email Kim. A desire to transcribe data and know-how to make a webpage is required.


I am sorry, that I can't do any research for you. I just simply don't have the time and I don't have the resources. Thanks for understanding.


Counties
Anderson
Bedford
Benton
Bledsoe
Blount
Bradley
Campbell
Cannon
Carroll
Carter
Cheatham
Chester
Claiborne
Clay
Cocke
Coffee
Crockett
Cumberland
Davidson
Decatur
DeKalb
Dickson
Dyer
Fayette
Fentress
Franklin
Gibson
Giles
Grainger
Greene
Grundy
Hamblen
Hamilton
Hancock
Hardeman
Hardin
Hawkins
Haywood
Henderson
Henry
Hickman
Houston
Humphreys
Jackson
Jefferson
Johnson
Knox
Lake
Lauderdale
Lawrence
Lewis
Lincoln
Loudon
Macon
Madison
Marion
Marshall
Maury
McMinn
McNairy
Meigs
Monroe
Montgomery
Moore
Morgan
Obion
Overton
Perry
Pickett
Polk
Putnam
Rhea
Roane
Robertson
Rutherford
Scott
Sequatchie
Sevier
Shelby
Smith
Stewart
Sullivan
Sumner
Tipton
Trousdale
Unicoi
Union
Van Buren
Warren
Washington
Wayne
Weakley
White
Williamson
Wilson


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In 1796, Tennessee became the sixteenth state to join the Union. It was created by taking the north and south borders of North Carolina and extending them to the Mississippi River.

The word "Tennessee" comes from the Cherokee town Tanasi, which along with its neighbor town Chota was one of the most important Cherokee towns and often referred to as the capital city of the Overhill Cherokee.

Tennessee is known as the "Volunteer State", a nickname it earned during the War of 1812, in which volunteer soldiers from Tennessee played a prominent role, especially during the Battle of New Orleans.
The capital is Nashville and the largest city is Memphis.



The Three Grand Divisions

East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and West Tennessee.

East Tennessee
The Blue Ridge area lies on the eastern edge of Tennessee, bordering North Carolina. This region of Tennessee is characterized by high mountains, including the Great Smoky Mountains, the Chilhowee Mountains, the Unicoi Range, and the Iron Mountains range.

Middle Tennessee
To the west of East Tennessee lies the Cumberland Plateau. This area is covered with flat-topped mountains separated by sharp valleys. To the west of the Cumberland Plateau is the Highland Rim, an elevated plain that surrounds the Nashville Basin. The northern section of the Highland Rim, known for its high tobacco production, is sometimes called the Pennyroyal Plateau and is located in primarily in Southwestern Kentucky. The Nashville Basin is characterized by rich, fertile farm country and high natural wildlife diversity.

West Tennessee
West of the Highland Rim and Nashville Basin is the Gulf Coastal Plain, which includes the Mississippi embayment.
Most of West Tennessee remained Indian land until the Chickasaw Cession of 1818, when the Chickasaw ceded their land between the Tennessee River and the Mississippi River. The portion of the Chickasaw Cession that lies in Kentucky is known as the Jackson Purchase.



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Useful Links

Tennessee State Library
and Archives

403 7th Avenue North,
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-2764
reference.tsla@tn.gov

Shelby County Register
of Deeds

1075 Mullins Station
Suite W165
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 379-7500

Tennessee
Historical Society

War Memorial Building
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-8934
tnhissoc@tennesseehistory.org