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Hawkins County

Hawkins County

Hawkins County was formed in 1786 from Sullivan County
(Acts of North Carolina 1786, Chapter 34).

The county seat is Rogersville.

There was a fire at the Hawkins County courthouse in 1863.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Across the Mountain, Over the Clinch : A Folk History (Trent, 2008)
  • Church Hill, Tennessee Area History, 1754-1976 (Reber, 1977) [name index]
  • Ebb and Flow : A Pictorial History of Hawkins County (Addison, 1995)
  • Hawkins County Picture Album ( Hawkins County Bicentennial Committee, 1976)*
  • Hawkins County, Tennessee : A Pictorial History (Price, 1996) [name index]*
  • Historical Sketches of Hawkins County : From its Early Settlement to 1891 (Rogan, 1989) [name index]*
  • Long's Bend and its People (Caldwell & Johnston, 1997) [name index]*
  • Now and Then : Hawkins County, Tennessee (Brice & Caldwell, 1995)
  • Old Rogersville : An Illustrated History of Rogersville, Tennessee (Price, 2002) [name index]
  • Rogersville (Ball, 2011)

Additional county and community histories can be found at the Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources:  Hawkins County. The items in the bibliography may not all be available at TSLA.  

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1880 Census, Hawkins County, Tennessee (Sistler, 1996) [alphabetical by head of household]*
  • Amis Ledger B (1782-1794) : Interpretive Transcription of an East Tennessee Business Record Book (Gump, 1996)
  • Amis Ledger D (1794-1801) : Interpretive Transcription of an East Tennessee Business Record Book (Gump, 1997)
  • Blue and Gray from Hawkins County (Includes Hancock County) Tennessee, 1861-1865 [3 vols.]  (Johnston, 1995)  [name index]*
  • Carter County, Tennessee, Greene County, Tennessee, Hawkins County, Tennessee, Johnson County, Tennessee, Sullivan County, Tennessee [1891 enumeration of male voters] (Reed, 1992) [name index]
  • Cherokee Reservoir Grave Removals by T.V.A. (Douthat, 2003) [name index]
  • Circuit Court Minutes 1810-1821 of Hawkins County (WPA, 1941) [name index]
  • Circuit Court Minutes 1822-1825 (WPA, 1939) [name index]
  • County Court Minutes, Nov. 1827-Aug. 1828 (Fragment) (WPA, 1939) [name index]
  • East Tennessee Pensioners, Revolutionary War (McGhee, 195?) [name index]
  • Families of Hawkins County, Tennessee, 1786-1994 (Hawkins County Genealogical and Historical Society, 1994) [surname index]
  • Harrison Funeral Home burial records, 1930-1942 (Alvis, 2002) [surname index]*
  • Hawkins County 1789-1865 : Being Transcriptions From the Original Bonds and Licenses at the County Courthouse, Rogersville (Price & Creekmore, 1958) [alphabetical by bride and groom]
  • Hawkins County 1836 Tennessee Civil Districts and Tax Lists (Douthat, 1993) [name index]*
  • Hawkins County, Tennessee, 1830-1850 Censuses (Lawson, 1987-) [surname index]
  • Hawkins County, Tennessee Cemeteries [4 vols.] (Hawkins County Genealogical Society, 1985-) [name index]*
  • Hawkins County, Tennessee, Cemeteries (Hawkins County Genealogical Society, 1997-) [surname index]
  • Hawkins County, Tennessee Circuit Court Minutes, 1822-1825, and Fragment for the Period November 1827-August 1828 (Lucas, 1983) [name index]
  • Hawkins County, Tennessee, Deed Abstracts [1801-1819] (Murray, 1998) [name index]*
  • Hawkins County Tennessee Deed Book no. 1, 1788-1800 (WPA, 1937) [name index]
  • Hawkins County Tennessee General Index to Deeds vol. 1, 1788-1861 (WPA, 1940) [name index]
  • Hawkins County, Tennessee, Grant Books 1 & 2, 1787-1819 (McNamara, 1997) [name index]*
  • Hawkins County, Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1789-1866 : Bride & Groom Index (Cook, 1993) [surname index]
  • Hawkins County Tennessee Marriage Records vol. 1, 1820-46 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Hawkins County, Tennessee, Marriages, 1866-1899 (Hawkins County Genealogical & Historical Society, 1997) [alphabetical listings]*
  • Hawkins County, Tennessee Marriages, 1900-1925 (Hawkins County Genealogical & Historical Society, 1999) [alphabetical listings]*
  • Hawkins County, Tennessee Vital Statistics 1914 Through 1925 (Wiefering, 199?)*
  • Joseph Rogers Papers [2 vols.] (Huskey, 1990, 1995) [name index]
  • Minutes of the Circuit Court of Hawkins County, 1817-1845 (WPA, 1942) [name index]
  • Older Black Families of Rogersville, Tennessee (Rogers, 1976) [name index]
  • Wills of Hawkins County, Tennessee [1786-1864] (Messick, 1992) [name index]*
  • Wills of Hawkins County, Tennessee [1786-1864] (Gardner & Johnston, 1991) [surname index]

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

An inventory of microfilmed Hawkins County records is available on our web site.  Individual reels of microfilm may also be purchased.     

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1820
  • wills from 1797
  • deed index from 1787
  • chancery court minutes from 1825
  • county court minutes from 1827
  • circuit court minutes from 1810
  • tax books from 1877

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Deed Index -- 1788-1906 (#32, 1 reel)*
  • Marriages -- 1820-1880 (#22, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1797-1910 (#31, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Hawkins County (Record Group #107, Roll 33, 1 reel). Roll includes Deed Book 1 (1788-1800), General Index to Deeds, Vol. 1 (1787-1861), Circuit Court Minutes (1810-1821, 1817-1845, 1822-1825), County Court Minutes (Nov. 1827 - Aug. 1828) and Marriage Records, Vol. 1 (1820-1846).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Rogersville.  Scattered early issues are available from 1858, and a complete run begins in 1932.  Microfilms are loaned to Tennessee libraries.  Individual reels may also be purchased.  An Inventory of Newspapers on Microfilm at TSLA is available on our web site. 

 

SELECTED MANUSCRIPTS MATERIAL

 

CENSUS RECORDS

  • Census on microfilm for Hawkins County:  1830-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1830-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Hawkins County census records in book form:  1830, 1840, 1850, 1880*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR HAWKINS COUNTY

 

* Indicates this title may be borrowed on Interlibrary Loan from TSLA.

 

 

Updated February 10, 2012

 

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