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Warren County

Warren County

Warren County was formed in 1807 from Jackson,
Smith & White counties and Indian lands
(Acts of Tennessee 1807, Chapter 28).

The county seat is McMinnville.

There was a fire at the Warren County courthouse in 1852.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • 175 Years of Progress, 1810-1985 : McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee (1985?)
  • Concise Description of Middle Tennessee (Baker, 1868)
  • Distinguished Personalities of Warren County History, 1800-1996  (Dillon,  1996)*
  • Early History of Warren County  (Hale,  1930)*
  • Heritage of Warren County, TN. (Warren County Heritage Book Committee, 2005) [name index]*
  • History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present : Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Cannon, Coffee, Dekale [sic], Warren, White (Goodspeed, 1979)
  • Legacy of the Circuit Riders : The Methodist Churches of Warren County, Tennessee (Boyd, 1984)*
  • Life on a Warren County Farm (Wood, 1993)
  • McMinnville [Images of America] (Wanamaker & Keathley, 2009)
  • McMinnville at a Milestone, 1810-1960 (Womack, 1960)
  • McMinnville-Warren County Sesquicentennial, 1810-1960 (McMinnville-Warren County Tenn. Sesquicentennial Central Committee, 1960)
  • Through Wolf's Eyes (Wolford, 2012)
  • Warren County [Images of America series] (Wanamaker and Chris Keathley, 2007)
  • Warren County, Its Organization, Scenery, Resources and Representative Men  (Killebrew,  1871)
  • Warren County Story  (Wiseman,  1995) [name index]*
  • Warren County, Tennessee, Pictorial History (Jackson, 1997) [surname index]*
  • Warren County, Tennessee. The Region of Health, Wealth and Happiness*
  • Warren County, Tennesseee 1807-2007 (Nunley, 2007)

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

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1840 Federal Census of Warren County, Tennessee (Bridgewater, 1985) [name index]
  • 1870 Warren County, Tennessee (Hillis, 1988) [surname index]*
  • 1880 Warren County TN Census (Hillis, 1988) [surname index]*
  • 1900 Warren County TN Census (Hillis, 1988) [surname index]*
  • 1910 Warren County TN Census (Hillis, 1988) [surname index]*
  • Alphabetical Listing of the Marriage Records of Warren County, Tennessee, 1852-1900 (Clark, 19??) [alphabetical]*
  • Death Records, Warren County, TN [vol. 1 1914-1920; vol. 2 1921-1925] (Hillis, 200?) [surname index in each volume]*
  • Deeds / Prepared by the Historical Records Survey [vol. 1 1800-1818; vol 2. 1812-1819 (in 2 pts.); vol. 3 1818-1820; vol. 4 1820-1826] (WPA, 1936-38) [name index in vols. 1, 3 & 4; in vol. 2 pt. 1]
  • Inventories, Sale Bills, Statements, etc., Book 1, 1827-1844 [2 vols.]  (WPA, 1938) [name index in vol. 1]
  • Marriage Records Warren County, Tennessee [1852-1900] (1965) [surname index]
  • Marriage Records, Warren County, Tennessee, 1951-1975 (Hillis, 1988)*
  • Name Index to History of Tennessee ... Together with ... Sketch of the Counties of White, Warren, Coffee, DeKalb and Cannon ... (Marsh, 1972)
  • Obituaries Extracted from the New Era & Southern Standard (1867-1934)  (Reggio,  1999?) [name index]
  • Obituaries Extracted from Southern Standard Newspaper, Warren County ... [vol. 1 1867-1934; *vol .2 1935-1940; vol. 3 1941-1944; vol. 4 1944-1946] (Reggio, 1999-) [name index in each volume]
  • Our Families at Rest in Cherry, Jacksboro, King, Rains Cemeteries (Jones, 1988) [surname index for each cemetery]
  • Polk's McMinnville (Warren County, Tennessee) City Directory [1973-1980, 1982-1984, 1986-1998, 2000-2014]
  • Warren County Tax Lists, 1805, 1812, 1836 (Scribes, 1988) [surname index]
  • Warren County, Tennessee, 1860 Census (Greathouse, 1980) [surname index]
  • Warren County, Tennessee Cemetery Book [4 vols.] (Cunningham & Holt, 1993-1994) [name index in each volume]*
  • Warren County, Tennessee, Census of 1850 (1958) [surname index]
  • Warren County, Tennessee Deed Book A (1808-1818) (Majors, 1992) [name index]*
  • Warren County, Tennessee, Genealogical Notes from the McMinnville Newspapers, 1880-1914( Martini, 2011) [alphabetical]
  • Warren County, Tennessee Land Grants : Books 1 Through 3, 1824-1827 (Williams, 1999) [name index]*
  • Warren County, Tennessee, Marriage License Record, Vol. A, 1852-64 (WPA, 1937) [name index]
  • Warren County, Tennessee, Plat Book [vol. 1 1824-1827; vol. 2 1827-1835; vol. 3 1835-1839; vol. 4 1839-1894] (Williams, 1997-) [name index in each volume]*
  • Warren County, Tennessee, Research Information & 1830 Census, with Index (Gant, 1994?) [name index]*
  • Warren County, Tennessee, Research Information & 1836 Tax List, with Index (Gant, 1994?) [name index]*
  • Warren County, Tennessee Will Books [vol. 1 1827-1858; vol. 2 1858-1887; vol. 3 1887-1910] (Majors, 1992-1996) [name index in each volume]*
  • Warren County, TN Marriages, 1852-1865 (Sistler, 1986) [alphabetical]*
  • Warren County TN Marriages, 1900-1950 (Hillis, 1988) [surname index]*
  • Warren County, TN, Research Information and 1838 Tax List, with Index (Gant, 1994?) [name index]*

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

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

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1852
  • wills from 1827
  • deeds from 1810  (deed index from 1925)
  • chancery court minutes from 1847
  • county court minutes from 1848
  • circuit court minutes from 1842
  • tax books from 1876

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Marriage records -- 1852-1877 (#47, 1 reel)*
  • Wills, Inventories, sales & settlements -- 1827-1858 (#83, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Warren County  (Record Group #107, Roll 83,  1 reel). Roll includes Deeds, Books A, B, C & E (1808-1820 & 1823-1826),  Inventories, Sale Bills, Statements, etc. Book 1, pts. 1&2 (1827-1844) and Marriage License Records, vol. A (1852-1864).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in McMinnville.  Scattered early issues are available from 1816, and a complete run begins in 1933.  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 Warren County:  1830-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1830-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Warren County census records in book form:  1830,  1840,  1850,  1860,  1870*,  1880*,  1900*,  1910*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR WARREN COUNTY

 

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

 

 

Updated April 1, 2014

 

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