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Bledsoe County

Bledsoe County

Bledsoe County was formed in 1807 from
parts of Roane County and Indian lands
(Acts of Tennessee 1807, Chapter 9).

The county seat is Pikeville.

There was a fire at the Bledsoe County courthouse in 1908.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Bledsoe County at the Bicentennial 1976:  A Short History of Bledsoe County, Tennessee 1807-1976  (Robnett,  1977)
  • Bledsoe County, Tennessee, A Pictorial History (Bledsoe County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1998) [surname index]*
  • Bledsoe County, Tennessee, A History (Robnett, 1993) [surname index]*
  • History of Bledsoe County, 1807-1957 [thesis] (Robnett, 1957)*

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

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1840 Census, Sequatchie Valley, Bledsoe-Marion Counties (Douthat, 1982)
  • 1870 Census of Bledsoe County, Tennessee (Kirkeminde, 1982?)*
  • 1880 Census, Tennessee, Transcription for Bledsoe County (Sistler, 1978?)
  • Bledsoe County Court Letter Book Containing Minutes From Jan. 1847-Mar. 1852 (Swift, 1995) [name index]*
  • Bledsoe County Court Minutes, April 1856-March 1860 (Swift, 1995) [name index]*
  • Bledsoe County, Tennessee 1836 Tennessee Civil Districts and Tax Lists [1837, 1838, 1839] (Douthat, 1993) [name index]*
  • Bledsoe County, Tennessee, Baptist Church Minutes, 1882-1938 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Bledsoe County, Tennessee Chancery Court Loose Papers, 1840-1940 (Hobbs, 1999) [name index]*
  • Bledsoe County, Tennessee, Chancery Court Minute Book, Vol. II, 1836-1847 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Bledsoe County, Tennessee, Circuit Court Execution Docket, 1810-1824 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Bledsoe County, Tennessee, Deed Book [6 vols. 1807-1826, 1829-1854] (WPA, 1937) [name index]
  • Bledsoe County, Tennessee, Deed Books A-D, Abstracts (Goins, 1994) [name index]*
  • Bledsoe County, Tennessee, Tombstone Inscriptions (WPA, 1939)
  • Bledsoe County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics, 1914 Through 1925 (Wiefering, 1993) [name index]*
  • Census of Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Pikeville, Tennessee (Bledsoe Co.) taken July, 1982 (Appell, 1982) [name index]
  • Collier Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee (Hobbs, 1991?) [name index]*
  • Compendium of Local Biography : Bledsoe County, TN. (199?) [name index]
  • County Court Minutes (Abstract), Bledsoe County, Tennessee [1841-1846]  (Hobbs, 1990?) [surname index]
  • Fourth Survey Distr[i]ct of Tennessee, 1808-1810 : John McClellan-surveyor Anderson, Bledsoe, Campbell, Knox, Overton, Rhea, Roane Counties, TN (Douthat, 1988) [surname index]*
  • Howard/Walker Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee (Beyer, 2003) [name index]
  • Marriage Records of Bledsoe County, Tennessee [vol. 1 1908-1917; vol. 2 1917-1924] (Goins and Hobbs Genealogy Service, 1988-) [surname index]*
  • Minutes of the Circuit Court of Bledsoe County, 1834-1841 (WPA, 1941) [name index]
  • Population Schedule of the United States Census of 1850 for Bledsoe County, Tennessee (Hutcherson, 1963)
  • Records of Bledsoe County, Tombstone Inscriptions (Madewell, 1982) [name index]
  • Sequachee Valley News Gossip Columns (Harris, 19??-)*
  • Sequatchie Valley Bible Records (Douthat, 1985) [surname index]*
  • Tennessee Fourth Surveyor's District Land Surveys 1814-1824 : Anderson, Bledsoe, Campbell, Morgan, Overton, Rhea and Roane Counties, Tenn. (Bailey, 1996) [name index]
  • Tennessee, Records of Bledsoe County : County Court Minute Book [1841-1846] (WPA, 1939) [name index]
  • United States Census, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, 1850 (Hobbs, 1986)*
  • United States Census, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, 1860 (Hobbs, 1986)*
  • United States Census, Bledsoe Co., Tennessee, 1870 (Hobbs, 1986)*
  • United States Census, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, 1880 (Hobbs, 1990?)*
  • United States Census, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, 1900 (Hobbs, 1986)*
  • United States Census, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, 1910 (Hobbs, 198?)*
  • United States Census, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, 1920 (Goins, 1994)*

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

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

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1908
  • wills from 1883
  • deed index from 1797
  • chancery court minutes from 1836
  • county court minutes from 1841
  • circuit court minutes from 1845
  • tax books from 1888

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • *Deed Index -- 1797-1942  (#32, 1 reel)*
  • *WPA Records, Bledsoe County (Record Group #107, Roll 4, 1 reel) Roll includes Deed Books A-D, F-I, L (1807-1826 & 1829-1854), Circuit Court Execution Docket (1810-1824), Circuit Court Minutes (1834-1841), County Court Minute Book 1 (1841-1846), Baptist Church Minutes (1882-1938), Chancery Court Minute Book 2 (1836-1847) and Tombstone Inscriptions (undated).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Camden.  Scattered early issues are available from 1876, and a complete run begins in 1915.  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 Bledsoe County:  1830-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1830-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Bledsoe County census records in book form:  1840,  1850*,  1860*,  1870*,  1880*,  1900*,  1910*,  1920*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR BLEDSOE COUNTY

 

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

 

 

Updated October 4, 2013

 

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