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Blount County

Blount County

Blount County was formed in 1795 from Knox County
(Acts of the Territory of the United States
South of the River Ohio,
1795, Chapter 6).

The county seat is Maryville.

There were fires at the Blount County courthouse in 1879 & 1934.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • A Place Called Greenback : An East Tennessee Town at the Turn of the Century, 1870-1917 (Best, 1993)
  • Blount County (Albert & Cornett, 2010) *
  • Blount County Communities We Live In (Tindell, 1973)*
  • Goodspeed's Blount County History (1990) [name index]
  • Blount County Remembered : The 1890's Photography of W.O. Garner  (Smith & Kintner,  1991)*
  • Blount County, Tennessee, 1795-1995 : A Bicentennial History (Thomas, 1995)*
  • Cades Cove : The Life and Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937  (Dunn,  1988) [name index]*
  • Cades Cove as it Was (Coada & Hill, 2003)*
  • Cades Cove Photos (Shields, 1988) [name index]*
  • Cades Cove Story (Shields, 1977)*
  • Friendsville (Henry & Albert, 2011)
  • Goodspeed's Blount County History (1990) [name index]
  • Historic Sites in Blount, Cocke, Monroe and Sevier Counties (Carberry, 1973)
  • History of Blount County, Tennessee and Its People, 1795-1995 (Blount County History Book Committee, 1995) [surname index]
  • History of Blount County, Tennessee; From War Trail to Landing Strip, 1795-1955 (Burns, 1974) [name index]*
  • History of New Providence Presbyterian Church, Maryville, Tenn., 1786-1921 (McTeer, 1921)*
  • Legends of Cades Cove and the Smokies Beyond (Weals, 2002)
  • Maryville [Images of America] (Albert and Duggan, 2012)
  • Oakland United Methodist Church, Trigonia Community, Greenback, Tennessee (Montgomery, 1982)
  • Snapshots of Blount County History [vol. 1 The Calderwood Story; vol. 2 History of the Daily Times; vol. 3 Looking...Back; vol. 4; vol. 5] (Stone, 2005 -)
  • Townsend (Green, 2014)

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

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1830 U.S. Census of Blount County, Tennessee (county seat is Maryville, Tennessee) (Burns, 1951)*
  • 1840 Population Schedule of the United States Census, Blount County, Tennessee (Templin, 1981)*
  • 1880 Census, Tennessee, Transcription for Blount County (Sistler, 1978?)
  • Anderson Co., Tennessee, Blount Co., Tennessee, Knox Co., Tennessee, Sevier Co., Tennessee : Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-one Years of Age and Upward (Reed, 1989) [name index by county]
  • Blount County, Tennessee 1836 Tennessee Civil Districts and Tax Lists (Douthat, 1993) [name index]*
  • Blount County, Tennessee Cemetery Records : Including Blount Section of Louden [i.e. Loudon] & Monroe Counties (Little, 1981) [surname index]*
  • Blount County, Tennessee Chancery Court Records [vol. 1 1852-1865;   *vol. 2 1866-1869] (Dockter, 1992-1994) [name index]*
  • Blount County, Tennessee, Court Minutes, Book no. 2, 1814-1817 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Blount County, Tennessee Deeds  [vol. 1 1795-1819*;   vol. 2 1819-1833] (Thomas, 1990-1993) [suname index]
  • Blount County, Tennessee, Entry Taker's Book, 1824-1826 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Blount County, Tennessee, First Baptist Church Minutes, Maryville (WPA, 1937) [name index]
  • Blount County, Tennessee, Marriage Records [vol. 1 1795-1854; vol. 2 1854-1870] (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Blount County, Tennessee, Marriages, 1795-1865 (Parham, 1982) [name index]
  • Blount County, Tennessee, Marriages, 1795 to 1910 (Little, 1982) [name index]
  • Blount County, Tennessee, Marriages, 1795 to 1915 (Little, 1994?) [name index]*
  • Blount County, Tennessee, Tombstone Records (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Blount County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics, 1914 through 1925 (Wiefering, 1993) [name index]*
  • Blount County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics, 1926 through 1930 (Wiefering, 1997) [name index]
  • Blount County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics, 1931 through 1935 (Wiefering, 1998) [name index]
  • Blount County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics, 1936 through 1941 (Wiefering, 1999) [name index]*
  • Blount County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics, 1942 through 1946 (Wiefering, 2000) [name index]*
  • Blount County, Tennessee, Will Book [1799-1858] (WPA, 1937) [name index]
  • Collection of Wills with Transcriptions, Blount County Tennessee, 1896-1899 (Mary Blount Chapter, NSDAR, 2010) [name index]
  • "Connection" in East Tennessee (Edwards & Frizzell, 2001)
  • Estate Settlements in Blount County, Tennessee, Naming Heirs : Extracted from Execution Book II, Chancery Court, Feb. 1872 - Feb. 1893; Execution Book II, Court, Apr. 1893 - Feb. 1915, and the Workbook of James A. Greer, Clerk and Master, Chancery Court 1885-1890   (Dockter & Greer, 1996) [name index]*
  • Fort Loudoun Reservoir Cemeteries (Douthat, 1988) [surname index]*
  • Marriages of Blount County, Tennessee, 1795-1859 (Whitley, 1982) [name index]
  • Minutes of the County Court of Blount County, Book no. 3, 1818 (WPA, 1941) [name index]
  • Our Ancestry : Family Records of Members of Blount County, Tennessee, Genealogical & Historical Society (1988) [surname index]*
  • Population schedule of the United States Census of 1860 for Blount County, Tennessee (Templin & Henderson, 1982)*
  • Record of Blount County, Tennessee, County Court Records [vol. 1 1795-1804; vol. 2 1804-1807; vol. 3 1808-1811] (WPA, 1936) [name index]*
  • Six Mile Baptist Church, 1813-1836 (Burns, 1985) [name index]
  • United States Census of 1870 for Blount County, Tennessee (Brown, 1983)

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

An inventory of microfilmed Blount County records is available on our web site. Individual reels of microfilm are also available for purchase.    

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1795
  • wills from 1795
  • deed index from 1794
  • chancery court minutes from 1859
  • county court minutes from 1795
  • circuit court minutes from 1852
  • tax books from 1845

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • General Deed Index -- 1794-1868 [A-Z, Direct & Reverse]; 1869 - 1891 [A-Z, Direct & Reverse] (#148, 1 reel)*
  • Inventories and Estate Settlements -- July 1857 - Oct. 1874 (#73, 1 reel)*
  • Marriages -- 1795-1898 (#80, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1795-1934 (#139, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Blount County (Record Group #107, Roll 5, 1 reel) Roll includes Will Book 1 (1799-1858), Marriage Records, Books 0 &1 (1795-1870), County Court Records (1795-1811), County Court Minutes 2 & 3 (1814-1817, 1818), Entry Taker's Book (1824-1826), Minutes of First Baptist Church of Maryville (1886-1899) and Tombstone Records (undated).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Maryville.  Scattered early issues are available from 1832, and a complete run begins in 1944.  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 Blount County:  1830-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1830-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Blount County census records in book form:  1830*,  1840*,  1860*,  1870,  1880

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR BLOUNT COUNTY

 

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

 

 

Updated August 27, 2014

 

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