Claiborne County was established on October 29, 1801, created from Grainger and Hawkins counties and extended the southern boundary to Anderson County. It was named for Virginia tidewater aristocrat William Charles Coleman Claiborne, one of the first judges of the Superior Court and one of the first representatives in U.S. Congress from Tennessee. The county seat is located at Tazewell.

The Claiborne County, Tennessee web site is provided freely for people who are researching their family history in this great county. My name is Darlene Anderson and I am the county coordinator.

We're glad you stopped by for a visit and we hope you enjoy what you find here! Be sure to tell us if you find a connection or information that has helped you with your research on this web site. The thrill of the hunt gets even better when you find information that will help you with your family history!

Did You Know?

Claiborne County had a courthouse fire in 1863 and 1932. The earliest year for each record type available is shown below.

Chancery Court Minutes

Circuit Court Minutes

County Court Minutes


Marriage Records

Probate Records







Contribute Genealogy Records

The purpose of this website is to provide records to document your family history. Your county coordinator does not live in Claiborne County, TN and cannot perform genealogical research for you. The records, indexes, photographs, etc., that I have in my collection for Claiborne County are on this web site. Please think about contributing information you have about your Claiborne county family, such as, a photograph of folks in your family or a tombstone or cemetery entrance, an index of deeds, wills or marriages for your surname. The information you contribute may help you connect with others. Any questions, send Darlene and email. Thank you!

Many thanks to Margie Daniels for all
her volunteer work with Claiborne County, Tennessee!
County Coordinator

Darlene Burns Anderson

State Coordinator:

Taneya Koonce

Asst. State Coordinator:

Jane Colmenares

Surrounding Counties


Please contact Darlene Anderson
if you have questions about this web site.