Montgomery County Genealogical Sources in Clarksville, Tennessee
Montgomery County Archives
Department of Preservation of Records
Jill Hastings-Johnson, County Archivist
350 Pageant Lane- Suite 101-D
Clarksville, TN 37040
P. O. Box 323
Clarksville, TN 37041-0323
Jill Hastings-Johnson, Archivist
hours are 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Check the
webiste link above for full details, as the content on this page is not
guaranteed to be up-to-date.
Check the webiste link above for full details, as the content on this page is not guaranteed to be up-to-date.
The Archives is the repository for nearly all the pre-1950 records of Montgomery County. With some exceptions, we have both the original and a microfilm copy of these records. Some of our holdings are the marriages, bound (from 1838) and loose (from 1866); probate record books (begin 1796); deed books (begin 1788); loose papers of the County and Chancery courts; County Court minutes; Chancery Court minutes; delayed birth certificate orders. The loose marriages, the loose papers of the County Court, and delayed birth certificate orders are housed here. We also have the microfilm of population schedules for the 1820 through 1920 Montgomery County census, mortality, manufacturing, slave, and agricultural schedules.
Generally, materials from the Archives can be copied. But we do reserve the right not to copy original documents that are fragile or that may be damaged by copying. Most of the bound records have a microfilm copy abailable for use and copy purposes. For mail request we will search a ten year period in one record group for one surname for a $5.00 search fee (excepting some more common surnames), notify the patron of our findings and cost to obtain copies. The records available for this search (at this time) are the following:
Marriages, indexed by bride and groom, beginning in 1838
Deeds, beginning in 1789
Probates, beginning in 1796
County Court minutes, 1805-1819, every name index; from 1820 on - general surname
Chancery Court minutes, beginning 1840 - general surname
Delayed birth record orders, incomplete - recorded 1940s
Gannaway obituary abstracts, 1810-1958, indexed by decedent
Montgomery County census, 1820-1880; for 1900-1910-1920, the district
of residence must be known.
MAP FOR SALE
A full color reproduction of the 1877 MAP OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY which contains all of the districts of the county and a Clarksville insert is available from the Montgomery County Archives. Included on the map are the precients with the names of most land owners in the area at the time also being listed.. Cost is $55.00 plus shipping and handling and can be obtained from the Archives. See phone, address, and email above.
Clarksville-Montgomery County Public
350 Pageant Lane, Suite 501
Clarksville, Tennessee 37040
This beautiful facility houses the Brown Harvey Sr. Genealogy Room which contains a storehouse of information on Montgomery County and surrounding counties. It's a great regional genealogy research room. The vertical file and microfilm collections are cross-referenced for ease in locating information. Included in the microfilm collection are the Death Records for the State of Tennessee from 1908. Books include county histories, family histories, cemetery records and other vital information. Tim Pulley is the Genealogy Librarian.
Link to the Library:
Clarksville-Montgomery County Library
Clarksville Family History Center
Director: Carol Ebinger
Street Address: 3242 Hwy 41-A South
Clarksville, TN 37043
Phone FHC Director: 931/647-0559
E-Mail FHC Director: Carol Ebinger
FAX FHC Director: 932/647-0559
Hours (Central time):
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wed and Thu 9:00 a.m. to Noon; 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday By appointment only. Contact Director.
Montgomery County Historical Society, Inc.
President: Don Sharpe
Address: P O Box 262
Clarksville, TN 37041-0262
COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.
FAMILY HISTORY BOOK - 2000
150 "extras" were purchased by Montgomery County Historical Society. Available at L&N Train Depot, Tenth
St at the tracks, Tue, Thurs, Sat 10am to 1pm ONLY (call to verify a volunteer
is there before driving: 931- 553-2486) or mail to Montg Co Hist Soc,
PO Box 262, Clarksville, TN 37041-0262. NO PHONE RESERVATIONS for
books--must send payment. ADD $6 IF TO BE SHIPPED. (No staff
available to check surnames from index--Sorry!)
For additional information e-mail Donna Hogan, Editor.
The Historical Society has also published transcriptions of the early Court Court Minute Books, and has re-published the beloved Gannaway obituary books. See their website (linked above) for a full listing of their publications.
Ms. Eleanor Williams
Post Office Box 3533
Clarksville, Tennessee 37045
Tennessee Vital Records
Central Services Building
421 5th Avenue North
Phone (615) 741-1763
This office holds the records of the official registration of births/deaths beginning 1914 and marriages/divorces beginning 1945.
The City Health Department has some earlier records of births, deaths, marriages and divorces.
Link to the Tennessee Vital Records:
Tennessee Office of Vital Records
and Land Grant Records
Early land grant records are in the Land Grant Office of State Division of Archives. The Archives houses military records of Tennesseans. including the Revolutionary War service records, North Carolina Revolutionary War service, pensions and bounty land material; Revolutionary War grants in Tennessee; Militia commissions, 1798-1900; index and muster rolls the War of 1812; index to the soldiers in the Seminole Wars of 1818 and 1836; index and service records to the soldiers in the Mexican War, 1846-1848; index to Confederate soldiers from all states; service records for Tennessee Confederate and Union soldiers, 1981-1865; Confederate soldiers' and widows' pensions; Civil War Questionnaires; index to the soldiers in the Spanish-American War, 1898, index by county to the soldiers in World War I, 1917-1918.
Employment Security Building
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
The most complete war service records are housed in the Adj. General's Office. There are records of Tennesseans who served in the Union Forces during the Civil War but not those serving in the Confederate Army. Also available are records of Tennesseans in the Spanish American War, World War I and the records of the National Guard.
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