Montgomery County Genealogical Sources in Clarksville, Tennessee


Montgomery County Archives
Department of Preservation of Records
Jill Hastings-Johnson, County Archivist

Street address:
350 Pageant Lane- Suite 101-D
Clarksville, TN 37040

Mailing address:
P. O. Box 323,
Clarksville, TN 37041-0323

Phone 931/553-5159
Fax 931/553-5158
E-mail

Jill Hastings-Johnson, Archivist

 

The 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.

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 and microfilming has been recently completed but the microfilm is not yet available. In addition, we have several other groups of records which have not been processed. Among these are 1930s-1950s tax books, various maps, loose papers of the quarterly court, circuit court papers, loose wills, and more chancery court papers. 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 Library
350 Pageant Lane, Suite 501
Clarksville, Tennessee 37040

phone 931/648-8826
fax 931/648-8831

This beautiful new facility houses the Brown Harvey, Sr. Genealogy Room which contains a storehouse of information on Montgomery County. 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 covering the dates 1908-1946. 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: 931/358-9635
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

MONTGOMERY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.
FAMILY HISTORY BOOK - 2000

Only 150 "extras" were purchased by Montgomery County Historical Society, and fifty have already been sold.  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 ASAP 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. 


County Historian
Ms. Eleanor Williams
Post Office Box 3533
Clarksville, Tennessee 37045 


Vital Records
Tennessee Vital Records
Central Services Building
1st Floor
421 5th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee
37247-0460

Phone (615) 741-1763
FAX (615)741-9860

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


  Military 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.

Adj. General
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.


Funeral Homes

NAVE FUNERAL HOME
1209 MADISON ST
CLARKSVILLE, 37040-3867
615-647-3371

MCREYNOLDS NAVE & LARSON FUNERAL
1209 MADISON ST
CLARKSVILLE, 37040-3819
615-645-2406

NEAL TARPLEY FUNERAL DIRECTORS
335 FRANKLIN ST
CLARKSVILLE, 37040-3421
615-645-6488

TARPLEYS FUNERAL DIRECTORS
335 FRANKLIN ST
CLARKSVILLE, 37040-3421
615-645-6488

SYKES FUNERAL HOME INC
424 FRANKLIN ST
CLARKSVILLE, 37040-3464
615-647-1562

BROADY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME
601 PEACHERS MILL RD #-3
CLARKSVILLE, 37042-5521
615-645-9595

HOOKERS FUNERAL HOME
723 FRANKLIN ST
CLARKSVILLE, 37040-3347
615-645-6435

FOSTON FUNERAL HOME
816 FRANKLIN ST
CLARKSVILLE, 37040-3398
615-647-5451
 
 


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