Williamson County, Tennessee Archives and Museum

Louise Lynch, Director
P. O. Box 1006
611 Main Street
Franklin, TN 37065-1006
Phone: (615) 790-5462

The Archives are located in the Old Library at Five Points in Downtown Franklin where Highway 431 and Highway 31 meet.

Lookups available by mail only.

No email or telephone requests.

Charge is $5 per request.

Check out the Archives and Museum web site.

Williamson County Records Available:

  • Probate Records (includes wills, inventories, sales, estate settlements, guardian settlements, and lawsuits concerning the estate 1800-1900) [indexed]
  • Marriages (both bonds and license in most cases 1800-1900)
  • Marriage Index 1800 - 1986
  • Deeds 1800-1900
  • Death Records thru 1951
  • Census Records for Williamson County (most in book form)
  • Soundex for Tennessee - 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
  • Family Books for many Williamson County Families

Other Resources:

  • Death Records for all Tennessee Counties thru 1951 (microfilm)
  • Roster of Union Soldiers - all volumes
  • Roster of Confederate Soldiers - all volumes
  • Confederate Veteran Volumes I - XL
  • Confederate Veteran Index Volumes I - III
  • Various Volumes of Civil War Pension Records
  • Collection of Articles and Video Taped Interviews with Williamson County Veterans

Other Resources are available. Contact the Archives for details.

Lookups available by mail. No email or telephone requests.

Charge is $5 per request.

Descendants Of Veterans Of Early American Wars

This new program is sponsored by the Williamson County Archives for anyone who is a descendant of a veteran of an Early American War. The veteran must have been a resident of Williamson County at some time during his or her lifetime, but it is not necessary that the veteran be a Williamson County resident at the time of his or her service. Early American Wars are defined the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Indian Wars, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. The purpose of this program is to recognize Williamson County Veterans of Early American Wars and to accumulate genealogical information for the Williamson County Archives.

Certificates of membership will be awarded and a book containing completed membership applications is planned. Contact the Williamson County Archives by phone or mail for application or more information.

Friends Of Williamson County Archives

510 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, TN 37065-1006

The following books, lists, and other local genealogical information may be ordered from FRIENDS OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY ARCHIVES. For prices, contact them directly.

  • 1830 Census - Williamson County, TN
  • 1840 Census - Williamson County, TN
  • 1850 Census - Williamson County, TN
  • 1860 Census - Williamson County, TN
  • 1870 Census - Williamson County, TN
  • Bible Records of Williamson County - Vol. 1 and 2
  • Death Records of Williamson County
  • Early Obituaries of Williamson County
  • Directory of Williamson County Burials - Vol. 1 & 3
  • Directory of Williamson County Burials - Vol. 2
  • Early Families of Northeastern Williamson County
  • Williamson County Lawsuits
  • Williamson County Marriage Records 1851-1879
  • Newspaper Excerpts of Historical Records, Williamson County
  • Newspaper Excerpts 1822-1835
  • Wills and Inventories of Williamson County, TN - Book 1
  • Wills and Inventories of Williamson County, TN - Book 2
  • Survey and Entry Book, Williamson County, TN 1824-1902
  • Record Book, Letters of Administration
  • Miscellaneous Records - Vols. 1 - 9
  • Williamson County Historical Society Journals: Vols 2, 3, 11, 13 & 14 (very few of these left)
  • Middle Tennessee Crossroads (Genealogical Data) - Vols 1-5 (very few of these left)
  • CIVIL WAR - TENNESSEE - Roll of Company H, 20th TN INF, C. S. A.

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Noel Matthews

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