Hancock County was formed in 1844 from Hawkins and Claiborne Counties.  The County seat is Sneedville. Hancock County lies in East Tennessee, one of the state's three "grand divisions" and is bordered by   Claiborne, Grainger and Hawkins Counties. Hancock County is a burned county so there are few early records for it available.

  What is available: Deeds- 1879, Chancery Court Minutes- Aug.1870, 1850-1930 Hancock County Census

*There are a few Chancery Court cases that did survive the fires for years 1797-1930, very scattered

Hancock County Courthouse,Photo submitted by Janet Zengel Messer. The few records that are available for Hancock County can provide a little information about your ancestors. The first census (1850) for Hancock County is available and can help establish a time frame as to when your ancestors arrived in the county. Also remember to check the surrounding counties where your ancestors might have lived for deeds, wills and  Marriage records. Click on the links below to go to the resources that are available for Hancock County.

Index to Deeds - Years 1879-1894: A-C, D-F, G-I, J-K, L-Q, R-S, T-Y.

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     All information contained in this site has been generously donated and is owned by the submitter, it is for personal use and is not to be used for profit.  


           John D Drinnon & E?.L? Bray  * Donated by Douglas Drinnon (grandson of John D. Drinnon

Copyright Carol Turner 2005

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Last update: 14 June 2019

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County Coordinator - Mrs. Betty T. Miller


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