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The Williamson County TNGenWeb Project web site is dedicated to providing genealogy and historical information to researchers and is made available FREELY for those individuals that are tracking their family roots in Williamson County, Tennessee. We hope that you enjoy your visit and that this site can help you in tracing and verifying your Tennessee Roots.

We are Noel Matthews and Darlene Anderson, your county coordinators. Even though we have Williamson County connections we do not live there and cannot do research for you. All of the genealogical and historical information we have will be posted on this web site. We provide a resources page where you can find professional genealogy researchers and information about the archives and library. We are always glad to answer any questions you have, so if you're not sure let us know! Good luck with your research!

Williamson County was established in 1779 and named in honor of Dr. Hugh Williamson, surgeon general of the North Carolina militia, member of the Continental Congress, and signer of the Constitution. His biographical information may be found here. Franklin is the county seat and is considered to be Middle Tennessee's most beautiful town. Franklin is named for Benjamin Franklin.

If you have information to share or would like to volunteer to provide information for this site, let us know because we are happy to work with you. Send us an email.

Williamson County Research Resource

FamilySearch.org has continued to improve their website, add new information and created Facebook (must have a Facebook account) communities and Wiki's for the purpose of sharing information and creating ways to "get the information out to us". The United States Reference Unit at the Family History Library has launced a new research guide for Williamson County in the new Family Search Wiki format. Anyone who wishes to can register and add material or update material already on the site. Check out this new source for information:

Check out the 1836 District Boundary Map of Williamson County. See how the original county was divided. Descriptions of all districts are included.

1878 District Boundary Map of Williamson County. District by district. Will include land owners and their property locations.

TAKE A TOUR OF Williamson County

Downtown Franklin, 1960's

Dillahunty Migration - Jones County NC to Williamson County TN

WILLIAMSON CO. SURNAMES - The list can be used to find information on your Williamson County roots from others who are also researching the same surnames.

Davis Family Book


War Between the States in Williamson County.
Two major engagements were fought within its boundaries:
the Battle of Thompson's Station in 1863 and theBattle of Franklin in 1864. 1867 Voter List - This listing includes both black and white voters. The Heritage Foundation of Franklin

Williamson County Public Library

Tennessee Records Repository

Williamson County Historical Society's

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Tennessee State Library and Archives Note: A New Query system is under development and will be added in the next few weeks.
In the mean time please use the Mailing List to list your queries.

Williamson Co. Tennessee Mail-L

A TNWILLIA Mailing List or Contact list is available FREE to anyone who has a genealogical or historical interest in Williamson County, Tennessee. The list can be used to find information on your Williamson County roots from over 300 other individuals who are also searching for their ancestors. You never know when you might just find another relative that you didn't even know that you had!

A successful query is a brief, well-worded tightly focused request for specific information. Take time to word your queries well because they are your chance to let others know which ancestors you're looking for and during what time period.

"Looking for anything on the Jasper family in middle Tennessee" will not get you the results you are hoping for.

Here is an example of a query that WILL get you great results:

"Looking for information on the parents of Solomon Oden Jr., who was born in 1816 in Thompson's Station, Williamson County, Tennessee. He married Latitia Cowen about 1840. Their children were Thomas Hardeman Oden, Albert Oden, Sarah E. Oden, and Solomon W. Oden."

Williamson Co. Rootsweb Message Boards

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TNWILLIA Mailing List


TNGenWeb’s County Listing

First People of Tennessee

TN Newspapers

People of Color in Old Tennessee

The Land of Our Ancestors

Cherokee By Blood

Indian Land Cessions in Tennessee

The Intruders

Sickness and Death in the Old South

The Maps Our Ancestors Followed

East Tennessee Pre-1796

Middle Tennessee Pre 1796

Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War

Tennesseans in the War of 1812

Tennessee in Volunteers in the Indian Wars 1836-1838

Federal Military Roster CSA

Civil War Units - Williamson Co. Tennessee and the Civil War

Post Offices of Williamson Co

T. Vance Little - Welcome to My Corner Of Tennessee - Author, Historian and Legal Expert on Genealogy and Historic Research
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Brentwood College Grove Fairview Franklin
Grassland Leiper's Fork Nolensville Peytonsville
Southall Spring Hill Thompson's Station Triune

Go here for Williamson County Government, Communities and People GENEALOGICAL CONTACTS INFORMATION

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TN Census World GenWeb

NOTE: Much of the information and photos on this site were provided by other individuals and is thus their property.

If you would like to copy anything for your personal files please contact us.

Can you Volunteer to do genealogy related Lookups? Do you have military or public records, such as deeds, wills, bible records or other information about your family, towns, churches, or cemeteries? Remember, if it is of interest to you, it also will be of interest to others.

County Coordinators
Noel Matthews
Darlene Burns Anderson

State Coordinator:
Taneya Koonce

Asst. State Coordinator:
Jane Colmenares


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