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Dickson County, Tennessee Facts

When was Dickson County, TN Created?

Dickson County was founded on October 25, 1803 from Montgomery County and Robertson County. This county was named in honor of U.S. Representative William Dickson (1770–1816).

What is the County Seat of Dickson County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Charlotte also, the county government website is www.dicksoncounty.net .

What counties are adjacent to Dickson County, TN?

Bordering counties are Montgomery County (north), Cheatham County (east), Wilson County (southeast), Hickman County (south), Humphreys County (southwest) and Houston County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Dickson County, TN?

Cities and towns located in the county include Burns, Charlotte, Dickson, Slayden, Vanleer, White Bluff .

Dickson County Courthouse and Government Records

What genealogical records can I find in the Dickson County Courthouse?


Dickson County Courthouse

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Dickson county or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. There was a fire at the Dickson County courthouse in 1830, some records were destroyed.

Please get in touch with the clerk's office to affirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of in some cases changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A lot of workers will guide individuals in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the individual to complete the basic research.
  • Dickson County Clerk maintains Marriage & Divorce records. It also has jurisdiction over probate cases. Wills, administrations, and all other records pertaining to probate are recorded in the respective county clerk's office. If the will or administration was contested, the records of these actions may be filed in the circuit court or chancery court.
    • Address: Court Square, P O Box 220, Charlotte, TN 37036
    • Phone: 615-789-5093
    • Marriage Records: 1817
    • Probate Records: 1803
  • Dickson County Register of Deeds has land records beginning with county organization, land records are available from the register of deeds at the Sevier county courthouse. Land and property records include transfer of real estate or personal property, mortgages, leases, surveys, and entries.
    • Address: P.O. Box 130, Charlotte, TN 37036
    • Phone: (615) 789-5123
    • Land & Deed Records: 1804
  • Dickson County Clerk of Circuit Court has jurisdiction over property disputes, and circuit courts oversee criminal cases, divorces, and adoptions. Early courts included courts of common pleas and quarter sessions.
    • Address: 4 Court Square, Courthouse Annex, Charlotte, TN 37036
    • Phone: 615-789-7010
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1836
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1810
    • County  Court Minutes: 1804
  • Dickson County Property Assessor is responsible for the evaluation of all real property, the cadastral mapping of the county, valuation of all business personal property and maintaining ownership records. The property assessor prepares the tax rolls for the trustee and all the municipalities. Tax lists can be used to locate families, document historic properties and study community history. Early tax lists generally include all white males over 21 and indicate whether they owned land or slaves.
    • Address: 4 Courthouse Square, P.O. Box 270, Charlotte, TN. 37036
    • Phone: (615) 789-7015
    • Tax Records: 1831-1836, 1839, 1841-1845, 1847-1856, 1858-1862, 1865-1871, 1880-1900 (located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives)
    • Dickson County Health Department, 301 West End Avenue, Dickson, TN 37055-2013; (615) 446-2839 , issues birth certificates and death certificates (deaths which occurred in that county within the past three years, and a few county health departments keep death records for longer periods of time).

Where can find Dickson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?

Dickson County vital records can be found at the Tennessee Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for copies of birth certificates, marriage licenses and divorce decrees. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Tennessee for current fees and application process.

Marriage license records are available from the county clerk who issued the marriage license. Court divorce orders may be obtained from the clerk of the court that granted the divorce.

You can search online for Dickson County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Tennessee Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificates to mail.

What Dickson County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for Dickson County can be found for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Dickson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dickson Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dickson Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Dickson County, TN?

  • Dickson County Archives, P.O. Box 155, Charlotte , TN 37036; Phone: (615) 789-7012
  • Dickson County Historical & Genealogical Society, PO Box 611, Charlotte, TN 37036 615-446-1655
    Dickson County Public Library, 206 Henslee Drive, Dickson, TN 37055 615-446-8293
  • Dickson County Historian, 204 North Main Street, Dickson, Tennessee 37055; (615) 446-2359

Dickson County Genealogy Resources

Where can I connect with other Dickson County, TN Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Dickson County, TN?

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Dickson County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is merely a collection which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to suggest your own most popular Dickson County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

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