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Pickett County, Tennessee Facts

When was Pickett County, TN Created?

Pickett County was founded on February 27, 1879 from Fentress County and Overton County. This county was named in honor of Tennessee state legislator Howell L. Pickett.

What is the County Seat of Pickett County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Byrdstown also, the county government website is www.dalehollow.com/ .

What counties are adjacent to Pickett County, TN?

Bordering counties are Wayne County, Kentucky (northeast), Scott County (east), Fentress County (southeast), Overton County (southwest), Clay County (west) and Clinton County, Kentucky (northeast) .

What cities and towns are in Pickett County, TN?

Cities and towns located in the county include Byrdstown .

Pickett County Courthouse and Government Records

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


Pickett County Courthouse

The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in Pickett County or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below could be the first widely known documents for this county. There was a fire at the Pickett County courthouse in 1934 all earlier 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.
  • Pickett 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: 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 201, Byrdstown, TN 38549
    • Phone: (931) 864-3879
    • Marriage Records: 1934 
    • Probate Records: 1933
  • Pickett 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: 1 Court Square Suite 204, Byrdstown, TN 38549
    • Phone: (931) 864-3316
    • Land & Deed Records: 1934
  • Pickett 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: P.O. Box 188, Byrdstown, TN 38549-0188
    • Phone: 931-864-3958
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1934
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1935
    • County  Court Minutes: 1934
  • Pickett 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: 1 Courthouse Square Suite 202, Bydstown, TN 38549
    • Phone: (931) 864-3114
    • Tax Records: ? (located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives)
    • Pickett County Health Department, 1013 Woodlawn Drive, Byrdstown, TN 38549-2313; (931) 864-3178 , 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 Pickett County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?

Pickett 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 Pickett 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 Pickett County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for Pickett County can be found for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Pickett Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Pickett Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Pickett Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. 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 Pickett County, TN?

  • Archives of Byrdstown/Pickett County, 79 Pickett Square Annex, Byrdstown, TN 38549; Phone: (931) 864-8676
  • Pickett County Public Library. 105 South Main Street, Community Center Building, Byrdstown, TN 38549 931-864-6281

Pickett County Genealogy Resources

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

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Pickett 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 Pickett County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

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