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Carroll County

Carroll County

Carroll County was formed in 1821 from Indian lands
(Public Acts of Tennessee 1821, Chapter 32).

The county seat is Huntingdon.

There was a fire at the Carroll County courthouse in 1931.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Carroll County  (1972) [partial index; does not include names]
  • Carroll County : [sesquicentennial booklet]  (Devault,  1972) [partial index; does not include names]*
  • Goodspeed's Carroll County History (1988) [name index]
  • History of Carroll County, Tennessee volume 1 - 1987 (Carroll County Homecoming '86 Historical Book Committee, 1987-)*
  • History of Tennessee From the Earliest Time to the Present : Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Carroll, Henry and Benton Counties (Goodspeed, 1978) [name index]*
  • McKenzie's Past, 1869-1969. McKenzie, Tennessee, Hub of the Tri-Counties, Carroll, Henry and Weakley (McKenzie Tri-County Centennial Corporation, 1969)

Additional county and community histories can be found at the Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources:  Carroll County.   The items in the bibliography may not all be available at TSLA.  

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1836 Carroll County, Tennessee Civil Districts and Tax Listing (2012) [name index]
  • 1880 Census, Carroll County, Tennessee (Sistler, 1991) [alphabetical listing]
  • Benton Co., Tennessee, Carroll Co., Tennessee, Henry Co., Tennessee, Houston Co., Tennessee, Stewart Co., Tennessee [1891 enumeration of male voters] (Reed, 1989) [name index]
  • Carroll County, Tennessee, Cemetery Records  [3 vols]  (Carter, 1981) [surname index in vol. 3]*
  • Carroll County, Tennessee, Court Minutes [vol. 1 1850-1855; vol. 2 1855-1859] (WPA, 1942)
  • Carroll County, Tennessee Deed Books [vol. 1 November 1822-June 1832; vol. 2 June 1832-April 1840] (Hutchings, 2001-) [name index]*
  • Carroll County, Tennessee Deeds [vol. 1 April 1822 - December 1826] (Willis, 2004) [name index]*
  • Carroll County, Tennessee : Guardian Account Records 1842 - 1845 (2012) [name index]
  • Carroll County, Tennessee, Original Index : Guardian Account Records, 1842-1845 (WPA, 193?) [name index]
  • Carroll County, Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1838-1860 (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Carroll County, Tennessee, Marriages  [1838-1859] (Carroll County Historical Society, 1978-) [name index]*
  • Carroll County, Tennessee, Marriages  [1860-1880] (Carroll County Historical Society, 1979-) [alphabetical listing]*
  • Carroll County, Tennessee, Marriages, 1860-1873 (Sistler, 1988) [alphabetical by bride and groom]*
  • Carroll County, Tennessee, Marriages, Books 11-26 [May 1900 - June 1929]  (Hoover, 199?-) [name index]
  • Carroll County, Tennessee, Records : Some Wills, Marriages, Church, Cemetery and Miscellaneous References (Nolan, 1965) [name index]
  • Carroll County, Tennessee, Will book A, 1822-64 (WPA, 1937) [name index]
  • Carroll County, Tennessee Wills [vol. 3 Dec. 1862-Dec. 1874; vol. 4 Mar. 1875-Dec. 1885; vol. 5 Oct. 1885-Jan. 1900] (Willis, 2000-)*
  • Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, Carroll County, Tennessee (Brown, 1979) [surname index]*
  • Gleanings from the Molly Grizzard Scrapbook of Articles from the Tennessee Republican, 1870-1889 (Smith, 2005) [surname index]*
  • Inventory of Antebellum Tombstone Inscriptions, Carroll County, Tennessee (Smith, 2002) [surname index]*
  • Record of Births, Carroll County, Tennessee : Including Parent's Marriage Information [vol. 1 1925-1933; vol. 2 1931-1938] (Story, 201?-) [each volume alphabetical by surname of father & child, then alphabetical by surname of mother]
  • Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, Carroll County, Tennessee (Carroll County Historical Society, 1979) [surname index]*
  • Tennessee, Varied Records of Carroll County, Minutes, Tax Records, Etc. [vol. 1 1821-1826; vol. 2 1826-1833 (in 2 pts); vol. 3 1833-1842 (in 2 pts); vol. 4 1843-1850 (in 2 pts)] (WPA, 1936-1941) [name index]
  • Tombstone Inscriptions from Black Cemeteries in Carroll County, Tennessee (Smith, 2000) [surname index]

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

An inventory of microfilmed Carroll County records is available on our web site.  Individual reels of microfilm may also be purchased.      

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1838
  • wills from 1822
  • deed index from 1822
  • chancery court minutes from 1836
  • county court minutes from 1822
  • circuit court minutes from 1912
  • tax books from 1848

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Insolvent Estates -- 1853-1907 (#312, 1 reel)*
  • Insolvent Estates -- 1854-1871 (#311, 1 reel)*
  • Inventories of Estates -- 1852-1899 (#44, 1 reel)*
  • Marriages -- 1838-1873 (#47, 1 reel)*
  • Settlements Administrators -- 1847-1854 (#101, 1 reel)*
  • Settlements Administrators -- 1855-1860; 1869-1880 (#102, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1822-1904 (#112, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Carroll County (Record Group #107, Roll 9, 1 reel) Roll includes Guardian Account Records (1842-1845),  Marriage Records (1838-1860),  Will Book A (1822-1864),  County Court Minutes, Parts I & II (1826-1833),  County Court Minutes, Book 3, Parts I & II (1833-1842),  County Court Minutes, Parts I & II (1843-1850),  County Court Minutes (1850-1855 & 1855-1859),  and Varied Records of Carroll County, Minutes, Tax Reports, etc.  (1821-1826).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Bruceton, Huntingdon and McKenzie.  Scattered early issues are available from 1859, and a complete run begins in 1935.  Microfilms are loaned to Tennessee libraries.  Individual reels may also be purchased.  An Inventory of Newspapers on Microfilm at TSLA is available on our web site.  

 

SELECTED MANUSCRIPTS MATERIAL

 

CENSUS RECORDS

  • Census on microfilm for Carroll County:  1830-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1830-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Carroll County census records in book form:  1850,  1860,  1880

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR CARROLL COUNTY

 

* Indicates this title may be borrowed on Interlibrary Loan from TSLA.

 

 

Updated June 20, 2013

 

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