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Dickson County

Dickson County

Dickson County was formed in 1803 from
Montgomery and Robertson counties
(Acts of Tennessee 1803, Chapter 66).

The county seat is Charlotte.

There was a fire at the Dickson County courthouse in 1830.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Bellsburg, Dickson County, Tennessee (Fults, 1976)
  • Dickson County, Tennessee 1803-2003 : Two Hundred Years of Family (Hollis, 2003) [surname index]
  • Goodspeed Histories of Montgomery, Robertson, Humphreys, Stewart, Dickson, Cheatham, Houston Counties of Tennessee (Goodspeed, 1972) [name index]*
  • Goodspeed's Dickson County History (1990) [name index]
  • Heritage of Dickson County, Tennessee, 1803-2006 (Dickson County Heritage Book Committee, 2007) [name index]*
  • History of Dickson County, Tennessee (Corlew, 1956) [name index]*
  • History of Dickson County, Tennessee (Corlew, 2013) [name index]
  • Over Eighty Club (Canady, 2006?) [name index]
  • Pictorial History of Dickson County, Tennessee 1803-2013 (Dickson County Historical and Genealogical Society, 2013)
  • Those Who Served : World War II News Reported in The Dickson County Herald [Vol. 1 Sept 1940 - Dec - 1943; Vol. 3 April 1945 - Dec 1946] (Baker, 2013) [name index in each volume]

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

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1850 Census for Dickson County, Tennessee, with Index (Baker, 2001) [name index]*
  • 1860 Census for Dickson County, Tennessee with Index (Baker, 1999) [name index]*
  • 1870 Census for Dickson County, Tennessee, with Index (Baker, 2000) [name index]*
  • 1880 Census for Dickson County, Tennessee, with Index (Baker, 2000) [name index]*
  • Bible Records of Dickson County, Tennessee (Dickson County Historical Society, 1984?) [surname index]
  • Cheatham County, Tennessee, Dickson County, Tennessee, Hickman County, Tennessee, Humphreys County, Tennessee, Lawrence County, Tennessee [1891 enumeration of male voters] (Reed, 1992) [name index]
  • Confederate Burials in Dickson County, Tennessee (McCauley, 2003) [alphabetical listing]*
  • Dickson County, Tennessee 1836 Civil Districts 1839 Tax Listing (Douthat, 2012) [name index]
  • Dickson County Handbook (Garrett, 1984) [name index]*
  • Dickson County Marriages ... [vol. 1 1817-1900; vol. 2 1901-1935; vol. 3 1936-1977; vol. 4 1978-1992] (Baker, 2002) [alphabetical by bride and groom]*
  • Dickson County, Tenn. Deeds [6 vols., 1804-1823] (Willis & Sellers, 1998) [name index in each volume]*
  • Dickson County, Tennessee, 1880 Census (Sistler, 1993) [alphabetical by head of household]*
  • Dickson County, Tennessee Cemetery Records [2 vols.] (Garrett & Hopkins, 1991) [name index]*
  • Dickson County, Tennessee, Cemetery Records [2 vols.] (Garrett & McClain, 1969-70) [name index]*
  • Dickson County, Tennessee, Circuit Court Minute Book, 1839-45 (WPA, 1939) [name index]
  • Dickson County, Tennessee, County and Circuit Court Minutes, 1816-1828 and Witness Docket (Wells, 1993) [name index]*
  • Dickson County Tennessee : Index to Marriage Licenses and Bonds 1817-1847 (Kilgore, 1983) [name index]
  • Dickson County Tennessee : Index to Marriage Licenses and Bonds 1848-1856 (Kilgore, 1983) [alphabetical by groom]
  • Dickson County, Tennessee, Marriage Records (Negro), 1865-1881 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Dickson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1817-1856 (Kilgore, 1987?) [alphabetical by bride and groom]*
  • Dickson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1857-1870 (Sistler, 1988)[alphabetical by bride and groom]*
  • Dickson County, Tennessee, Minute Book [vol. 1 1804-1807; vol. 2 1810-1815] (WPA, 1936) [name index in each volume]
  • Dickson County, Tennessee, Newspaper Abstracts (Willis, 1998) [name index]*
  • Dickson County, Tennessee, Will Book A, 1804-1856 (Loggins & Binkley, 1998) [name index]*
  • Dickson Herald Death Notices [6 vols.  1981-1987] (Luke, 1986) [surname index]
  • Down "On Piney" : Excerpts from Early Dickson Newspapers and the Dickson County Herald, 1883-1916 (Baker [ed], 2004) [name index]*
  • Index to Dickson County, Tennessee Marriage Records, 1859-1876 (Mayo & Hickman, 1980?) [alphabetical by bride and groom]
  • Pioneers of Dickson County, Tennessee : A Genealogical Abstract of the Earliest Minute Books, March 1804-January 1807, January 1812-January 1814, July 1816 (Wells, 1988) [name index]*
  • Primal Families of the Yellow Creek Valley : A Chronicle of the Pioneer Families of the Regions of Dickson, Houston, and Montgomery Counties in Middle Tenn (Nesbitt, 1985)
  • Private Acts of Dickson County, Tennessee (McIntyre, 1994)
  • Tennessee, Records of Dickson County, Marriage Record, 1838-1848 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Tennessee, Records of Dickson County  [Will Book B, 1804-1908] (WPA, 1936) [name index]

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

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

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1817
  • wills from 1803
  • deed index from 1804
  • chancery court minutes from 1836
  • county court minutes from 1804
  • circuit court minutes from 1810
  • tax books from 1831

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Administrator's Settlements -- 1823-1860 (#22, 1 reel)*
  • Deed Index Books -- 1804-1912 (#54, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage records -- 1817-1836 (#35, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage records -- 1837-1839 (#36, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage records -- 1838-1899 (#37, 1 reel)*
  • Will Books -- 1803-1860 (#52, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Dickson County  (Record Group #107, Roll 18,  1 reel). Roll includes County Court Minute Book Vol. 1 (1804-1807) & Vol. 2 (1810-1815),  Circuit Court Minute Book (1839-1845),  Will Book A (1804-1856),  Will Book B (1856-1908),  Marriage Records (1838-1848),  and Marriage Records (Negro) (1865-1881).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Burns, Charlotte, Dickson and Ruskin Cave.  Scattered early issues are available from 1879, and a complete run begins in 1907.  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 Dickson County:  1820-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1820-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Dickson County census records in book form:  1850*,  1860*,  1870*,  1880*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR DICKSON COUNTY

 

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

 

 

Updated September 25, 2014

 

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