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Hardin County

Hardin County

Hardin County was formed in 1818 from Indian lands
(Public Acts of Tennessee 1819, Chapter 6).

The county seat is Savannah.

There were fires at the Hardin County
courthouse in 1859, 1864 and 1949.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Autobiography of W.M. Wagner (Wagner & Hays, 2000)
  • From Forest to Farm : Hardin County History to 1860 (Hays, 1987) [name index]
  • Hardin County, Tennessee : A Pictorial History (Hardin County Historical Society, 1994)*
  • Hardin County, Tennessee Pictorial History (Hardin County Historical Society, 2010)
  • History of Hardin County, Tennessee. Nashville, Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House, 1885 (Brazelton, 1965)
  • History of Hardin County, Tennessee and Other Tall Tales (Cagle, 2012) [name index]
  • History of Tennessee From the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Henderson, Chester, McNairy (Goodspeed, 1978)
  • Laurels of Big Ivy (Kerr, 1981)
  • Moving Forward : Hardin County History from 1870 to 1930 (Hays, 1987) [name index]*
  • No Man's Land : The Civil War and Reconstruction in Hardin County (Hays, 1986) [name index]
  • On the Banks of the River : A History of Hardin County, Tennessee (Hays, 1996) [name index]*
  • Pickwick People and TVA : How it was 1935, How it is 1985 (Roberts, 1985)
  • Shiloh Stories : Fact, Fiction & Folklore from the Battle of Shiloh (Hays, 2000)
  • Short Life Sketches of Some Prominent Hardin Countians (Hitt, 1988) [name index

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

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1820-1840 U.S. Census, Hardin County, Tennessee (1994?) [name indexes]*
  • 1833 Census of Hardin County, Tennessee (Brewington, 1992) [surname index]*
  • 1840 U.S. Census, Hardin County, Tennessee (Curtis, 1972) [surname index]
  • 1850 U.S. Census, Hardin County, Tennessee (Schunk, 1987) [surname index]*
  • 1880 Census Hardin County, Tennessee (Sistler, 2001) [alphabetical by head of household]*
  • 1880 Census of Hardin County, Tennessee (Brown, 1994) [name index]*
  • 1891 Voter's List for Hardin County, Tennessee (Smith, 2010) [name index]
  • 1980 Cemetery Census of Hardin County, Tennessee (Hardin County Historical Society, 1994) [alphabetical by cemetery]*
  • Civil War Direct Tax, Hardin County, Tennessee (Brewington, 1992) [name index]
  • Death Notices and Obituaries, Savannah Courier, 1885-1890, Savannah, Tennessee, Hardin County, Tennessee (Brewington, 1992) [name index]*
  • First Hundred Years : Hardin County, Tennessee Records, 1818-1918 (Hays, 1999) [alphabetical]*
  • Genealogical Research Maps of Hardin County, Tennessee (Hanna, 1991)
  • Hardin Countians in the 19th Century : A Supplement to Hardin County's People (Hays, 1986) [name index]*
  • Hardin Countians in the Civil War : A Listing of all Men from Hardin County Known to have Served in the Confederate or Union Armies (Hays, 2000)
  • Hardin County Court Minutes : An Annotated Index (Hays, 1999) [alphabetical]*
  • Hardin County Death Records, 1820-1900 [county court minutes 1820-1870 & 1870-1900; newspaper abstracts] (Willey & Hays, 1988)
  • Hardin County Deeds, 1820-1855 (Hays, 1989) [alphabetical by deed book]*
  • Hardin County Directory 1820-1850 (Hays, 1987) [name index]
  • Hardin County Hodgepodge [inventories & estate settlements 1865-1878; deed books 1837-1846; notes from circuit court 1841-1846] (Hays, 1987) [name index]*
  • Hardin County, Tennessee Deed Books [vol. 1 Aug 1835 - Feb 1851; vol. 2 Feb 1851 - June 1854] (Hutchings, 2002-) [name index]*
  • Hardin County Tennessee General Administration Settlement B 1836-42 (WPA, 1939) [name index]
  • Hardin County Tennessee Marriage Records 1865-1868 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Hardin County, Tennessee Records, 1820-1860 [county court minutes] (Hays, 1985) [name index]
  • Hardin County's People : Miscellaneous Records from the 19th Century [county court minutes 1820-1835; war & reconstructions minutes 1861-1868; deeds 1835-1837, merchant's licenses 1879-1880; newspapers - random dates 1873-1901] (Hays, 1985) [name index]*
  • Marriage Records of Hardin County, Tennessee [Book 1, 1859-1878; Book 2, Jan. 1878-Feb. 1881] (Brewington, 1991-) [name index]
  • Private Acts of Hardin County, Tennessee (McIntyre, 1981)
  • Slave Schedules for Hardin County, Tennessee, 1850 & 1860 (Brewington, 1992) [name index]*
  • Tennessee Records of Hardin County : Record A County Court Minutes 1820-1825 (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Tennessee Records of Hardin County : Record D Inventory Book 1842-1849 (WPA, 1937) [name index]

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

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

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1863
  • wills from 1836
  • deed index from 1835
  • chancery court minutes from 1836
  • county court minutes from 1820
  • circuit court minutes from 1840
  • tax books from 1913

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Deed Index -- 1835-1903 (#28, 1 reel)*
  • Settlements & Wills -- 1842-1900 [gaps] (#27, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1836-1842 (#27, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Hardin County (Record Group #107, Roll 32, 1 reel). Roll includes County Court Minutes, Record A (1820-1825), General Administration Settlements B (1836-1842), Inventory Books, Record D (1842-1849) and Marriage Records (1865-1868).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Savannah.  Scattered early issues are available from 1873, and a complete run begins in 1923.  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 Hardin County:  1820-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1820-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Hardin County census records in book form:  1820*, 1830*, 1840*, 1850*, 1880*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR HARDIN COUNTY

 

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

 

 

Updated March 6, 2013

 

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