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Robertson County

Robertson County

Robertson County was formed in 1796 from
Tennessee and Sumner counties
(Acts of Tennessee 1796, Chapter 30).

The county seat is Springfield.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Adams, Adams Station & Red River Businesses (Henson, 2006)
  • Chronicles of Robertson County, as Appears in Springfield Record, August, 1902 (Thomas, 1922?)
  • Historic Robertson County, Places and Personalities (Holman & Durrett, 1970)*
  • Historical Sketches of Adams, Robertson County, Tennessee and Port Royal, Montgomery County, Tennessee, from 1779 to 1968 (Winters, 1978)* [surname index]
  • History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present : Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Montgomery, Robertson, Humphreys, Stewart (Goodspeed, 1979)
  • Houston County Area : Excerpts from the Goodspeed Histories of Montgomery, Robertson, Humphreys, Stewart, Dickson, Cheatham and Houston Counties of Tennessee (Friends of the Houston County Library, 19??)
  • Orlinda, Tennessee, July 5, 1986 (Rigsby, 1986?)
  • Pleasant View and Environs : Cheatham and Robertson County Tennessee, 1787-1981 (Walker, 1982)
  • Robertson County, Tennessee : Home of the World's Finest Celebrating 200 Years (Reid & Gregory, 1996)* [name index]
  • Winds of Change : Robertson County, Tennessee in the Civil War (Allen, 2000) [name index]

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

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1880 Census, Robertson County, Tennessee (Sistler, 1999)* [alphabetical by head of household]
  • 1908-1912 Robertson County, TN Death Certificates (Denning, 2006) [surname index]
  • 1914-1925 Robertson County, TN Death Certificates (Denning, 2006?) [surname index]
  • 1926-1930 Robertson County, TN Death Certificates (Denning, 2007) [surname index]
  • 1931-1935 Robertson County, TN Death Certificates (Denning, 2007) [surname index]
  • 1936-1940 Robertson County, TN Death Certificates (Denning, 2008) [surname index]
  • 1941-1945 Robertson County, TN Death Certificates (Denning, 2008) [surname index]
  • 1946-1950 Robertson County, TN Death Certificates (Denning, 2008) [surname index]
  • 1951-1955 Robertson County, TN Death Certificates (Denning, 2008) [surname index]
  • Abstracts for the Slave Record Book of Robertson County, Tennessee Planter, Josiah W. Fort (Cragihead, 1993)
  • Cemetery Records of Robertson County, Tennessee [3 vols.] (Durrett & Williams, 1973-1975)* [surname index in each volume]
  • Marriages of Robertson County, Tennessee, 1839-1861 (Whitley, 1981) [name index]
  • Minute Book, 1796-1824 [vol. 1 1796-1807; vol. 2 1808-1811; vol. 3 1811-1815; vol. 4 1815-1818; vol. 5 1818-1820; vol. 6 1820-1822; vol. 7 1822-1824] (WPA, 1938-1941) [name index in vols. 1, 2 & 3]
  • Private Acts of Robertson County, Tennessee (McIntyre, 1987)
  • Records of Red River Church at the Mouth of Sulpher Fork of Red River in Tennessee County (now Robertson County), Metro District, 1791 (WPA, 1936)
  • Red River Settlers : Records of the Settlers of Northern Montgomery, Robertson, and Sumner Counties, Tennessee (Whitley, 1980) [name index]
  • Robertson County Negro Year Book (Morton & Moore, 1938)*
  • Robertson County, Tennessee 1802-1930 : Obituaries and Death Records (Poole, 1999)* [alphabetical]
  • Robertson County, Tennessee, 1836 Civil Districts and Tax List (Douthat, 1999) [name index]
  • Robertson County, Tennessee, 1850 Census (Porch, 1968)* [surname index]
  • Robertson County, Tennessee, Abstracts of Chancery Court Loose Papers, 1844-1872 (Durrett & Reid, 1986)* [name index]
  • Robertson County, Tennessee Cemetery Records (Williams & Reid, 1987)* [name index]
  • Robertson County, Tennessee Court Minutes, 1796-1807 (Wells, 1993)* [name index]
  • Robertson County, Tennessee, General Index to Deeds, Book O, 1796-1838 (WPA, 1939) [conveyees grouped by 1st letter of surname, followed by conveyors grouped together by 1st letter of surname]
  • Robertson County, Tennessee, History of Ilai Metcalfe Account Book (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Robertson County, Tennessee, Marriage Book 2, 1859-1873 (Lowe, 2002)* [alphabetical by groom with bride index]
  • Robertson County, Tennessee, Marriage Records, Vol.1, 1839-61 (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Robertson County, Tennessee, Minutes of Red River Baptist Church, 1791-1826 (Lancaster, 1983)*
  • Robertson County, Tennessee, Population Schedules of the United States Census of 1820 (Presley, 1970) [surname index]
  • Robertson County, Tennessee, Wills and Estate Settlements, no. 3, 1819-1821 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Robertson County, TN African American Death Certificates [1914-1955] (Denning, 2009)* [surname index]
  • Wills, Inventories, Bonds, etc., 1796-1818 [vol. 1 1796-1812; vol. 2 1812-1818] (WPA, 1936-1938) [name index in each volume]

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

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

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1839
  • wills from 1796
  • deed index from 1796
  • chancery court minutes from 1844
  • county court minutes from 1796
  • circuit court minutes from 1832
  • tax books from 1867

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Marriage records -- 1839-1878 (#96, 1 reel)*
  • Wills & Inventories -- 1832-1835 (#86, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Robertson County (Record Group #107, Roll 69, 1 reel). Roll includes Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Minute Books 1-7 (1796-1824) and General Index to Deeds, Book O (1796-1838).*
  • WPA Records, Robertson County (Record Group #107, Roll 70, 1 reel). Roll includes Wills, Inventories, Bonds, etc., Vols. 1-3 (1796-1821), Marriage Records, Vol. 1 (1839-1861), History of Ilai Metcalfe Account Book (undated), Records of the Red River Church at the Mouth of the Sulphur Fork of Red River in Tennessee County [now Robertson], Mero District (1791), Minutes of Tar River Association in North Carolina (1769) and Bible, Family & Tombstone Records (undated).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Adams, Greenbrier and Springfield. Scattered early issues are available from 1860, and a complete run begins in 1925.  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 Robertson County:  1820-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1820-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Robertson County census records in book form:  1820, 1850*, 1880*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR ROBERTSON COUNTY

 

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

 

Updated February 9, 2012

 

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