A Partial Bibliography of Knox County:

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Libraries with Genealogical Resources:




  • Knox County Archives
    (local government archives)
    500 West Church Avenue
    (865)  544-5739
    Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:30pm

    Contact:  Doris R. Martinson, CA, Manager & Archivist
    Website:  http://www.knoxlib.org/archives.htm

    Holdings include:

    • Marriage Bonds, licenses, applications, 1792 -
    • Divorce Records, 1793-
    • Register of Deeds indexes and warranty deeds, 1792-1931
    • Probate Records, Wills, Estates, 1792 -
    • Court Records, 1792-1979
    • Chancery Court records, 1832-
    • Circuit Court records, 1810 -
    • Criminal Court Records 1870 -
    • Juvenile Court records, 1913 -
    • School attendance records, 1923 - 1970
    • School records, administration, 1878-1987
    • Academic and registration, 1908-1987


University Archives and Special Collections
Hoskins Library
The University of Tennessee
Cumberland Ave. at 15th St.
Knoxville, TN 37996-4000

Phone (865) 974-4480
Fax (865) 974-0560

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Blount County Public Library
301 McGhee Street 
Maryville, TN. 
Phone:  (865)  982-0981.
Hours:  Mon-Thurs:  9AM - 8PM;  Fri-Sat:  9AM-5:30PM;   Sunday: 1-5:30PM.
Note:  The  700+ volume Genealogy & Local History  collections housed in the Proffitt Room. 

LDS Family History Center - Knoxville
400 Kendall Drive
Knoxville, TN    37919
Phone:  (865) 639-8252 
Hours:  Tuesdays & Thursdays:  9AM - 9PM; Saturdays 9AM-3PM
Visit the new LDS FamilySearch website!

Tennessee State Library and Archives  (TSLA)
403 7th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-0312
(615) 741-2764
Knox Co Records at TSLA
Search TSLA's Online Catalog

View List of Newspapers on Microfilm at TSLA




Baptist Archives
Stephens-Burnett Library
Carson-Newman College
Jefferson City, TN  37760
Phone: (865)  475-9061 (main number)

"The Baptist Archives preserves historical records and materials, particularly those of associations, churches, pastors, and laymen of East Tennessee"

Southern Baptist Historical Library & Archives
Southern Baptist Convention Building
901 Commerce Street,  Suite 400
Nashville, Tennessee  37203-3630

Phone:  615-244-0344.
Hours:  Mon-Fri:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (and other hours by special appointment)
Contact:  Bill Sumners, Director of Library and Archives

"The purposes of the Library and Archives are: (1) To serve as a research center for the study of the life and history of Baptists, in particular Southern Baptists, (2) To collect, preserve, and make available for use a wide range of materials that document Baptist history, (3) To serve as the denominational archives for the Southern Baptist Convention and to collect, preserve, and make available for use the official records of the Convention and its agencies, and (4) To assist Southern Baptist churches, associations, state conventions, and SBC agencies in the location and preservation of historical records."



Holston Conference Archives
Kelly Library
Emory & Henry College
P.O. Box 947
Emory, VA 24327-0947

Hours:  Mon-Fri.  8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Phone: (540) 944-6668. 
FAX:  (540) 944-4592

"The Holston Conference Archives encompasses the records relating to the history of the United Methodist Church and its activities in the region. The Holston Conference comprises the geographic area surrounding the Holston River, and includes southwest Virginia; eastern Tennessee as far west as Oak Ridge; and a small portion of northeastern Georgia"

The Conference Archives includes

The collections date from the 1820s, with the bulk of the holdings dating from the late 1800s to the present.


Other Libraries with Genealogical Resources:

Ramsey, J. G. M. (James Gettys McGready), 1797-1884.
(Knoxville Physician).  Surnames:  ALEXANDER, RAMSEY


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