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THE FLAG OF CHEATHAM COUNTY

The Cheatham County Flag was the brainchild of Ms. Louise Murphy, retired
Cheatham County School Teacher.  She was overheard talking to then Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director Sandy Weis, on the local WQSV Radio broadcast of the
1994 Homecoming Parade in Ashland City, by CCHGA member Jim Allen.  Jim sent
Ms. Murphy a letter with a drawing of a proposed flag.  She in turn made copies of the
letter and presented them to members at a meeting of CCHGA in August 1994.  Members
of the Association, under the direction of the President, Thelma Heflin, initiated action to
come up with a flag suitable to the County Commission.  CCHGA member, R. D.
Huffines was appointed Chairman of a Committee to conduct a contest and search for the
appropriate flag design.
The contest was completed in June 1995 and submitted to the Cheatham County
Historical and Genealogical Association members who picked the best ten entries for
submission to a panel of artists from Austin Peay University to judge the best of the lot.
They in turn selected three of the ten and sent them back to CCHGA.  The membership of
the historical Association then picked the one considered most desirable and submitted it
to the County Commission in July 1995 where it was adopted as the Flag of Cheatham
County, Tennessee.
The flag accepted was submitted by Mr. W. R. Baker of Ashland City and was based
on a design by Mr. Devereaux Cannon, Jr. of Portland, Tennessee.   The general
design of the flag is inspired by our revolutionary heritage.  The colors of the flag are the
U. S. Flag colors of Red, White and Blue.  The Union of the flag has a red field, centered
on which is a round blue field, bordered in white.  Its design is derived from the flag of the
State of Tennessee.   The three stars of the Tennessee flag are replaced by a silhouette
map of Cheatham County.  A circle of 16 white stars in the red field represent Tennessee's
position as the 16th state to enter the Union, and is in commemoration of Tennessee's
bicentennial observance.  The Union of the flag is square, and equal on its sides to
two-thirds the width of the flag.  The balance of the flag is three equal horizontal stripes of
blue, white, and blue.  The two blue stripes represent the Harpeth and Cumberland rivers.
The white stripe separating them represents the hopes of the people of Cheatham County
for a future grounded in peace, prosperity and liberty.


This page is sponsored by the
CHEATHAM COUNTY HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION

The Cheatham County Historical and Genealogical Association (CCHGA) was organized in a
April 1994.  It sprang from the Economic Development Task Force Program that was initiated a year or so before then.  The aim of the organization is to attempt to instill a historical sense of pride in the community and pursue background roots and history in a manner which will benefit future generations of Cheatham Countians as well as its present membership.
The Association has, since its formation, accomplished much including the erection of a Historical marker on the Courthouse lawn and the development of the Cheatham County flag.  The Association is currently involved in the process of gaining recognition for buildings and historical sites in the county by the National Register of Historical Places.  The Association publishes a monthly newsletter for members.  The Association is a non-profit organization under the regulations of the Internal Revenue Service.
More information regarding activities and plans may be obtained by calling the Association Office at 1-615-792-3623.  The office is currently staffed on a voluntary basis on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00AM to 2:00 PM although sometimes other activities of members preclude staffing.  You may leave a message, however, and rest assured that you will be contacted as soon as possible.
Your are cordially invited to join the membership in their endeavors as have many others from Virginia to California; Maine to Florida and points in between where former interested and interesting Cheatham Countians who are presently members of the Cheatham County Historical and Genealogical Association can be found.
Click here for membership information
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CHEATHAM COUNTY HISTORY

HISTORIC CHEATHAM COUNTY TOUR SITES

GOODSPEED'S HISTORY OF CHEATHAM COUNTY, TENNESSEE
HISTORY Pages 1-28
BIOGRAPHIES Pages 29-59
INDEX

The History of Tennessee by Goodspeed
82 of Tennessee's 95 counties

Nostalgic Photos of Cheatham County

 Sale of Lots in Ashland City

Cheatham County Officials
past & present - if you have Cheatham County ancestors, you are sure
to recognize at least one name in here !

The Cheatham County Court Meetings 1856
Compilation of Loose Papers

 The Cheatham County Court Meetings 1857
Compilation of Loose Papers

 Cheatham County Census

Cheatham County Photos

More Cheatham County Photos

Cheatham County Bibles

Cheatham County Deaths

 

Aids To Research

Cheatham County Queries

Cheatham County Lookup Page
Cheatham County Surname Page
Marriages of Cheatham County & Surrounding Counties

 

Cemetery Transcripts
Some Cheatham County Cemetery Listings

The Tennessee Tombstone Transcription Project - Cheatham County

Other helps

Tennessee Family Land Heritage-Century Farm Program Collection 1975-1978
The Family Land Heritage-Century Farm Collection, donated by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture,
contains validated information by 88 county historians on farm information submitted by 959 Tennessee
families who operate 637 farms, which have been in continuous agricultural production for 100 years or more.


Tennessee Local History Network

Family History Center at Clarksville, TN

Cheatham County Public Library

Tennessee State Library and Archives

Tennessee State Library and Archives Research and Collections
some of these records are online, others are references

Tennessee State Library - Tennessee World War I Veterans

Tennessee State Library Genealogy Section
some databases online

Cheatham County Historical Post Offices

Census Online Links Page

Tennessee Online Census Links

GenWeb Resources

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WORLD GenWeb

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USGenWeb Archives Census Images

Census Projects

There are two census transcription projects. Both call themselves USGenWeb Census Projects, but neither are associated with The USGenWeb Project. Access them at:

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RootsWeb Resources for Cheatham County, TN

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TN Books We Own

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Obituary Daily Times

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SSDI

 

LDS - Search the LDS online info

LDS Pilot Search - Transcribed Records Online


Friends of Metropolitan Archives of Nashville and Davidson County, TN
On-line request from for free lookups for Death Records 1900-1913,
Wills 1789-1905 and Marriages 1784-1902.


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Links to Cheatham County Related Websites

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EMAIL LINKS

TNROOTS : A mailing group devoted to Tennessee genealogy and discussions. To subscribe, click HERE

TN-CHEATH:  Our friends at Rootsweb have created a mailing list just for people who are researching the genealogy of Cheatham County, TN. To subscribe click HERE.  Leave the subject line blank and be sure your signature lines are off.  To post message to the list just follow the instruction you will receive.

Click below to search or browse prior messages to the TNCHEAT mailing list

Search the TNCHEATH archives

Browse the TNCHEATH archives

 

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FURTHER AIDS TO CHEATHAM COUNTY AND TENNESSEE RESEARCH

Tennessee State Vital Records
Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
Ashland City - The County Seat of Cheatham County

Nancy P. Goodman's GENEALOGY AND TENNESSEE
John LaCombe's A Barrel of Links
RootsWeb
Surname Resources at RootsWeb
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites
Cyndi's Tennessee Page
Genealogical Resources on the Internet
Birth Year Calculator
U.S. Geological Survey - Geographic Names Information System

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Cheatham County Courthouse
100 Public Square
Ashland City, TN 37015-1711
(615) 792-5179

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1865; Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and civil court records;  Recorder of Deeds has land records.

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Vital Records
Division of Vital Statistics
State Department of Public Health
Nashville, TN 37247-0350
615-741-1763
This office holds the records of the official registration of births/deaths beginning 1914 and marriages/divorces beginning 1945.

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MAP LINKS TO COUNTY TNGENWEB PROJECTS
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Move cursor over any county to find it's name (located in the gray area below your browser) Click on any county to go to it's TN GenWeb Homepage
This map is  1999
Chip Brown
Any duplication of this image or it's handler is forbidden without consent of the author.

  

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THE TNGenWeb/USGenWeb PROJECT

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky GenWeb project.
This grew into the
US GenWeb project and eventually the World GenWeb effort.  At the same
time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.  The
TNGenWeb is part of that project.

 

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GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

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