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Think of this as your page. You can contribute to your area by bringing memories to life. Pictures of People and Places, Important Events, Important People or Just "Every Man" are much appreciated.

A starting Place-- Athens

McMinn COunty Map

The map is provided by the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Memphis State University Cartographic Services Laboratory

To contribute get in touch with me at Sharon

Please visit The McMinn County Historical Society Page Historical Society Now and Then Some Tennessee Disasters
Please visit our links page McMinn County Churches McMinn Co Obits from DPA starting Jan 1st 2004
County information lookups Dr Hugh Lamb McMinn's 1st executive Dies McMinn Murmurs--Weblog of events in McMinn County
  1913 Athens City Directory  


In the subject put what year and type records your asking for.
And be sure to tell these people just how much you appreciate them.
They work hard and do a great job!

Kathy Stewart

McMinn Marriage Records            1838 - 1934

These records cover all that we now have available (others should be available as soon as possible).  Compiled by Rex Moses. 1838 - 1934.  Please give Kathy as much information as you can.  Records will be available online soon.
Barbara Dooley Census Records 1840, 1870, 1880
Mary Sue McMinn Census
state census
Marriage Records
Wills and Estates
Kaye Buckner "Tennesseans in the Civil War"
Chancery Court Lookups page Chancery Court Lookups Check here for our Volunteers!
Peg White SAR Patriot Index Edition III 2002
This search may or may not turn up your patriot. They only show those who have descendants in the Society. Your ancestor may have served and not have a descendant in the society.
Jean McMinn County Census
Be sure to put McMinn County in the subject line. Jean does a lot of counties and needs to know which one you want
Doris McMinn County Cemetery Index
by Sharon McCormack based on Marvin and Samme Templin's Book and Cemetery Webpages
Mary Jo McMinn County Cemeteries from the Samme and Marvin Templin book
Rex Bertram
check his webpage at
List the State and Year in Subject Line
Limit two per lookup request
1790 Census Index
1850 TN Census Index
1860 TN Census Index
1880 Census Index
Linda Manuel WPA McMinn Transcripts bookBible Records and original Cedar Grove Cemetery
Jane Lasley
Check out the other books she can do lookups from at


The Legend of Buster Duggan
Mary Clyde Reid Mungo
Only two lookups per week and make sure it's specific name not just a surname and mention specific book lookup in subject line
King'sMountain and It's Men by Lyman C Draper
King's Mountain Men by KK White
Patriot's of King's Mountain by Bobby Gilmer Moss


Message Boards at Rootsweb/

Many times these boards will be sent on to the rootsweb mailing lists but not always. When checking out the information look for a message at the upper left portion of the board mentioning that the board is gatewayed to the list.

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Meigs Co
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Roane Co Loudon Co
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Mailing Lists

To subscribe to the following mailing lists--click link for an email connection. Put subscribe in subject line and send. You will receive an email confirming your subscription and telling about the archives of past lists and how to unsubscribe if necessary.

These addresses are for regular list mode if you want digest substitute D for L

McMinn Co SE-TN Tennessee Monroe Co
Polk Co Bradley Co Hamilton Co Meigs Co
Roane Co Loudon Co James Co Knox


Come visit  the

McMinn County Query Board

As of today there isn't anything there but it's just waiting for your queries<G>

Below are the Message boards at Genforum

The internet offers many message boards but the two best are Ancestry/Rootsweb and Genforum. Remember however everyone does not always read or send messages to both so be sure to check both for some informative help.

McMinn Genforum Monroe Co Genforum Bradley Genforum
Hamilton Co Genforum Polk Genforum TN Genforum


Libraries are always a great resource.  Here are links for a few in our area.

(Data compiled by Sharon McCormack)

EG Fisher Library
1289 Ingleside Av
Athens, TN 37303
Carnegie Library
723 Ohio Ave
Etowah, TN 37331
Fort Loudoun Regional
718 George St
Athens, TN 37303
Fort Loudon webcat
305 College St
Madisonville, TN 37354 Kim Hicks Lib. Director Head of Genealogy Dept-Jo Stakely
210 Mayes Av
Sweetwater, TN 37874
Chattanooga Bicentennial Library
1001 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Chattanooga Bicentenial Library
Lawson McGhee
500 West Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN
Knoxville Public
500 West Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
Decatur Public Library
120 E Memorial Dr
Cleveland Public Library History Branch
833 N Ocoee
Cleveland, TN 37311
Tennessee State Library and Archives
East Tennessee Historical Center
314 West Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN
Calvin McClung Collection
314 West Clinch Avenue
Knoxville TN
McMinn County Historical Society and Archives


These links take you to area newspapers that contain McMinn, Bradley and Polk Co Obituaries

The Daily Post Athenian The Cleveland Daily Banner Monroe County Democrat/Advocate Polk County News email


Please visit the websites of our neighboring counties

Bradley Co TN Hamilton Co TN Loudon Co TN Meigs Co TN
Monroe Co TN Polk Co TN at TenGenWeb Rhea Co TN Roane Co TN
Polk Co TN /AGHP

In Memorium

Reba Bayless boyer

Helpful Sites

This page will give addresses for some more really helpful research locations such as cd lookups


McMinn County Migrations

We are currently trying to add to the Migrations database.
The migrations database is attempting to help locate and follow the trails of migration.
McMinn County was a major stopping place and a large jumping off place for Migrations west
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Tuesday, 06-Sep-2005 06:49:42 MDT

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