MONROE COUNTY'S TENNESSEE LOCAL HISTORY NETWORK

 

 

 

 

CHOTA - TENASI MEMORIAL ON THE LITTLE TENNESSEE RIVER & TELLICO LAKE, THE ANCESTRAL HOME OF CHOTA, CITY OF PEACE, and THE OVERHILL CHEROKEE IN MONROE COUNTY, TN.

The Chota Memorial to the Seven Cherokee Clans and Oconostota is in the background of this picture at the mid-right, on a pennisula in the lake.

Photo by: Joyce Gaston Reece, 2006

 

Welcome to
Monroe County, Tennessee's American Local History Network Web Site

IN COOPERATION WITH

Monroe County, Tennessee Archives

Mrs. Jo Stakely, Archivist

archives@monroegovernment.org

 

We are very pleased to announce the publication of Monroe County Archives repository books index.  The publication of this long list of books indices will be an ongoing project in order to make public information that, until now, was mostly unavailable.

 

 

The new Monroe County Archives web site

http://www.monroetnarchives.org/archives_records_info/default.php 

Monroe County Archives has a great web site with very good resources. 

If you're researching Monroe County families you'll want to visit this site.

 

 

Monroe County Archives in conjunction with Tennessee Local History Network's Monroe County, TN. Web Site has a goal of indexing the majority of Monroe County' archived records and making these lists available to all genealogical and historical researchers.  This project is into it's second year with much more yet to come.  If you would like to volunteer for this project we will welcome your help.  Please contact Jo Stakely at archives@monroegovernment.org or Joyce Gaston Reece at bjreece@bellsouth.net

 

If you are interested in becoming a part of a group of volunteers dedicated to increasing the availability of Monroe County's archived records please visit www.rootsweb.com/~tnfahps 

 

 

RECORDS

Archives Fee Schedule for those listed below: http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnmonroe/archives.htm

 

Monroe County Circuit Court Minute Book Indices - 1820 - 1876 - both Civil and State Cases (includes DISTRICT cases from Blount, McMinn & Bradley) - Copies Available

Monroe County Chancery Court Loose Records Index - Copies Available

Monroe County History written circa 1900

Monroe County Post Offices

Monroe County Death Index 1914-1925

Monroe County Mortality Schedule 1850-1860

Monroe County Deed Cherokee Indian Cabbin Smith to Gideon Morgan, Jr.

Athens Post Newspaper articles index concerning deaths throughout southeast Tennessee and the eastern U.S. -- Copies available!

Athens Post Newspaper articles index  #2 - Copies available

Athens Post Newspaper articles index #3 - 1861 Civil War articles - Copies available

Athens Post Newspaper articles index #4 - During and post Civil War - Copies Available

Hiwassee Patriot Newspaper articles index - Published in McMinn and Monroe Counties - one of the oldest in the area - copies available!

Hiwassee Patriot Newspaper articles index #2 - all 1839 articles - Copies available

Athens Courier - Hiwassee Reporter - Athens Union - Hiwassee & Athens Gazette - Athens News -- Newspaper articles index - copies available!

The Athenian Newspaper articles index - copies available!

The Republican Newspaper articles index - copies available

North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee Index of names, year & location

Letter from Eve Mill, Monroe Co., TN., dated 1891 -  Mentions Vincent, Clemmer, Cline, Lowry, Gaston, Brakebill, Kittrell, Mayo

Coltharp Letters - Letters found and in possession of the descendents of John Coltharp

 

**Monroe County Archives Family SURNAME Files Index -  Copies available - NEW SURNAME FILES NOW AVAILABLE !!  This cabinet has over 850 surname's recorded.**

Includes researh files donated by genealogist, Gwen Starns

 

 

 

 

 

PARADE OF FLAGS 2008

 

PARADE OF FLAGS  2009

 

 

 

 

Madisonville Public Library

http://www.madisonvillelibrary.org/genealogy.htm
 

Kim Hicks, Director

 

For a listing of the holding at this library please follow these links.

Please be very aware that the personnel at the library is not available for research time or lookups.  Visit www.tngenweb.org/monroe for a list of lookup volunteers OR contact us via this link.  

Joyce Reece

 

MADISONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY PUBLICATIONS

 

MADISONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY MICROFILM

 

 

 

Follow this link for pictures of Chota Memorial

Monroe County, Tennessee

 

SEARCH THIS SITE


powered by FreeFind

____________________________________________

*****

Follow this link to:

Tennessee Local History Network

To E-Mail

 and

www.tnlhn.com 

for the web site

hosted by Joyce Gaston Reece

*****

 

*****

For more Monroe County Online Records please visit our friends at

www.tngenweb.org/monroe

The ladies and gentlemen at this site are great!

*****

Click on this link for Monroe County Query/message board

http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.

tennessee.counties.monroe/629/mb.ashx

*****

Friends of the Archives Historical & Preservation Society

Madisonville, Monroe County, TN

*****

 

ANCESTRY'S MESSAGE BOARDS

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.

TN Rootsweb
Post message to Board
McMinn Rootsweb
Post message to Board
Polk Rootsweb
Post Message to Board
Monroe Rootsweb
Post message to Board
Bradley Rootsweb
Post message to Board
Hamilton Co Rootsweb
Post message to Board
Meigs Co
Post message to Board
Roane Co Loudon Co
Post Message to Board
KnoxCo
Post message to board
Blount Co Rhea Co

 


 

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.

 

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

 

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
423-745-7782

www.fisherlibrary.org 

 

 

 

Fort Loudoun Regional
718 George St
Athens, TN 37303
423-745-5194
Fort Loudon webcat
Madisonville
305 College St
Madisonville, TN 37354
mplib@tellico.net Kim Hicks Lib. Director
 
Carnegie Library
723 Ohio Ave
Etowah, TN 37331
423-263-9475
http://www.etowahlibrary.com/
Chattanooga Bicentennial Library
1001 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Chattanooga Bicentennial Library
Lawson McGhee
500 West Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN
 
Knoxville Public
500 West Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-8750
http://www.knoxlib.org/
Decatur Public Library
120 E Memorial Dr
37322
Cleveland/Bradley Family History Library
833 N Ocoee
Cleveland, TN 37311
 
Tennessee State Library and Archives
http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/
East Tennessee Historical Center
314 West Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN
http://www.east-tennessee-history.org/
East Tennessee Historical Society &

Calvin McClung Collection
314 West Clinch Avenue
Knoxville TN
http://www.knoxcounty.org/library/mcclung/.

McMinn County Historical Society and Archives

mcminn_history06@comcastnet.com

 

Monroe Co., TN Archives

archives@monroegovernment.org

 

 

 


 

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

FOR A  LIST OF LOOK-UP VOLUNTEERS PLEASE VISIT

 WWW.TNGENWEB.ORG/MONROE

 

 


 

 

Please visit the websites of our neighboring counties

Bradley Co TNGenWeb

 

Hamilton Co TN Loudon Co TN Meigs Co TNGenWeb

Meigs Co TNALHN

Monroe Co TNGenWeb

 

Friends of the Archives Historical & Preservation Society

Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN

 

Polk Co TN at TnGenWeb

Polk Co, TNLHN

Rhea Co TN Roane Co TN

Roane Heritage Commission

 

 

McMinn Co TNLHN

McMinn Co TNGenWeb

McMinn Co AHGP

   

ANNALS OF TENNESSEE

by Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey

This book has long been a standard tool in researching Tennessee history. 

Be sure to take a look at the information provided here...you might be surprised at the amount of data included.

INDEX

Appendix

This link will take you to the index of this 800+ page book. 

Claudia B Carson

Claudia will do lookups.  Please be as specific with your names as possible.  Claudia may wish to snail mail photocopies.  In that case please be prepared to send an addressed stamped envelope to her.  Contact her at the above link for more information

The Annals of Tennessee to the end of the eighteenth century comprising its settlement, as The Watauga Association, from 1796 to 1777; A Part of North Carolina, from 1788 to1784; The Territory of the U. States, South of the Ohio, from 1790 to1796; The State of Tennessee, from 1796 to 1800 by J.G.M. Ramsey, A.M., M.D. 

 

 

Need Professional Help?

Here is a list of people who can do research here in Monroe & McMinn Counties

Professional Researchers

If you wish your name added to this list please contact us.

 

 

 This website is a part of the

TENNESSEE LOCAL HISTORY NETWORK

and

 

Your hosts Sharon R. McCormack and Joyce Gaston Reece

 

Page first created on April 5, 2004

Page last updated on:  11/24/2014

 

You are visitor  Free HTML Hit Counter
Budget Rental Trucks