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Pickett County, Tennessee

Courthouse built 1935

Pickett County was formed in 1879 (Established 1879-Organized April 4, 1881) from Fentress and Overton counties.
The county seat is Byrdstown. Pickett County is located in the northeastern corner of Middle Tennessee, bordering the Tennessee Counties of Clay, Overton, Fentress and the Kentucky counties of Wayne and Clinton

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Pickett County Library
Community Center Byrdstown TN 38549-2214

Pickett County Clerk
1 Courthouse Sq., Box 5
Byrdstown 38549-0280

Phone: (931) 864-3798
Fax: (931) 864-6615


Announcing the publication of the second volume of Tennessee Convicts: Early Records of the State Penitentiary. This volume covers records from 1850 through 1870, including more than 2,200 prisoners and their family members who are named in the original ledger volumes.
For more information on this book please see this web page:
You may also contact the author, Chuck Sherrill, by e-mail

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 Books by Gary Norris

PICKETT COUNTY CEMETERY BOOK: Bye and Bye. It has over 7,000 names in an alphabetical data base. The book is 211 pages with directions to each cemetery and a map provided. The price is $40.00 plus an additional $5.00 for shipping. Click on the above link for mailing info.


 1930 Pickett County Census Index

Current  Pickett County, Tennessee Census Information


1880 Census

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Electronic census spreadsheets

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Knight-Sevier Cemetery



 Pickett County Deaths for 1914

 A list of early soldiers buried in Pickett County

 Political Graveyard for Pickett County

Statewide Index to Tennessee Death Records
1914 - 1916

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Streetfest 2003



 Josephine’s Journal - Great Stories that include some families from Pickett County

CONNER Family 


 Biography of Cordell HULL






 SWALLOW's in Tennessee



 History of Pickett County TN

 Read about the man that Pickett County was named for!


The formation of Pickett County

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 Private ACTS
Pickett County, Tennessee

 Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842

Historical Collections of Tennessee 


 Historic Rural African-American Churches in Tennessee, 1850-1970

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Pickett County Library 

 Tennessee State Library and Archives - Pickett County Records on Microfilm




Tennessee Road Map showing Counties and Cities

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1834 Tennessee Map 

 MAPS by Charles A. Reeves

 1895 Map of Pickett County


These maps are from 1923 and it shows people who lived down on the
river. This land is now covered by Dale Hollow Lake. It includes families of Clay, Pickett and Overton County. This provided by Carl C. Conner and Harold Kesling

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  Current map of Pickett County

  TNGenWeb Goodspeed’s 1886 Tennessee Map
Showing Early Settlements, Forts, Battle Grounds, Stands, and Stations

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 Another current map of Pickett County

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 WWI Veterans of Pickett County 

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Tennessee State Library & Archives

 1890 Pickett Civil War Veterans Census

 Pickett County World War II Casualties

List of Pickett County Civil War Veterans

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 Great Civil War Information on Pickett County

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 Letters from Sergeant James Forrester Parrott of the 28th Consolidated Infantry to
his wife, Mahala Bowman Parrott

James I. LACY, Union soldier 1863, 2nd lieutenant, Co G 9th regiment Tn. Cavalry


 Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate 1857-1884


Abstracts from Tennessee Newspapers

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Pickett County Press

Main Street, 23 Courthouse Square
Byrdstown 38549
Phone: 615-864-3675
circulation: 615-864-3675

The Crossville Chronicle 

(Includes some Pickett County Obituaries)



 Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society




Spurrier Post Office, 1905

Contributed by Loren Lacy


Help identify the children in this school picture provided by Rex Bertram

 Help identify people in the Robbinstown Singing School picture taken about 1900

 Pickett County Courthouse Prior to 1935

 Pickett County Family Photos

 Some Photos of Pickett County

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Historic Byrdstown Photos

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 Pickett State Park

 Cordell Hull
State Park

 State of TN page on Pickett State Park

 Dale Hollow Lake

 Dillon/Amonett House

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Tennessee Communities

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Olympus, TN - the first post office established in present day Pickett County, TN

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Century Farms in Pickett County



 Post Offices of Pickett County


Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 447 / 109 W. Main St.
Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549
Toll-Free 1-888-406-4704
or Phone 1-931-864-7195


Pickett County Tourism Page



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Tami P. Ramsey, Pickett County Coordinator