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Monroe County, Tennessee Archives

The Monroe County, Tennessee Archives serves the public by providing access to public holdings and records. These records are a must in genealogy in proving family history and ancestry. Genealogists benefit from our resources significantly.

Court records are considered primary sources, and are the best foundation for genealogy information. Sometimes copies of original records are needed in order to become a member of certain societies, such as DAR and SAR.

The Monroe County TN Courthouse has suffered two fires – one in 1832 and the other between 1864 and 1865. Because of this, some records, especially marriages, deeds, and County Court records may not be available. These records can be of genealogical value in that Court records can establish family relationships and places of residence. They often provide occupations, descriptions, and other family history information.

Archives / Genealogical Records:

  • Chancery Court Records
  • Circuit Court Records
  • County Court Records
  • Marriage Records
  • Probate Records
  • Divorces
  • Wills
There are also Kyker Funeral Home records, history of Monroe County, TN, and links to other genealogy sites.

The Archives are located in the basement of the Monroe County Courthouse. Completed in 1897, our Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its Romanesque, Classical Revival, and Italianate Architecture.

Please contact us or visit us to request copies of records. See our fee schedule for pricing info.

Archives Hours
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. until 12 noon
Jo Stakely, Archives Director
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Phone: 423-420-0910
105 College Street, Suite 10
Madisonville, TN 37354