Welcome to McMinn County
"Our Tennessee Home"
"The Knobs in eastern McMinn County"
Sharon McCormack & Joyce G. Reece, May, 2003
Tennessee Local History Network
An independent group of researchers dedicated to bringing
you the best in Tennessee's genealogy and history resources.
A wonderful map of the Overhill region which includes McMinn County. The communities of Delano, Calhoun, Riceville, Etowah, Englewood, Athens & Niota showing on this map are in our county. Just north are the Monroe County communities of Tellico Plains, Madisonville, Coker Creek, Sweetwater and Vonore. South are towns of Polk County which include Copperhill, Ducktown, Turtletown, Farner, Reliance, Conasauga, Old Fort, Ocoee, Benton and the Wetmore community adjacent to Delano. This region is called the "Overhill" in honor of the Over-the-Hill Cherokee People.
Our on-site records are now located thru this link
For information on McMinn County History & Genealogy Society
follow this link
All off-site links are now located thru this link
McMinn County History IS Here!
McMinn County History
Look for it here!
Full text of "Tennessee County History series : McMinn County / by C. Stephen Byrum ; Frank B. Williams, Jr., editor"
This is likely the most accurate history ever written concerning the history of McMinn County
Site search Web search
|Barbara Dooley||[email protected]||Census Records||1840, 1870, 1880|
|Chancery Court Lookups page||Chancery Court Lookups Click here
For an article that helps explain the Chancery Court system please click here.
For a listing of District Chancery Court documents 1832-1842 please visit sites.rootsweb.com/~tnmonroe Archives link
|Peg White Sulfsted||[email protected]||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 Kinzalow||[email protected]||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 Melton||[email protected]||McMinn County Cemetery Index
by Sharon McCormack based on Marvin and Samme Templin's Book and Cemetery Webpages
|Mary Jo Bohmholdt||[email protected]||McMinn County Cemeteries from the Samme and Marvin Templin book|
|Rex Bertram||[email protected]
check his webpage at http://www.angelfire.com/in4/genealogyhelp/lookup.html
|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||[email protected]||WPA McMinn Transcripts book||Bible Records and original Cedar Grove Cemetery|
|Jane Lasley||[email protected]
Check out the other books she can do lookups from at http://www.leavesfromourtree.com/Books.html
|The Legend of Buster Duggan|
|Mary Clyde Reid Mungo||
[email protected]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
|Samme and Marvin Templin||Marvin Templin
|Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness||Still photos of tombstones Will also do digital photos and email.
Also at www.find-a-grave.com
||[email protected]||please send Kristi as much information as you have regarding the person or family you are seeking||Census 1900-1930|
|Claudia B Carson||[email protected]
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.
|The ANNALS OF TENNESSEE by Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey|
Surname Links Page
Check this list for surnames you are interested in or can contribute to. These names cover the southeast Tennessee region.
Need Professional Help?
Here is a list of people who can do research here in McMinn County
Message Boards at Rootsweb/Ancestry.com
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.
Rootsweb is discontinuing the mailing lists. Old messages will be archived.
In an attempt to continue to make our community available a NEW group has been started on facebook.McMinn County Tennessee Genealogy questions
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
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
723 Ohio Ave
Etowah, TN 37331
|Fort Loudoun Regional
718 George St
Athens, TN 37303
Fort Loudon webcat
305 College St
Madisonville, TN 37354
[email protected] Kim Hicks Lib. Director
[email protected] Head of Genealogy Dept-Jo Stakely
210 Mayes Av
Sweetwater, TN 37874
|Chattanooga Bicentennial Library
1001 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Chattanooga Bicentennial Library
500 West Church Avenue
500 West Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
|Decatur Public Library
120 E Memorial Dr
Cleveland Public Library History Branch
|Tennessee State Library and Archives
|East Tennessee Historical Center
314 West Clinch Avenue
|Calvin McClung Collection
314 West Clinch Avenue
|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 TnGenWeb||Hamilton Co TN||Loudon Co TN||Meigs Co TnGenWeb|
|Monroe Co TnGenWeb||Polk Co TN at TenGenWeb||Rhea Co TN||Roane Co TN|
|McMinn AHGP||American History and Genealogy Project||Tennessee Local History Network|
Awards that this site has won
|Access the Migrations Project National Database!|
To Contact the McMinn County Co-hosts
If you have records related to McMinn, Polk & Monroe County, Tennessee...or just Tennessee in general please consider allowing us to post the documents at the proper site. Our contact addresses are above.
We give the submitter full credit and you can rest assured that it will remain yours and on a FREE site!
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Thanks for dropping by!
To Email TNLHN coordinator
The Tennessee Overhill Tourism has a new project in process. It is attempting to find the exact path of the Cherokee during the 1838 Enforced Removal as they passed through Monroe and McMinn Counties. If your family has an oral history of the Cherokee passing thru the area of these two counties please call Tennessee Overhill Tourism at 423.263.5719