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Monroe County, Tennessee Archives project in conjunction with Tennessee Local History Network, Monroe County website





Monroe County, TN ~ Est. 1819

The Archives is located in the basement of the Monroe County, TN Courthouse.  Completed in 1897, our Courthouse in on the National Register of Historic Places.  Our Courthouse or "Public" Square has been and remains a center for various community activities.


 Hours:  Monday through Thursday  9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon



Welcome to Monroe County, Tennessee Archives.  

We are located in the basement of the court house in Madisonville, TN.  Our hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, Monday thru Thursday.  Mrs. NelleJo Stakely, archivist.  Both Jo and I want to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every person who has volunteered to transcribe indices.  These wonderful people are who make it possible for these to being available to you.  Be sure to check this page often since we're adding to it frequently.  Joyce Gaston Reece






105 College Street

Madisonville, TN 37354

Jo Stakely
E-mail Address:

Phone: 423-420-0910

All copies must be made by the Director. 

Some Manuscript materials - due to their fragile condition - cannot be photocopied.



Newspaper Articles:

Up to 10 article requests per email or mail. 

Cost is $5.00 for the first 10 (in one request).  Each additional article is $1.00.

Payable in advance.  Fee includes shipping & handling. 

Please make checks or money order payments to: 

Friends of the Archives

105 College Street, Suite 10

Madisonville, TN   37354.


Surname files:

Only ONE family file request per email or mail.  Fees same as court records below.  Some are very large with many pages.


In Person Orders:

Photocopies from books/files  $ .25 per copy (up to 50 pages)*
Manuscript copies  $ 1.00 per copy (up to 25 pages)
Maps (11" x 17") copy  $ 5.00 per copy
Certification                           $ 5.00 per document





Requests by Mail:

Photocopies from books/files              $  .25 per copy + 5.00
Manuscript Materials (In State)  $ 1.00 per copy + 5.00
Manuscript Materials (Out of State)  $ 1.00 per copy + 10.00
Maps (11" x 17") copy  $  10.00 per copy
Certification                $ 5.00 per document








 * Copyright restrictions may limit the number of pages that can be copied.





All payments must be made at the time the order is placed.  Fees are non-refundable.  If more copies are needed to fill the order, we will quote a price for the remaining pages.

Please be sure to include your email address or other contact information in your request.

 provided by Nelle Jo Stakely