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Cannon County

Cannon County

Cannon County was formed in 1836 from
Rutherford, Smith and Warren counties
(Private Acts of Tennessee 1835-36, Chapter 33).

The county seat is Woodbury.

There was a fire at the Cannon County courthouse in 1934.

 


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Cannon County (Mason, 1982) [name index]*
  • Cannon County, Tennessee, 1836-1995 : History and Families (Cannon County Historical Society, 1995) [surname index]*
  • Cannon County, Tennessee, A Pictorial History (Cannon County Historical Society, 1998) [surname index]*
  • Cannon County, 1836-1986 : Sesquicentennial, Homecoming '86, Cannon County Good Ole Days (Bank of Commerce, 1986)
  • Goodspeed's Cannon County History (1990) [name index]
  • History of Cannon County, Tennessee (Mason, 1984) [name index]*
  • History of Tennessee From the Earliest Time to the Present : Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Cannon, Coffee, Dekale [sic], Warren (Goodspeed, 1979) [name index]
  • History of Woodbury and Cannon County, Tenn. (Brown, 1936)*
  • History of Woodbury and Cannon County, Tenn. (Brown, 2012) [name index]
  • Life on the Caney Fork (Hayes, 1985)
  • Old'uns' Stories Told to Young'uns : Stories of the World War II Era with Stories From the Korean War (Senior Scholarship Trust Cannon County High School, 2003)
  • Prater, Tennessee : The Life and Death of a Community : A History of Reminiscence (Mason, 1996)*

Additional county and community histories can be found at the Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources:  Cannon CountyThe items in the bibliography may not all be available at TSLA.  

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1880 Census, Cannon County, Tennessee (Sistler, 1990) [alphabetical listing]*
  • Abstract of Cannon County, Tennessee, Will Book A (1836-1895) (Carlson, 1990?) [name index]
  • Cannon County, Tennessee [1850 census] (Porch, 1974) [surname index]
  • Cannon County, Tennessee, Bible, Family & Tombstone Records (WPA, 1939) [partial name index]
  • Cannon County, Tennessee, Chancery Court Minutes, 1840-1880 (Partlow, 2000) [name index] *
  • Cannon County, Tennessee, Deed Books [1836-1857] (Partlow, 1998) [name index] *
  • Cannon County, Tennessee, Marriage Records [1838-1899] (Rogers, 1992?) [alphabetical by bride and groom]
  • Cannon County, Tennessee, Marriage Records [1850-1866] (WPA, 1937) [name index]
  • Cannon County, Tennessee, Marriage Records [1838-1899] (Rogers, 1992?) [alphabetical] *
  • Cannon County, Tennessee, Marriage Records [1899-1950] (Rogers, 199?) [first half alphabetical by groom, second half alphabetical by bride]
  • Cannon County, Tennessee Minute Book Volume A, 1836-1841 (Stacey & Perry, 1994?)*
  • Cannon County, Tennessee, Will Book [1836-1895] (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Cannon County, TN Cannon Courier Newspaper Obituaries [vol. 1 2000-2002; vol. 2 2003-2005; vol. 3 2006-2008; vol. 4 2009-2010] (Tate, 2011) [surname index for sections in each volume]
  • Cannon County, TN Deaths and Obituaries [vol 1. 1875-1933; vol. 2 1934-1937; vol. 3 1938-1941; vol. 4 1942-1944; vol. 5 1945-1947; vol. 6 1948-1950; vol. 7 1951-1952; vol. 8 1953-1954] (Tate, 20??- ) [surname index in each volume]
  • Cannon County, TN Marriages, 1838-1873 (Sistler, 1985) [alphabetical by bride and groom]*
  • Name Index to History of Tennessee ... Together with ... Sketch of the Counties of White, Warren, Coffee, DeKalb and Cannon ... (Marsh, 1972) [name index]
  • Our Families at Rest in Cherry, Jacksboro, King, Rains Cemeteries (Jones, 1998) [surname index]
  • Our Loved Ones : A Listing of Tombstones and Unmarked Graves in Cannon County, Tennessee (Lewis, 199?)  [alphabetical listing]*
  • Private Acts of Cannon County, Tennessee (McIntyre, 1984)
  • Tennessee, Records of Cannon County : General Index to Deeds [1836-1860] (WPA, 1939) [alphabetical index]
  • Tombstone Records of Cannon County Tennessee (Lewis, 1998) [alphabetical index]*

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

An inventory of microfilmed Cannon County records is available on our web site.  Individual reels of microfilm may also be purchased.    

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1838
  • wills from 1836
  • deed index from 1836
  • chancery court minutes from 1840
  • county court minutes from 1836
  • circuit court minutes from 1846
  • tax books from 1853

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Deed Index -- 1836-1916 (#40, 1 reel)*
  • Inventories of Estates -- 1848-1859 (#16, 1 reel)*
  • Marriages -- 1838-1898 (#19, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1836-1926 (#27, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Cannon County (Record Group #107, Roll 8, 1 reel) Roll includes Will Book A (1836-1895),  General Index to Deeds, Vol. 1, Direct & Reverse  (1836-1897),  Marriage Records (1850-1866),  and Bible, Family & Tombstone Records (undated).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Woodbury.  Scattered early issues are available from 1876, and a complete run begins in 1930.  Microfilms are loaned to Tennessee libraries.  Individual reels may also be purchased.  An Inventory of Newspapers on Microfilm at TSLA is available on our web site. 

 

SELECTED MANUSCRIPTS MATERIAL

 

CENSUS RECORDS

  • Census on microfilm for Cannon County:  1840-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1840-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Cannon County census records in book form:  1850,  1880*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR CANNON COUNTY

 

* Indicates this title may be borrowed on Interlibrary Loan from TSLA.

 

 

Updated April 10, 2013

 

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