Loudon County, Tennessee Genealogy

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Loudon County, Tennessee ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to Loudon County (established 1870) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


Loudon County, Tennessee
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Founded: June 2, 1870
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The County was named for nearby colonial-era Fort Loudoun. The County is located in the east central area of the state. [1]

Quick Dates

Loudon County's civil records start the following years:[2]

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1909 1870  1907  1880 1870  1870 

County Courthouse

Loudon County Courthouse
 601 Grove Street
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: 423.458.2630 

County Clerk has marriage records from 1870.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court recordsfrom 1870.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1870. [3]
Loudon County Courthouse, Loudon, Tenn.

Loudon County Courthouse
101 Mulberry St/
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: 1-865-458-2630

Loudon County Clerk
Marriage, probate and court records
101 Mulberry Street, Suite 200
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: 1-865-458-2726

Loudon County Register of Deeds
Land records
P.O. Box 395
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: 1-865-458-2605

Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Fort Loudoun, East Tennessee built in 1756 by the British South Carolina colony during the French and Indian War, captured by Cherokee Indians in 1760, reconstructed in 1965.

East Tennessee county established in 1870.

The county is named after Fort Loudoun, a fort in British Colonial America, situated in present-day East Tennessee.[4]

Parent County

1870--Loudon County was created 2 June 1870 from parts of Roane, Monroe, and Blount Counties.  County seat: Loudon [5]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[6] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[7] (female)

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Tennessee county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps" (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.


Populated Places

Adolphus Davis Jena Pleasant View
Alleghany (hist.) Dixie Lee Junction Lenoir City Poplar Springs
Antioch Eaton Crossroads Loudon Prospect
Big Piney Eaton Forest Luttrell Robinson Mill
Bucktown Erie Martel Silver Ridge
Burton Mill Fochee Meadow Sugarlimb
Busselltown Ford Morganton Sunnyside
Centersville Glendale New Providence Trigonia
Coulter Shoals Greenback Oak Grove Unitia
Coytee (hist.) Griffitts (hist.) Palin (hist.) Vancouver (hist.)
Craigmar (hist.) Highland Park Philadelphia Woodlawn
Cusick Huntsville Pine Grove

Neighboring Counties


Getting Started

Use the free Search for Surnames at Mountain Press's website to quickly search a variety of published Loudon County biography, cemetery, and land records. To determine which books are being searched, or to search each publication's index individually, click here. You are now equipped with a checklist of books to pull off the shelves at a genealogy library, or a wish list for your personal book collection.

Research Guides

African American

United States African Americans
Tennessee African Americans


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
TNGenWeb WorldCat BillionGraves
TNGenWeb Archives Linkpendium
Tombstone Project Gravestones
TNGenWeb Cemetery Database Epodunk
See Tennessee Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Resources


1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Loudon County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Tennessee Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide online indexes.

See Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

See Loudon County, TN census assignments, including links to transcribed files. The USGenWeb Census Project®

1810 - 1891


1890 - Lost, but substitutes are available:

  • Reed, Sue S. Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-one Years of Age and Upward, Citizens of Tennessee, January 1, 1891, as Provided for by an Act of General Assembly of Tennessee, Passed January 15, 1891, and Approved January 22, 1891. 8 vols. Houston, Texas: S.S. Reed, 1989. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 5 1891; digital version at TNGenWeb. Loudon County is included in Vol. 5.
  • Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee. Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890.





Family Histories

This bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" (Friends, Associates, and Neighbors)


As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Loudon, Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 7,000 entries.


  • Crass - Roberts, Pauline H. The Crass Families of Roane and Loudon Counties, Tennessee. Oliver Springs, Tenn.: P.H. Roberts, 1979. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C854r.
  • Tedford - Detty, Victor Charles. A Tedford Family History. Carlisle, PA: The author: 1956. Available at Ex Libris; digital version at Heritage Quest Online. ($).


The original Loudon County Deed Books are held at the County Courthouse. The earliest entries are for the year 1870. TSLA microfilmed Deed Books A to 4 (1870-1882) in 1968. FHL copies: FHL US/CAN Films 565007-565009.

Local Histories


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War of 1812
  • Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan. 1961):20-23. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at journal website. [Includes Loudoun County pensioners (p. 20).]
Civil War

Online Records

Other Resources:

Civil War Battles

Loudon was the site of Civil War battles from October through December of 1863.[9]


Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at TSLA. Most of these newspapers may be accessed by interlibrary loan to libraries within Tennessee, although there are some newspapers which are not available in or outside of Tennessee. For further information regarding interlibrary loan policies and newspapers not available for interlibrary loan click here. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Loudon County click on the following city:


  • Miller, Alan N. East Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1778 to 1911. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2000. FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2m. Digital version at World Vital Records ($). Purchase at Genealogical.com. Includes Loudon County.


Tap into the minds of local experts. Editors of genealogical periodicals publish unique sources that researchers who are new to their area would not likely discover. This type of material may be found in local, regional, or statewide genealogical society journals. The following periodicals cover this county:

Ansearchin' News
Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Loudon County, Tennessee have been published in Ansearchin' News, the quarterly magazine of the Tennessee Genealogical Society. To view a list of these articles, visit their county index. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their archive or conduct a surname search. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the Ansearchin' News quarterly FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.
East Tennessee Roots
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Loudon County, Tennessee records have been published in East Tennessee Roots (10 vols.). A subject index to these articles is available online. Surname indexes to Volumes 9 and 10 are also available online. The Family History Library has collected most issues of East Tennessee Roots FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 D25e.

Probate Records

The original Loudon County Will Books are kept at the County Courthouse. In 1968, TSLA microfilmed Will Books for the years 1870 to 1943. FHL copy: FHL Film 565006.

Online Records

FamilySearch has placed scans of the following records online in the Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927 collection. These are browse-only collections. Handwritten indexes may be found at the front or back of some volumes:

  • Wills, 1870-1943 (Vols. A-B)
  • Bonds, Letters, 1879-1968 (7 vols.)
  • Inventories, Settlements, 1870-1938 (Vols. A-D)
  • Settlements, 1870-1937, 1950-1968 (3 vols.)


In 1968, TSLA microfilmed the original Loudon County Tax Books 1870-1878. FHL copy: FHL US/CAN Book 565010.

The following Loudon County tax records have been abstracted:[10]

  • 1870 - Bristol, Georgia. "Loudon County, TN - Taxes - Taxes 1870," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives; also online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. Source: Loudon Trustee Tax Books, Vol. 1870, 1873-1878, TSLA Roll #170.
  • 1873 - Shaw, Kay. "Loudon County, TN - Taxes - 1873," (11 Districts), available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives; also online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. Source: Loudon Trustee Tax Books, Vol. 1870, 1873-1878, TSLA Roll #170.
  • 1890 - Swearingen, Janelle. "Loudon County, TN - Taxes - 1890 Poll Taxes," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives; also online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. Source: Luther Blackman Papers, TSLA Roll #620-2.

Vital Records

See also How to order Tennessee Vital Records or order electronically online.


In 1940 and 1941, W.P.A. workers pinpointed the location of Loudon County divorce papers in diverse County Courthouse records, see the following resources:

  • W.P.A. Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey, 1941. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 A3gp.

For deaths of Methodists in Loudon County (or what became Loudon County) between the 1830s and the 1920s, try searching the following records:

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Tennessee Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Tellico Village Public Library 304 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 Phone: 1-865-458-8762 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-Noon

Loudon Public Library
210 River Rd.
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: 1-865-458-3161

East Tennessee Historical Society
601 S. Gay St.
P.O. Box 1629
Knoxville, TN 37901-1629
Phone: 1-865-215-8824
E-mail: eths@east-tennessee-history.org

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.


Wikipedia has more about this subject: Loudon County, Tennessee


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Loudoun, Tennessee" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudon_County,_Tennessee accessed 24 Dec 2018
  2. Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey (W.P.A.), 1941; "Earliest County Records," Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Loudon County, Tennessee page 641, At various libr40ries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 641. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
  6. Voice of Joyce Gaston Reece, Friends of the Archives Historical and Preservation Society, Monroe Co., TN., Secretary and American Local History Network, Board of Directors, Vice President (2010).
  7. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  8. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  9. N.A. Strait, Alphabetical List of Battles, 1754-1900: War of the Rebellion, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, and All Old Wars, with Dates; Summary of Events of the War of the Rebellion, 1860-1865, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurection, 1898-1900, Troubles in China, 1900, with Other Valuable Information in Regard to the Various Wars (Washington, D.C.: N.A. Strait, 1903), 81. Digital version at Google Books.
  10. The Heritage Quest Online version of PERSI aided in the compilation of this list.
  11. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/88/Igitennesseel.pdf.