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Hamblen County, Tennessee Genealogy

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County CourthouseEdit


Hamblen County Tennessee Courthouse.jpg

Hamblen County Courthouse, Morristown, Tenn.]] Hamblen County Courthouse
 511 West Second North Street
 Morristown, TN 37814
 Phone: 423-586-9112

Hamblen County Clerk
Marriage records
511 West Second North Street
Administrative Building, 2nd floor
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone: 423-586-1993

Hamblen County Chancery Court Clerk
Probate records
511 West Second North Street
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone: 423-586-9112

Hamblen County Circuit Court Clerk
Court records
Hamblen County Justice Center
510 Allison Street
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone: 423-586-5640

Hamblen County Register of Deeds
Land records
511 West Second North Street
Administrative Building, 3rd floor
Phone: 423-586-2505

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8 am - 5 pm


The county is named after Tennessee pioneer Hezekiah Hamblen.[1]

Parent CountyEdit

1870--Hamblen County was created 8 June 1870 from parts of Grainger, Jefferson, and Hawkins Counties.
County seat: Morristown [2]

Boundary ChangesEdit

Record LossEdit

Places / LocalitiesEdit

Populated PlacesEdit

Alpha Havley Springs Pineville Sunset Hills
Alpha Heights Hillcrest Ridgeview Susong
Barton Springs Jaybird Roe Tigertown
Bright (hist.) Lakemoore Roe Junction Union Heights
Cain Mill Lakeview Rolling Hills Whitesburg
Cheeks Crossroads Marguerite Russellville Witt
Chuckey Bend (hist.) Morristown Silver City
Fernwood Needmore Springvale
Hales Crossroads Panther Creek (hist.) Sulphur Springs

Neighboring CountiesEdit


Research GuidesEdit




Family HistoriesEdit

It is anticipated that 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]




Local HistoriesEdit





  • 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 [Includes Hamblen County.]


Ansearchin' News

Several genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Hamblen 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

A genealogical article with abstracts of Hamblen County, Tennessee records has been published in East Tennessee Roots (10 vols.). A subject index to this publication's 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.

Private PapersEdit

  • Diary and Scrapbook of Catherine (Kate) Livingston, 1857-1868, Hamblen County, Tennessee. Typescript, Tennessee State Library, Nashville, Tenn. FHL US/CAN Film 24670 Item 3.



The original Hamblen County Tax Books 1877-1889 (gaps) are held at the County Courthouse. In the 1970s, the Tennessee State Library and Archives microfilmed these records. A copy of their film is also available at the Family History Library: FHL US/CAN Film 969637.

Vital RecordsEdit

  • Williams, Marguerite White and Hamblen County Genealogical Society. Death Records of Hamblen County, Tennessee, 1902-1950. Morristown, Tenn.: Hamblen County Genealogical Society, 1995. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8923 V2h.

Societies and LibrariesEdit

Family History CentersEdit

Morristown Tennessee
6301 Hiawatha Rd
Morristown, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States
Telephone: 423-586-0901
Hours: Wed 6pm-8:30pm;

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

Web SitesEdit


  1. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).