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Hamblen County, TN


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Hamblen County, formed in 1870, is located in East Tennessee, one of the state's three Grand Divisions.  It was named in honor of
Hezekiah Hamblen
In area, it is the third smallest county in the state.  It ranks 20th in population.
Morristown is the county seat.  It is one of only two cities which can boast of "overhead sidewalks".
Hamblen County is bordered by the counties of Grainger, Hawkins, Greene, Cocke, and Jefferson
See a map of current East TN Counties
         a map of  1895 East TN Counties

         a map of 1834 East TN Counties


We hope you find the information on this Hamblen County site useful.  We also hope that you would like to share your own information with us, and help make this site better.  We would appreciate any contributions you would like to make -- anything from Bible records to family tree reports and narratives, to transcriptions of county records.  To contribute, please send e-mail to Carole,  the TNGenWeb Hamblen County Coordinator


History of Hamblen County

Family Histories

Hamblen County Archives

Hayslope, First House in Russellville

Davy Crockett Tavern

Rose Center

National Register of Historic Places in Hamblen Co

Formation of TN Counties

Index to Goodspeed Histories of Tennessee

Tennessee Blue Book Online, Section VI,
   A History of Tennessee

Calvin McClung Digital Historical Collection
East Tennessee History Center

TNGenWeb Tennesseans in The Revolutionary War

TNGenWeb Special Projects

USGenWeb Archives for Hamblen County

TN Historical Markers in Hamblen County 

Hamblen County in The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture

Place Names of old local communities  .pdf    .xlsx   <-- NEW


 Civil War Links:

Hamblen County Civil War Pages

Russellville in the Civil War

Confederate Pension Applications at TSLA

East TN Civil War History 

TN Southern Claims Commission Index 

Search for Soldiers, by National Park Service

List of TN Union Units
List of TN Confederate Units

Russellville Canning Factory
              picture contributed by Scott Vaughn

Records and Documents

Family Histories

Hamblen County Archives

Hamblen County Cemeteries <-- UPDATING

Hamblen Co. Cemeteries on

Tombstone Transcription Project for Hamblen

Hamblen County Obituaries

Political Graveyard, Hamblen Co.
    Famous people buried in Hamblen Co.,

TVA Cemetery Relocation Project

 WPA Photos

National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)

TN Vital Records

US Vital Records


Census Links

1880 Hamblen County Census Images

1930 Hamblen County Census, Partial  Index

USGenWeb Census Project - Tennessee
Hamblen County

USGenWeb Census Project - Tennessee

USGenWeb Census Project

Beginner's guide to the U.S. Censuses


Morristown High School 1940 Itakha
Morristown High School 1965 Itakha
Morristown High School 1968 Itakha
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Tennessee State Library and Archives History and Genealogy

Services Provided by Mail

Hamblen County Genealogical Fact Sheet

Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources for Hamblen County

Inventory of Hamblen County Records on Microfilm

Search TSLA records on  <-- NEW

Form for ordering federal census records, land grants, vital records (birth & death), county records (marriage, probate, county court minutes, circuit court minutes, chancery court minutes, deeds) and newspaper articles.

Form for ordering federal census indexes & transcriptions; land grant index; telephone books; city directories; and county record indexes for marriages and probate records.


Military Records
     Confederate Pension Applications - all counties
     Confederate Pension Applications for Hamblen Co.
     TN WWI Veterans

Form for ordering military information


Vital Records
   Statewide Index to TN  Death Records 1914-1928
   Index to TN Death Records 1908-1912

     Morristown City Directories available (F444.M59A19) for:
          1942, 1949, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1961,
          1964, 1967, 1990, 1992

TSLA's Links to Other Sites


People willing to do Hamblen County Lookups

TN Deaths 1949 - 2009
TN Marriages 1980 - 2009

Hamblen County Archives

Search this Hamblen Site

USGenWeb Surname Search

Social Security Death Index Search -

Request records from SSA - online form

LDS Family Search

Ellis Island Passenger Search


Civil War Tennessee Rosters

TSLA records on  <-- NEW



Search for cemetery records in Hamblen County, TN at by entering a surname and clicking search:

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Query Boards and Mailing Lists

Hamblen County Mailing List (hosted by RootsWeb)

Hamblen County Genealogy Discussion Board (holsted by GenForum)

Hamblen County Query Board (hosted by TnGenWeb)   


Genealogical/Historical Organizations
Hamblen County Genealogical Society

The East Tennessee Historical Society

Tennessee Genealogical Society

Tennessee Historical Society

TN Historical Commission 
    - Additional Historical Links

National Genealogical Society

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
  - Genealogy
  - Tennessee state and chapter list

  - Samuel Doak Chapter, Morristown, TN

United Daughters of the Confederacy
  - Tennessee Division

Sons of Confederate Veterans
  - Tennessee Division


Hamblen Today

Click for Morristown, Tennessee Forecast
Click here for Forecast

WordIQ's Definition of Hamblen County

Hamblen County at Wikipedia

QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau

Selected Statistical Info from
TN Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

Hamblen County Statistics from UTK

Citizen Tribune Online (newspaper)

Tennessee Blue Book Online


TN Historical Markers in Hamblen County

National Register of Historic Places in Hamblen County

Terry Farm designated as Tennessee Century Farm

Hamblen County Government

Hamblen County Board of Education

Hamblen County Extension Office

Hamblen County Clerk

Morristown Chamber of Commerce

Morristown City Hall

Crossroads Downtown Partnership - Morristown

Morristown-Hamblen Library

Official Website of Morristown-Hamblen Library

Official Website of Rose Center and Council for the Arts

Official Website of Crockett Tavern Museum

Official Website of the Longstreet Museum, Russellville


Links to external web sites are being provided 
as a convenience and for informational purposes only; 
they do not constitute an endorsement or approval of any of the 
content, products, or services contained in any external web site.


Native American Links

TSLA Native American Information

Native American Land Cessions

Cyndi's List of Native American Links Native American Mailing Lists
Cherokee/Chickasaw Nation Ancestor Quest Native American Links


African-american links

African American Genealogical Society of Northern CA African American Resources on the Internet
People of Color in Old Tennessee Ancestor Quest African American Links


Hamblen County Mailing List

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Hamblen County Genealogical Society


The HCGS meets on the first Thursday of every month at 1:00 PM in Rose Center, Room 2.  You may enter the building through the side door across from the Courthouse's rear parking lot.


$15.00 per calendar year,
which includes 4 issues of the "Hamblen Heritage" newsletter.  Members joining mid-year or later receive back issues of the newsletter for that year.  Each issue has 24 pages of Hamblen County records, happenings, and other items of interest.


Lynda Raitala, President
Grace McGinnis, Treasurer
phone:  423-586-1961
Hamblen County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1213
Morristown, TN  37816-1213




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