Maury County was formed in November 1807 from Williamson County. It is the only county named Maury in the United States.
Unlike a lot of counties, Maury County has never had a major loss of records. We have not only the large leather bound books of records but the loose records as well. The Loose Records Project began cleaning and organizing the loose records of Maury County and when the Maury County Archives was formed in 2001 they incorporated the project and kept on going. For over twenty years (2011), volunteers and staff have been cleaning, organizing and labeling these records, working to make them available to the public.
The information in these loose records is astounding. Two sets of records, the original marriage licenses and bonds and the Chancery Court records have been completed. Meaning they have been cleaned, foldered, indexed and microfilmed. These records are available at the Maury County Archives, the Tennessee State Library and Archives or through the LDS church. The next collection of records are the Circuit and County Court records. Circuit Court includes such records as divorces and criminal records to name a few. County Court records include the poorhouse and pauper records as well as receipts for witnesses, road and bridge work and more.