You are in Trousdale County, Tennessee

created in 1870 from

Macon, Smith, Sumner, and Wilson counties

~ Local Research Aids and Resources ~
Fred A. Vaught Public Library
211 White Oak St., Hartsville, TN 37074-1420 
Phone 615-374-3677  FAX - 931-374-4553  e-mail
(Across the street from Trousdale County High School) 

Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Tuesday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday and Sunday closed

The Genealogy Section at the Vaught Library is quite extensive for such a small county.  The holdings include many books and indexes related to Trousdale and other counties and states that would interest researchers. A summary list of materials includes:.

*Census records on microfilm for Trousdale and some surrounding counties 
*Land grants, deeds and other records for Trousdale are on microfilm 
*Census books and indexes for surrounding counties, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky 
*General texts on genealogy research, including "how-to" books and regional history 
*Look-up books with marriage indexes, military rolls, Cherokee indexes,      cemeteries, funeral home registers, obituaries, wills and other information for the region 
*Maps and gazetteers of the County, the State and the U.S., including U.S. Census Boundaries 
*Hartsville Vidette, the only newspaper in the county, is on microfilm beginning in 1948 to the present date 

 Mr. Walter Buckingham the Trousdale County Historial passed away 8 Feb 2008 and has not yet been replaced.
Cemeteries of Trousdale County Tennessee.  Compiled by Betty M. Scott and Nelwyn N. Cannon.  Bet-Nel Books, 1996. This book is a MUST for anyone researching in Trousdale County. It has the names within each cemetery, as well as biographical and historical data they have researched on many people.   It may list parents, military experience, or occupation. There is a short history of the Battle of Hartsville with names of those killed in the battle. Excellent! 
Betty Scott 
4233 Green Grove Road
Hartsville, TN.  37074 
Goodspeed's History of Tennessee. Goodspeed Publishing, Nashville, TN, 1886.  An excellent reference divided into multiple volumes which include several counties.  The Trousdale County volume includes one section of  county history  and  biographical sketches  of Trousdale County people.
Tennessee State Library and Archives

History and Genealogy Section

Trousdale County Bibliography

7th Avenue and Church Street
Nashville, TN
Hours and parking information are available on the web site. 

Trousdale County Courthouse
PO Box 206
200 East Main Street, Room 6
Hartsville, TN 37074
LDS Family History Center
107 Twin Hill Drive
Madison (Nashville), TN
Hours vary,  call for confirmation 

Trousdale County Historical Society

meets second Saturday of every month except December at the Fred A. Vaught Library.  Dues are $12 per year and include a quarterly newsletter.  Send dues to:
Mrs. Andrew Welch
1565 Old Hwy. 25
Hartsville, TN 37074

Articles and information for inclusion in the newsletter are always welcome.  Mail to:

Betty M. Scott
4233 Green Grove Road
Hartsville, TN  37074 

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