Welcome to the Claiborne County TNGenWeb site!

Claiborne County was established on October 29, 1801 and created from Grainger and Hawkins counties. The county extended to the southern boundary to Anderson County. It was named for Virginia tidewater aristocrat William C. C. Claiborne, one of the first judges of the Tennessee Superior Court and one of the first representatives in U.S. Congress from Tennessee

On this site you will find information to assist you with your research related to the families who at some point in time called Claiborne County, Tennessee home.

Contributions are welcome — so do consider submitting your family information surnames you are researching and other information you would like to share with others.

Suggestions, feedback and contributions to the site can be sent to the Claiborne County Coordinator, in care of TN Gen Web Project Team.


Did you know?

Claiborne County, TN has had two courthouse fires; one in 1863 and the other one in 1932. The earliest courthouse records are shown below:

  • Chancery Court Minutes – 1934
  • Circuit Court Minutes – 1837
  • County Court Minutes – 1801
  • Deed Records – 1801
  • Marriage Records – 1838
  • Probate Records – 1839

Our purpose

The purpose of this website is to provide records to document your family history. Your county coordinator does not live in Claiborne County, TN and cannot perform genealogical research for you. The records, indexes, photographs, etc., that I have in my collection for Claiborne County are on this web site. Please think about contributing information you have about your Claiborne county family, such as, a photograph of folks in your family or a tombstone or cemetery entrance, an index of deeds, wills or marriages for your surname. The information you contribute may help you connect with others.

Many thanks to Margie Daniels for all
her volunteer work with Claiborne County, Tennessee!