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In 1908, the state of Tennessee passed a law requiring death certificates be issued for those persons who died in Tennessee. This law stayed in effect until 1912. Unfortunately, it was not renewed in 1913. As a result, there are no death certificates for 1913. In 1914, the law was re-enacted. The Tennessee State Library and Archives has online an index to all the 1908-1912 death certificates for the state of Tennessee. An index to the 1915 death certificates has also been posted. . 

The death certificates for Loudon County for the years 1908-1912 have been transcribed and are online with the Loudon County TNGenWeb site. 

The Tennessee State Library and Archives also provides an index for the 1914-1925 death certificates for various counties including the index for Loudon County. Copies of death certificates for the years 1908-1912 and 1914-1949 may be obtained from the TSLA. Death certificates issued after 1949 may be obtained from the Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Vital Records.

The Cleveland Library - History Branch sells copies of Loudon County, Tennessee Vital Statistics 1914-1925 and Loudon County, Tennessee Vital Statistics 1926-1925. Please see their website for details.

The Cleveland Library - History Branch will also make copies of any TN death certificate for $3. To order a death certificate, send

1. The name of the deceased, the year the deceased died, and the county in which the deceased died
2 $3 per certificate
3. a stamped self-addressed envelope to

Cleveland Public Library - History Branch
833 North Ococee Street
Cleveland, TN 37311

Heritage Quest has some TN Death Certificates on microfilm with Index for rental or purchase.

Check out the listing of archaic medical terms for more information on diseases listed in the death certificates.


Death Certificates for Sailors

The following information was researched by Neal Byrge:

1-800-876-1131 ext 629

NAVY--Write this Number down and put it in a safe place. If, during war time your Sailor was Killed in action and buried at sea, there may or may not have been a death certificate prepared, depending on the circumstances.  You will need the Sailor's name, but they will ask you for additional information that you should know (date of birth, where he entered the service, etc)  I tested it, I have a cousin who Was Killed in Action and buried at sea.  They told me to hold on while they searched, in about 3 minutes he was back on the line said "yes we have this name  could you give me some personal information so we are sure we have the right person" I gave 
them his home of record.  They then gave me a world of information on him. More than a Death Certificate would give you.

In Peace time Sailors are not buried at sea, their bodies are delivered at the next port of call for shipment to their home station.  A death certificate is or should be prepared and registered in that State.  A copy should be in his records. 

If the death occurs in the US, the death certificate is prepared and registered in the state where the death occured.

All the above also applies to the Marine Corp.

ARMY- Air Force.  In the US Death Certificates are prepared and registered in the state where the death occured.  Overseas Death Certificate is prepared by the nearest Military Facility, a copy should be in the service mans file.

Online Searchable Death Indexes for the USA

If you have obtained the death certificate for a person who was born in or died in Loudon County after 1913, please consider submitting the information from the death certificate using the easy form below.



Example of Information from a TN Death Certificate

A  |  B  |  C  |  D  |  E  |  F  | G  |  H  |  I  |  J  |  K  |  L  |  M
N  |  O  |  P  |  Q  | R |   S  |  T  |  U  |  V  |  W  |  X  |  Y  |  Z

Married women are listed under their husband's surname.



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