Libraries, Archives and Museums


Johnson City Public Library

Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University

Washington County Public Library, Gray & Jonesborough  


Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University

The Archives collects, preserves and shares the written words, sounds and images of the people of Appalachia, housing nearly 18 million manuscripts, 75,000 sound recordings and 250,000 still and moving images. They may have collections of family papers of interest to the genealogist.

Washington County, Tennessee Records Management and Archives

Home of the Washington County, Tennessee Archives 2016.


The newly established county department  will soon be operational as construction and cataloging are completed. Check the website for up-to-date information.



Historical Museums

B. Carroll Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University

Boones Creek Museum

Chester Inn Museum

George L. Carter Railroad Museum, East Tennessee State University

Knob Creek Museum

Mountain Home Museum

Tipton-Haynes Historical Site Museum

Washington Co. Museum, Jonesborough