The goal of this site is to provide you with Free genealogical resources for your family history research. This site is associated with TNGenWeb and USGenWeb.

Thanks to MaryCarol for getting the Weakley County TNGenWeb off to a great start. As the Weakley County TNGenWeb Coordinator from 2001 to 2020, she compiled over 8300 items in support of historical and genealogical research related to Weakley County, Tennessee.

Thanks to all those who supported MaryCarol by contributing material, research and transcriptions for the web site.

Wanted – Weakley County Coordinator

MaryCarol has stepped back now and we are searching for a new County Coordinator to build on the fine base provided by MaryCarol for Weakley County research. If you are interested in considering this opportunity, please contact Jane Colmenares, TNGenWeb State Coordinator for more details.

Weakley County History

Colonel Robert Weakley

Weakley County was established October 21, 1823 from lands ceded by the Chickasaw Indians. Weakley County was named for Colonel Robert Weakley who was at the time Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate. Weakley County is located on the Plateau Slope of West Tennessee, one of the three “Grand Divisions”. Weakley County is bordered on the north by the State of Kentucky, on the east by Henry County, on the South by Carroll and Gibson Counties, and on the west by Obion County. Dresden is the County Seat of Weakley County.

See PHOTOS of Colonel Robert Weakley & his wife

First Settlers of Weakley County

1823 Legislative Petitions with names

Col. John A. Gardner’s 4th of July 1876 Speech at Dresden