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How to Find Marriage Records in Tennessee

Marriage Records in Tennessee

Marriage records contain very basic information about the married couple. This information usually includes the names of the two individuals, the date of the marriage, and the place of marriage. Some marriage records will also include the names of the mothers and fathers of the couple. Additionally, some records contain the names of the official witnesses to the marriage. Some governmental marriage records contain the maiden names of the mothers of the bride and groom as well as the place of residence of the married couple.

A marriage record should not be confused with a marriage license, a marriage announcement, or a marriage index. The marriage license is the legal document that was issued to the married couple. The marriage announcement is the public listing of the wedding, in most cases, in a published newspaper.

A marriage index is simply a list of the marriages within a specific location. Typically, such an index includes the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, the name of the county in which the marriage occurred, and either the file number of the license or the volume and page name for a register listing as well as the current location of the marriage record.

In Tennessee, certified copies of marriage records should be obtained from the county courthouse office. It is necessary to contact the County Clerk at the local county courthouse where the records are kept. For record lookup fees and the cost of certified copies, call 615-741-1763. Fees vary across counties.

For a successful search for the marriage records that you are trying to locate, follow these steps:
1. Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife. Include nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used, but list them as such.
2. Keep your request brief and to the point.
3. Limit your request to one marriage record.
4. Include the full address of the individuals at the time of the marriage, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the county in which the marriage took place, include that as well.
5. Include the date that the marriage occurred. If you do not know the date, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
6. Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a telephone number, fax number, or an e-mail address.
7. Include your relationship to the individuals listed in your search request.
8. Include the reason for your request.
9. Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well. Therefore, you may want to include your driverís license number.
10. Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
11. Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

To obtain a copy of a marriage record, contact the County Clerk in the specific county office where the marriage license was issued. Remember to provide as much accurate information as you have available on the subject of the search, sufficient contact information for yourself, and the required fee. Providing the necessary information will speed the process up considerably.

A list of the local county courthouse addresses and telephone numbers for Tennessee is provided below in alphabetical order.

Anderson County
Anderson County Clerk
100 N. Main St.
Clinton, TN 37716
Telephone: (865) 457-5400

Bedford County
Bedford County Clerk
104 N. Side Square
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Telephone: (931) 684-1921

Benton County
Benton County Clerk
3 E. Court Square, Rm. 101
Camden, TN 38320
Telephone: (731) 584-6053

Bledsoe County
Bledsoe County Clerk
P.O. Box 149
Pikeville, TN 37367
Telephone: (423) 447-2137

Blount County
Blount County Clerk
345 Court St.
Maryville, TN 37804
Telephone: (865) 273-5800

Bradley County
Bradley County Clerk
P.O. Box 46
Cleveland, TN 37364-0046
Telephone: (423) 479-9654

Campbell County
Campbell County Clerk
195 Kentucky St
Jacksboro, TN 37757
Telephone: (423) 562-4985

Cannon County
Cannon County Clerk
Public Square
Woodbury, TN 37190
Telephone: (615) 563-4278

Carroll County
Carroll County Clerk
P.O. Box 110
Huntingdon, TN 38344-0110
Telephone: (731) 986-8237

Carter County
Carter County Clerk
801 East Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Telephone: (423) 542-1814

Cheatham County
Cheatham County Clerk
100 Public Square
Ashland City, TN 37015-1711
Telephone: (615) 792-4317

Chester County
Chester County Clerk
133 E Main St
Henderson, TN 38340
Telephone: (731) 989-2233

Claiborne County
Claiborne Court Clerk
1740 Main St # 201
P.O. Box 34
Tazewell, TN 37879-34
Telephone: (423) 626-3334

Clay County
Clay County Court Clerk
100 Courthouse Sq
Celina, TN 38551
Telephone: (931) 243-2249

Cocke County
Cocke County Clerk
Cocke County Courthouse
111 Court Avenue
Newport, TN 37821
Telephone: (423) 623-6176
Register of Deeds: (423) 623-7540

Coffee County
Coffee County Clerk
300 Hillsboro Blvd. Box 3
Manchester, TN 37355
Telephone: (931) 723-5106

Crockett County
Crockett County Clerk
County Courthouse
1 S. Bells St., Suite 1
Alamo, TN 38001
Telephone: (731) 696-5451

Cumberland County
Cumberland County Clerk
Courthouse
2 N. Main St., Suite 206
Crossville, TN 38555-9428
Telephone: (615) 484-8212

Davidson County
Davidson Metro Health Department
311 23rd Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203
Telephone: (615) 340-5611

Decatur County
Decatur County Clerk
P.O. Box 488
Decaturville, TN 38329-0488
Telephone: (731) 852-2231

DeKalb County
DeKalb County Clerk
County Courthouse, Room 205
Smithville, TN 37166
Telephone: (615) 597-5177

Dickson County
Dickson County Clerk
4 Court Square
Charlotte, TN 37036
Telephone: (615) 789-4171

Dyer County
Dyer County Clerk
P.O. Box 1360
Dyersburg, TN 38025-1360
Telephone: (731) 285-1490

Fayette County
Fayette County Clerk
P.O. Box 218
Somerville, TN 38068-0218
Telephone: (901) 465-2871

Fentress County
Fentress County Clerk
Main St.
Jamestown, TN 38556
Telephone: (931) 879-8014

Franklin County
Franklin County Clerk
1 S. Jefferson
Winchester, TN 37398
Telephone: (931) 967-2541

Gibson County
Gibson County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 228
Trenton, TN 38382
Telephone: (731) 855-7642

Giles County
Giles County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 678
Madison & 1st Street
Pulaski, TN 38478-0678
Telephone: (931) 363-1509

Grainger County
Grainger County Clerk
Highway 11 W, P.O. Box 116
Rutledge, TN 37861
Telephone: (423) 828-3511

Greene County
Greene County Clerk
101 S. Main St.
Greeneville, TN 37743
Telephone: (423) 639-5321

Grundy County
Grundy County Clerk
Hwy 56, P.O. Box 215
Altamont, TN 37301-0215
Telephone: (931) 692-3622

Hamblen County
Hamblen County Clerk
511 W. 2nd North St.
Morristown, TN 37814-3964
Telephone: (423) 586-1993

Hamilton County
Hamilton County Clerk
625 Georgia Ave # 201
Room 201 Courthouse
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Telephone: (423) 209-6500

Hancock County
Hancock County Clerk
P.O. Box 347
Sneedville, TN 37869
Telephone: (423) 733-2519

Hardeman County
Hardeman County Clerk
100 N. Main St.
Bolivar, TN 38008-2322
Telephone: (731) 658-3541

Hardin County
Hardin County Clerk
601 Main St.
Savannah, TN 38372
Telephone: (731) 925-3921

Hawkins County
Hawkins County Court Clerk
150 Washington Street
Rogersville, TN 37857
Telephone: (423) 272-7002

Haywood County
Haywood County Clerk
100 N. Washington St.
Brownsville, TN 38012-2557
Telephone: (731) 772-2362

Henderson County
Henderson County Clerk
17 Monroe Street
Lexington, TN 38351
Telephone: (731) 968-2856

Henry County
Henry County Clerk
P.O. Box 24
100 W Washington St.
Paris, TN 38242
Telephone: (731) 642-2412

Hickman County
Hickman County Health Dept
101 College St
Centerville, TN 37033
Telephone: (931) 729-3516

Houston County
Houston County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 388
100 Main St.
Erin, TN 37061
Telephone: (931) 289-3141

Humphreys County
Humphreys County Clerk
102 Thompson St #2
Waverly, TN 37185
Telephone: (931) 296-7681

Jackson County
Jackson County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 346
101 E Hull Ave
Gainesboro, TN 38562
Telephone: (931) 268-9212

Jefferson County
Jefferson County Courthouse
204 W Main St.
Dandridge, TN 37725
Telephone: (865) 397-3800

Johnson County
Johnson County Clerk
222 Main St.
Mountain City, TN 37683-1612
Telephone: (423) 727-9633

Knox County
Knox County Health Department
140 Dameron Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917-6413
Telephone: (865) 215-5100

Lake County
Lake County Clerk
116 S. Court
Tiptonville, TN 38079
Telephone: (731) 253-7582

Lauderdale County
Lauderdale County Clerk
County Courthouse
100 Court Square
Ripley, TN 38063
Telephone: (731) 635-2561

Lawrence County
Lawrence County Clerk
240 W. Gaines
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
Telephone: (931) 762-7700

Lewis County
Lewis County Clerk
110 N Park St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462
Telephone: (931) 796-3378

Lincoln County
Lincoln County Clerk
112 Main Street South
Fayetteville, TN 37334
Telephone: (931) 433-2454

Loudon County
Loudon County Court Clerk
101 Mulberry St.
Loudon, TN 37774
Telephone: (865) 458-3314

Macon County
Macon County Clerk
104 Courthouse Public Square
Lafayette, TN 37083
Telephone: (615) 666-2333

Madison County
Madison County Clerk
County Courthouse
100 E. Main, Rm. 105
Jackson, TN 38301
Telephone: (731) 423-6022

Marion County
Marion County Clerk
1 Courthouse Square, P.O. Box 789
Jasper, TN 37347
Telephone: (423) 942-2515

Marshall County
Marshall County Clerk
207 Marshall Courthouse
Lewisburg, TN 37091
Telephone: (931) 359-1072

Maury County
Maury County Clerk
P.O. Box 769
Columbia, TN 38401
Telephone: (931) 381-3690

McMinn County
McMinn County Clerk
6 W Madison Ave.
Athens, TN 37303
Telephone: (423) 745-4440

McNairy County
McNairy County Clerk
County Courthouse, Room 102
Selmer, TN 38375
Telephone: (731) 645-3511

Meigs County
Meigs County Clerk
P.O. Box 218
Decatur, TN 37322-0218
Telephone: (423) 334-5747

Monroe County
Monroe County Clerk
103 College St.
Madisonville, TN 37354
Telephone: (423) 442-2220

Montgomery County
Montgomery County Clerk
Clarksville, TN 37040
Telephone: (931) 648-5711

Moore County
Moore County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 206
Lynchburg, TN 37352
Telephone: (931) 759-7346

Morgan County
Morgan County Clerk
415 N Kingston St
Wartburg, TN 37887
Telephone: (423) 346-3105

Obion County
Obion County Clerk
2 Bill Burnett Circle
Union City, TN 38261
Telephone: (731) 885-3831

Overton County
Overton County Clerk
317 E University St.
Livingston, TN 38570
Telephone: (931) 823-2631

Perry County
Perry County Clerk
P.O. Box 16
Linden, TN 37096-0016
Telephone: (931) 589-2216

Pickett County
Pickett County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 5
1 Courthouse Sq
Byrdstown, TN 38549
Telephone: (931) 864-3879

Polk County
Polk County Clerk
Hwy 411
Benton, TN 37307
Telephone: (423) 338-4526

Putnam County
Putnam County Clerk
29 Washington
Cookeville, TN 38501
Telephone: (931) 526-7106

Rhea County
Rhea County Clerk
1475 Market St.
Dayton, TN 37321
Telephone: (423) 775-7808

Roane County
Roane County Clerk
P.O. Box 546
200 W Race St.
Kingston, TN 37763
Telephone: (865) 376-5578

Robertson County
Robertson County Court Clerk
101 5th Ave W
Springfield, TN 37172
Telephone: (615) 384-5895

Rutherford County
Rutherford County Courthouse
26 N. Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Telephone: (615) 898-7798

Scott County
Scott County Clerk
P.O. Box 69
Huntsville, TN 37756
Telephone: (423) 663-2588

Sequatchie County
Sequatchie County Clerk
308 Cherry St.
Dunlap, TN 37327
Telephone: (423) 949-2522

Sevier County
Sevier County Court Clerk
125 Court Ave #202
Sevierville, TN 37862
Telephone: (865) 453-5502

Shelby County
Shelby County Health Dept
Division of Vital Records
814 Jefferson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105
Birth Certificates: (901) 544-7605
Death Certificates: (901) 576-7691

Smith County
Smith County Court Clerk
211 Main St. N
Carthage, TN 37030
Telephone: (615) 735-9833

Stewart County
Stewart County Clerk
P.O. Box 67
Dover, TN 37058-0067
Telephone: (931) 232-7616

Sullivan County
Sullivan County Court Clerk
3411 Highway 126
Blountville, TN 37617
Telephone: (423) 323-6428

Sumner County
Sumner County Archives
155 East Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
Telephone: (615) 452-0037

Tipton County
Tipton County Clerk
P.O. Box 528
Covington, TN 38019-0528
Telephone: (901) 476-2438

Trousdale County
Trousdale County Clerk
P.O. Box 69
200 E Main St #2
Hartsville, TN 37074
Telephone: (615) 374-2906

Unicoi Court
Unicoi Court Clerk
P.O. Box 340
100 N Main Ave
Erwin, TN 37650-0340
Telephone: (423) 743-3381

Union County
Union County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 395
901 Main St.
Maynardville, TN 37807-0395
Telephone: (865) 992-8043

Van Buren County
Van Buren County Clerk
P.O. Box 126
Spencer, TN 38585-0126
Telephone: (931) 946-2121

Warren County
Warren County Clerk
P.O. Box 231
McMinnville, TN 37111
Telephone: (615) 473-2623

Washington County
Washington County Clerk
P.O. Box 219
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Telephone: (423) 753-1621

Wayne County
Wayne County Clerk
P.O. Box 185
Waynesboro, TN 38485
Telephone: (931) 722-5544

Weakley County
Weakley County Clerk
P.O. Box 587
Dresden, TN 38225
Telephone: (731) 364-2285

White County
White County Clerk
1 East Bockman Way
Sparta, TN 38583
Telephone: (931) 836-3712

Williamson County
Williamson County Clerk
1320 W Main St., P.O. Box 624
Franklin, TN 37065-0624
Telephone: (615) 790-5712

Wilson County
Wilson County Court Clerk
228 E Main St., P.O. Box 950
Lebanon, TN 37087
Telephone: (615) 444-0314

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