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Loudon County, Tennessee ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to Loudon County (established 1870) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

Loudon County, Tennessee
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Founded: June 2, 1870
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Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for nearby colonial-era Fort Loudoun. The County is located in the east central area of the state. [1]

Loudon County, Tennessee Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1908 1870 1908 1870 1870 1870 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1914. General compliance by 1927.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Loudon County Courthouse
 601 Grove Street
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: 423.458.2630 

County Clerk has marriage records from 1870.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court recordsfrom 1870.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1870. [3] [[Image:

Loudoun County Tennessee Courthouse.jpg

Loudon County Courthouse, Loudon, Tenn.]]

Loudon County Courthouse
101 Mulberry St/
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: 1-865-458-2630

Loudon County Clerk
Marriage, probate and court records
101 Mulberry Street, Suite 200
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: 1-865-458-2726

Loudon County Register of Deeds
Land records
P.O. Box 395
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: 1-865-458-2605

Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

History[edit | edit source]

Fort Loudoun, East TN

East Tennessee county established in 1870.

The county is named after Fort Loudoun, a fort in British Colonial America, situated in present-day East Tennessee.[4]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1870--Loudon County was created 2 June 1870 from parts of Roane, Monroe, and Blount Counties.  County seat: Loudon [5]

County Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  1. Hear it spoken[6] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[7] (female)

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Tennessee county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps" (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[8]

Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Use the free Search for Surnames at Mountain Press's website to quickly search a variety of published Loudon County biography, cemetery, and land records. To determine which books are being searched, or to search each publication's index individually, click here. You are now equipped with a checklist of books to pull off the shelves at a genealogy library, or a wish list for your personal book collection.

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

United States African Americans
Tennessee African Americans

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
TNGenWeb WorldCat BillionGraves
TNGenWeb Archives Linkpendium
Tombstone Project Gravestones
TNGenWeb Cemetery Database
See Tennessee Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Resources

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 9,148
1890 9,273 1.4%
1900 10,838 16.9%
1910 13,612 25.6%
1920 16,275 19.6%
1930 17,805 9.4%
1940 19,838 11.4%
1950 23,182 16.9%
1960 23,757 2.5%
1970 24,266 2.1%
1980 28,553 17.7%
1990 31,255 9.5%
2000 39,086 25.1%
2010 48,556 24.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Loudon County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Tennessee Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide online indexes.

See Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

See Loudon County, TN census assignments, including links to transcribed files. The USGenWeb Census Project®

1810 - 1891


1890 - Lost, but substitutes are available:

  • Reed, Sue S. Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-one Years of Age and Upward, Citizens of Tennessee, January 1, 1891, as Provided for by an Act of General Assembly of Tennessee, Passed January 15, 1891, and Approved January 22, 1891. 8 vols. Houston, Texas: S.S. Reed, 1989. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 5 1891; digital version at TNGenWeb. Loudon County is included in Vol. 5.
  • Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee. Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890.


Church[edit | edit source]

Presbyterian[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Family Histories[edit | edit source]

This bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" (Friends, Associates, and Neighbors)


As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Loudon, Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 7,000 entries.


Land[edit | edit source]

The original Loudon County Deed Books are held at the County Courthouse. The earliest entries are for the year 1870. TSLA microfilmed Deed Books A to 4 (1870-1882) in 1968. FHL copies: FHL US/CAN Films 565007-565009.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

War of 1812[edit | edit source]
  • Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan. 1961):20-23. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at journal website. [Includes Loudoun County pensioners (p. 20).]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Other Resources:

Civil War Battles[edit | edit source]

Loudon was the site of Civil War battles from October through December of 1863.[10]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at TSLA. Most of these newspapers may be accessed by interlibrary loan to libraries within Tennessee, although there are some newspapers which are not available in or outside of Tennessee. For further information regarding interlibrary loan policies and newspapers not available for interlibrary loan click here. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Loudon County click on the following city:

Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • Miller, Alan N. East Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1778 to 1911. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2000. FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2m. Digital version at World Vital Records ($). Purchase at Genealogical.com. Includes Loudon County.

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Tap into the minds of local experts. Editors of genealogical periodicals publish unique sources that researchers who are new to their area would not likely discover. This type of material may be found in local, regional, or statewide genealogical society journals. The following periodicals cover this county:

Ansearchin' News
Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Loudon County, Tennessee have been published in Ansearchin' News, the quarterly magazine of the Tennessee Genealogical Society. To view a list of these articles, visit their county index. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their archive or conduct a surname search. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the Ansearchin' News quarterly FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.
East Tennessee Roots
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Loudon County, Tennessee records have been published in East Tennessee Roots (10 vols.). A subject index to these articles is available online. Surname indexes to Volumes 9 and 10 are also available online. The Family History Library has collected most issues of East Tennessee Roots FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 D25e.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The original Loudon County Will Books are kept at the County Courthouse. In 1968, TSLA microfilmed Will Books for the years 1870 to 1943. FHL copy: FHL Film 565006.

Online Records

FamilySearch has placed scans of the following records online in the Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927 collection. These are browse-only collections. Handwritten indexes may be found at the front or back of some volumes:

  • Wills, 1870-1943 (Vols. A-B)
  • Bonds, Letters, 1879-1968 (7 vols.)
  • Inventories, Settlements, 1870-1938 (Vols. A-D)
  • Settlements, 1870-1937, 1950-1968 (3 vols.)

Taxation[edit | edit source]

In 1968, TSLA microfilmed the original Loudon County Tax Books 1870-1878. FHL copy: FHL US/CAN Book 565010.

The following Loudon County tax records have been abstracted:[11]

  • 1870 - Bristol, Georgia. "Loudon County, TN - Taxes - Taxes 1870," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives; also online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. Source: Loudon Trustee Tax Books, Vol. 1870, 1873-1878, TSLA Roll #170.
  • 1873 - Shaw, Kay. "Loudon County, TN - Taxes - 1873," (11 Districts), available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives; also online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. Source: Loudon Trustee Tax Books, Vol. 1870, 1873-1878, TSLA Roll #170.
  • 1890 - Swearingen, Janelle. "Loudon County, TN - Taxes - 1890 Poll Taxes," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives; also online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. Source: Luther Blackman Papers, TSLA Roll #620-2.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

See also How to order Tennessee Vital Records or order electronically online.

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Divorce[edit | edit source]

In 1940 and 1941, W.P.A. workers pinpointed the location of Loudon County divorce papers in diverse County Courthouse records, see the following resources:

  • W.P.A. Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey, 1941. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 A3gp.
Death[edit | edit source]

For deaths of Methodists in Loudon County (or what became Loudon County) between the 1830s and the 1920s, try searching the following records:

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

See also a List of Tennessee Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Tellico Village Public Library 304 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 Phone: 1-865-458-8762 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-Noon

Loudon Public Library
210 River Rd.
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: 1-865-458-3161

East Tennessee Historical Society
601 S. Gay St.
P.O. Box 1629
Knoxville, TN 37901-1629
Phone: 1-865-215-8824
E-mail: eths@east-tennessee-history.org

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Loudon County, Tennessee

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Loudoun, Tennessee" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudon_County,_Tennessee accessed 24 Dec 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Loudon County, Tennessee. Page 638-645 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 637-640.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Loudon County, Tennessee page 641, At various libr40ries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 641. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
  6. Voice of Joyce Gaston Reece, Friends of the Archives Historical and Preservation Society, Monroe Co., TN., Secretary and American Local History Network, Board of Directors, Vice President (2010).
  7. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Loudon County, Tennessee," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudon_County,_Tennessee#Communities, accessed 2 December 2019.
  9. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  10. N.A. Strait, Alphabetical List of Battles, 1754-1900: War of the Rebellion, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, and All Old Wars, with Dates; Summary of Events of the War of the Rebellion, 1860-1865, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurection, 1898-1900, Troubles in China, 1900, with Other Valuable Information in Regard to the Various Wars (Washington, D.C.: N.A. Strait, 1903), 81. Digital version at Google Books.
  11. The Heritage Quest Online version of PERSI aided in the compilation of this list.
  12. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/8/88/Igitennesseel.pdf.