Loudon County, Tennessee Genealogy

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Guide to Loudon County, Tennessee ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Loudon
Organized: June 2, 1870
Parent County(s): Roane, Monroe, Blount[1]
Neighboring Counties
Blount  • Knox  • McMinn  • Monroe  • Roane
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County Information[edit | edit source]

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. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Loudon County Courthouse
101 Mulberry Street
Loudon, TN 37774
County Courthouse Phone: 865-458-2630
County Clerk Phone: 865-458-2726
Clerk and Master Phone: 865-458-2630
Register of Deeds Phone: 865-458-2605

County Clerk has marriage records from 1870
Clerk of Circut Court has divorce and court records from 1870
Register of Deeds has land records from 1870[3]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[4] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[5] (female)

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

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[6]
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.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1870--Loudon County was created 2 June 1870 from parts of Roane, Monroe, and Blount Counties.
  • County seat: Loudon[7]

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.

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]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Additional Information

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.[9]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and 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.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Loudon County, Tennessee online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Tennessee Cemeteries for more information.

 

Additional Cemetery Resources

Census Records[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

1880

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.

1891 Male Voters

1910

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Presbyterian

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

General

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

Bibliography

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[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 and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Anderson CountyKnox CountyBlount CountyMonroe CountyMcMinn CountyRoane CountyTN LOUDON.PNG
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for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

War of 1812

  • 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

Online Records

Other Resources:

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

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

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:

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Prisons[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Genealogical periodicals can contain unique sources and can be local, regional, or statewide. The following periodicals cover this county:

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. - How to Use this Collection

Online Records and Indexes

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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

Book Abstracts and Indexes[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]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online indexes and Records

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

  • W.P.A. Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey, 1941. FamilySearch Books Online;

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Loudon County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Tennessee Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Loudon Tennessee Family History Center
Mulberry Loudon
Loudon, TN
Phone: 865-458-2165
website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Loudon County. For state-wide library facilities, see Tennessee Archives and Libraries.

Greenback Public Library
6889 Morganton Road
Greenback, TN 37742
Phone: 865-856-2841
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Lenoir City Public Library
100 West Broadway
Lenoir City, TN 37771
Phone: 865-986-3210
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Loudon Public Library
210 River Rd.
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: 865-458-3161
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Philadelphia Public Library
714 Thompson Street
Philadelphia, TN 37846
Phone: 865-657-9059
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Tellico Village Public Library
304 Lakeside Plaza
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: 865-458-8762
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Loudon County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Tennessee Societies.

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Loudoun, Tennessee" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudon_County,_Tennessee accessed 24 Dec 2018
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002) Loudon County, Tennessee, p.641
  4. 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).
  5. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  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. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  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.