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Historical Societies & Archives

Historical Societies & Archives

Trace Generations in Archives

We have compiled a few resources for those looking to explore their genealogy.

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The Tennessee Overhill region has a few different places to check for historical records and archives. If you’re looking to find family members, grave information, or just want to learn more about the local history and major events over the years, check the resources below.

Ancestry and FindaGrave are very helpful resources as well.



McMinn County Historical Society
McMinn County Courthouse, Room #7
6 West Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303
423- 744-3911
McMinn County Historical Society
Monroe County Archives
105 College Street, Suite 10 (located in the Historic Monroe County Courthouse)
Madisonville, TN 37354
Polk County Historical and Genealogical Society
140 Commerce St
Benton, TN 37307
Polk County News Archives
# 3 Main Street
Benton, TN 37307
Tennessee State Library and Archives
403 7th Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37243