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The Department of Records Management and Archives preserves the oldest public records of Tennessee in the state’s oldest town, Jonesborough.  Located at 103 West Main Street in a yellow-brick, former bank built in 1915, the archive houses records to aid in researching family, local, and regional history.

      IMG_2430Jonesborough Presbyterian Church, 3 January 2022

New to our site

The January 23 issue of the Herald and Tribune carried an article concerning a piece of property owned by the county.  The article asked the public for any information concerning the history of this property.  Our volunteers went to work and they found the history! 
Read about it here:   McAllister School, 3rd Civil District

The Murder of Mordecai Price by the Hand of Malachi Kirby, 1799″

We have begun the task of updating the record guides to include cases and other documents found over the past two or three years. Many new court cases have been added, as well as other records.  Keep an eye on our website, as we will continue to update the guides for several weeks. Follow this link to view:  wctnarchives.org/collections

News and Events: “The Cabinet of Curiosities

Hidden Voices – James Sevier’s Pet Duck”

Guardian Settlement Records   

 

 

 

 

 

             

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