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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.

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New to our site

A new guide was just uploaded to our website–the Artifacts Collection.  A most unusual collection of odds and ends donated to the archives through the past few years.  Artifacts Collection (RG 28)  

STAFF NEWS:  Two archive employees had significant changes in their positions starting with the new fiscal 2022-2023 year.   News & Events

After a whole year of waiting, the index to Deed Book A is now completed and has been uploaded to the website!  A HUGE thank you to Carolyn Andrews who spent hours and hours putting this index together.  Carolyn, we owe you! 
News article:  News & Events
       Check it out here:  Deed Book A Index

A NEW HISTORICAL MARKER:  A new historical marker has been erected in Washington County on Bob Jobe Road to commemorate the trial, Ford vs. Ford.  

Ford vs Ford Historical Marker - resized


  • BIG NEWS!!  In late May, we were gifted one of the famous Daniel Boone tree gavels and it is on display here in our office! 
    Read about it here:  News & Events



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