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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.

sb2aWashington County, Tennessee Archives


Buildings from three centuries–the house on the left, built in the 1900’s, the Presbyterian Church, built in the 1800’s and the Taylor cabin, built in the 1700’s!  Photo taken on January 3, 2022.  

New to our site

IN MEMORIAM–Commissioner Mike Ford

CHECK IT OUTWe have added a new page in our photo collection for interesting items and documents that we’ve found here in the archives over the past five years.  We plan to add to it through the next few months, as we have found a LOT of things worthy of the page.  Here’s the link for the first installment:  Interesting Finds Through the Years  



There are 8,384 court case files now processed and available for research in the records of Johnson City Law Court!  These records cover the time period from 1891 through 1960.  Here you can find cases involving debt, divorce, property disputes, as well as many other cases!  A guide listing all cases can be found here:   Johnson City Law Court Case Files 1890-1960


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