Welcome to Our Archives!


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.

57451013Washington County Archives building, downtown Jonesborough, view
from the 110 ft. steeple of the Jonesborough Presbyterian Church, as
County Archivist Ned Irwin and Archives Associate Donna Briggs wave hello.
Photo taken by Gordon Edwards,
April 18, 2019

New to our site–

Microfilm collection and microfilm reader added to our collection.  Read about it on the News and Events page.

BIG NEWS FROM THE ARCHIVES!  These two photos below are a hint.  Read all about it on the News and Events page.


EARLY WILLS (pre 1800) – Digital scans are now available on our website of the early wills of Washington County. To read the news article about this important addition to our site, click here: News and Events
Click here to view: Early Wills of Washington County

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