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.
Washington County, Tennessee Archives
On Friday, September 3rd, 2021, staff of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park examined in the archives’ Reading Room the original Deed Book A returned from Nashville on June 1st with County Archivist Ned Irwin. The original Watauga Purchase agreement, which is copied in this volume, was signed at Sycamore Shoals on March 19th, 1775. Left to right, Irwin, Park Manager Jennifer Bauer, Leslie Brockley, and Park Ranger Cory Franklin. These individuals were in period costume in preparation for a presentation in Jonesborough later that day.