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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.

NOTICE: By order of the County Mayor, any person entering the Archives
building is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing. 


          Beginning Monday, June 15th, 2020, the public hours of the Reading Room of the Washington County Archives will change for the first time since opening to researchers in April 2017.  New public hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. 

          “During the period the archives was closed to the public this spring due to the pandemic, we looked at ways of improving access when we re-opened,” said Ned Irwin, county archivist.  “This change of hours increases by over 25%, the amount of time researchers can now use the archives in person.  I believe researchers will find the new schedule easier to remember and more flexible to their needs.”

          Researchers unable to visit the archives may still contact the department with inquiries by mail, email or telephone. 

Sunset in Jonesborough 16 Nov 2020     Sunset in Jonesborough, Tennessee
November 16, 2020

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