Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Nov 27, 2014
  • Closed Dec 24-25, 2014
865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org
First Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Nov 27, 2014
  • Closed Dec 24-25, 2014
865-215-8830
Third Floor
Hours
  • M-Tu: 9am - 8:30 pm
  • W-F: 9am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Nov 11, 2014
  • Closed Nov 27-28, 2014
  • Closed Dec 25-26, 2014
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed Nov 11, 2014
  • Closed Nov 27-28, 2014
  • Closed Dec 25-26, 2014
865-215-8800

Knox County Archives

Second Floor
865-215-8800
Hours: 
M-F: 8am-4:30pm
Closed Nov 11, 2014
Closed Nov 27-28, 2014
Closed Dec 25-26, 2014

The Knox County Archives preserves and provides public access to the permanent records of this historic county (1792-present). These include deeds, marriages, divorces, school records, various court records, and more.  Records have suffered no major destruction and are remarkably intact.

Knox County was established in 1792, four years prior to Tennessee statehood, during which time the area was then known as the Southwest Territory or “Territory South of the River Ohio.”  Knox was created from Greene and Hawkins counties. In the early years, portions of Knox were carved to form new counties: Blount (1795), Grainger (1796), Anderson (1801), Roane (1801), and Union (1850). Researchers for records of these counties prior to their dates of creation are advised to also consult Knox County holdings.

Location:
Knox County Archives
601 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Mailing address:
Knox County Archives
500 W. Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902

865-215-8800
archives@knoxlib.org

For more information on holdings, research, and policies, visit the Knox County Archives website.