The Knox County Archives receives, processes, and preserves the permanent records created by the Knox County, Tennessee government. It contains records from 1792 to the present. The Knox County Archives provides information on the origins and history of the court systems, court records, genealogy, and history of Knox County, Tennessee.
Knox County Records Management stores current records and the Knox County Archives manages historical records. The Archives provides local government source material to court officials, genealogists, legal professionals, historians, and the general public.
Records available include:
- Knox County marriage licenses and bonds/applications
- Knox County divorce records
- Knox County Register of Deeds
- Warranty deed books
- Knox County probate records (wills and estate settlements)
- Knox County Court records
- Knox County Chancery Court records
- Knox County Circuit Court records
- Knox County Criminal Court Records
- Knox County Juvenile Court records (access requires permission from Juvenile Court)
- Knox County tax records
- Superior Court, Hamilton District Records 1793-1809
- Knox County Schools student records and system records (All student records are confidential.)
- Knoxville City Schools student records and system records (All student records are confidential.)
Please contact Knox County Archives at 215-8800 to determine if they hold the specific record you need. For many record groups listed above, the Archives may only hold limited items or records from limited time frames. If the Archives does not hold the record you need, their staff can direct you to the agency that does.
Photograph and microfilm copying is available.
Non-certified copies are $2.00 for the first page and $.60 for each additional page per visit. Certified copies are $5.00 for the first page and $.60 for each additional page per visit.
To visit the Knox County Archives website, please click here