Welcome to the TNGenWeb Claiborne County Genealogy and History web site. We're glad you stopped by for a visit and we hope you enjoy what you find here! Be sure to tell us if you find a connection or information that has helped you with your research on this web site. The thrill of the hunt gets even better when you find information that will help you with your family history!

The Claiborne County, Tennessee web site is provided freely for people who are researching their family history in Claiborne County. We would like to ask if you have genealogy or historical type information about Claiborne County please consider contributing the information to this web site. Your copyright will never be infringed upon by me or TNGenWeb. In fact, if you ask us to remove the information we will do so. We hope you won't ever request us to remove any information, though. This county was established on October 29, 1801, created from Grainger and Hawkins counties and extended the southern boundary to Anderson County. It was named for Virginia tidewater aristocrat William Charles Coleman Claiborne, one of the first judges of the Superior Court and one of the first representatives in U.S. Congress from Tennessee. The county seat is located at Tazewell, TN.


Claiborne County, TN has had two courthouse fires; one in 1863 and the other one in 1932. The earliest courthouse records are shown below:

Chancery Court

Circuit Court

County Court

Deed Records

Marriage Records

Probate Records








The purpose of this website is to provide records to document your family history. Your county coordinator does not live in Claiborne County, TN and cannot perform genealogical research for you. The records, indexes, photographs, etc., that I have in my collection for Claiborne County are on this web site. Please think about contributing information you have about your Claiborne county family, such as, a photograph of folks in your family or a tombstone or cemetery entrance, an index of deeds, wills or marriages for your surname. The information you contribute may help you connect with others. Any questions, send Darlene an email. Thank you!

Many thanks to Margie Daniels for all
her volunteer work with Claiborne County, Tennessee!

Legacy Site

This site is available for adoption. Please contact Jane Colemenares TNGenWeb State Coordinator.

Surrounding Counties

Bell County, KY
Lee County, VA
Union County, TN
Hancock County, TN
Grainger County, TN
Campbell County, TN
Whitley County, KY