Unicoi County was formed in 1875 from
Carter and Washington counties
(Public Acts of Tennessee 1875, Chapter 68).
The county seat is Erwin.
SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES
- Around Home in Unicoi County (Helton, 1986) [name index]
- Erwin and Unicoi County (March, 2007)*
- Greasy Cove in Unicoi County : Authentic Folklore (Alderman, 1975)*
- Unicoi and Limestone Cove (Barnett, 2009)
- Unicoi County, Erwin, Tennessee, Celebrates the Birth of a Nation (Alderman, 1976)
- Valley of the Long Hunters (Masters, 1969)
- Wonders of the Unakas in Unicoi County (Alderman, 1964)*
Additional county and community histories can be found at the Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources: Unicoi County. The items in the bibliography may not all be available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS
- 1880 Census Unicoi County, Tennessee (Padgett, 1995) [name index]
- 1880 Census, Unicoi County, Tennessee (Sistler, 1996) [alphabetical by surname]
- 1900 Census, Unicoi County, Tennessee (Padgett, 1995) [name index]*
- 1910 Census, Unicoi County, Tennessee (Padgett, 1995) [name index]*
- 1920 Census, Unicoi County, Tennessee (Padgett, 1996) [name index]*
- Cemeteries of Unicoi County, Tennessee, Including Genealogical Information (Unicoi County Historical Society, 1989) [name index]*
- Marriages of Unicoi County, Tennessee, 1876-1904 (Padgett, 1989) [name index]*
- Unicoi County, Tennessee, Death Record Abstracts, 1908-1936 (Nikazy, 1997) [name index]*
- Unicoi County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics, 1914 Through 1925 (Wiefering, 1994) [name index]*
LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM
An inventory of microfilmed Unicoi County records is available on our web site. Individual reels of microfilm may also be purchased.
Earliest records include:
- marriages from 1876
- wills from 1876
- deed index from 1876
- chancery court minutes from 1876
- county court minutes from 1875
- circuit court minutes from 1876
- tax books from 1876
NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM
Newspapers were published in Erwin. Scattered early issues are available from 1887, and a complete run begins in 1941. Microfilms are loaned to Tennessee libraries. Individual reels may also be purchased. An Inventory of Newspapers on Microfilm at the Library and Archives is available on our web site.
- Greene, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington Counties Cemetery Records, ca. 1780-1960 (Manuscript Microfilm #320, 1 reel)*
- Census on microfilm for Unicoi County: 1880, 1900-1930
- State-wide census index: 1880
- State-wide census index on microfilm (Soundex): 1880, 1900-1930
- Unicoi County census records in book form: 1880*, 1900*, 1910*, 1920*
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR UNICOI COUNTY
- County Index to Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications
- Early Tennessee Tax Lists at the Tennessee State Library and Archives
- Funeral Home Records at the Tennessee State Library and Archives
- Index to Tennessee Death Records 1908-1912
- Index to Tennessee Death Records 1914-1933
- School Census Records
- Tennessee World War I Veterans
* Indicates this title may be borrowed on Interlibrary Loan from the Library and Archives.