Moore County was formed in 1871 from
Bedford, Franklin and Lincoln counties
(Acts of Tennessee 1871, Chapter 96).
The county seat is Lynchburg.
SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES
- Around Lynchburg (Rael, 2012)
- Goodspeed Histories of Giles, Lincoln, Franklin & Moore Counties of Tennessee (Goodspeed, 1972 reprint)*
- Heritage of Moore County, Tennessee, 1871-2005 (Moore County Heritage Book Committee, 2005) [name index]*
Additional county and community histories can be found at the Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources: Moore County. The items in the bibliography may not all be available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS
- 1880 Moore County, Tennessee Census (Phillips, 1986) [name index]*
- Cemetery Records of Lincoln - Moore Counties, Tennessee (Marsh, 1983) [surname index]*
- Cemetery Records of Lincoln - Moore Counties, Tennessee (Marsh, 1996) [surname index]*
- Cemetery Records of Moore County, Tennessee (Marsh, 1975) [name index]
- Moore County, Tennessee, Genealogies Extracted From Chancery Court Loose Records (Phillips, 1990) [alphabetical listings]*
- Moore County's First Funeral Home : Harrison Funeral Home, Lynchburg, TN, Founded in 1934 ... [vol. 1 1934-1969; vol. 2 1969-1990] (Casey & Wilkinson, 1992) [name indexes]
- Obituaries from the Moore County News, Lynchburg, TN [v.1 1960-1970; v.2 1971-1979; v.3 1980-1986] (Casey, 1994) [name index]
- Pioneer Cemetery of Moore County (East Middle School, 1993) [name index]*
LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM
An inventory of microfilmed Moore County records is available on our web site. Individual reels of microfilm may also be purchased.
Earliest records include:
- marriages from 1872
- wills from 1872
- deed index from 1872
- chancery court minutes from 1872
- county court minutes from 1872
- circuit court minutes from 1872
- tax books from 1872
NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM
Newspapers were published in Lynchburg. Scattered early issues are available from 1873, and a complete run begins in 1957. 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.
- Record Family Papers, 1830-1955 (Manuscript Microfilm #491, 3 reels)*
- Ruth Baxter Cochran Scrapbook Collection, 1965-1993 (Microfilm Manuscript #2004, 6 reels)
- Census on microfilm for Moore County: 1880, 1900-1930
- State-wide census index: 1880
- State-wide census index on microfilm (Soundex): 1880, 1900-1930
- Moore County census records in book form: 1880*
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR MOORE 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.