Supreme Court

This page describes the types of cases heard by the Circuit Court, the Chancery Court and the County Court during specific time periods.
This page has a quick guide for ordering court records from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
September 24, 2016 - Tennessee is famous for many things, but some people may not realize the state once was a hotbed for the marble industry. Tennessee marble, known for its pinkish-gray coloring and ease of polishing, has been used in many buildings across the country. Dr. Susan Knowles, a digital humanities fellow at Middle Tennessee State University's Center for Historic Preservation, will discuss how Supreme Court case records helped her research the marble industry.
Tennessee Supreme Court Cases represent the period from about 1809 to 1950 and is an especially valuable resource for historical and genealogical research.
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