Legislative Records

This page is an introduction the Index of the Tennessee Legislative Petitions. The index, which covers 1799 through 1865, is grouped into years and arranged by subject and by the names that appear on the petition text itself.
This page is an introduction to the Index of the Acts of Tennessee for 1796 through 1850. The index lists all of the names that appear in the acts and is arranged by surname.
The County Formation page transcribes the text of the acts that created the counties of Tennessee.
Record Group 60, Tennessee State Legislative Records, is one of the most important and valuable collections at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. This record group is a chronicle of the activities of the Tennessee State Legislature and consists of records dating back to when Tennessee was “The Territory South of the River Ohio” through the most recent General Assembly. This page provides a link to a searchable database of these legislative records
The Tennessee State Library and Archives houses a rich and varied collection of original, commercially published, and microfilmed legal and legislative documents. This material can be of use to legal historians and scholars, as well as to those individuals seeking information about current Tennessee legislation and laws. Listed on this web site are some of the most frequently requested items.
This page is the introduction to a listing of members of the Tennessee General Assembly.
This page has instructions for ordering copies of legislative acts and petitions from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.