Gibson County, Tennessee

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Date: 1823
Location: Gibson County, Tennessee, USAmap
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Project Purpose

The purpose of this sub-project is to have a foundation for all things relating to Gibson County, Tennessee. From cities, to citizens, to favorite tourist spots, to cemeteries, we aim to have it all here for you in one central location.

How to Join the Project

  1. Coordinator of this county: Kathleen Heath.
  2. See the main project page here for instructions on how to join.
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List of Things to Do

  1. Contributing to the main project page as needed
  2. Church records of christenings, marriages and burials
  3. Voter or citizenship rolls
  4. Records of wills and deceased estates
  5. Land tenure records
  6. Tax lists
  7. Muster lists for militia service
  8. Census records, indexed and uploaded - See Gibson County Indexed Census Records

Gibson County History

Gibson County is a county located in the western division of Tennessee. The US Census Bureau estimates the population, as of July 1 2015, to be 49,399. Its county seat is Trenton. The county was formed from the Chickasaw Cession and named for Col John H Gibson of Bedford county, TN. Col Gibson served with Andrew Jackson in the Natchez Expedition and died in 1823, the year that the county was formed.[1] [2] [3]


Gibson County is 604 square area miles with 0.2% being water. [1]

Adjacent counties

Gibson County, Tennessee Image 2

Protected areas

While there are no national or state parks in Gibson County proper, there are several in the surrounding counties.

To the north in Obion is Big Cypress Tree State Park

To the south in Madison is Pinson Mounds State Park

Outside the city of Trenton is the Parker Branch WMA that was recently formed on May 13, 2013 [4]

There is some overlap into the county of other protected areas:

  1. Horns Bluff Refuge
  2. Maness Swamp Refuge
  3. Obion River Wildlife Management Area
  4. Tigrett Wildlife Management Area

Government Offices

  1. Gibson County, Tennessee
  2. Chamber of Commerce
  3. Birth and Death Records -Gibson County Health Department
  4. Marriage Licenses - Gibson County Clerk (Joyce Brown, 2016)


  1. General Overview of the current population/ages/races/marital status/etc



(must be officially part of the county) [5] [1]

  1. Milan
  2. Trenton
  3. Humboldt
  4. Dyer
  5. Yorkville
  6. Medina


  1. Bradford
  2. Gibson
  3. Kenton
  4. Rutherford[5] [1]

County Common Areas

  1. Cemeteries
  2. Schools

Things to do/see

  1. Gibson County Lake - 560 acres with picnic areas and 3 camping sites.
  2. The West Tennessee Agricultural Museum is devoted to the different aspects of a settler’s life with its life-size displays.
  3. The West Tennessee Regional Art Center is home to the Ewers Collection and a collection of Boehm porcelain birds.
  4. TheTeapot Museum is known as the world’s largest collection of porcelain Veilleuses-Theieres.
  5. The Davy Crockett Cabin-Museum is a replica of the famed frontiersman and soldier’s last home.

Also check out

  1. Trenton Vacations
  2. Humboldt Vacations
  3. Historical Markers

County Resources

  1. Gibson County on WikiPedia
  2. Gibson County Quick Facts on

County Records

Church records

Voter/Citizenship Records

Estate/Probate Records

Land/Homestead Records

Tax Lists

Military Service Records

Census Records


|1850 Census District 18[6]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, s.v. “Gibson County, Tennessee,” (accessed April 29, 2016),,_Tennessee
  2. State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. (accessed April 29, 2016).
  3. Tennessee Roots. Gibson County Tennessee. s.v. “John H Gibson.” (accessed April 29, 2016).,
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gibson County, Tennessee website here
  6. - 1850 US Census – Franklin and Gibson Counties - Tennessee – microfilm rolls, no indexing

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You're doing awesome! Very nice page!
posted by Summer (Binkley) Orman
Corrected redirect for Gibson County Indexed Census Records
posted by Kathleen Heath
Done! I'll add to our others too.
posted by Summer (Binkley) Orman
Nice work, guys. Would you please add the category [Category:Tennessee Place Studies]. Thank you!
posted by Carrie Quackenbush
Going to lunch and other wikitree things. Next Thursday - same bat time, same bat channel.
posted by Kathleen Heath
Here's another WikiTree resources that can really help, a lot of categories/areas already on WT. You can link things directly to this project page! Great job so far, you are doing great! Thank you.  :D

Gibson County Category Page

posted by Summer (Binkley) Orman
Hi Kathleen,

I moved the government office info to its own subcategory - I think it deserves its own space. :)

posted by Summer (Binkley) Orman
Thanks to Kathleen for taking charge of this county page! :D
posted by Summer (Binkley) Orman