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Tennessee Census Transcription Project

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The is the home page for the Tennessee Census Transcription Project. The desired goals for this project is to:

1) Create a Free Space Page (FSP) for each county listing the censuses in which the county participated.

2) Create a FSP for each county/census page for each county/census event (i.e., Gibson County - 1850 census).

3) Create a FSP for each census image for a county. This FSP will contain an image of the census page.

4) Transcribe the census image.

5) Link each FSP with the equivalent category page

6) Link to or create profiles for each person listed on the image.

7) Link profiles to their census image.



The first United States census that Tennessee participated in was the 1790 Federal census. Tennessee became a state in 1796, So, in the 1790 census, Tennessee would have been a territory.

The census years that will be involved will be 1790 - 1940 (minus 1890 which was completely destroyed by fire on 10 January 1921. We will also include the 1890 Veterans Schedule..


Tennessee contains 95 counties with a estimated 2019 population of approximately 6.9 million people. Needless to say, this is a large project.

If you would be interested in helping, please leave a message in the 'public comment box' and any page or send me a private message.



Anderson Bedford Benton Bledsoe Blount Bradley Campbell Cannon Carroll Carter
Cheatham Chester Claiborne Clay Cocke Coffee Crockett Cumberland Davidson Decatur
DeKalb Dickson Dyer Fayette Fentress Franklin Gibson Giles Grainger Greene
Grundy Hamblen Hamilton Hancock Hardeman Hardin Hawkins Haywood Henderson Henry
Hickman Houston Humphreys Jackson Jefferson Johnson Knox Lake Lauderdale Lawrence
Lewis Lincoln Loudon Macon Madison Marion Marshall Maury McMinn McNairy
Meigs Monroe Montgomery Moore Morgan Obion Overton Perry Pickett Polk
Putnam Rhea Roane Robertson Rutherford Scott Sequatchie Sevier Shelby Smith
Stewart Sullivan Sumner Tipton Trousdale Unicoi Union Van Buren Warren Washington
Wayne Weakley White Williamson Wilson



James County (1871-1919) - Formed on 30 January 1871 from Bradley & Hamilton counties. Check these counties on the 1870 and prior censuses. The county went bankrupt in April 1919 and reincorporated into Hamilton County. [1]


Three Tennessee counties operate under consolidated city–county governments, a city and county that have been merged into one jurisdiction. As such, these governments are simultaneously a city, which is a municipal corporation, and a county, which is an administrative division of a state.

City of Nashville and Davidson County City of Lynchburg and Moore County City of Hartville and Trousdale County [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 List of Counties in Tennessee<wikipedia, accessed 27 April 2020

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I looked at the free-space page for the Tennessee Census Transcription Project

All the links refer to Texas, not Tennessee,:

Anderson Bedford [https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Benton_County%2C_Texas%2C_Census

I tried to follow the links to see an example of how a page should be implemented, but none of the links work.

posted by Bryan Lawson