Knox County Archives
The archives receive, process, and preserve the non-current, permanent records created by county government since 1792.

The Knox County Archives provides information on the origins and history of the court systems, court records, genealogy, and history of Knox County, Tennessee. The Archives provides public access to all holdings, with the exception of juvenile records and those restricted by Tennessee laws. It provides local government source material to court officials, genealogists, legal professionals, historians, and the general public.

Frequently Requested Records

For many record groups listed above, we may only hold limited items or records from limited time frames. If the Archives does not hold the record you need, our staff can direct you to the agency that does.

The Archives has other records as well. Please contact our search room to determine if we have the record you need.  For written requests, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and mail to our mailing address:  

Knox County Archives
500 W. Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37902-2505

Copy fees

Plain copies are $2.00 for the first page and $.60 for each additional page per visit/correspondence. Certified copies are $5.00 for the first page and $.60 for each additional page per visit/correspondence.