365 North Belvedere Drive, Gallatin, TN 37066
Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
except for posted holidays.
Contact us at email@example.com
The Sumner County Archives was established in December, 1986 under Tennessee Code by the Sumner County Commission. Sumner County was formed in1786 and most records survive from that date. The Archives is the official depository and research facility for county records and operates under Tennessee State law and the direction of the Sumner County Public Records Commission. Almost all early county records are housed at the Archives. In addition to county records, the Archives has an excellent library collection that includes local genealogy and history. "A Brief Overview of the Archives Holdings," as listed below, provides a more detailed accounting of the holdings.
All requests for information are handled by a limited staff. Reply time for a request is usually about two weeks. If you are traveling from out of the area it is advised you call the Archives before starting out to confirm the Archives will be open for your visit.
Public internet access is not available on SCA computers, however SCA is wireless and has electric outlets for personal computers. Scanners, cameras and other forms of imaging equipment belonging to researchers are not allowed in the Archives. All bags, purses and laptop cases are not permitted in the Archives, lockers with locks are available. Cell phone use is not permitted in the research area. Food and drink is not permitted in the research area but is permitted in the conference room.
A conference room is available for patron use for discussion and exchange of research information. Food and drink is permitted in this room.
Sumner County Archives
Overview of the Holdings
The Sumner County Archives is the depository for the official records of Sumner County, Tennessee and is also a genealogical and historical research facility. It occupies over 3,600 square feet which includes a separate Microfilm room and Library/Reading room as well as a Records Preservation Laboratory and storage area. The records of Sumner County are largely intact and date from the county's formation in 1786. Almost all early records are maintained at the Archives. The Archives will provide a list of researchers for in-depth projects or for those who cannot visit in person.
What the Archives has:
LOCAL SUMNER COUNTY RECORDS:
The Archives does not have:
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