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Anderson County Historical Society

          Old Anderson County Courthouse

Welcome to the Anderson County Historical Society’s Home Page

The Anderson County Historical Society is headquartered in Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee.

The primary interest of the ACHS is the preservation of the history and genealogies of Clinton and Anderson County and the surrounding counties in East Tennessee.

The name Pellissippi is the historic Native American name for the Clinch River, the major waterway running through the area.

Anderson County Historical Society
PO Box 148
Clinton. TN 37717
email address:
Our society is a tax-exempt educational organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and all donations to us are tax-deductible.

All donations are welcome.
You can now use PayPal for donations to the society.

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  1. David / Oct 7 2016 5:06 pm

    Hello. I am trying to learn information about Jacob White, son of Isaac White and Mahalia Adkins White, from the Anderson area. He married Nancy Jane Bell in the early 1870’s and lived in and around Jasper and Victoria, TN in the 1870’s, and died sometime in the late 1870’s as his wife Nancy is counted as a widow on the 1880 census. Any help or insights are most welcome……David White

  2. sarah Hayes / Mar 9 2017 2:17 pm

    Hello, does anyone know where I can find more family information on William Goldman Carden, Lurana Belle Slover, and their daughter Ella Burnel Carden? Also trying to find Burkey family history from Anderson County.

  3. Sarah Waddell / Mar 28 2017 11:32 pm

    What year did Molly Waddell from Oak Ridge Tn. Born? I am trying to find out how old she will be tomorrow on her birthday

  4. Shahid Raki / Apr 26 2017 7:20 pm

    I’m a Broyles surname researcher and just want to let people who are researching this surname in Tennessee know that John Kenneth (Ken) Broyles, Sr died March 2016. Ken was the former editor of the “Broyles Family Newsletter.” I’m a black Broyles surname research born in Greeneville, Greene county, Tennessee. Ken was a big help to me when I began my research on my family in 1995. He would send me names of any black Broyles person he came across back then. Later in 1997 at a Broyles-Evans Family reunion in Flint, Michigan I was told by my father’s fifth of 8 sisters that anyone living in Greene county Tennessee with the name of Broyles was related to me. In Greeneville, TN the name Broyles outnumbers Jones, Smith, and Williams easily. If anyone would like to get in touch with me they can at this email: My name is Shahid Raki formerly (Lawrence L. Broyles).

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