|Hawkins County Archives|
View 1795-1930 Chancery Court Index by Plaintiff: Chancery Court Index
Hawkins County Archivist, Jack Goins retired from AFG Industries in 1999 after 37 years of service. In 2000 he published a book “Melungeons and Other Pioneer Families” and was presented the Research Excellence Award from East Tennessee Historical Society for researching the Melungeons and East Tennessee history. In 2004, Goins was appointed County Genealogist on Records Commission by the Hawkins County Commission. In 2005 he was appointed County Archivist and formed a group of volunteers known as Friends of Hawkins County Archive Project. This group was organized to restore the old county records. In 2006 “Friends” was chartered by the State as a non-profit organization and was awarded “Society Of The Year” by the East Tennessee Historical Society.
Permanent records are records that must be kept intact, in their original form and medium, as long as possible (for centuries rather than decades) for public inspection. Inactive permanent records are usually kept in archives. Tennessee has an open public records law, which applies to county and municipal records as well as to state records.
Public records are instruments of government, kept to
Call or write the archives for additional information not listed on this web site.
951 East McKinney Avenue, Suite A
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Friday is for resesrved appointments. Call 423-921-0904 any time for appointments. If no one is available to take your call, leave a message on the answering machine and we will return your call ASAP.
This office provides a safe home for the records and provides a cost-effective way to make inactive records open to the public for inspection according to law.
The following court cases and indexes are in the archive. Circuit Court records are also available on microfilm.
1795-1930 Circuit Court records - 6,156 cases