"From the Wilson County Archives Collection of Images"
A picture history of Wilson County, TN has been published by Wilson County Archives Director, Linda Granstaff. The book is called "From The Wilson County Archives Collection of Images". The book, 440-pages plus, contains over 660 pictures from all over the county. One chapter in particular is devoted to present day buildings and communities. 2 more additions have been added to the collection: "Collection of Images: Looking Back at Precious Memories, Vol. 2 and Vol. 3".

Books are $40.00 each, 2 for $60.00 or all 3 for $100.00 plus a $5 shipping fee.  

Please make checks payable Wilson County Archives and mail to:

111 South College St.
Lebanon, TN 37087
Proceeds go back to the archives, which is a non-profit status.
Linda Grandstaff Wilson County Archives

The Wilson County Archives was established in 1995 at 110 South Hatton Street before moving to the present location at 111 South College Street in September 1998. The Wilson County Archives is operated by the county government, which appointed the Public Records Commission to oversee the operation.  The Archives are open from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday.  Always call 615-443-1993 to make sure, especially on holidays.


Mortgage deeds 1829-1931
School records 1928-1971
Mineral, oil and gas leases 1902-1980
Circuit Court minute books 1810-1982
Circuit Court case files
Probate deeds 1843-1947
Administrators & Executors bonds 1814-1964
Minutes of insolvent cases 1870-1964
Guardian settlements 1836-1958
Guardian bonds and letters 1853-1961
Records of elections 1884-1928
Birth records 1881-1886 and 1907-1912
Death records 1907-1912 and 1925-1939
Will books and original wills 1802-1964
Marriages, including licenses and bonds 1802-1953
County Court minutes 1803-1964
Wilson County Merchant's licenses 1853-1963 (some years are missing)
Research Books (over 400)
Road ledgers 1887-1927
Framed picture history on the walls
Video history of people in Wilson County (started in 1999)
Manuscript collection
Chancery Court minute books 1834 - 1973
Chancery Court case files 1812 - 1965
County Court loose records 1799 - 1965
Family & Subject Files
Research Room available for the public

County records are on microfilm from 1802-1965

Request Records

111 South College St.
Lebanon, TN. 37087

Please write to the above address when records are needed. The cost per record is $5.00 for up to 5 pages and $15.00 for general research up to 20 pages.

Resources Online

Old Wilson County newspaper clippings
Tennessee GenWeb Project/Wilson County
Wilson County Genealogy Depot
Old Wilson County Documents
Goodspeed History of Wilson County