Where Are the Census Records?

No federal census for East Tennessee counties exists before 1830.

Even though East Tennessee was part of North Carolina in 1790, census enumerators did not cross the mountains to collect information.

A fragment of the 1810 federal census was transcribed by Pollyanna Creekmore in the 1950’s and published by the East Tennessee Historical Society.  The original fragment no longer exists.  A transcription of Ms. Creekmore’s transcription is available on this site.

Despite Ms. Creekmore’s typically meticulous attention to detail, use caution when relying on this transcription.  There is no way to compare it to the original fragment for accuracy.

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