61 Tennessee Newspapers Now Online for Your Genealogy Research

Dolly Parton’s powerful country song “My Tennessee Mountain Home” evokes the quiet days of her childhood growing up in Tennessee:

In my Tennessee mountain home
Life is as peaceful as a baby’s sigh
In my Tennessee mountain home
Crickets sing in the fields near by…

photo of country singer Dolly Parton
Photo: Dolly Parton. Credit: Alan Light.

If you have Tennessee roots like Dolly does, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s Tennessee newspaper archives: 61 online news titles to help you search for your family history in “The Volunteer State.”

Dig in and search for obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors in these recent and historical TN newspapers online:

Search Tennessee Newspaper Archives (1793 – 1969)

Search Tennessee Recent Obituaries (1990 – Current)

Here is our complete list of online Tennessee newspapers. Each news title is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more.

CityNewspaperDate RangeCollection
AthensDaily Post-Athenian3/28/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CarthageCarthage Gazette8/13/1808 – 7/1/1817Newspaper Archives
CarthageWestern Express11/21/1808 – 11/21/1808Newspaper Archives
ChattanoogaChattanooga Courier2/10/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChattanoogaChattanooga Daily Rebel8/9/1862 – 4/27/1865Newspaper Archives
ChattanoogaChattanooga Times Free Press4/1/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChattanoogaJustice12/24/1887 – 12/24/1887Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleClarksville Gazette11/21/1819 – 12/23/1820Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleTennessee Weekly Chronicle1/27/1819 – 6/7/1819Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleTown Gazette7/5/1819 – 11/8/1819Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleWeekly Chronicle2/18/1818 – 9/16/1818Newspaper Archives
ClevelandCleveland Daily Banner10/15/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbiaDaily Herald10/12/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CookevilleHerald-Citizen4/12/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CrossvilleCrossville Chronicle9/1/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CrossvilleGlade Sun6/2/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DaytonHerald-News1/6/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreenevilleGreeneville Sun9/14/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonJackson Headlight1/27/1900 – 1/27/1900Newspaper Archives
KingstonRoane County News1/14/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxvilleDaily Journal and Journal and Tribune4/1/1888 – 12/31/1896Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Enlightener1/31/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxvilleKnoxville Gazette12/7/1793 – 10/29/1806Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville News Sentinel1/4/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxvilleNegro World10/15/1887 – 11/26/1887Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleWilson’s Knoxville Gazette9/1/1818 – 9/1/1818Newspaper Archives
LafayetteMacon County Times10/8/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LaFolletteLaFollette Press11/21/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lenoir CityNews-Herald9/27/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaryvilleBlount Today2/1/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaryvilleDaily Times12/12/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MemphisCommercial Appeal1/1/1968 – 12/31/1969Newspaper Archives
MemphisCommercial Appeal6/27/1990 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MemphisCommercial Appeal, The: Web Edition Articles11/14/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MemphisMemphis Daily Avalanche1/1/1866 – 4/30/1869Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Triangle11/17/1928 – 7/27/1929Newspaper Archives
MemphisTri-State Defender2/3/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MurfreesboroMurfreesboro Union6/6/1939 – 6/6/1939Newspaper Archives
NashvilleColored Tennessean8/12/1865 – 7/18/1866Newspaper Archives
NashvilleImpartial Review1/18/1806 – 8/16/1806Newspaper Archives
NashvilleMurfreesboro Vision1/15/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleNashville Clarion2/6/1821 – 8/29/1821Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Gazette5/26/1819 – 2/14/1827Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Post1/21/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleNashville Pride1/2/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleNashville Republican8/7/1824 – 1/16/1835Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Scene11/23/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NashvilleNational Banner and Nashville Whig1/1/1834 – 12/30/1836Newspaper Archives
NashvilleReview11/10/1809 – 5/3/1811Newspaper Archives
NashvilleTennessee Gazette2/25/1800 – 5/30/1807Newspaper Archives
NewportNewport Plain Talk7/1/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Oak RidgeOak Ridger2/17/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ParisParis Post-Intelligencer7/5/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RogersvilleRogersville Review12/16/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RogersvilleWestern Pilot8/19/1815 – 8/19/1815Newspaper Archives
SeviervilleMountain Press10/3/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ShelbyvilleTennessee Herald12/19/1817 – 3/8/1820Newspaper Archives
Spring HillAdvertiser News5/14/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SweetwaterAdvocate and Democrat6/12/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TazewellClaiborne Progress11/18/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WartburgMorgan County News12/19/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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