Tennessee Archives: 247 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Tennessee, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online TN newspaper archives: 247 titles to help you search your family history in the “Volunteer State,” providing coverage from 1793 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Tennessee newspaper archives!

Photo: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevier County, Tennessee
Photo: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevier County, Tennessee. Credit: Aviator31; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for articles about your ancestors from Tennessee in these newspapers. Our TN newspapers are divided into two collections, each with their own search page:

  • Newspaper Archives (complete paper with all articles, including historical obituaries, with a number of very rare single-issue newspapers – many of them are the only known issues of the paper)
  • Obituaries (including both historical and recent obituaries, if obits are specifically what you are searching for)

Search Tennessee Newspaper Archives (1793 – 1970)

Search Tennessee Obituaries (1888 – Today)

Illustration: Tennessee state flag
Illustration: Tennessee state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is the complete list of Tennessee newspapers in the online archives. Each newspaper title in this list 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. The TN newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AthensDaily Post-Athenian03/28/2009 – CurrentObituaries
AthensAthens post10/12/1849 – 12/25/1874756Newspaper Archives
BentonPolk County news-gazette07/14/1910 – 10/15/191451Newspaper Archives
BentonPolk County news02/01/1917 – 12/22/1921160Newspaper Archives
BolivarBolivar bulletin11/30/1888 – 12/23/1904800Newspaper Archives
BolivarBolivar bulletin09/28/1865 – 04/13/18881073Newspaper Archives
BolivarWest Tennessee star04/20/1888 – 11/23/188830Newspaper Archives
BrentwoodBrentwood Home Page08/11/2009 – CurrentObituaries
BrentwoodBrentwood Life12/01/2010 – 06/11/2015Obituaries
BristolNews09/15/1865 – 03/07/18673Newspaper Archives
BrownsvilleBrownsville States-Graphic07/03/2013 – 08/24/2017Obituaries
BrownsvilleStates-graphic01/07/1916 – 10/25/1918108Newspaper Archives
CamdenCamden chronicle04/25/1890 – 12/15/19221591Newspaper Archives
CarthageCarthage Gazette08/13/1808 – 07/01/1817125Newspaper Archives
CarthageWestern Express11/21/1808 – 11/21/18081Newspaper Archives
CarthageCarthage courier01/07/1915 – 12/22/1921333Newspaper Archives
ChattanoogaChattanooga Courier02/10/2011 – 05/16/2019Obituaries
ChattanoogaChattanooga Times Free Press04/01/1995 – CurrentObituaries
ChattanoogaChattanooga Daily Rebel08/09/1862 – 11/29/1863214Newspaper Archives
ChattanoogaJustice12/24/1887 – 12/24/18871Newspaper Archives
ChattanoogaChattanooga Daily Rebel02/23/1864 – 04/22/18649Newspaper Archives
ChattanoogaChattanooga Daily Gazette09/10/1864 – 03/16/18653Newspaper Archives
ChattanoogaChattanooga news01/01/1918 – 12/31/1920904Newspaper Archives
ChattanoogaCommunicator, The: Chattanooga State Technical Community College03/22/2011 – 11/01/2013Obituaries
ClarksvilleClarksville Gazette11/21/1819 – 12/23/182038Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleTown Gazette and Farmers Register07/05/1819 – 11/08/181917Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleWeekly Chronicle02/18/1818 – 09/16/181813Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleClarksville chronicle07/06/1855 – 02/15/18901362Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleClarksville daily chronicle11/05/1884 – 03/19/188977Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleClarksville evening tobacco leaf-chronicle03/06/1890 – 12/31/1892877Newspaper Archives
ClarksvilleTennessee Weekly Chronicle01/27/1819 – 06/07/181916Newspaper Archives
ClevelandCleveland Daily Banner05/05/1998 – CurrentObituaries
ClevelandWeekly herald07/14/1876 – 12/09/1881258Newspaper Archives
CollegedaleSouthern Accent: Southern Adventist University03/24/2015 – 03/24/2015Obituaries
ColliervilleCollierville Herald12/11/2013 – 10/02/2019Obituaries
ColumbiaDaily Herald01/10/2002 – CurrentObituaries
ColumbiaColumbia herald05/13/1881 – 12/30/19211488Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaColumbia herald05/12/1866 – 12/19/1873216Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaHerald and mail12/26/1873 – 08/02/1878234Newspaper Archives
CookevilleHerald-Citizen04/12/1998 – CurrentObituaries
CookevillePutnam County herald01/05/1911 – 12/22/1921558Newspaper Archives
CovingtonLeader07/24/2013 – CurrentObituaries
CovingtonCovington leader12/14/1888 – 12/20/1922318Newspaper Archives
CrossvilleCrossville Chronicle09/01/1996 – CurrentObituaries
CrossvilleGlade Sun06/02/2010 – CurrentObituaries
CrossvilleCrossville chronicle01/06/1915 – 12/20/1922397Newspaper Archives
DaytonHerald-News08/28/2008 – CurrentObituaries
DicksonDickson County herald10/10/1913 – 12/22/1922389Newspaper Archives
DresdenDresden enterprise and Sharon tribune01/02/1914 – 12/16/1921360Newspaper Archives
DucktownPolk County republican02/20/1914 – 04/12/1918153Newspaper Archives
ElizabethtonElizabethton Star04/08/2014 – CurrentObituaries
ErwinErwin Record02/16/2010 – CurrentObituaries
FayettevilleFayetteville observer12/17/1850 – 12/23/18801354Newspaper Archives
FranklinFranklin Home Page07/31/2012 – CurrentObituaries
GainesboroJackson County sentinel01/14/1916 – 12/21/1922316Newspaper Archives
GreenevilleGreeneville Sun09/14/1999 – CurrentObituaries
GreenevilleUnion07/19/1877 – 07/26/18772Newspaper Archives
GreenevilleUnion and American11/10/1875 – 06/07/187735Newspaper Archives
GreenevilleGreeneville daily sun03/28/1918 – 09/25/1920584Newspaper Archives
HartsvilleHartsville Vidette07/06/2004 – CurrentObituaries
HendersonChester County Independent09/24/2003 – CurrentObituaries
HumboldtGrange Journal07/28/1876 – 07/28/18761Newspaper Archives
HuntingdonCarroll County democrat01/05/1912 – 12/16/1921290Newspaper Archives
JacksonJackson Headlight01/27/1900 – 01/27/19001Newspaper Archives
JacksonWhig and tribune07/29/1871 – 09/23/1876168Newspaper Archives
Johnson CityJohnson City Press06/30/2011 – CurrentObituaries
Johnson CityComet03/15/1884 – 01/13/19161550Newspaper Archives
Johnson CityComet07/19/1917 – 10/05/191835Newspaper Archives
Johnson CityJohnson City comet01/20/1916 – 07/12/191765Newspaper Archives
Johnson CityJohnson City comet02/07/1918 – 02/07/19181Newspaper Archives
Johnson CityCBS – 11 WJHL01/04/2008 – CurrentObituaries
Johnson CityEast Tennessean: East Tennessee State University11/30/2011 – CurrentObituaries
JonesboroUnion flag08/25/1865 – 01/13/1871195Newspaper Archives
JonesboroughHerald & Tribune02/01/2010 – CurrentObituaries
JonesboroughHerald and tribune08/26/1869 – 12/29/1897701Newspaper Archives
KingsportKingsport Times-News01/10/2007 – CurrentObituaries
KingstonRoane County News10/31/2007 – CurrentObituaries
KnoxvilleEast Tennessee Enlightener03/23/2009 – 01/30/3011Obituaries
KnoxvilleKnoxville News Sentinel01/04/1991 – CurrentObituaries
KnoxvilleKnoxville News Sentinel: Blogs06/01/2006 – CurrentObituaries
KnoxvilleAmerican Campaigner04/21/1856 – 11/17/185617Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleFlag of the Union10/24/1844 – 10/24/18441Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Gazette09/01/1818 – 09/01/18181Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Journal04/01/1888 – 12/27/19452999Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Register08/10/1816 – 10/22/1839123Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleNegro World10/15/1887 – 11/26/18872Newspaper Archives
KnoxvillePress and Messenger01/08/1873 – 12/15/187573Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleVedette06/18/1840 – 08/08/18404Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleWatch-tower06/01/1840 – 08/01/18403Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleHolston Christian Advocate04/20/1852 – 05/31/185352Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleHolston Methodist08/12/1876 – 08/12/18761Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville News04/01/1922 – 11/20/19261254Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Sentinel10/01/1926 – 11/21/192652Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville daily chronicle05/11/1870 – 12/31/18822007Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville News-Sentinel11/22/1926 – 03/31/19311587Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleBrownlow’s Knoxville Whig02/28/1866 – 01/27/1869151Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleBrownlow’s Knoxville Whig08/30/1856 – 07/27/186175Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleBrownlow’s Knoxville Whig08/08/1868 – 08/08/18681Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleBrownlow’s Knoxville Whig and independent journal01/20/1855 – 01/20/18551Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleBrownlow’s Knoxville Whig, and rebel ventilator11/11/1863 – 02/21/1866105Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleBrownlow’s weekly Whig08/03/1861 – 10/26/186113Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleChilhowee echo10/28/1899 – 05/12/190015Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville independent05/20/1911 – 10/11/1919144Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville tri-weekly Whig and rebel ventilator07/26/1864 – 07/29/18642Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville weekly chronicle04/06/1870 – 02/24/1875236Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleTri-weekly Whig02/25/1860 – 06/25/18612Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Gazette12/07/1793 – 10/29/180613Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville News Sentinel: Web Edition Articles12/31/2017 – CurrentObituaries
KnoxvilleKnoxville whig and chronicle03/03/1875 – 12/29/187541Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Whig and chronicle03/03/1875 – 08/23/187640Newspaper Archives
LafayetteMacon County Times09/01/2005 – CurrentObituaries
LaFolletteLaFollette Press11/21/2008 – CurrentObituaries
LawrenceburgLawrence democrat04/25/1890 – 12/24/1913609Newspaper Archives
LebanonLebanon Democrat07/06/2004 – CurrentObituaries
Lenoir CityNews-Herald09/27/1999 – CurrentObituaries
LexingtonLexington progress01/10/1913 – 12/29/1922366Newspaper Archives
LoudonLoudon free press10/20/1852 – 02/14/185581Newspaper Archives
MaryvilleBlount Today02/01/2007 – 10/09/2011Obituaries
MaryvilleDaily Times12/12/2003 – CurrentObituaries
MaryvilleBlount County democrat07/31/1879 – 01/20/188335Newspaper Archives
MaryvilleMaryville daily times10/11/1884 – 10/11/18841Newspaper Archives
MaryvilleMaryville Republican11/02/1867 – 10/27/187718Newspaper Archives
MaryvilleMaryville times01/08/1885 – 05/12/1920787Newspaper Archives
McMinnvilleSouthern standard02/21/1880 – 12/26/1891545Newspaper Archives
MemphisCommercial Appeal06/27/1990 – CurrentObituaries
MemphisCommercial Appeal, The: Web Edition Articles05/19/2007 – CurrentObituaries
MemphisEast Memphis-Midtown Weekly05/21/2015 – CurrentObituaries
MemphisTri-State Defender08/03/2006 – CurrentObituaries
MemphisBaptist09/23/1876 – 09/23/18761Newspaper Archives
MemphisCommercial Appeal01/01/1857 – 01/01/19708678Newspaper Archives
MemphisL. Ketchum and Co.’s Cotton Report06/08/1860 – 06/08/18601Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Bulletin Price Current09/01/1859 – 09/01/18591Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Daily Avalanche01/14/1858 – 04/30/18691668Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Daily Eagle and Enquirer01/01/1852 – 06/29/18581093Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Evening Post04/27/1868 – 05/31/186951Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Price Current12/13/1866 – 12/13/18661Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Price Current and Merchants’ Exchange Reporter10/20/1860 – 03/23/18615Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Price Current and Merchants’ Exchange Reporter03/02/1861 – 03/02/18611Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Price-Current and Commercial Letter-sheet01/10/1853 – 03/18/185410Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis Triangle11/17/1928 – 07/27/19292Newspaper Archives
MemphisMerchants’ Exchange Prices Current03/23/1867 – 03/23/18671Newspaper Archives
MemphisPassmore and Co.’s Memphis Real Estate Bulletin and Commercial Circular11/01/1865 – 11/01/18651Newspaper Archives
MemphisDaily union appeal08/12/1862 – 08/30/186215Newspaper Archives
MemphisMemphis union appeal07/03/1862 – 08/10/186230Newspaper Archives
MemphisNews scimitar10/22/1918 – 12/31/1920667Newspaper Archives
MemphisMLK50: Justice Through Journalism11/20/2020 – CurrentObituaries
MilanMilan exchange03/05/1874 – 12/31/1887698Newspaper Archives
MorristownMorristown gazette01/30/1868 – 12/17/1884613Newspaper Archives
Mt. JulietMt. Juliet News07/06/2004 – 05/30/2019Obituaries
MurfreesboroMurfreesboro Union06/06/1939 – 06/06/19391Newspaper Archives
NashvilleBaptist07/01/1838 – 01/01/18393Newspaper Archives
NashvilleCity Paper01/09/2001 – 08/01/2013Obituaries
NashvilleMurfreesboro Vision01/15/2009 – 09/12/2019Obituaries
NashvilleNashville Post01/21/2000 – CurrentObituaries
NashvilleNashville Pride01/02/2009 – 07/17/2020Obituaries
NashvilleNashville Scene11/23/1995 – CurrentObituaries
NashvilleAmerican Banner04/19/1856 – 04/19/18561Newspaper Archives
NashvilleColored Tennessean08/12/1865 – 07/18/18666Newspaper Archives
NashvilleCommercial and Legal Reporter09/13/1876 – 09/13/18761Newspaper Archives
NashvilleDemocratic Statesman06/17/1848 – 01/25/184915Newspaper Archives
NashvilleImpartial Review, and Cumberland Repository01/18/1806 – 08/16/18064Newspaper Archives
NashvilleLegislative Union and American10/12/1857 – 03/16/18588Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Clarion02/16/1808 – 08/29/182150Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Examiner09/29/1813 – 05/25/18149Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Gazette05/26/1819 – 02/14/1827182Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Republican01/16/1835 – 01/16/18351Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Republican08/07/1824 – 10/16/18339Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville Union03/26/1839 – 12/30/1847338Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNational Banner and Daily Advertiser01/01/1834 – 09/15/1834220Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNational Banner and Nashville Whig09/16/1834 – 12/30/1836355Newspaper Archives
NashvilleOpposition07/08/1859 – 07/08/18591Newspaper Archives
NashvilleReview11/10/1809 – 05/03/181131Newspaper Archives
NashvilleTennessee Gazette02/25/1800 – 05/30/1807271Newspaper Archives
NashvilleWeekly Nashville Union04/22/1846 – 03/24/184715Newspaper Archives
NashvilleDaily Nashville patriot07/02/1855 – 03/26/18621964Newspaper Archives
NashvilleDaily Nashville union04/13/1862 – 06/18/186253Newspaper Archives
NashvilleDaily union and American05/18/1853 – 08/31/18755590Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville daily union06/19/1862 – 06/17/18661142Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville globe01/11/1907 – 12/27/1918460Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNashville weekly union05/21/1865 – 05/21/18651Newspaper Archives
NashvilleTennessee staatszeitung04/14/1867 – 03/24/1869100Newspaper Archives
NashvilleTennessee staatszeitung03/17/1866 – 03/31/1869710Newspaper Archives
NashvilleTri-weekly union and American09/29/1866 – 11/06/18663Newspaper Archives
NashvilleWochenblatt der Tennessee staatszeitung04/01/1867 – 04/07/18672Newspaper Archives
NashvilleNfocus on the Nashville Social Scene04/28/2016 – CurrentObituaries
NashvilleNashville Union01/03/1853 – 05/17/1853115Newspaper Archives
NashvilleSpirit of ’7603/14/1840 – 01/20/184134Newspaper Archives
NashvilleChristian Advocate09/28/1849 – 11/25/1876138Newspaper Archives
NashvilleDaily American02/18/1876 – 12/31/1876272Newspaper Archives
NashvilleTennessee Post08/26/1876 – 09/02/18762Newspaper Archives
NashvilleTennessee Staatszeitung03/17/1866 – 03/17/18661Newspaper Archives
NashvilleTennessee Tribune01/01/2009 – CurrentObituaries
NashvilleNashville Medical News07/02/2007 – CurrentObituaries
NewportNewport Plain Talk07/01/1998 – CurrentObituaries
NewportNewport plain talk03/09/1911 – 11/08/1922202Newspaper Archives
NolensvilleNolensville Home Page09/23/2013 – CurrentObituaries
Oak RidgeOak Ridger02/17/1997 – CurrentObituaries
ParisParis Post-Intelligencer07/05/2006 – CurrentObituaries
ParisParisian01/23/1914 – 12/30/1921323Newspaper Archives
PortlandPortland Leader07/28/2009 – CurrentObituaries
PulaskiTennessee Beacon and Farmers Advocate06/23/1832 – 06/23/18321Newspaper Archives
PulaskiPulaski citizen01/05/1866 – 12/19/18891206Newspaper Archives
RogersvilleRogersville Review12/16/1998 – CurrentObituaries
RogersvilleWestern Pilot08/19/1815 – 08/19/18151Newspaper Archives
RugbyPlateau gazette and east Tennessee news03/24/1883 – 07/24/188467Newspaper Archives
RugbyRugbeian01/01/1881 – 09/30/188261Newspaper Archives
RugbyRugbeian and district reporter10/07/1882 – 03/17/188324Newspaper Archives
RugbyRugby news11/15/1890 – 02/21/189111Newspaper Archives
RugbyRugby gazette and east Tennessee news08/16/1884 – 06/25/1887133Newspaper Archives
RutledgeGrainger County news02/15/1917 – 12/13/1922293Newspaper Archives
SavannahSavannah courier09/17/1885 – 12/27/1901759Newspaper Archives
SelmerMcNairy County independent01/03/1913 – 12/08/1922465Newspaper Archives
SequatchieSequachee news07/11/1895 – 07/02/189652Newspaper Archives
SequatchieSequachee Valley news07/09/1896 – 12/30/19201265Newspaper Archives
SeviervilleMountain Press10/03/2009 – CurrentObituaries
ShelbyvilleTennessee Herald12/19/1817 – 03/08/182012Newspaper Archives
SneedvilleSneedville news10/03/1913 – 10/27/1922108Newspaper Archives
SomervilleFayette falcon01/08/1915 – 12/23/1921306Newspaper Archives
Spring HillAdvertiser News05/14/2007 – 07/09/2020Obituaries
Spring HillSpring Hill Home Page06/29/2014 – CurrentObituaries
Spring HillFranklin Life10/15/2008 – 02/12/2014Obituaries
SweetwaterAdvocate and Democrat06/12/1998 – CurrentObituaries
SweetwaterSweetwater enterprise11/11/1869 – 11/21/1872148Newspaper Archives
SweetwaterSweetwater forerunner03/13/1868 – 03/18/186931Newspaper Archives
TazewellClaiborne Progress11/18/2009 – CurrentObituaries
Tracy CityMrs Grundy12/17/1903 – 12/29/1921358Newspaper Archives
Tracy CityMrs Grundy of Grundy04/09/1903 – 07/02/19037Newspaper Archives
TrentonFirst Kansas08/18/1862 – 08/18/18621Newspaper Archives
Union CityCommercial04/19/1901 – 12/22/1922898Newspaper Archives
Union CityCommercial courier09/07/1899 – 09/07/18991Newspaper Archives
WartburgMorgan County News12/19/2008 – CurrentObituaries
WartburgMorgan County press08/03/1916 – 12/15/1922254Newspaper Archives
WaynesboroWayne County News08/06/2014 – CurrentObituaries
Williamson CountyBusiness Williamson09/10/2020 – CurrentObituaries
WinchesterWinchester daily bulletin01/29/1863 – 06/20/186391Newspaper Archives
WinchesterDaily bulletin09/24/1862 – 01/28/186367Newspaper Archives
WinchesterHome journal09/23/1858 – 10/29/1884957Newspaper Archives
WinchesterHome journal01/22/1857 – 05/29/185718Newspaper Archives
WinchesterWinchester appeal02/16/1856 – 06/28/185620Newspaper Archives
WinchesterWinchester army bulletin07/11/1863 – 08/16/18637Newspaper Archives
WinchesterWinchester home journal06/06/1857 – 09/09/185863Newspaper Archives
WinchesterWinchester weekly appeal07/05/1856 – 12/19/185624Newspaper Archives

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