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Photo: J E Dunaway, Sheriff 1924-1928 in front of jail with wife, Laura and son Shelby.

The McNairy County Courthouse at Purdy burned in 1881 and we lost all early records, except land deed.  Marriages start ca 1861.  Wills 1872.  Chancery Court and County court files start ca 1860.  No Circuit Court flat files have been found until after 1900.

McNairy County was formed out of Hardin County, Tenn in 1823.  The courthouse is located in Selmer, Tenn.  We have ten muncipalities:  Adamsville - Bethel Springs - Eastview - Finger - Guys - Michie - Milledgeville - Ramer - Selmer - Stantonville.  

Surrounding counties:  Chester, Hardeman, Hardin and Alcorn County, Miss.             


McNairy County Government - http://www.mcnairycountytn.com/

Tennessee Genealogical Society- http://www.tngs.org/

Tennessee History for Kids- http://www.tnhistoryforkids.org/

Tennessee Secretary of State/ State Archives- http://www.state.tn.us/sos

Tom Leatherwood, Shelby County, TN Register of Deeds/Archives  http://register.shelby.tn.us/

West Tennessee Historical Society- http://www.wths-tn.org/



























































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SELMER , TN , 38375
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