Williamson County Archives & Museum

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County Museum open regular hours.

The Williamson County Archives Reading Room is open to researchers during regular business hours. Archives Department staff are also available for research and request assistance via phone, mail, and email. Our contact info is listed on the right side of this page. Please reach out to us with any questions.

The County Museum is open during regular business hours. Admission is always free. Parking is available on-site.

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Williamson County Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to county records with enduring administrative and historical value. Our records date back to the founding of Williamson County, Tennessee, in 1799, and include multiple record groups. We also collect other documents of historical value and make them available to the public.

Williamson County Archives also houses the County Museum. This family friendly museum is open to everyone, and admission is always free. Come explore the industries, people, and communities that shaped the history and development of Williamson County, TN.

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As stated above, the Archives holds Williamson County records that date from the creation of the county in 1799. These records are available in a variety of formats, from the original paper documents and record books to microfilm and scanned images. Available materials include: wills, court records, maps, newspapers, and more. 

To get a more detailed idea of what records are available, or to look for specific county records, please click Search Collections on the left side of this page. From that page, follow the Williamson County Archives Online link to search indexed county records. Please note, for copies of newer records, you may need to contact the appropriate county office (ex: contact the County Clerk’s office for recent marriage certificates, etc.) For guides to our manuscript collections and newspapers on microfilm, check out our Research Guides page.          


Williamson County Archives was established in 1993 by the Williamson County Commission. In 2006, the Archives moved from the basement of the Five Points Post Office to the old library building across the street. The new Archives and County Museum welcomed visitors in May 2006. Upon the retirement of the first county archivist, the building was named the Louise G. Lynch Archives and Museum.