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Van Buren County
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We're looking for folks who share our desire to put data online and are interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it. If you are interested joining our group as County Host for this website, or any of our websites, view our Volunteer Information page. A desire to transcribe data and know-how to make a webpage is required.

In the meantime, we'd be very happy to accept any data you'd care to contribute and would like to see displayed on this site. We're looking for birth/death/marriage records, obituaries, cemetery headstone readings, biographies, county histories, census data, pensions and other military data.

Email your transcribed data to me Christine Walters and I'll take care of putting it online.

WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.
I don't live in the area and I don't have the resources to do research



Van Buren County was founded in 1840. It was named in honor of Martin Van Buren. U. S. senator from new York 1821-1828. Governor of New York 1829, Secretary of State to President Jackson 1829-1831. Vice President of the United States 1833-1837. Eighth President of the United States 1837-1841.

Lies upon the Cumberland Plateau and upon the mountain spurs and intervening coves and valleys. It has all the characteristics of that section of the Slate; the thin, sandy soil of the Plateau, and the rich, productive soil of the valleys and coves. Spencer is the county seat and has a population of 217. The water courses are Caney Fork and .Rocky Rivers and Cane and Laurel Creeks. These streams afford excellent water power. Timber exists in large quantities and of good quality. Coal and iron ore are also abundant. The agricultural productions are corn,wheat, oats, rye, grasses, clover, etc. The principal educational institution is Burritt College, though there are a number of good schools in the county. The usual county taxes arc levied. The principal religious denominations are Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian and Christian.
(Hand-book of Tennessee By A. W. Hawkins, Henry E. Colton 1882)





ONLINE DATA

Biographies

Birth Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church Histories

Death Records
1908-1912

Memories of
Van Buren Co

Local History

Marriage Records

Military Records

News Articles

Obituaries

Schools



Surrounding Counties
Bledsoe -- Cumberland -- Sequatchie -- Warren -- White


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