The T. Elmer Cox Genealogical & Historical Library, a branch of Greeneville/Greene County Public Library, opened November 14, 2000. The Cox Library houses materials collected by T. Elmer Cox over his lifetime, as well as materials previously located in the Tennessee Room of the Main Library. The Cox Library also acts as a repository for records from the Greene County Courthouse.
Items on hand at the library:
Marriage Records (1780-1987)
Estate Settlements (1802-1950)
Estate Inventories (1802-1817, - 1828-1952)
Land Deeds (1785-1985)
Trust Deeds (1841-1947)
Tax Lists (various dates, 1783-1913)
Guardian Records (1872-1960)
County Court Minutes (1783-1954)
Chancery Court Minutes (1825-1973)
Circuit Court (civil) Minutes (1809-1950)
Circuit Court (criminal) Minutes (1815-early 1900’s)
Loose County Court Records (1851-early 1900’s)
Loose Circuit Court Records (1809-1900)
Loose Chancery Court Records (1825-c.-1950)
Other items include:
Maps, Local Newspapers (Various dates from 1805 – Present) Death Certificates, Birth Records, City Directories, Phone Directories, School Yearbooks, Photograph Scrapbooks, Ephemerals, Census Records, Cemetery Records, Land Grants, Family Files & Local History Files.
Mr. Cox was a noted historian and businessman in Greeneville. His generous bequests made the T. Elmer Cox Library possible. Through his gifts, the Greeneville/Greene County Public Library was able to purchase and renovate the historic building that now houses his collection.
An engineer and architect by profession, Cox’s interests included not only historical buildings, but daily lives of the early pioneers of Greeneville and Greene County, as well as the times in which they lived.
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HOLIDAY CLOSINGS 2022
10:00 - 2:00 (No walk-ins, phone and email inquiries only)
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New Year's Day
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Wednesday, January 1
Saturday, February 15
Friday, April 2
Friday May 28
Friday, July 2
Friday, September 3
We will reopen January 4, 2022
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