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Friends of Metropolitan Archives of Nashville and Davidson County

Location and Hours

Metropolitan Archives
3801 Green Hills Village Drive
Nashville, TN 37215
Phone: 615-862-5880

Metropolitan Archives is open to the public, Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM CST., closed Saturday and Sunday. Parking is available on site.

Kenneth Fieth - Archivist
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County

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Metropolitan Archives, a division of the Public Library since January of 1986, was established to collect and preserve the historically valuable records of the Metropolitan Government. Other records that reflect the history of Nashville or Davidson County are actively collected.


Partial listing of Collections at Metro Archives:

Deed Records, 1784-1901, Deed Indexes 1784-1924

Plat Books, Register of Deeds

Index to Plat Books

Will Books and Original Wills, 1780-1949

Administrator's & Executors Inventories & Settlements Books

Davidson County Military Discharges

Charters of Incorporation

Marriage Books and Original Licenses and Bonds, 1788-1992

Court Minutes - County 1783-1976, Circuit 1803-1903, Chancery 1846-1955, Criminal 1844-1968

Chancery Court Case Files, 1846-1955

Birth Records, 1881-1913

Death Records, Nashville 1874-1913

Death Records, County 1900-1913

Photographs depicting Nashville buildings, streets, people and events, 1940s-Present

City Property Photos

Planning Commission, Tax and Zoning Maps

Planning Commission Miscellaneous Maps 1935-1985

Planning Commission Subdivision Files 1946-1969

1889 Atlas of Nashville

Sanborn Insurance Maps of Nashville

Blue Prints, Building Plans and Architectural Drawings

Departmental Records, Minutes and Reports

Board of Education

Fire Department


Police Department

Public Library

Agendas and Minutes of Metro Council including video and cassette tapes.

Planning Commission, Metro, Pre-Metro County, Pre-Metro City of Nashville

Metro Clerk Records

Naturalizations of Citizens, 1803-1906

U.S. Weather Bureau Records

Census Records Davidson Co., 1820-1910

Yearbooks Nashville Area High Schools, Middle Schools, Colleges and Universities

Nashville City Directories, 1853-2002

Cemetery Records, Mount Olivet, Springhill and City Cemetery

Manuscript Collections of families and individuals, Early 1840s-Present

Public Access Video and audio cassettes, 1976-1997

Tennessee Title Collection - abstracts of many properties in Davidson County pre-1950

Congressional Papers of Richard Fulton

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The Friends of Archives is a nonprofit chapter of
The Friends of the Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County

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