3801 Green Hills Village Drive
Nashville, TN 37215
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
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
NOTICE: You may copy information found on the Friends of Metropolitan Archives of Nashville and Davidson County, TN web site for personal use. However, this information may not be sold or used in a commercial project without written consent.
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