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Genealogy Room

Preserving the history of Perry County

The Perry County Historical Society's Genealogy Room is now open, repairs are complete.  
Call 931-589-5011 to schedule a visit.


Effective May 1, 2020, The Genealogy Room is Operating using Social Distancing Practices. Please call for an appointment. 931-589-5011

We Are Preserving the History of Perry County

Established in 1968, the Historical Society funded an addition to the Linden Branch to house the records and mementos of Perry County. 

Working on your genealogy search in Perry County?  We are happy to assist you and guide you. 

Historical Society Office

About Us

The Historical Society of Perry County felt there was a need for their own room, to store and maintain the historical and other pertinent records of the county for future generations who wanted to do a search for their ancestors.  

Funds were raised to cover a matching grant to pay for the addition to the Perry County Library in Linden.  Thus was born the Genealogy Room of Perry County.

Who we are

We are one paid employee who is assigned to maintain County records of historical value.

What we do

When records are given to us, we make sure they are catalogued and stored correctly.  We also provide historical records on microfiche.

Why we do it

Simply because we love doing what we are doing, simple as that.  If you would like to know more, call for appointment during this COVID-19 era we are living through.


Genealogy Room

  • Located in the Linden Library:
                104 College Avenue, Linden, TN 37096
  • 931-589-5011, ask for Michelle Pounders
  • alarmHours:  Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri  10:00 - 4:00
                Closed Sat-Sun-Mon
                Open by appointment upon request.

Perry County Historical Society

The Genealogy Room, sponsored by the Perry County Historical Society, is helping researchers by appointment only. Please call (931) 589-5011 and ask for Michelle Pounders, Genealogy Records Supervisor, to schedule an appointment.

The Perry County Historical Society sponsors the Genealogy Room, an addition to the Linden Main Branch of the Perry County Public Library.  Funds were raised to finance the addition to the library to house Perry County records and memorabilia, in order to protect and preserve the history of our community.

Some of the county records were lost in several fires in the County Courthouse, and the surviving records were stored in the basement of the new courthouse where moisture caused mold to grow on the books.   Today those surviving records are being painstakingly restored, mold removed, and then will be sent to the State who will record all our records on microfiche where anyone can access them on our microfiche machine without concern about further damage.

There are other projects in the County where the Historical Society has been involved.  The next project is to be a restoration and preservation of the Double Stack Iron Furnace which was destroyed early in the Civil War so it could not be used to manufacture munitions for the Confederates.

If you are interested in joining our efforts, please come to our next meeting, the fourth Monday every month at 6:00 PM.   Please call ahead of time to confirm there will be a meeting the month you are considering attending.

History Books Available

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Thanks to the outstanding efforts of past members, the Historical Society can offer several books on the History and Families of Perry County.  Please call for availability and pricing. 

"Boys in Black" by Gene Pearce

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Written by Gene Pearce, a resident of Perry County, "Boys in Black" is written about the little town giant in the 1950's who won three state basketball championships in a row, the coach who instilled discipline, and the lifestyle of a little town in the South in the 1950's.   Fred Thompson, former U.S. Senator from Tennessee, is quoted as saying,  "Linden is probably the most dramatic high school basketball story in our country's history."   Call the Genealogy Room for availability and pricing.

Historical Society Monthly Meetings

The Perry County Historical Society meets monthly in the Genealogy Room, located in the Linden branch of the Perry County Public Library, 4th Monday of every month at 6 PM.  Visitors are welcome and even encouraged to join in our efforts to preserve the records of our community.

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Perry County Records shelf

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Find Out More
Linden Branch

104 College Avenue 
Linden, TN 37096

Phone: (931) 589-5011
FAX: (931) 589-6210


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Lobelville Branch

55 South Main Street 
Lobelville, TN 37097

Phone: (931) 593-3111
FAX: (931) 593-2089


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 Library hours

Tues - Wed - Thurs: 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday - Monday: Closed :)

Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed :)

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