Resources

CITY/LOCAL DIRECTORIES
The library does not have the old directories.

COMMUNITIES
The town of Lynchburg and the communities of Marble Hill, Liberty Hill, Hickory Hill, Bakertown, Ridgeville, Pleasant Hill, Raysville, County Line and Lois.

COUNTY HISTORIAN
Joyce Burton
Phone: (931) 684-2639

COUNTY OFFICES
County Executive – Carl Payne (931) 759-7076
Chancery Court – 759-7346
Circuit – 759-7208
County – 759-7346
Register of Deeds – 759-7913
Trustee – 759-7912

Address for all of the above:Lynchburg, TN 37352. The Courthouse is located on the Public Square. The hours are 8 – 4:20, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 8-12, Saturday.

COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS COMMISSION
Christine Pyrdom – Archivist
Terry Gregory – General Sessions Judge
Nancy Hatfield – County Court Clerk
Barbara Durm – Register of Deeds
Joyce Burton – County Historian
Georgia Hensley – Member
Don Juencke – Member
Sandy Snyder – Member
Frieda Grogan – Member

CREEKS
Shipman, Dry, W. Fk of Rock Cr, N. Fk of Blue Cr, S. Fk of Blue Cr, Turkey, Hurricane, Dog Tail, Buckeye, Lost Cr, Coffee Cr, Short, Louse, Farris, and E. and W. Fks of Mulberry.

FUNERAL HOMES

Jennings-Cortner
Majors Blvd.
Lynchburg, TN 37352
Phone: (931) 759-4552

LAND GRANT INFORMATION
See the parent counties of Bedford, Franklin and Lincoln.

LIBRARIES WITH GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES

Moore County Public Library
Address:P.O. Box 408, Lynchburg, TN 37352
Phone:(931) 759-7285
Contacts:Librarian, Peggy Gold
Hours:Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-5; Saturday 9-12; Tuesday, 1-8; closed on Thursdays (Central Standard Time).

LDS Family History Centers
Although there is no Family History Center in Moore County, there is one about 12 miles into Tullahoma, Coffee County just off Hwy. 130, Old Shelbyville Hwy. The FHC is open on Wed. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Director: Judy Henley Phillips.

LOCAL RESEARCHERS

Kristi Moffitt
Web Page: http://www.gensearch.org
Address:
125 Moffitt Road, Spencer, TN 38585
Phone:(931) 686-8236
Details:She frequently uses the Internet and is very familiar with the current versions of the following software programs, Personal Ancestral File (PAF), Family Tree Maker (FTM), and AncestryView. She is a full subscriber to Ancestry.com, Genealogy.com, HeritageQuest.com, and The Ellis Island Foundation. She has also operated her own web site for the last two years (GenSearch.org). She is currently working to offer web design for personal family history web sites in the future. She is available to do research for a fee for any county in the State of Tennessee. She performs onsite research where necessary and will utilize all of the local repositories to thoroughly complete the report. Each research report is tailored to the individual needs of the client and therefore it is difficult to give an accurate quote without the details of the search. However, she most often charges an average of $35 per hour with a four hour minimum. This rate could be as low as $15 per hour or as high as $65 per hour depending on the task at hand and the travel involved. Her hourly wage is set per research hour, there is no additional charge for the time she spends typing up the actual research report.  She also performs specific document retrieval services for a minimal fee.

Judy Henley Phillips
Address: P.O. Box 853, Tullahoma, TN 37388
Phone: (931) 455-9681

John Parkes
Web Page: http://www.parkesnet.com
Address: 108 Thoroughbred Trail, Madison, AL 35758
Phone: (256) 289-1084

Ola Horton Cates
Web Page: http://www.intelcities.com/Memory_Corners/tngal
Address: P.O. Box 579, Rutherford, TN 38369
Work Phone: (901) 665-4210

NOTE: If your ancestor was in Bedford County prior to 1870, query Bedford County. If your ancestor was in Lincoln County prior to 1870, query Lincoln County. If your ancestor was in Franklin County prior to 1870, query Franklin County.

LOOSE RECORDS PROJECTS
The extant Chancery Court loose records have been organized and filmed through 1914. The original records are in the custody of the Clerk and Master. The micro-film for the loose records is at the TSLA and at the Moore County Public Library, P.O. Box 408, Lynchburg, TN 37352. Other records had been destroyed shortly before the preservation project began.

Contact Christine Pyrdom at the Moore County Archives (931) 759-7068. The Archives are open every Tuesday & Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM.

MAP SOURCES
There are some old maps at the library.

NEWSPAPERS
The first newspaper published in the county was the Moore County Pioneer. It was published from 1872 until 1874. In April, 1874, the Lynchburg Sentinel was established. The paper was burned in the fire of 1883. The Lynchburg Falcon was first published in Feb., 1884. There are some Moore and Lincoln Counties newspapers at the library. Todays paper is the Moore County News which is located on the Public Square, Lynchburg, TN 37352. (931) 759-7302.

SCHOOLS
Motlow Community College
, nestled on 187 acres of land donated by State Senator Reagor Motlow and family, opened in September, 1969. The service area includes Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Franklin, Lincoln, Moore, Rutherford, Van Buren, Warren, and White counties. Motlow’s multiple locations are the Moore County campus, McMinnville Center and the Fayetteville Site, in addition to nine local community teaching sites throughout the service area. Motlow College is located approximately four miles from Tullahoma. Their library, Crouch Learning Center, has no genealogical collection. Admissions and Records (931) 393-1524.

VITAL RECORDS
Location:
Official registration of births and deaths began in Tennessee in 1914. Certified copies of these records may be secured from the Division of Vital Records, Department of Public Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37210. The TSLA has the early births and the death records prior to 1944. The marriage records may be secured from the County Court Clerk.
Health Dept.
Elm Street
Lynchburg, TN 37352