The Archives' primary services are those related to being the repository for official Trousdale County records. All material sent to the Archives from county agencies are reviewed when those records are no longer needed in their offices on a regular basis. Some records are required by law to be kept permanently. Other types of records need to be kept for various time spans. The Archives is responsible for sorting and housing needed documents. Any records that are no longer required, or are not kept for historical value, that contain anyone's name and other personal information are shredded for security purposes. The County Archivist is available for answering any questions agencies may have on records retention.
County records are for the most part available to the public upon request. Some records, such as employment records or sealed court cases are not available for the general public. Therefore, records requested by the public must be pulled by Archives staff. Arrangements can be made in person or by phone call to the Archivist. As we begin to collect indexes to records and histories of Trousdale and surrounding counties, we will be available to help with genealogical research.
The Archives is located at 328 Broadway behind the County Administration Building is open on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, or by appointment. To schedule an appointment contact the County Archivist Kassie Hassler at 615-374-2141 or the County Historian John Oliver at 615-633-4717.