Archive Indexes - Rutherford Co., Tennessee

Rutherford mapIf you had an ancestors or family branches from Rutherford County in central Tennessee, just southeast of Nashville with the largest city being Murfreesboro, you are in luck. The Rutherford County Archives have online the indexes for B-M-D plus Wills for most of the 19th century and into the first half of the 20th century. It is not a scanned image of a marriage certificate, etc but rather the listing in index format of names and dates for specific events. If you had no idea when a relative was born who was from Rutherford County, this is your chance to find some answers. If you want additional copies of the actual certificates you can then contact the Rutherford County archives department (listed on the homepage of the Rutherford County Archives).

rutherford--historic streetThis county was created in 1803 from parts of Davidson, Williamson and Wilson counties.

Here are the links to the B-M-D and Wills Indexes available:

Birth Index – 1881-1882, 1909-1912, 1925-1939

Marriage Index 1804-1888

Marriage Index 1889-1940

Death Index 1881-1939

Wills Index 1804-1899

Wills Index 1900-1947

Even if your relatives didn’t live in Rutherford County, they may have come from a neighboring county to get married there, or been ill in a hospital and died there. Check your family surnames, see what you come up with. Rutherford---map outline

Photos: Map of Rutherford, TN; vintage photo of the center of Murfreesboro about 1900 and map of Tennessee with Rutherford County marked in red.

Related genealogy blogs:

Tennessee State Library and Archives


Four Appalachian States


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