State libraries and archives are an essential resource for genealogists. While they are often an archive for the records of the state government, in some cases they also have church records. The Tennessee State Library and Archives has an online Guide to Church Records at TSLA: Manuscripts and Books. This Guide comes in three sections, representing where the materials can be found at the Library; Church Records on Microfilm, Church Records in Manuscripts, Small Collections, and Manuscript Files and Published Church Records Found in the Library Catalog.
This collection spans the 1700s to the 1900s.
**Special thanks to Miriam Robbins, author of the blog AnceStories and the websites Online Historical Newspapers and Online Historical Directories for providing me with the link for the Tennessee State Library and Archives.