Montgomery County, TN – In recognition of Archives Month this October, Montgomery County Archives Department has open house dates to tour and learn more about their unique services.
Three open house tours of the stacks and a behind the scenes look at what goes into caring for the history of Clarksville and Montgomery County will be available on Friday, October 11th, 9:00am to 3:00pm, Saturday, October 19th, 9:00am to 4:00pm, and Tuesday, October 29th, from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
These are areas not normally open to the public. Visitors will also have an opportunity to check out Archives newest exhibit, The Clarksville Tennessee, Community Progress Program.
“Archives is an intriguing County Department with a treasure trove of historical information. I hope people will take the time to tour the facility. It’s fascinating to see how former community leaders mapped out the progress and growth of our County,” said Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett.
“The research opportunities available at Archives are amazing, from deeds dating back to 1787, probates from 1795, court minutes beginning in 1805, and marriage records beginning in 1838, as well as many Special Collections that have been donated to Archives. Anyone from beginner to expert is welcome to experience the archives and learn,” said Archives Clerk Paula Peek.
Created by the County Board of Commissioners in January 1995, Archives serves as the official repository for county records and operates under Tennessee State law and the direction of the Montgomery County Public Records Commission.
The Archives entrance is located on the Crossland Avenue side of Veterans Plaza in Clarksville at 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 101-D. Archives hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday. You can reach Archives by email at or by calling 931.553.5159.