In 1871 James County was established. The County experienced bankruptcy in 1919
and was dissolved by the Tennessee General Assembly. James County citizens voted
to be annexed by Hamilton County.
This posting represents James County records on file in the Hamilton County
Clerk’s office when Clerk William F. (Bill) Knowles assumed office September 1,
1974. Some records may have been destroyed in James and Hamilton County
Courthouse fires. This Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library link is
also a source for researching historic James County documents.