The American History & Genealogy Project


My name is Donna Sims Conner and I am pleased to be the Coordinator for Washington County.  The purpose of AHGP is to provide free genealogical and historical data for researchers.  Individual state and county websites are updated frequently with new content.  The Washington County website contains transcriptions and abstracts of original records and historical photographs.  If you have questions or need assistance, I would be happy to help.  Thank you for visiting!


The AHGP relies on volunteers to grow and maintain our websites.  There are many state and county sites that need coordinators.  We also have positions for special projects including transcriber, editor, photographer and more.  You can also submit genealogical or historical data for any of our sites.  We appreciate your contributions!  Learn more about how you can help.


A local legend holds that the ghost of Andrew Jackson occasionally appears in the vicinity of a historic cabin in Jonesborough.  In 1788, future U.S. president Jackson spent several months in Jonesborough awaiting a caravan. During this time, he lodged in a cabin belonging to Major Christopher Taylor, which was located about a mile outside of town. In 1974, this cabin was removed from its original spot and reconstructed in the town's park. The ghost supposedly walks up to the front door and disappears into the building. The ghost has also been reportedly seen walking down the street, in the direction of the old courthouse.  Source: Wikipedia contributors, "Jonesborough, Tennessee," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (http://www.wikipedia.org : accessed May 8, 2018).

Christopher Taylor Cabin

Image Source: Maya, "The Christopher Taylor House & Andrew Jackson's Ghost," Springtree Road, (http://springtreeroad.typepad.com/springtreeroad/2008/10/the-christopher-taylor-house.html : accessed May 8, 2018).


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Washington County is located in the northeastern region of Tennessee.  It is bordered by the following Tennessee counties: Carter, Greene, Hawkins, Sullivan and Unicoi.

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