Preserving the weight of history
According to Tennessee state statute, county clerks' duties include keeping the official records of the county legislative body. Additionally, county clerks are required to hold a seat on a county's Public Records Commission, as ex officio members.
Clerk Kathy Storey interacts frequently with the Public Records Commission, Washington County Archivist Ned Irwin, Register of Deeds Ginger Jilton, Circuit Court Clerk Karen Guinn and others in Washington County's effort to maintain proper oversight, storage and public availability of its records dating back more than 230 years. She also coordinates her records-related activities with the Tennessee State Library and Archives when appropriate.
Washington County's records are open the public. For more information, call the Clerk's office at (423) 753-1621.