Member of the American History & Genealogy Project


My name is Donna Sims Conner and I am pleased to be the Coordinator for Loudon County, Tennessee.  The American History and Genealogy Project is an unincorporated, not-for-profit network of independent websites devoted to history and genealogy.  The Loudon County website contains abstracts and transcriptions of original documents along with historical photographs.  If you have questions or need research assistance, please email me.  Thank you for visiting!



The AHGP relies on volunteers to grow and maintain our websites.  We need volunteers to transcribe information and create county and state websites.  If you are unable to host a website, you can also help by submitting obituaries, marriage announcements, etc.  We also have positions for special projects including editor, photographer and more.  We appreciate your contributions!



Loudon County was formed in 1870 from Roane, Monroe and Blount and named for Fort Loudon.  It lies on both sides of the Tennessee river, and extends North to Clinch river.  Early settlers were Henry Bogard, Jacob Gardenhill, John Browder, Benjamin Prater, William B. Lenoir, James, William and Samuel Blair, and Jesse and Simeon Eldridge.  The first church was erected by the Presbyterians in 1823, the pastor being Dr. Isaac Anderson, who was one of Sam Houston's teachers.  A historian says: "The formation of Loudon county was authorized by an exception to Section 4, Article X of the Constitution of 1870.  The act to establish the new county was passed on May 27, 1870, and approved by Governor D. W. C. Senter on June 2d, being the first act ever approved by a governor of Tennessee."  Source: Will T. Hale and Dixon L. Merritt,  A History of Tennessee and Tennesseans: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry, and Modern Activities (Chicago, Illinois, Lewis Publishing Company, 1913), 803.


  • East Tennessee Historical Society: The mission of the East Tennessee Historical Society is to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of Tennessee, with a focus on East Tennessee.  Lectures, tours, award-winning exhibits, family heritage programs, genealogy classes, and student and teacher education appeal to people of all ages. 
  • Greenback Historical Society: This organization was founded in 2006 to help facilitate preservation and documentation activities already underway in the community.


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