There are over 2,500 newspapers that have been published in the Volunteer State - certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are quite a few that are indeed available. So go for it - find articles about the events, history, and people that capture the stories of Tennessee.
Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also I suspect that some of these links may change over time - so if there is a dead link - please use your favorite search engine to find their new location.
(Updated April 2022; recently added links are in BOLD)
Statewide Collections:Chronicling America – Tennessee Newspapers
Coffee County Library
Southern School News Archive
TNGenWeb Historical News Index
Small Town Papers
Newspaper Abstracts – Tennessee
Other Free Sites: