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County Information

Chester County was created from parts of neighboring Hardeman, Henderson, McNairy, and Madison Counties in 1882, making it the last county formed in Tennessee
County Map
The county is named for Col. Robert I. Chester who fought in the war of 1812 and was an early postmaster in Jackson ( Madison County), he was also a federal marshal in West Tennessee. Henderson is the county seat, founded in the mid 1850's. Early names for the town were Dayton and Henderson Station. The name of Henderson was finally settled on after the Civil War in honor of Col. James Henderson also a veteran of the war of 1812 and incorporated in 1901. The Freed-Hardeman College calls Henderson its home - founded in 1907. Other towns of Chesters county are Mifflin established in 1833, Jacks Creek in the early 1820's and Enville.

Eddy Arnold, one of the more famous country music singers, was born in Chester County.

COMMUNITIES IN CHESTER COUNTY

CENTER POINT

CAVE SPRINGS

DEANBURG

ENVILLE

GLENDALE

HENDERSON

JACKS CREEK

LONGVIEW

MASSEYVILLE

MIFFLIN

MONTEZUMA

NEW FRIENDSHIP

SWEET LIPS

WOODVILLE

 Chester County Library
1012 E. Main St.
Henderson TN 39340


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Adjacent Counties
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Hardin County
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Madison County
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