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HENDERSON COUNTY
TENNESSEE

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Hello - my name is Christine Walters your County Genealogy Trails Co-Ordinator for Henderson County. I'm a "transplant" from Illinois. We retired her in August 2003. Genealogy Trails, throughout the United States, is dedicated to bringing "free" genealogical and historical information to all. Although I can't do personal research for you, I can promise that I'll do everything in my power to help you as much as possible. Along with all the general interests, I'll put a more personal touch on the county, and will feature the "Pioneer Families". While I'm out searching for all these things I'd like to invite all of you to send me what you know about your ancestors, some of their experiences in the county -- why they came here.

This post card (Upper Right) was made by Steve McDaniel (Tennessee State Legislature) created for his "Cotton Patch Restaurant" about 1980. Pictured left to right are Mary Margaret McDaniel, Mandy Griggs, and Andrea Leigh McDaniel, his daughter - (Steve & Phyllis McDaniel)

Sorry - but I don't have the time or the resources to do personal research
*Henderson County Tennessee*
Created on November 7, 1821, from the Western District, and named in honor of Col. James Henderson. The earliest settler was Joseph Reed who, in 1818, located on Beech River, about five miles east of Lexington. Not long after this Abner Taylor located near the site of Lexington.

*City of Lexington*
Immediately a site near its center was selected to become the county seat. Named in honor of Lexington, Massachusetts, where the first battle of the Revolutionary War was fought. In 1822, Samuel Wilson sold 63 acres of land to the City and the Courthouse was built. Lexington was incorporated in 1824.

SUBJECTS OF INTEREST

ADVERTISEMENTS
From Old Newspapers

BIBLE RECORDS

BIOGRAPHIES
Tennessee Assembly Bios 1796-1969

BIRTHS
Dr. Bolen Birth Records

BUSINESS & MANUFACTURING

CEMETERIES

CENSUS

CENTENARIANS

CENTURY FARMS

CHURCHES

CITY GOVERNMENT

CIVIL DISTRICTS

COUNTY FAIR

COUNTY HISTORIES
By H.J. Bolen (1922)
Goodspeeds Hist. of Henderson Co
Resources by J. Killebrew 1874
By Auburn Powers (1930)

COUNTY OFFICIALS & APPOINTMENTS

COURT RECORDS

CRIME & PUNISHMENT

DAVIS LETTERS

DEATHS

DEEDS and
LAND GRANTS

DIRECTORIES

DISASTERS & DISEASE

DOCTORS

GALLERY
Postcards & Photos

GOSSIP

LANDOWNERS & FARMERS

LEGAL MATTERS
LAWYERS

LOCAL LEGENDS
Asa Nelson Hays
Other Legends

LOOK-UP
VOLUNTEERS

MARRIAGES
Marriage Announcements

MILITARY

MILLS & GINS

MYSTERIOUS PREACHER

MYSTERY PHOTOS

NEWS ARTICLES

OBITUARIES

OLD BUILDINGS
OLD HOMES

OLD PHOTOS
Looking For A Family

PAFFORD'S FUNERAL HOME RECORDS

PIONEER FAMILIES

POLLY'S QUILT

POOR FARM

POOR OFFICE 1850

PRINCESS THEATRE
After All These Years

PRISONS

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS

REED SETTLEMENT
First Settlers - 1818

REED'S FUNERAL HOME RECORDS
A-C D-G H-K L-M N-R S-T U-Y

REUNIONS

RIVERS & CREEKS

SCHOOLS

SPORTS

SURNAMES

WEBSITES
With Henderson County Connections

WILLS & PROBATES

WRITINGS of W.V. BARRY

  Doe Creek School & Church  
Preserving our heritage.
The only one-room schoolhouse/church left in West Tennessee
   McPeake Heritage    
Preserving our heritage.
McPeake Cabin Restoration

SUBMIT AN OBITUARY
If you have an obituary to share just click above

SUBMIT A CEMETERY HEADSTONE
If you have some cemetery headstone or photos
and want to share them with others ... click the above link
But be sure and look at our Cemetery Listings first.. yours might already be on here.

TOWNS / CITIES / TOWNSHIPS

ALBERTON
History of Alberton
ANTIOCH
History of Antioch
BARGERTON
History of Bargerton
Old Homes Bargerton
BEECH RIVER
History of Beech River
BLUE GOOSE
History of Blue Goose
BROADWAY
History of Broadway
BROWNS
History of Browns
CEDAR GROVE
History of Cedar Grove
CENTER HILL
"Just Ramblin"
History of Center Hill
CENTER RIDGE
History of Center Ridge
CHAPEL HILL
History of Chapel Hill
CHESTERFIELD
History of Chesterfield
The Heart of Chesterfield
CRAWFORD SPRINGS
History of Crawford SPrings
CROWELL
History of Crowell
DARDEN
History of Darden
Darden Post Office
EBENEZER
History of Ebenezer
FARMVILLE
History of Farmville
HINSON SPRINGS
Hinson Springs Hotel
HURON
History of Huron
JUDSON
History of Judson
JUNO
History of Juno
LEXINGTON
History of the Courthouse
History of Lexington - By H.J. Bolen
History - Auburn Powers 1930
History - Brenda Fiddler 1995
Lexington Post Office
LIFE
History of Life
LONG SOUGHT
History of Long Sought
LURAY
History of Luray
MIDDLEBURG
History of Middleburg
MIDDLEFORK
History of Middlefork
MIFLIN
History of Miflin
MOORE'S HILL
History of Moore's Hill
MT. GILEAD
Mt. Gilead Community
NATCHEZ TRACE
State Park
OAK GROVE
History of Oak Grove
PALESTINE
History of Palestine
PARKERS CROSSROADS
History of Parkers Crossroads
PINEY
History of Piney
PLEASANT EXCHANGE
History of Pleasant Exchange
POPLAR SPRINGS
History of Poplar Springs
REAGAN
History of Reagan
ROCK HILL
History of Rock Hill
ROCK SPRINGS
History of Rock Springs
SARDIS
History of Sardis
Lodges in Sardis
Sardis Post Office
SCOTTS HILL
History of Scotts Hill
A Scotts Hill Old Fashioned Christmas
SHADY HILL
History of Shady Hill
Old Homes Shady Hill
Shady Hill School
STEGALL
History of Stegall
UNITY
History of Unity
WARRENS BLUFF
City of Warren's Bluff
History of Warren's Bluff
WILDERSVILLE
History of Wildersville

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LIBRARIES -- SOCIETIES -- GOVERNMENT OFFICES

Beech River Museum
26 Broad St. S.
Lexington, TN 38351
(731) 967-0306

Everett Horn Public Library
702 West Church Street
Lexington, TN 38351
(731) 968-3239

Yesterdays Tennessee
Brenda Kirk Fiddler

County Courthouse
17 Monroe Ave.
Lexington, TN 38351
(731) 968-0122

Nostalgiaville
From Paul & Cheri Bates

 

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If you could see your ancestors, all standing in a row
There might be some among them, you wouldn't care to know
But here's the situation, from a different point of view
If you could see your ancestors, Would they be proud of you"
From Betty Hughes (Doe Creek Committee Member)