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Henderson County Tennessee
Genealogy Trails Website
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Created on November 7, 1821, from the Western District, it was named in honor of Col. James Henderson, a soldier in the War of 1812.
Like many Tennessee counties, Henderson was divided during the Civil War. Confederate sentiment was strongest in the western half of the county where most of the county's plantations were located, while Union support was strongest in the hilly eastern half.
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*
The county seat, Lexington, was laid out in 1822. 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.
Lexington (county seat) * Parkers Crossroads
Sardis * Scotts Hill (partial)
Chesterfield * Darden
Cedar Grove * Crucifer * Huron * Luray * Middle Fork * Reagan * Wildersville