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Benton County, Tennessee Facts

When was Benton County, TN Created?

Benton County was founded on December 19, 1835 from Humphreys County.

What is the County Seat of Benton County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Camden also, the county government website is www.bentoncounty.us.

What counties are adjacent to Benton County, TN?

Bordering counties are Stewart County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Perry County, Decatur County, Carroll County and Henry County.

Benton County Courthouse and Government Records

What genealogical records can I find in the Benton County Courthouse?


Benton County Courthouse

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Benton county or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county.

  • Benton County Clerk
    • Address: 345 Court Street, Maryville, TN 37804
    • Phone: 865-273-5800
    • Marriage Records: 1838
    • Probate Records: 1836
  • Benton County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 1 Court Sqaure, RM 105, Camden, TN 38320
    • Phone: (731) 584-6661
    • Land & Deed Records: 1836
  • Benton County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: 1 East Court Square, Room 210, Camden, TN 38320
    • Phone: 731-584-6711
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1854
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1836
    • County Court Minutes: 1842
  • Benton County Property Assessor
    • Address: 1 Court Sq # 104 Camden, TN 38320
    • Phone: (731) 584-7615
    • Tax Records:1836-1874, 1876-1881

Where can find Benton County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?

Benton County vital records can be found at the Tennessee Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for copies of birth certificates, marriage licenses and divorce decrees. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Tennessee for current fees and application process.

Marriage license records are available from the county clerk who issued the marriage license. Court divorce orders may be obtained from the clerk of the court that granted the divorce.

You can search online for Benton County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Tennessee Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificates to mail.

What Benton County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for Benton County can be found for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.Benton Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Benton Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Benton Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Benton County, TN?

A list of Benton County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

  • Benton County Archives, 121 S. Forrest Avenue , Camden , TN 38320; Phone: (731) 584-0778
  • Benton County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 775, Camden, TN 38320; (901) 593-3401

Benton County Genealogy Resources

Where can I connect with other Benton County, TN Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Benton County, TN?

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Benton County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is merely a collection which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to suggest your own most popular Benton County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Benton County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is just a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own favorite genealogy or family history related sites.

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