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Chester County, Tennessee

Chester County, Tennessee Facts

When was Chester County, TN Created?

Chester County was founded on March 1, 1879 from Hardman CountyMadison CountyHenderson County and McNairy County.

What is the County Seat of Chester County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Henderson also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Chester County, TN?

Bordering counties are Henderson CountyHardin CountyMcNairy CountyHardeman County and Madison County .

Chester County Courthouse and Government Records

Chester County Courthouse

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

The following information and facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and courtroom records will be in Chester County or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below could be the first widely known documents for this county.

  • Chester County Clerk
    • Address: 133 E Main St, Henderson, TN 38340;
    • Phone: (901) 989-2233
    • Marriage Records: 1891
    • Probate Records: 1891
  • Chester County Register of Deeds
    • Address: P.O. Box 292, Henderson, TN 38340
    • Phone: (731) 989-4991
    • Land & Deed Records: 1891
  • Chester County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: 333 Eric Bell Drive, Suite D, Henderson, TN 38340
    • Phone: 731-989-2454
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1891
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1822
    • County  Court Minutes: 1891

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

Chester 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 Chester 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 Chester County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for Chester County can be found for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Chester Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Chester Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Chester Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. 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 Chester County, TN?

Chester County Genealogy Resources

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

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

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Chester 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 Chester County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

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Chester Co. TN Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Chester Co. TN Census Records

Chester Co. TN Cemeteries & Church Records

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Chester Co. TN General and History Websites

Chester Co. TN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Chester Co. TN Military Records