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Henderson County, Tennessee

Henderson County, Tennessee Facts

When was Henderson County, TN Created?

Henderson County was founded on November 7, 1821 from Chickasaw Indian lands.

What is the County Seat of Henderson County, TN?

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

What counties are adjacent to Henderson County, TN?

Bordering counties are Carroll CountyDecatur CountyHardin CountyChester County and Madison County .

Henderson County Courthouse and Government Records

Henderson County Courthouse

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

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

  • Henderson County Clerk
    • Address: 17 Monroe Ste 2, Lexington, TN 38351
    • Phone: 731-968-2856
    • Marriage Records: 1893
    • Probate Records: 1895
  • Henderson County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 17 Monroe Avenue, Suite 5, Lexington, TN 38351
    • Phone: (731) 968-2941
    • Land & Deed Records: 1856
  • Henderson County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: 17 Monroe Avenue, Suite 9, Lexington, TN 38351
    • Phone: 731-968-2031
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1880
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1895
    • County  Court Minutes: 1860
  • Henderson County Property Assessor
    • Address: 17 Monroe Ave # 14 Lexington, TN 38351
    • Phone: (731) 968-6881
    • Tax Records: 1836, 1837, 1895-1899

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

Henderson 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 Henderson 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 Henderson County, TN census records are available?

Federal Population Schedules for Henderson County can be found for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Henderson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Henderson Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Henderson 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 Henderson County, TN?

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

Henderson County Genealogy Resources

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

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

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

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