Welcome to the Chester County TNGenWeb page.  Your County Coordinator is Tom Childers

Chester County is located in West Tennessee, one of the state’s three “grand divisions.” The first settlers came from VirginiaNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaNorth Alabama, and, largely, Middle Tennessee. The first settlement in the area was Mifflin. Colonel J. Purdy migrated to the county from Pennsylvania; the town of Mifflin was named after a town in his home state.

Chester County was created in 1879 from Hardeman, Henderson, McNairy, and Madison counties, and named in honor of Robert I. Chester (1793-1892). The county seat is located at Henderson. Area records prior to Chester County’s 1879 founding can be found at the parent counties (HardemanHendersonMcNairy, and Madison).


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