Resources for Henderson County Research

Local Resources

  • Everett Horn Public Library
    702 West Church Street, Lexington, TN 38351
  • Henderson County Courthouse17 Monroe Ave., Lexington, TN 38351
    Closed on Wednesdays
    County Clerk Office (731)968-2856
  • Beech River Heritage Museum
    26 Broad St. S., Lexington, TN 38351

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Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1886

TNGenWeb Project

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6 Replies to “Resources for Henderson County Research”

  1. Why did you change from the old format? Where is the Civil War histories of units formed by Henderson Countians? The entire website seems to be based on some attempt to hide a very important part of Henderson County’s and Tennessee’s history. So, no, I do not like the new format with it’s articles written in a biased fashion. I hope this website was done completely with private funding, because I would hate to know my tax dollars were spent in such a biased manner..

  2. Tony, I am sorry that you don’t like the new format. We have added a lot of new information on the Civil War that can be found under the Yesterday’s Civil War section. There is so much new information that you may find the search engine useful to find what you are looking for. As a result of your message, I did find that I had omitted the information on the 7th TN Calvary when I moved to the new format. You can now find this information on the Civil War page or else check under “What’s New.” Please let me know if there is other specific information that you think is missing.

    I will just assume you were joking about tax dollars paying for our all volunteer effort here at TNGenWeb.

    Thank you for your interest and support.

  3. Sue Stewart and I are related in two different ways (Thomas & Cozart). Have not heard from her. Do you know anything about her? Please e-mail me. Thanks

  4. Dislike new format. Hard to find information. I am a long time genelogist. I am glad I am not a beginner because the new format would be challenging and overwhelming. I was born in Lexington.

  5. My great grandfather WJ Middleton was in the civil war & my uncle Wylie Hamilton Middleton served in one of the WW’s. I would be grateful for any info you could find. THANK YOU KINDLY, RACHEL DAYHUFF

  6. Are Henderson County locations open for in-person research, such as the courthouse, library, and museum? Will they accept email or mail-in requests? I’d especially like to look into court, property, probate records for Wallace family. They are in Henderson County on 1830 census and in Decatur County by 1840. Possibly in the area that was given to Decatur County in 1845.

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