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Welcome to beautiful Benton County. We are located in Western Tennessee, one of the state's Three Grand Divisions. We're bordered on the north by Henry and Stewart Counties, on the the east by Houston and Humphreys Counties, on the southeast by Perry County, on the south by Decatur and Henderson Counties and on the west Carroll County.
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This site is managed by the Benton County Genealogical Society. Mike Stockdale is your County Coordinator




"Death Notices From Benton County, Tennessee Newspapers Vol. 4: 1911-1920"

published by
Benton County Genealogical Society
Copyright 2012

The fourth in a series of books to record the deaths of persons gleaned from extant and current Benton County, Tennessee newspapers.  These death notices should provide invaluable genealogical insight for people researching their family roots. Many details are included in these reports which are often left out of the modern obituary, i.e. the cause of death.  The death notices in what we would term "old newspapers" are different than those we think of as current day obituaries.  This volume contains 243 pages with 856+ death notices and 2,385 names individually indexed.  For more information click on  Benton County Genealogical Society

Benton County Research

Tennessee links:


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Benton County Cemeteries onsite and links


Benton County Cemeteries onsite

Benton County Genealogical Society  up dated 12/18/2015

Benton County Politics

Benton County Public Library-main-offsite link

Benton County Religion

Benton County Society Cemetery Project

Benton County Schools

Biographies from Goodspeed, same as early settlers

Bible Records new file submissions are welcome

Family Bibles


1860 Railroad Census
Census online

Court Records


Early Settlers & Biographies

Families: |

Family Bibles

Family Photo Pages

Family Photographs  and  updated 2/6/2015
FamilyPhotos- unidentified updated 8/18/2015

Goodspeed History of Tennessee updated 12/18/2015


Land Records

This section is reserved for news of temporary interest.

To submit information please
contact me


Benton County Genealogical Society


Next meeting

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Benton County Library

Camden, TN




Letters From the Past


Look Ups    updated 2/15/2016

Maps see TNGenWeb

Memoirs see new addition of  a former Benton County
resident's recollections

"The Farm" 

Migration Routes

Newspaper Columns


Old Cures and Recipes

Online Databases

Old Photos from Big Sandy, Danville, Faxon, Pilot Knob  currently unavailable 3/8/2016

Probate Court Records

Publications list of books about Benton Co.  updated 8/3/2015

Queries, automated for you to post

Queries, Surnames and Researchers ( archived)



Surname Registry

Civil War

Revolutionary War

World War I

World War II

Newer Publications of interest to Benton County Researchers


Death Notices From Benton County, Tennessee Newspapers Vol. 1: 1876-1891

Death Notices From Benton County, Tennessee Newspapers Vol. 2: 1892-1900

Death Notices From Benton County, Tennessee Newspapers Vol. 3: 1901-1910

Death Notices From Benton County, Tennessee Newspapers Vol. 4: 1911-1920

For more information go to  Benton County Genealogical Society  or Publications list


Wills of Benton County 1836 - 1910

This book covers all wills found from the formation of the county to 1910. It is 8.5 x 11 inches in size, 223 pages, contains over 225 wills and an every name index of approximately 2200 names.  For more information go to  Benton County Genealogical Society  or Publications list
Presented as a public service to our viewers-


County Seat                                                               Towns/Communities
Camden(pop. 3,828)                                                  Big Sandy (pop. 518)
                                                                                     Camden (pop. 3,828)


Benton County Genealogical Society                                         Benton County Library
P.O. Box 775, Camden,TN 38320                                                   121 S. Forrest Ave., Camden, TN 38320-2055


Off Site Links of Interest

Bill Allen's Website with Families and Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery


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