Welcome to Benton County,
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
"Death Notices From Benton County, Tennessee Newspapers Vol. 4: 1911-1920"
Benton County Genealogical Society
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
MASTER INDEX TO ALL BENTON COUNTY FILES & RECORDS ON THIS SITE
or use the general category links below and search engines
Cemeteries onsite and
Benton County Cemeteries onsite
Benton County Genealogical Society updated 2/6/2013
Benton County Public Library-main-offsite link
Benton County Society Cemetery Project updated 3/3/2013
Biographies from Goodspeed, same as early settlers
Bible Records new file submissions are welcome
This section is reserved for news of temporary interest.
submit information please
Benton County Genealogical Society
monthly meeting, June 27, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at the Benton County Library
Civil War Living History at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
June 8-9, 2013
The Moving Wall
October 31 thru November 4, 2013
The Benton County Veterans Memorial group will be hosting "The Moving Wall" at Veterans Park, Camden, TN. The Moving Wall is a memorial to the thousands of service men and women who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. Check back for more specific event details.
From the Past
Look Ups updated 3/3/2013
Maps see TNGenWeb
Old Photos from Big Sandy, Danville, Faxon, Pilot Knob off site link NEW 3/28/2013
Publications list of books about Benton Co. updated 2/6/2013
Queries, automated for you to post
Queries, Surnames and Researchers ( archived)
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
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
Benton County Library
Off Site Links of Interest
|Benton County Marriage Records|
|Bill Allen's Website with Families and Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery|
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