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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
 
 

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                    


FYI:

"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:

Letters

new detailed
MASTER INDEX TO ALL BENTON COUNTY FILES & RECORDS ON THIS SITE
click here
or use the general category links below and search engines

Benton County Cemeteries onsite and links updated 4/1/2014

 

Benton County Cemeteries onsite updated 4/1/2014

Benton County Genealogical Society  updated 3/9/2014

Benton County Politics

Benton County Public Library-main-offsite link

Benton County Religion

Benton County Society Cemetery Project  updated 3/3/2013

Benton County Schools

Biographies from Goodspeed, same as early settlers

Bible Records new file submissions are welcome

Family Bibles updated 2/3/2014 (Smothers)

Census:

1860 Railroad Census
Census online

Court Records

Deeds

Early Settlers & Biographies

Families: |

Family Bibles updated 2/3/2014 (Smothers)

Family Photo Pages

Family Photographs  and  updated 3/22/2014 (Peebles family)
FamilyPhotos- unidentified updated 11/17/2013
 

Goodspeed History of Tennessee

History

Land Records

This section is reserved for news of temporary interest.


To submit information please
contact me

 


 


Benton County Genealogical Society

 

Next meeting

Thur. 24 April 2014, 6:30 pm at the Benton County Library

 


14 Feb 2014 

Today members of the society met at the Benton County Library with Nola Nunnery who owned and operated Nunnery’s Burger-N-Shake for many years.  Most of you will probably remember the old photographs that Nola collected and displayed on the walls of the dining area.  She has graciously donated ~500 of these photos to the Benton County Genealogical Society to be housed and preserved so that everyone will have access to them.

 
 
 
 
Letters From the Past

Links

Look Ups  updated 3/3/2013

Maps see TNGenWeb

Marriages 1846-1851

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

"The Farm" 

Migration Routes

Newspaper Columns

Obituaries

Old Cures and Recipes

Online Databases

Old Photos from Big Sandy, Danville, Faxon, Pilot Knob   NEW 9/15/2013

Probate Court Records

Publications list of books about Benton Co. updated 2/6/2013

Queries, automated for you to post

Queries, Surnames and Researchers ( archived)

Records

Settlements

Surname Registry updated 10/29/2013

Civil War

Revolutionary War

World War I

World War II

 
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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)
                                                                                     Eva 
                                                                                     Holladay

 

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

Benton County Marriage Records
Bill Allen's Website with Families and Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
 

 


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