Welcome to  Benton County, Tennessee
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Genealogy and History

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




Benton County Research

Tennessee links:


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Benton County Cemeteries onsite and links


Benton County Cemeteries onsite

Benton County Genealogical Society 

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 updated 7/25/2019


Early Settlers & Biographies

Families: | updated 8/23/2020 Prince

Family Bibles

Family Photo Pages 

Family Photographs   

FamilyPhotos- unidentified 

Goodspeed History of Tennessee


Land Records updated 8/22/2020 Prince Deeds

This section is reserved for news of temporary interest.

To submit information please
contact me


Benton County Genealogical Society




Next Meeting

26 August 2021, 6:30 p.m.

at the Benton County Library.




NEW - TNGenWeb Query Board

 Rootsweb has discontinured their query board. To register and subscribe to the new

TNGenWeb Query Board the following link will give you the instructions.




TNGenWeb Historical News Portal reviews Benton County obit books:


New - Just Published

Death Notices From Benton County, Tennessee Newspapers

Vol. 5:  1921-1930

Benton County Genealogical Society 




Letters From the Past


Look Ups   

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 4/11/2021 

Queries, TNGenWeb Query Board

Queries, Facebook group

Queries, Surnames and Researchers ( archived)



Surname Registry

Civil War

Revolutionary War

World War I

World War II



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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