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Henderson County

Working together as a community, to strengthen and promote our County as the best place to Live, Learn, Work, Pray and Play.


Welcome to Henderson County.

With its lush and rural scenery, Henderson County, Tennessee is a great place to call home for outdoor enthusiasts and those who want to escape the bustle of metropolitan life. Located near Interstate 40 between Memphis and Nashville, life in Henderson County offers charm and easy living. Its charming towns, such as Lexington, Parkers Crossroads and Sardis are filled with residents who exhibit Southern graciousness.


Retirees in Henderson County lead lives that are never dull. Whether antiquing, frolicking outdoors or enjoying the annual fair with their grandchildren, there is always something to do. Once you’ve stopped punching a time clock, there’s no limit to how you can live – especially in Henderson County.


Retirees who relocate to Henderson County from the Midwest or Northeast, where temperatures in the winter often dip below freezing, find the mild and temperate climate a welcomed change. With an average low temperature of 47.8 and a high 70.5, the mild climate offers relief from harsh, long winters, which means heating and cooling a home will not break the budget. Living in Henderson County is 17.10 percent lower than the United States average. Property taxes are levied and collected locally. Tennessee does not have state property tax. The median home value in Henderson County is $95,000.


Henderson County Community Hospital serves local residents with emergency, surgical and rehabilitation services. Regionally, West Tennessee Healthcare provides full care with four hospitals, two medical centers, an outpatient surgical facility, home healthcare agency and mental and behavioral health.

Shop, Eat, Play

Henderson County is a rural area, but there’s still plenty to do – take an afternoon to stroll through local gardens, grab a bite of barbecue, shop in quaint specialty shops, florists and boutiques or visit Tennessee’s largest state park, Natchez Trace. The park has 10,154 acres where guests can fish, hike, boat, camp, cook out or ride horses at Wrangler camp. Natchez Trace is part of 48,000-acre state forest and wildlife management area. A person could literally float the day away on one of Henderson County’s seven lakes. Beech Lake in Lexington has 1,000 acres of water to explore and is the site of the annual July 4 Festival of the Lakes. In the fall, residents celebrate October’s harvest season at the Main Street Fall Festival.

"Henderson County is a great place to live!"

Mark Stanford


Henderson County offers a variety of events, activities and recreation opportunities for residents to enjoy. Visit the largest state park in Tennessee where guests can boat, fish or float in a canoe along one of the area’s seven lakes. If a day of relaxation is preferred, our scenic landscapes offer the perfect backdrop for a picnic, a light hike, a game of golf or an easy bike ride. Come and experience retirement in Henderson County, Tennessee.

Natchez Trace State Park

Natchez Trace

State Park

24845 Natchez Trace Road, Wildersville, TN 38388
731-968-3742 • 800-250-8616

Named for the western alternative route of the famed Nashville-to-Natchez, Mississippi trail of the 18th and 19th centuries, the park is located south of Interstate 40 halfway between Nashville and Memphis. The state park includes Pin Oak Lodge with 47 rooms and Cub Lake cabins which encompass 9,629-acres within the 48,000-acre Natchez Trace State Forest, Tennessee’s largest state forest. In addition to its many acres of scenic woodlands, the area includes four lakes, 45 miles of hiking trails, a wrangler camp, an inn, restaurant, cabins, camper cabins, group camp and an equestrian facility.

Beech River Watershed Lakes

Created in 1961, Beech River Watershed Development Area (BRWDA) was conceived and promoted by the people of Henderson and Decatur Counties and constructed by TVA. The Agency cooperates with TVA and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency in developing programs to restock fish populations.

The BRWDA consists of six lakes open to the public: Beech Lake, Cedar Lake, Dogwood Lake, Pine Lake, Redbud Lake and Sycamore Lake. The seventh lake, Pin Oak Lake is managed by the Tennessee Department of Conservation.

These lakes are intended to provide the public with area economic development, outdoor recreation, water supply, flood protection and lakefront living.

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10,916 Households
$38,696 Median Household Income

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13.2% of residents have
Bachelors, Graduate or
Professional Degress


Festival of Lakes
Main Street Fall Festival
Tennessee Walking Horse Show


Princess Theatre, Lexington, TN
Parkers Crossroads Battlefield
Doe Creek School House
Beech River Cultural Center and Museum
Scotts Hill City Park
Guy B. Amis City Park




Henderson County Chamber of Commerce

149 Eastern Shores Drive
Lexington, TN 38551
Phone (731) 968-2126
Fax (731) 968-7006

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