Welcome to Lexington Henderson County


From famous barbecue to unique shopping, this West Tennessee destination awaits you. Home to Tennessee’s largest state park, Natchez Trace, Henderson County has an abundance of outdoor opportunities and scenic panoramas.

Henderson County offers an excellent escape for the avid outdoor enthusiast.

Float the day away in one of Henderson County’s seven lakes while taking in picturesque views. Beech Lake is a must-see, with more than 1,000 acres of water to explore. At Natchez Trace State Park, enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, camping and picnicking. This park offers 10,154 acres as part of a 48,000-acre state forest and wildlife management area.

Unleash your competitive side while hunting, golfing or taking advantage of the outdoor shooting range.

Take in a seasonal festival, such as Festival of the Lakes each July 4th. Or celebrate October’s harvest season at the Main Street Fall Festival.

Equestrians can take in a rodeo, Tennessee Walking Horse Show or hop on for some horseback riding at Natchez Trace State Park’s Wrangler camp.

Henderson County’s small towns offer big style. Spend a day shopping in quaint specialty shops, florists and boutiques. Take an afternoon to stroll through local gardens.

Mouthwatering dining options will have you experiencing flavors of the South. Be sure to grab a bite at the famous Scott's-Parker's Barbeque. Named one of the “Top Barbecue Joints in the South” by Southern Living, this longtime Lexington staple specializes in whole hog cooking.

Learn about Henderson County’s past at the Beech River Cultural Museum. Displays feature geology of the area, stories of native inhabitants and early settlers. Walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers at Parker's Crossroads Battlefield. Your experience can be enhanced with the visitors center’s immersive exhibitions.


Lakes and livability are buzzwords in this West Tennessee locale. Located near I-40, centrally between Memphis and Nashville, Henderson County boasts small-town charm, scenic countryside and Southern graciousness.

Examples of 200k Homes

image description Beautiful Brick Home $162,500 2,264 square feet
image description Spacious Home with Large Yard $250,000 3,596 square feet

With a population of 28,015 and a welcoming spirit among locals, Henderson County’s sense of community receives high marks from newcomers. Close proximity to Jackson, Tennessee, and I-40 allows residents easy access to arts, shopping and attractions.

Healthcare facilities are plentiful in the area. Clinics range from chiropractic to cardiology in order to meet the needs of the community. Henderson County Community Hospital serves local residents with emergency, surgical and rehabilitation services. Named as one of the Top 10 largest public, not-for-profit healthcare systems in the U.S., West Tennessee Healthcare is a family of healthcare services that provides full care with four hospitals, two medical centers, outpatient surgical facility, home healthcare agency, and mental and behavioral health.

Tax and Living Expenses

Tennessee has no state property tax. Property taxes are locally determined and collected.

The median home value in Henderson County is $95,000.

Higher Education

Educational opportunities in Henderson County include Lexington/Henderson Co. Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Jackson State Community College, Tennessee College of Applied Technolog, and HiSet Program.

Experience Living in Henderson County

We enjoy boating, and I am a fisherman. We decided to retire in Lexington, Tennessee, because of the many lakes and closeness of the Tennessee River. Also, it’s only a day’s drive to the Atlantic and to the Gulf of Mexico. We enjoy great city services and county government with reasonable taxes. We have excellent healthcare facilities and providers close by. Henderson County is a great place to live! - Mark Stanford
Henderson County provides great weather all year, so keeping active is no problem. The neighbors are friendly, and our watch program gives one a sense of security. Our local retirement center offers line dance classes. Great exercise, plus meeting up with friends. I also enjoy attending the festivals provided in our community. - Don Douglass, formerly from Keokuk, Iowa


Henderson County can take some of the hassle out of your lifestyle visit. We have arranged discounts with select hotels and have coordinated VIP treatment for our visitors with participating development partners (subject to availability).

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Tennessee’s array of amenities will please any interest. Whether you enjoy a active lifestyle or prefer a more leisurely pace, Tennessee provides natural beauty, a mild climate, urban conveniences and rural peacefulness.

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