Henderson County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Henderson County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Henderson County Clerk17 Monroe StreetLexingtonTN38351731-968-2856
Henderson County Marriage License17 Monroe StreetLexingtonTN38351731-968-2856
Lexington City Hall33 1st StreetLexingtonTN38351731-968-5338
Sardis City Hall34863 Tennessee 104SardisTN38371731-858-2641
Scotts Hill City Hall85 Tennessee 114Scotts HillTN38374731-549-3175
Henderson County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Henderson County Marriage Certificates & Records
Statistics
Married Couples 5,509 (50.9%)
Unmarried Couples 743 (2.7%)
Never Married Men 2,861 (26.7%)
Never Married Women 2,343 (19.8%)
Separated Men 276 (2.6%)
Separated Women 396 (3.3%)
Widowed Men 336 (3.1%)
Widowed Women 1,284 (10.8%)
Divorced Men 1,371 (12.8%)
Divorced Women 1,737 (14.7%)

Locating Marriage Records in Henderson County, Tennessee

Marriage Records in Henderson County Tennessee

What, exactly, constitutes “marital records”? The simplest definition is that these are the certified copies of any marriage that took place in the state of Tennessee. They are also called “certificates of marriage”, “death records” or simply “marriage documents”. They contain everything from the names of the bride and groom to the parents and legal representatives of either party. This makes them one of the most important pieces of public record in the entire country.

They are available for public scrutiny in Tennessee by using a Freedom of Information Act request. In recent years, however, more restrictive standards have been put in place to protect certain information. In the event that your request is denied, you can appeal to the Tennessee Vital Statistics Office, which will inform you of your right to an appeal and what the likely outcome of your appeal will be. As noted, the information in these records can be released to the general public in certain circumstances as provided by the laws governing marriage and divorce in the state.

It is important, however, to realize that even if the documentation contains information that is deemed public domain, you have the right to request additional documentation. These additional records can provide further insight into the marriage records in question. For instance, a previous marriage may have led to a change of name, or perhaps some other significant legal event. By getting additional documentation on the validity of the names on either side of your relationship, you can make certain that the documentation truly reflects the names listed on the actual marriage license. Such records can be obtained for a fee through various online sources.

You can also obtain information on the alleged father of the bride or groom through the marriage records. A man could obtain records proving that he is the biological father of the woman in question. There have been several cases in the past where women have falsely been told that they were the wife of a man they actually were not.

As mentioned before, marriage records in the state of Tennessee are considered public domain. Therefore, anyone can obtain these records, regardless of their location in the state. They are available to the general public, though the actual documents themselves can vary by each county in terms of format and content. Generally, the more full and detailed the records, the higher in value the records will be. Therefore, it can certainly pay to have several different backup copies of the documentation in order to make certain that the information contained is accurate.

While the main purpose of these marriage records in Henderson County is for the purposes of tracking down a long-lost relative or friend, it is also possible for the public to use them for other purposes. A great many real estate agents across the country to compile copies of the marriage records to be used in their search for potential new clients. The records are available to the general public through various online sources. However, it is important to note that such records cannot be used to help determine whether or not a person is married. There are several requirements in terms of the paperwork involved in obtaining marriage records in Tennessee.