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AIRPORT of HENRY COUNTY

Henry County Airport Longest Runway:5,000 Ft.
Runway Lights: Yes
Radio Communications: Unicom

 HIGHER EDUCATION of HENRY COUNTY

Paris -Tennessee Technology Center Area Technical
Enrollment:423

HIGHWAYS of HENRY COUNTY

U S Highways
79, 641
State Highways
22, 54, 69, 69A, 76, 77, 114, 119, 140, 218, 356

HISTORY of HENRY COUNTY

Established November 7, 1821
Paris is county seat
County formed from Indian lands

PEOPLE of HENRY COUNTY

Patrick Henry County named for Patrick Henry
Was leader in the Revolutionary movement from Virginia
Elected twice governor of Virginia
Served as Senator, Secretary of State, Chief Justice, and Minister to France

POST OFFICES of HENRY COUNTY

Albany Opened: September 20, 1937 Closed: July 18, 1866
Opened: February 9, 1870 Closed: September 12, 1872
Baileysville Opened: February 3, 1834 Closed: January 12, 1837
Barren Hill Opened: September 11, 1837 Closed: April 3, 1869
Bayne Opened: July 15, 1881 Closed: April 30, 1904
Bear Creek Opened: May 14, 1847 Closed: August 16, 1848
Buchanan Opened: March 4, 1859 Closed: February 20, 1867
Opened: January 27, 1875 Closed: Operating
Caldonia Opened: November 17, 1827 Closed: September 22, 1866
Chaneford Opened: April 3, 1854 Closed: October 6, 1859
Cheap Valley Opened: October 25, 1848 Closed: August 30, 1867
Cherry Corner Opened: November 4, 1840 Closed: May 9, 1845
Como Opened: March 19, 1850 Closed: Operating
Conyersville Opened: May 9, 1845 Closed: September 30, 1903
Cottage Grove Opened: May 5, 1854 Closed: September 22, 1866
Opened: October 12, 1868 Closed: August 17, 1870
Opened: October 6, 1870 Closed: March 17, 1875
Opened: August 16, 1875 Closed: March 21, 1895
Opened: August 1, 1962 Closed: Operating
Cottagegrove Opened: March 21, 1895 Closed: August 1, 1962
Cowan’s Opened: January 5, 1833 Closed: June 23, 1834
Criddle’s Bridge Opened: November 28, 1856 Closed: September 15, 1857
Darien Opened: March 8, 1832 Closed: November 16, 1833
Dulac Opened: July 15, 1902 Closed: September 15, 1904
Opened: January 27, 1905 Closed: September 29, 1923
Eastwood Opened: January 21, 1898 Closed: October 31, 1903
Elkhorn Opened: April 5, 1878 Closed: October 14, 1905
Ell Grove Opened: May 26, 1847 Closed: October 20, 1857
Freeland Opened: January 25, 1899 Closed: December 19, 1907
Gillie Opened: July 17, 1888 Closed: June 15, 1899
Gray’s Ferry Opened: July 14, 1826 Closed: October 14, 1828
Grove Hill Opened: June 3, 1836 Closed: January 2, 1839
Haglesville Opened: March 3, 1857 Closed: July 25, 1866
Opened: July 20, 1874 Closed: February 27, 1884
Opened: April 25, 1888 Closed: July 31, 1903
Hastings Opened: April 28, 1884 Closed: July 31, 1903
Helen Opened: May 14, 1890 Closed: September 16, 1895
Henry Opened: November 29, 1882 Closed: Operating
Henry Station Opened: July 20, 1860 Closed: November 29, 1882
Kuykendalls Mills Opened: December 16, 1830 Closed: June 21, 1831
India Opened: June 24, 1881 Closed: December 17, 1896
Jones Opened: November 29, 1882 Closed: June 30, 1953
Jones Station Opened: July 13, 1869 Closed: November 29, 1882
Joyner’s Opened: March 25, 1828 Closed: November 5, 1835
Killbridge Opened: March 27, 1891 Closed: March 15, 1905
Kirkendalls Mills Opened: January 4, 1830 Closed: December 16, 1830
Live Oak Opened: July 19, 1871 Closed: July 31, 1903
Manleyville Opened: July 24, 1850 Closed: July 31, 1903
Mansfield Opened: August 11, 1849 Closed: January 8, 1861
Opened: February 12, 1861 Closed: September 22, 1866
Opened: July 20, 1874 Closed: December 7, 1875
Opened: January 6, 1876 Closed: Operating
Melville Opened: August 16, 1868 Closed: August 11, 1849
Mount Holyoke Opened: June 23, 1834 Closed: September 22, 1866
Mount Vista Opened: February 10, 1835 Closed: June 14, 1845
Opened: October 20, 1857 Closed: September 22, 1866
Opened: April 14, 1886 Closed: March 20, 1894
Mountvista Opened: March 5, 1895 Closed: July 31, 1903
Mouth of Sandy Opened: October 14, 1828 Closed: September 22, 1866
McClain Opened: August 14, 1893 Closed: November 30, 1903
McGowan Opened: February 1, 1832 Closed: November 4, 1840
Naples Opened: January 2, 1833 Closed: April 25, 1839
New Boston Opened: August 27, 1851 Closed: September 22, 1866
Opened: February 19, 1868 Closed: January 11, 1882
Nobles Opened: June 21, 1899 Closed: July 31, 1903
North Fork Opened: July 6, 1855 Closed: November 30, 1868
Opened: October 14, 1869 Closed: April 16, 1894
Northfork Opened: April 16, 1894 Closed: July 31, 1903
Osage Opened: August 16, 1889 Closed: January 12, 1894
Opened: April 7, 1894 Closed: July 31, 1903
Owens Hill Opened: May 26, 1892 Closed: April 30, 1904
Pace Opened: December 31, 1890 Closed: August 26, 1904
Palmer’s Mills Opened: March 5, 1850 Closed: November 7, 1850
Paris Opened: July 27, 1824 Closed: Operating
Paris Landing Opened: January 19, 1866 Closed: November 11, 1895
Peryear Opened: February 20, 1891 Closed: November 21, 1913
Pigeon Roost Opened: August 20, 1827 Closed: February 10, 1835
Porter Station Opened: June 5, 1867 Closed: April 3, 1876
Poyner Opened: January 28, 1899 Closed: July 31, 1903
Puryear Opened: November 21, 1913 Closed: Operating
Rarmore Opened: November 18, 1899 Closed: July 31, 1903
Rinehart Opened: March 20, 1882 Closed: November 5, 1883
Routon Opened: November 15, 1892 Closed: May 31, 1944
Sandy Hill Opened: May 3, 1831 Closed: November 24, 1852
Opened: April 3, 1855 Closed: April 23, 1857
Opened: June 29, 1857 Closed: September 22, 1866
Opened: April 16, 1867 Closed: September 28, 1873
Sears Opened: February 24, 1894 Closed: June 28, 1895
Sherwood Opened: August 31, 1852 Closed: February 14, 1853
Sip Opened: February 26, 1895 Closed: March 31, 1904
Spring Hill Acadamy Opened: April 3, 1860 Closed: February 20, 1867
Opened: May 26, 1868 Closed: July 9, 1891
Opened: August 28, 1891 Closed: July 18, 1903
Springville Opened: July 23, 1869 Closed: Operating
Thornburgh Opened: September 7, 1886 Closed: May 11, 1893
Tippecanoe Opened: December 19, 1844 Closed: May 7, 1852
Opened: July 6, 1852 Closed: July 27, 1853
Tobasco Opened: January 2, 1855 Closed: February 20, 1867
Townsend Opened: July 22, 1881 Closed: October 18, 1892
Tulip Opened: April 28, 1892 Closed: January 5, 1898
Vandyck Opened: September 5, 1892 Closed: August 13, 1904
Whitlock Opened: July 20, 1891 Closed: April 18, 1969

LIBRARY of HENRY COUNTY

W G Rhea Paris-Henry County Library 400 W Washington St
Paris

PARKS of HENRY COUNTY

Paris Landing State Park Rt 1
Buchanan
Located on western shore of Kentucky Lake off Hwy 79
841 acre park
Named for a steamboat landing dating to mid 1800's
Site was acquired from TVA in 1946
ACCOMMODATIONS
Cabins
Lodge (100 rooms)
Meeting Rooms (400 persons)
Restaurant (seats 237 persons)
RV Parking (46)
Hook-ups
Electric
Water
Dump Station
Laundry
Restrooms
Showers
Tent Camping (12)
GOLF (On site)
Public
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length (Ft) 6,300

 

 

INDOOR ACTIVITIES
Gift Shop

 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Archery
Badminton
Baseball/Softball Field
Croquet
Hiking
Horseshoes
Picnic Area
Ping Pong
Planned Activities
Playground
Shuffleboard
Tennis
Volleyball
WATER ACTIVITIES
Boat Dock
Boat Launching
Boat Rental
Canoeing
Fishing
Swimming-Lake
Swimming-Outdoor Pool
Water/Jet Skiing
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge 810 E. Wood St
Consisting of three separate units
Major wintering area for Canada geese & several species of ducks
Boating, fishing, wildlife observation & limited hunting by permit only
Some areas closed to boat/vehicle traffic
Free

STATISTICS of HENRY COUNTY

SIZE of 
Square Miles 562
Miles of City Streets   52.95
Miles of County Road 777.53

 


COTTAGE GROVE, Tennessee

 

HISTORY of COTTAGE GROVE

First known as Toddtown
Name changed to Cottage Grove in 1852
Incorporated in 1909

 

 


HENRY, Tennessee

 

HISTORY of HENRY

Incorporated in 1874
Incorporation was repealed in 1883
Reincorporated in 1907
City named after Patrick Henry

 

 


PARIS, Tennessee

 

ATTRACTIONS of PARIS

Eiffel Tower 65 ft scale model located at the entrance of Memorial Park on Volunteer Dr

HISTORY of PARIS

Incorporated in 1823
Historic Downtown Paris
Walking tour centered around the oldest Tennessee courthouse still in use
Crete Opera House built in 1899
Longest continuous row of court square buildings existing from before the turn of the century
Antique shops including the largest antique mall in West Tennessee
The City Cemetery and five churches with examples of beautiful stained glass & architecture

SPECIAL DAYS of PARIS

World's Biggest Fish Fry Late-April
More than 7,500 lbs. of fresh fish TN River cat fish are prepared for this festival.
Sports events, parades, and professional rodeo

STATISTICS for PARIS

POPULATION of
1960   9,325
1970   9,892
1980 10,728
1990   9,332
LOCATION CODES for
Zip 38242

VISITOR CENTER of PARIS

Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 82
Paris TN 38242

 

 


PURYEAR, Tennessee

 

GOLF in PURYEAR

Futures Golf Club 1120 Puryear Country Club Rd
Puryear

HISTORY of PURYEAR

First known as Littleton
Incorporated in 1909
City named after Colonel T.H. Puryear

STATISTICS of PURYEAR

POPULATION of
1960 408
1970 458
1980 624
1990 592
LOCATION CODES for
Zip 38251

 

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