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 The location of Tarpley 

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tarpley ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Tarpley (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Tarpley. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Tarpley ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tarpley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tarpley, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tarpley.

Cemeteries Near Tarpley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tarpley.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Tarpley covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Kellum Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Baugh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Marks Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hasting Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  W Adams Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Aspen Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  S Aspen Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Aymett Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tarpley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Eason Cemetery [Map]      
  W Meredith Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Fogg Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Fogg Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Anthony Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Kimbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Beasley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  E Birdsong Cemetery [Map]      
  E Birdsong Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bradley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Maplewood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Aymett Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Giles Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  N Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Abernathy Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Worley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Graveyard Memorial Park [Map]      
  NNE Hopkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cantrell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Harwell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Harwell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pittard Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Love Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  S Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wilkinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Dunnavant Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  E Osburn Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Indian Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Houze Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oliver Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McNeese Cemetery [Map]      
  N Marks Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pointer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rocky Point Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Marks Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Short Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cool Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  W York Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Beech Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW White Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shores Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Kedron Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Batts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Peterson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Elder Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wells Cemetery [Map]      
  E Phelps Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mays Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Marks Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brown & Hayes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  N Powell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pittard Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Zuccarella Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Anthony Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Phoenix Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Polar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Neely Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Park Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Indian Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Minatra Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Youngs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kellums Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ferrel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Reynold Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gooch Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stella Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Case Cemetery [Map]      
  S Whitfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tinen Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Elkton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Elkton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bee Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Frankewing Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Beech Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Franklin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Pauls Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tinnon Burial Ground [Map]      
  NNW Abernathy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Daly Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Croney Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shadden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Eagin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Young Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hereford Cemetery [Map]      
  E Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bradshaw - Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shores Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shores Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shores Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  S Harlow Cemetery [Map]     Alabama  
  S Payne Cemetery [Map]     Alabama  
  S Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bridgforth Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Maddox Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bruce Cemetery [Map]      
  E Silvester Cemetery [Map]      
  E George Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thorpe Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McBurg Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rambo Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Allsup Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Melton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  N Simpson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Buford Cemetery [Map]      


       

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Tarpley in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tarpley.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Tarpley, with the one closest to Tarpley listed first.

Harwell   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tarpley
 - Harwell had railroad service and no post office
 
Aspen Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tarpley
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Aspen Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Conway   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tarpley
 - Conway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pulaski   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tarpley
 - 1895 population of 2,274 people (with 7,625 people in 2014)
 - Pulaski had a post office and railroad service
 
Lesters   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Tarpley
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Lesters had a post office and railroad service
 
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tarpley
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bunker Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Tarpley
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Bunker Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goodspring   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Tarpley
 - Goodspring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tarpley
 - 1895 population of 165 people (with 565 people in 2014)
 - Elkton had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Tarpley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tarpley in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Tarpley is located in Giles County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Giles County: Limestone (AL), Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall & Maury.

Below are the counties that are near Tarpley. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Tarpley:

  DirectionDistance
Giles     (The home county for Tarpley)
      Aymett Town   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Elkton   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wheelerton   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dickson Town   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Minor Hill   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Weakley   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lynnville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Bedford
      Whitaker   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shelbyville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lawrence
      Fall River   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lawrenceburg   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ethridge   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Webber City   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Park Grove   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Loretto   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rascal Town   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Joseph   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lincoln
      Dellrose   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Boonshill   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pearl City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Park City Heights   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Petersburg   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Elk Mill Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corder Crossroads   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flintville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Marshall
      Cornersville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Delina   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lewisburg   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chapel Hill   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Maury
      Frierson Town   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbia   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armour Village   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Moore
      Lynchburg   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Colbert (AL)
      Garner (AL) - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ford City (AL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lauderdale (AL)
      Bethel (AL)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Anderson (AL)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Estep (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Hill (AL)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lexington (AL)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corum (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belew (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rogersville (AL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elgin (AL)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dells Vista Shores (AL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Green Hill (AL)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belleview (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Atlas (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Lawrence (AL)
      Wheeler Dam Village (AL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hillsboro (AL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Courtland (AL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Courtland (AL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Town Creek (AL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Limestone (AL)
      Clifton (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Estaville (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lester (AL)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elkmont (AL)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ardmore (AL)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Caro (AL)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cairo (AL)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Athens (AL)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Country Village (AL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Capshaw (AL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tanner (AL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orrville (AL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris Station (AL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Madison (AL)
      Toney (AL)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harvest (AL)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hazel Green (AL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Meridianville (AL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Madison (AL)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rideout Village (AL)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moore's Mill (AL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Normal (AL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillsboro (AL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln (AL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Market (AL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village (AL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntsville (AL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Morgan (AL)
      Decatur (AL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton Heights (AL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trinity (AL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russell Village (AL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Tarpley, see our County-by-County Page for Tarpley.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Tarpley:

For pages that are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Giles County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bedford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Maury County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Moore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Tennessee,     of Giles County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Tennessee
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Tennessee

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Stories from Tennessee
 
Also see ...
      Alabama

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Tennessee

About Giles County

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tarpley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Giles County


The Panormaio website contains photo collections that might contain pictures for the area around Tarpley:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Tarpley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tarpley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tarpley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1423, Longitude: -86.9933     [Map]. The coordinates for Tarpley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Tarpley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tarpley.



 
 
 

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