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Our Genealogical Helper for Adolphus ...

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 Adolphus (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 Adolphus. 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 Adolphus ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Adolphus.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Adolphus, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Adolphus.

Cemeteries Near Adolphus ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Adolphus.

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 Adolphus covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Hinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Forest Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  NE Wolf Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roberts Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nancy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Fairfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Butt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Free Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Sulphur Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Brackentown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pike Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE G T Dalton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Black Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakwood Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Boiling Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Carman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lewis Minick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Hobdy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sherron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Alvis - Shrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Millers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walden - Walrond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fletcher Cliburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crescent Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pirkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Perdue Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Love - Ladd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jonas Meador Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Martins Chapel 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Adolphus had a population of 22 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sugar Grove (TN)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Adolphus
 - Sugar Grove had railroad service and no post office
Barefoot (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Adolphus
 - Barefoot had a post office and no railroad service
Petroleum   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Adolphus
 - Petroleum had a post office and railroad service
Rodemer   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Adolphus
 - Rodemer had a post office and railroad service
Chapel Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Adolphus
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Chapel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Alonzo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Adolphus
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Alonzo had a post office and no railroad service
Pondville (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Adolphus
 - Pondville had a post office and no railroad service
Westmoreland (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Adolphus
 - Westmoreland had a post office and railroad service
New Roe   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Adolphus
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - New Roe had a post office and no railroad service
Brackentown (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Adolphus
 - Brackentown 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 Adolphus. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Adolphus 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Adolphus is located in Allen County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Allen County: Barren, Monroe, Simpson, Warren, Macon (TN) & Sumner (TN).

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

Allen     (The home county for Adolphus)
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Halfway   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oak Forest   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holland   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Meador   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Austin   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lucas   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Etoile   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oil City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eighty Eight   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kino   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Highland Springs   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hiseville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Richelieu   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dubre   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rocky Hill   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rhoda   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brownsville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mammoth Cave   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lindseyville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Union   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adairville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cave Spring   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Summer Shade   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beaumont   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fountain Run   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gamaliel   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Hermon   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mud Lick   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tompkinsville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hestand   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gold City   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Salmons   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Neosheo   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Drake   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alvaton   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Woodburn   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gotts   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bowling Green   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rockfield   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Springhill   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Plum Springs   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smiths Grove   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Richardsville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hadley   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Clay (TN)
      Jenkins Village (TN)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moss (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Davidson (TN)
      Goodlettsville (TN)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rayon City (TN)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lakewood (TN)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marvel (TN) - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Madison (TN)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgepost (TN) - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addie (TN) - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joelton (TN)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jackson (TN)
      Rough Point (TN)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Whitleyville (TN)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus Hill (TN)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gainesboro (TN)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nameless (TN)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Macon (TN)
      Green Grove (TN)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lafayette (TN)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Red Boiling Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mill Town (TN)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gibbs Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Robertson (TN)
      Mitchell (TN)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cross Plains (TN)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orlinda (TN)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White House (TN)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jernigan Town (TN)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Millersville (TN)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ridgetop (TN)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenbrier (TN)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Springfield (TN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crunk (TN)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Smith (TN)
      Difficult (TN)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Defeated (TN)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City (TN)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carthage (TN)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Carthage (TN)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff Creek (TN)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shaver Town (TN)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gordonsville (TN)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sumner (TN)
      Fairfield (TN)   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Westmoreland (TN)   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bransford (TN)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rock Bridge (TN)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Portland (TN)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mitchellville (TN)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Castalian Springs (TN)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hall Town (TN)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Deal (TN)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cottontown (TN)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gallatin (TN)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Johnsons Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Walnut Grove (TN)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Trousdale (TN)
      Hartsville (TN)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Johntown (TN)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wilson (TN)
      Centerville (TN)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Laguardo (TN)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lebanon (TN)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saulsbury (TN)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Juliet (TN)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belinda City (TN)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lynn Christie (TN)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Doaks Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rural Hill (TN)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Watertown (TN)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Adolphus:

These websites are specific to Kentucky:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Kentucky to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Allen County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cumberland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Edmonson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Metcalfe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Simpson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Davidson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Robertson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Smith County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumner County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Trousdale County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Kentucky:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Kentucky,     of Allen County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Kentucky     Cemetery Wiki for Kentucky
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Kentucky,     of Allen County

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.

Disaster Stories from Kentucky
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Adolphus ...

While our initial data for Adolphus came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Adolphus in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Adolphus.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Adolphus:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Express Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Adolphus.
      See our Misc Page for Adolphus for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Allen County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Kentucky:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Adolphus. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Adolphus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adolphus. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6517, Longitude: -86.2614     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Adolphus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Adolphus, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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