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Our Genealogy Helper for Blue Gem ...

So far, we have found very little information about Blue Gem. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Blue Gem to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Blue Gem, please Contact Us.

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 Blue Gem (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Blue Gem. 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.

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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Blue Gem is historic, it would have been located within present day Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Anderson, Cumberland, Fentress, Roane & Scott.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Blue Gem)
  Coal Hill   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<2>
  Coalfield   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Petros   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Tupper Town   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Harriman   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Wartburg   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mahan Village   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Catoosa - Historic   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Annadel   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sunbright   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lavender   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Oliver Springs   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Leinarts   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fraterville   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rocky Top   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Norris   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Andersonville   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Friendsville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  McMullens   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Big Springs   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alcoa   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Binfield   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fairway Estates   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Maryville   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rockgardens   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Eagleton Village   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Walnut Hill Estates   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Silica   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Caryville   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pine Crest   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jacksboro   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Demory   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  LaFollette   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stanfill   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elk Valley   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fincastle   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Flat Hollow   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Habersham   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rogers   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Center Ford   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lake Pomeroy   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fairfield Glade   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Woodlands   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Greenbriar Village   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Crossville   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Creston   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dykes Crossroads   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lake Tansi Village   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lantana   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Armathwaite   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clarkrange   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gernt   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grimsley   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Allardt   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cumberland Grove   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Volunteer Village   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Farragut   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Belle-Aire   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Virtue   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Karns   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oak Grove Heights   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Concord   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hunting Hills West   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Middlebrook Acres   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Heiskell   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Kingston Woods   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Powell   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  White Wing Ferry   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Eaton Crossroads   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lenoir City   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sharp Estates   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Loudon   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Loudon City Park   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Centersville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Alleghany - Historic   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greenback   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jena   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bell Spring   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Niota   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Athens   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Englewood   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Surprise   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Calico   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sweetwater   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Vonore   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tuskeegee - Historic   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Madisonville   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Halfway Town - Historic   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ballplay   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lakewood Village   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Spring City   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dyllis   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Kelley Town   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Bazel Town   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Ethel - Historic   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Wheat - Historic   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Laddie Village   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Midtown Heights   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Midtown   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  College Grove   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Iron Divide - Historic   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Postoak   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hembree   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Smoky Junction   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Norma   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Glenmary   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Robbins   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Straight Fork   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  West Robbins   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Winona   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New River   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Seymour Heights   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Warwicktown   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Plainview   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Maynardville   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Blue Gem ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blue Gem.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Blue Gem, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Blue Gem.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Blue Gem:

These websites are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

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

These pages are specific to Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anderson County:     Cyndi's



Blount County:     Cyndi's



Campbell County:     Cyndi's



Cumberland County:     Cyndi's



Fentress County:     Cyndi's



Knox County:     Cyndi's



Loudon County:     Cyndi's



McMinn County:     Cyndi's



Meigs County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Rhea County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Scott County:     Cyndi's



Sevier County:     Cyndi's



Union County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Disaster Stories from Tennessee
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near Blue Gem ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blue Gem.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Blue Gem covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Coalhill MB Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave<4>]  
  NNE Ritter Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Elverton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adkinson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW DeArmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis-Wilson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Ollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Massengil Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Adcox Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Estes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Hicks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Jackson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Branam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Palko Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Emory Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Osborne Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clacks Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dyllis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kaklan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jonesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Langley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Russell Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Amos Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Davis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Justice Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Honeycutt Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Fry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Hannah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Geasland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kries Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Riggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Orchard View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Usery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Foster Borum Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Goddard Family   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Stephens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bazel Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Harriman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Harriman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bullard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tedder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woods Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Dickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sugar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ellis - Keath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beech Fork Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Silvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gallaher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liles Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Joe Goddard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Honeycutt Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Piney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Reynolds Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Emory Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Swan Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adkisson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Suddath Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crowder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gallaher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Welcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brasel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE George Jones Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Hembree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clough - Christenberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oliver Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Old Petros Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Petros Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Petros Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Petros Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Crab Orchard Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Snow Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Woolsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mahoney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ladd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gallaher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burns - McFarling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Currier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Langley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E East Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Duggans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brushy Mtn. Prison Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Camp Austin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Whaley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Riggs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Willard Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Isham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Margrave Goddard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kingston Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S New Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ladd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Raybourn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jaynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thacker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Cox - Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Douglas Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mineral Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hoskins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hoskins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thorton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Francis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Armes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Rankin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rankin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Delozier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Emory Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Childs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Seuler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Snow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bradbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Waller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Flat Fork Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Robertsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Galbraith - Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Batley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hoskins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hoskins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Seiber Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reeves - Daugherty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Summers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Eads Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Eblen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sweet Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gilbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wartburg Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

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.

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

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

Elverton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blue Gem
 - Elverton had a post office and railroad service
DeArmond   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Gem
 - DeArmond had railroad service and no post office
Scandlyn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blue Gem
 - Scandlyn had a post office and no railroad service
Coalfield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blue Gem
 - Coalfield had a post office and no railroad service
Whetstone - Historic   [Map]
 - While Whetstone was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blue Gem
 - Whetstone had a post office and no railroad service
Kries   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Blue Gem
 - Kries had a post office and no railroad service
Crookedfork - Historic   [Map]
 - While Crookedfork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue Gem
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Crookedfork had a post office and no railroad service
Oakdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Blue Gem
 - Oakdale had railroad service and no post office
Wheat - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wheat was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blue Gem
 - Wheat 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 Blue Gem. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blue Gem in the 1890's.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Blue Gem, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Gem) 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 Blue Gem. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blue Gem

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Gem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9967, Longitude: -84.4536     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Gem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>MB is an abbreviation for the Missionary Baptists. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the Missionary Baptists. See their website at: Missionary Baptist Churches website.
<4>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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