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The location of Proffitt Cemetery









A visit to the Proffitt Cemetery ...

The location of the Proffitt Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Proffitt Cemetery ...

The Proffitt Cemetery is located in Johnson County.

The county seat for Johnson County is located in Mountain City. Mountain City lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Proffitt Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Proffitt Cemetery

Lat:   36.3679°   (36° 22' 4")

Lon:   -81.9485°   (-81° 56' 54")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Proffitt Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Proffitt Cemetery.

Banner Elk (NC)   [Map]     Mount Gilead (NC)   [Map]    
Beech Mountain (NC)   [Map]     Mountain City   [Map]    
Biltmore   [Map]     Roan Mountain   [Map]    
Boone (NC)   [Map]     Rominger (NC)   [Map]    
Buladeen   [Map]     Seven Devils (NC)   [Map]    
Cedar Grove   [Map]     Shingletown   [Map]    
Creston (NC)   [Map]     Sugar Grove (NC)   [Map]    
Elizabethton   [Map]     Sugar Mountain (NC)   [Map]    
Elk Park (NC)   [Map]     Vale (NC)   [Map]    
Forest Hills   [Map]     Valle Crucis (NC)   [Map]    
Foscoe (NC)   [Map]     Vilas (NC)   [Map]    
Hunter   [Map]     Whaley (NC)   [Map]    
Minneapolis (NC)   [Map]     Zionville (NC)   [Map]    

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Proffitt Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Johnson County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Proffitt Cemetery.

Banner Elk   [Map]
 - Located in Avery County (NC)
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Proffitt Cemetery
 
Boone   [Map]
 - Located in Watauga County (NC)
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Proffitt Cemetery
 
Elizabethton   [Map]
 - Located in Carter County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of the Proffitt Cemetery
 
Mountain City   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 might help with the Proffitt Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Johnson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alexander County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 48 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Proffitt Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Johnson County.

Andrews - Tester Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Carter County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2455892<3>

Baker Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Bunton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Bunton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #9944

Butler Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Cable Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south (S) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Campbell Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Carter County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Campbell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Cochran Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Combs Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Watauga County (NC)

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Crosswhite Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south (S) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #11046

Dry Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south (S) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Dugger Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Dugger Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Dugger Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south (S) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Dugger Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south (S) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Farthing Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2414214

Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the east (E) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Ford Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east (E) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Gentry Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west (W) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Goodwin Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Carter County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Greenwell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Griffith Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Carter County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Hamby Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Carter County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Hatley Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Carter County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<4>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2629594

Julius Dugger Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south (S) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #11501

Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Carter County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Laws Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the east (E) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Matherly Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west (W) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Meadows Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Midway Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the south southwest (SSW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Miller Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Carter County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Morley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west (W) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Morley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Neely Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Carter County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Old Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Payne Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Pierce Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Carter County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Carter County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated

Snyder Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Stanberry Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Proffitt Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #18894

Stansberry Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Wagner Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Wagner Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west (W) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Wagner Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the southwest (SW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Whaley Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Carter County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Carter County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Proffitt Cemetery

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Proffitt Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Proffitt Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1298564   (Name of Record: Proffitt Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Johnson
Lat: 36.3678973     Lon: -81.9484521   [Map]
Elev: 609         Map Name: Elk Mills

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Proffitt Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3679, Longitude: -81.9485     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Proffitt Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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: findagrave.com.

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<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.

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