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Our Genealogy Helper for Driftwood Park ...

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 Driftwood Park (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 Driftwood Park. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Driftwood Park is located in Sumner County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sumner County: Allen (KY), Simpson (KY), Davidson, Macon, Robertson, Trousdale & Wilson.

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

  DirDistance
Sumner     (The home county for Driftwood Park)
  Hendersonville   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Shackle Island   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ocana   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gallatin   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cottontown   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Johnsons Crossroads   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hall Town   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  New Deal   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Castalian Springs   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rock Bridge   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Portland   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
 
Cannon
  Auburntown   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Readyville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cheatham
  Bearwallow   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Doziers - Historic   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ashland City   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pegram   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lockertsville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kingston Springs   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cheap Hill   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bell Town   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Henrietta   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Davidson
  Lakewood   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Rayon City   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Marvel - Historic   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Hermitage   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Madison   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Goodlettsville   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Donelson   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mudtavern   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Dog Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Nashville-Davidson   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Nashville   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Nashboro Village   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
DeKalb
  Alexandria   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dickson
  White Bluff   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  White Oak Flat   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Burns   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Macon
  Green Grove   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Maury
  New Town   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Montgomery
  Oak Plains   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Liverworth   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Robertson
  Millersville   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ridgetop   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  White House   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Greenbrier   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jernigan Town   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Crunk   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Orlinda   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Flewellyn   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sandy Springs   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Rutherford
  Morrow   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  La Vergne   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Jefferson Pike   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Murphree   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Smyrna   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Colonial Village   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Walter Hill Estates   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Walterhill   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Snell - Historic   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fairfield Estates   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Murfreesboro   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Smith
  Rock City   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Shaver Town   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bluff Creek   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  South Carthage   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Carthage   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gordonsville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Defeated   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Trousdale
  Hartsville   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Johntown   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Williamson
  Wildwood Estates   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Brentwood   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Nolensville   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lynnwood Downs   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Berrys Chapel Heights   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  McEwen - Historic   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Old Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Parry   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Peytonsville   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Loriland   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Wilson
  Lynn Christie   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mount Juliet   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Laguardo   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Belinda City   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rural Hill   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lebanon   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Possum Town   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Doaks Crossroads   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Saulsbury   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Round Top   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Allen (KY)
  Adolphus (KY)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Red Hill (KY)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pope (KY)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Logan (KY)
  Adairville (KY)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Olmstead (KY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Simpson (KY)
  Prices Mill (KY)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Neosheo (KY)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Franklin (KY)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gold City (KY)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Salmons (KY)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Todd (KY)
  Allensville (KY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Guthrie (KY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Warren (KY)
  Woodburn (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Driftwood Park ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Driftwood Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Driftwood Park, 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 Driftwood Park.

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 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 Driftwood Park:

These websites are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //sos.tn.gov/tsla

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 Sumner County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cannon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cheatham County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Davidson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
DeKalb County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dickson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Macon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Maury County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Robertson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rutherford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Smith County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Trousdale County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Williamson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Allen County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Logan County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Simpson County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Todd County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Sumner County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Tennessee, for Sumner 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
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Kentucky

Cemeteries Near Driftwood Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Driftwood Park.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S First Baptist Church of Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Confederate Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hermitage Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Stark Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Stateland Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Benevolent Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nashville National Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Scott - Hessey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cowgill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Donelson Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Gleaves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Absolem Gleaves Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery North   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Page Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hurt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Beech Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bryanttown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hessey Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McMurtry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Charlton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Castleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sebring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Castleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tension Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Castleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sperry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Viverett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lassiter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Craig - Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lassiter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Luton's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N McMurtry Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. Cecilia Convent Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Dorris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nashville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Greenwood Cemetery West   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Bloodworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW White Hall Community Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Peal Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Alden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gaines Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fulcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bruce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E James Harvey Davis Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE LaGuardo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Bandy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Coleman - Raymon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bloodworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Murphy - Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Indian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hampden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coggins - Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ivy Point 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>

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

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

Hendersonville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Driftwood Park
 - 1895 population of 215 people (with 57,576 people in 2018)
 - Hendersonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hermitage   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Driftwood Park
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Hermitage had a post office and railroad service
 
Madison   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Driftwood Park
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 4,735 people in 2014)
 - Madison had a post office and railroad service
 
Maplewood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Driftwood Park
 - Maplewood had a post office and railroad service
 
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Driftwood Park
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Saundersville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Driftwood Park
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Saundersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Goodlettsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Driftwood Park
 - 1895 population of 529 people (with 16,859 people in 2018)
 - Goodlettsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Donelson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Driftwood Park
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Donelson had a post office and railroad service

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Sumner County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sumner County: www.sumnertn.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Driftwood Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Driftwood Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2617, Longitude: -86.6333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Driftwood Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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: findagrave.com.
<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 Driftwood Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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