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Our Genealogy Helper for Druid Hills ...

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 Druid Hills (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 Druid Hills. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Druid Hills is located in Cumberland County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cumberland County: Bledsoe, Fentress, Morgan, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Van Buren & White.

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

  DirDistance
Cumberland     (The home county for Druid Hills)
  Fairfield Glade   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Lake Pomeroy   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Woodlands   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Center Ford   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Rogers   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Greenbriar Village   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Crossville   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Creston   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dykes Crossroads   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lake Tansi Village   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lantana   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
 
Anderson
  Oliver Springs   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Leinarts   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bledsoe
  Winesap   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ninemile   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hart - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pikeville   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Summer City   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Fentress
  Clarkrange   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Grimsley   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Allardt   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Armathwaite   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cumberland Grove   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gernt   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cooper   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Little Crab   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pall Mall   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Knox
  Farragut   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Belle-Aire   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Virtue   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Volunteer Village   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Loudon
  White Wing Ferry   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Loudon City Park   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Loudon   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Eaton Crossroads   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lenoir City   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sharp Estates   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
McMinn
  Bell Spring   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Niota   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Meigs
  Surprise   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Calico   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Monroe
  Sweetwater   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Morgan
  Catoosa - Historic   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bucklick   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lavender   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Annadel   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wartburg   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Harriman   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Sunbright   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Burrville   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Blue Gem - Historic   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Coal Hill   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Mahan Village   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Brewstertown - Historic   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Overton
  Lovejoy   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Obey City   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oak Dale   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Duncan's Chapel - Historic   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Free Communion   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Taylors Crossroads   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pickett
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Putnam
  Monterey   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Burnett   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jeremiah   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Shennon Village   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Algood   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  White Plains   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Southtown Village   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bangham Village   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Park Village   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cookeville   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Huntland   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Rhea
  Spring City   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lakewood Village   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cumberland Spring   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Graysville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Roane
  Lakemont Heights   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rockwood   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  College Grove   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Postoak   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pioneer Village   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Bazel Town   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Midtown Heights   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Midtown   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Laddie Village   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Iron Divide - Historic   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Dyllis   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kelley Town   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Scott
  Glenmary   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  West Robbins   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hembree   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Robbins   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New River   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Helenwood   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Smoky Junction   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Norma   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Winona   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Straight Fork   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Van Buren
  Spencer   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
White
  Ravenscroft   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Clarktown   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sparta   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Doyle   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Darkey Springs   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Quebeck   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Druid Hills ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Druid Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Druid Hills, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Druid Hills.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Druid Hills:

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 Cumberland County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anderson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bledsoe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fentress County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Knox County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Loudon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McMinn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Meigs County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Overton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pickett County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Putnam County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rhea County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Scott County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Van Buren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
White County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Cemeteries Near Druid Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Druid Hills.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Brookhart Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Stansbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peavine Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Glade Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hamby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hebbertsburg Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bakers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Slate Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Elmore Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sims Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  SW Hedgecoth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Haley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Millstone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McNeil Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Turner Cemetery #1   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Cry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hyder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Warner Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  N Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turner Cemetery #3   [Map]     
  NW Goss Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Winnie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Warner Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  SW Homestead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Battown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gulden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elmore Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Goodstock Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  SSW Goodstock Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  SSE Ozone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mammy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Potters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Wattenbarger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Howard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Hall Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dickerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tolletts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fredonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Green Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Grassy Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bristow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE King Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Bradshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Golliher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hamby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Gus Thomas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Branstetter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Flat Rock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Turner 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 Druid Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Druid Hills.

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

Hebbertsburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Druid Hills
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Hebbertsburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crab Orchard   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Druid Hills
 - Crab Orchard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Halfway   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Druid Hills
 - Halfway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Genesis   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Druid Hills
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Genesis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Druid Hills
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crossville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Druid Hills
 - 1895 population of 266 people (with 11,554 people in 2018)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howard Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Druid Hills
 - Howard Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grassy Cove   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Druid Hills
 - Grassy Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woody   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Druid Hills
 - Woody had a post office and no railroad service
 
Creston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Druid Hills
 - Creston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Islandford - Historic   [Map]
 - While Islandford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Druid Hills
 - Islandford 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 Druid Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Druid Hills in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Cumberland County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cumberland County: www.brockhill.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Druid Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Druid Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0023, Longitude: -84.8772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Druid Hills 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Druid Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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