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Dry Hill, Tennessee
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Our Genealogy Helper for Dry Hill ...

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 Dry Hill (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 Dry Hill. 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 doctors 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.

Dry Hill is located in Johnson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Johnson County: Ashe (NC), Avery (NC), Watauga (NC), Carter, Sullivan, Grayson (VA) & Washington (VA).

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

Johnson     (The home county for Dry Hill)
  Norris   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Trade   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mountain City   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Winchester   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Dowell - Historic   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Shingletown   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Buladeen   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Shell Creek   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Roan Mountain   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hunter   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Elizabethton   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Biltmore   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Tolley Town   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Woodby Hill   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Central   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Watauga   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pine Crest   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Centersville   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bluff City   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hunter Hills   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Forest Hills   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Galloway Mill   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Collingwood   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Walnut Hill   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Cross   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Blountville   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Beechnut City   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mill Point   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Whispering Pines   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Unicoi   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Erwin   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Banner Hill   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bumpus Cove   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ernestville   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clear Branch   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  East Ridge   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  South Gate Village   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Austin Village   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Oakland Village   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Johnson City   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  North Johnson City   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Camelot Two   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Midway   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Onks   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Green Hill   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gray   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Alleghany (NC)
  Scottville (NC)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Topia (NC)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Laurel Springs (NC)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Piney Creek (NC)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ashe (NC)
  Creston (NC)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Todd (NC)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Brownwood (NC)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fleetwood (NC)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Comet (NC)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Warrensville (NC)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Jefferson (NC)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jefferson (NC)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lansing (NC)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Glendale Springs (NC)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Crumpler (NC)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grassy Creek (NC)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Avery (NC)
  Mount Gilead (NC)   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Whaley (NC)   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Beech Mountain (NC)   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Elk Park (NC)   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Banner Elk (NC)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sugar Mountain (NC)   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Seven Devils (NC)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Minneapolis (NC)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Vale (NC)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Grandfather (NC)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Newland (NC)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Chestnut Dale (NC)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Burke (NC)
  Jonas Ridge (NC)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Linville (NC)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Caldwell (NC)
  Blowing Rock (NC)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mortimer (NC) - Historic   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mulberry (NC)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Collettsville (NC)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Patterson (NC)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Adako (NC)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Abingdon (NC)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lenoir (NC)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gamewell (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pinehurst (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cedar Rock (NC)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cajah's Mountain (NC)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
McDowell (NC)
  Little Switzerland (NC)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mitchell (NC)
  Buladean (NC)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bakersville (NC)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Richlands (NC)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tipton Hill (NC)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Penland (NC)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bailey (NC)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Spruce Pine (NC)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grassy Creek (NC)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Watauga (NC)
  Rominger (NC)   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Sugar Grove (NC)   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Zionville (NC)   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Vilas (NC)   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Valle Crucis (NC)   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Foscoe (NC)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Boone (NC)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rutherwood (NC)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bamboo (NC)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Deep Gap (NC)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Laxon (NC)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Wilkes (NC)
  Wilbar (NC)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ferguson (NC)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mount Pleasant (NC)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Purlear (NC)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  McGrady (NC)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Millers Creek (NC)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Yancey (NC)
  Green Mountain (NC)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sioux (NC)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Micaville (NC)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burnsville (NC)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Celo (NC)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Low Gap (NC)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Concord (NC)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hamrick (NC)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Murchison (NC)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Dry Hill ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dry Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dry Hill, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dry Hill.

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 are relevant to Dry Hill:

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 Johnson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carter County:     Cyndi's



Greene County:     Cyndi's



Sullivan County:     Cyndi's



Unicoi County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Alleghany County (NC):     Cyndi's



Ashe County (NC):     Cyndi's



Avery County (NC):     Cyndi's



Burke County (NC):     Cyndi's



Caldwell County (NC):     Cyndi's



McDowell County (NC):     Cyndi's



Mitchell County (NC):     Cyndi's



Watauga County (NC):     Cyndi's



Wilkes County (NC):     Cyndi's



Yancey County (NC):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Johnson County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Tennessee, for 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      North Carolina

Cemeteries Near Dry Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dry Hill.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Dugger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Julius Dugger Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Dry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cable Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dugger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dugger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dugger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Midway Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wagner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bunton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Wagner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crosswhite Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Snyder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Proffitt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hatley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Andrews - Tester Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Bunton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stanberry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Stansberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Farthing Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Laws Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grindstaff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Goodwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elk Mills Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Combs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gentry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wagner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Matherly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whaley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greene Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hamby Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Neely Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beaverdam Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Mast Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Farthing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Forbes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Goodwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Markland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Isaacs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Trivett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hurley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Marklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grindstaff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ritchie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Buckles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson Roan View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McClain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dugger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cordell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cove Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Garland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nave Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Van Huss Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Teague 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 Dry Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Dry Hill.

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

Stump Knob - Historic   [Map]
 - While Stump Knob was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Dry Hill
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Stump Knob had a post office and no railroad service
Casper - Historic   [Map]
 - While Casper was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Dry Hill
 - Casper had a post office and no railroad service
Ironville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ironville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Dry Hill
 - Ironville had a post office and no railroad service
Lineback - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lineback was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dry Hill
 - Lineback had a post office and no railroad service
High Health - Historic   [Map]
 - While High Health was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dry Hill
 - High Health had a post office and no railroad service
Doeville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dry Hill
 - Doeville had a post office and no railroad service
Elk Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dry Hill
 - Elk Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Butler   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dry Hill
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Butler had a post office and no railroad service
Leander (NC)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dry Hill
 - Leander 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 Dry Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dry Hill in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dry Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3265, Longitude: -81.9510     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dry Hill 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 Dry Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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