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Dughill, Tennessee

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Our Genealogy Helper for Dughill ...

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

We've added Dughill to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Dughill, 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 Dughill (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 Dughill. 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Humphreys County: Benton, Dickson, Henry, Hickman, Houston & Perry.

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

Humphreys     (The home county for Dughill)
  Bakerville   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]<2>
  New Johnsonville   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pigeon Roost   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Grandmother Ford   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bethpage   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Halls Creek   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  McEwen   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Brevards Ferry   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Camden   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Wildlife Cove Village   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Crossroads   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sandy Point   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bruceton   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hollow Rock   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Concord   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Huntingdon   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  McKenzie   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  McLemoresville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wingo   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bell Town   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jeannette   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Decaturville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Scotts Hill   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tennessee City   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Water Valley - Historic   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Dickson   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Vanleer   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Slayden   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Burns   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Woods Valley   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dunn Chapel   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  White Oak Flat   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  White Bluff   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Darden   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Chesterfield   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Parkers Crossroads   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Union Cross   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Atkins - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Spring Creek   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Springville   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Henry   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Paris   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Whitlock   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Conyersville   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mandels - Historic   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Puryear   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Whitehouse   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Salt Lick   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Nunnelly   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hornertown   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lyles   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wrigley   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Graytown   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bon Aqua Junction   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Aetna   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Primm Springs   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tennessee Ridge   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Erin   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hohenwald   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Greenfield Bend   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chartersville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Oakridge   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lobelville   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Beardstown   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Linden   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cumberland City   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dover   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Throckmorton   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ashland Ford   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Slickrock Ford   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Dughill ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dughill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dughill, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dughill.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Dughill:

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 Humphreys County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County:     Cyndi's



Cheatham County:     Cyndi's



Decatur County:     Cyndi's



Dickson County:     Cyndi's



Henderson County:     Cyndi's



Henry County:     Cyndi's



Hickman County:     Cyndi's



Houston County:     Cyndi's



Lewis County:     Cyndi's



Maury County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Stewart County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Humphreys 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 Dughill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dughill.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Cude Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ladd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Neblett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fowlkes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Link Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE George Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pruett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  WNW Gwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Larkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Vanhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Waggoner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Link Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Varbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dreden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE O'Donniley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Knight Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Burnham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McAdoo Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chappell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pavatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dudley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vaden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE White Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Arrington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Marberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rushing Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE O'Guinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Winfrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Estes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Eagle Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW DePriest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pruett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wyly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marberry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Matlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hamm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McKeel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Scurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hemby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dalton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lupper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dry Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Willbanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Malugin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McKelvy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hemby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maiden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wyly Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arhold Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chalk Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brown 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.

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

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

Plant   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dughill
 - Plant had a post office and no railroad service
Bakerville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Dughill
 - 1895 population of 168 people
 - Bakerville had a post office and no railroad service
Hustburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Dughill
 - 1895 population of 128 people
 - Hustburg had a post office and no railroad service
Hurricane Mills   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dughill
 - Hurricane Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Johnsonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dughill
 - 1895 population of 328 people
 - Johnsonville had a post office and railroad service
Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dughill
 - 1895 population of 702 people (with 4,080 people in 2018)
 - Waverly had a post office and railroad service
Camden   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dughill
 - 1895 population of 330 people (with 3,575 people in 2018)
 - Camden had a post office and railroad service
Buffalo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dughill
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Buffalo 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 Dughill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dughill 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 Dughill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dughill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dughill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9915, Longitude: -87.8764     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dughill 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:

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