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Dukedom, Tennessee

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Our Genealogy Helper for Dukedom ...

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 Dukedom (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 Dukedom. 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 and 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.

Dukedom is located in Weakley County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Weakley County: Graves (KY), Carroll, Gibson, Henry & Obion.

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

Weakley     (The home county for Dukedom)
  Latham   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Dunlap - Historic   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Martin   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dresden   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ore Springs   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Gleason   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pillowville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  McKenzie   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wingo   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Trezevant   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Atwood   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  McLemoresville   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Huntingdon   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Whitthorne   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hollow Rock   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Trimble   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Churchton   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kenton   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Four Points   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rutherford   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tilghman   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dyer   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Yorkville   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Concord   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Union Central   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ledbetter   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Milan   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cottage Grove   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mandels - Historic   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Puryear   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Whitlock   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Conyersville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Paris   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Henry   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Spring Creek   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Springville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Markham   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  South Fulton   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pierce Station   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Union City   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rives   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Woodland Mills   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Troy   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Englewood   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Obion   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hornbeak   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Samburg   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ballard (KY)
  Lovelaceville (KY)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blandville (KY)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wickliffe (KY)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Calloway (KY)
  Protemus (KY)   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hazel (KY)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kirksey (KY)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Murray (KY)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Almo (KY)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dexter (KY)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  New Concord (KY)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Carlisle (KY)
  Milburn (KY)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kirbyton (KY)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Arlington (KY)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cunningham (KY)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bardwell (KY)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fulton (KY)
  Fulton (KY)   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hickman (KY)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Graves (KY)
  Water Valley (KY)   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Wingo (KY)   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lynnville (KY)   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Sedalia (KY)   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Tri City (KY)   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bell City (KY)   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pryorsburg (KY)   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Farmington (KY)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mayfield (KY)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fancy Farm (KY)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hickory (KY)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pottsville (KY)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hickman (KY)
  Clinton (KY)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Columbus (KY)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Livingston (KY)
  Ledbetter (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (KY)
  Hardin (KY)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Benton (KY)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dogtown (KY)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
McCracken (KY)
  Krebs (KY)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Massac (KY)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Camelia (KY)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lone Oak (KY)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Reidland (KY)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hendron (KY)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oakdale (KY)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Future City (KY)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  West Future City (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Paducah (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  West Paducah (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mississippi (MO)
  Wolf Island (MO)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pinhook (MO)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Anniston (MO)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Greenfield (MO)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wilson City (MO)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wyatt (MO)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Dukedom ...

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 119 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dukedom.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dukedom, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dukedom.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Dukedom:

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 Weakley County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County:     Cyndi's



Dyer County:     Cyndi's



Gibson County:     Cyndi's



Henry County:     Cyndi's



Lake County:     Cyndi's



Obion County:     Cyndi's



Ballard County (KY):     Cyndi's



Calloway County (KY):     Cyndi's



Carlisle County (KY):     Cyndi's



Fulton County (KY):     Cyndi's



Graves County (KY):     Cyndi's



Hickman County (KY):     Cyndi's



Livingston County (KY):     Cyndi's



Marshall County (KY):     Cyndi's



McCracken County (KY):     Cyndi's



Mississippi County (MO):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Weakley 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 Dukedom ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dukedom.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Good Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hainline Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Osborne Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pinegar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Foy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Acree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Murrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sisson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Rucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sawyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sandy Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McClain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE High Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Doron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dobson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Camp Beauregard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Winstead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maxey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McClain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rhodes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cuba Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McFall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hatlers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hatler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eaves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lea Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE North Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stuntson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Seay Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lynnville Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poyners Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Neale Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Siler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pounds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hynds Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hawks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hornsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Winstead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Matheny Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pittman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lynnville Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lynnville Pentecostal Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Usher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenlea Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Johnson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bible Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tuck Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jinkins - Sheron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boaz Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macks Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Palmersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lemon Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cardwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pickard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boydsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hopkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Doublin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kesterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lebanon Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wesley 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Dukedom had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Pilot Oak (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Dukedom
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Pilot Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Latham   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Dukedom
 - Latham had a post office and no railroad service
Cuba (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dukedom
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Cuba had a post office and no railroad service
Water Valley (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dukedom
 - 1895 population of 115 people (with 281 people in 2016)
 - Water Valley had a post office and railroad service
McConnell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dukedom
 - McConnell had a post office and railroad service
Palmersville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dukedom
 - 1895 population of 138 people
 - Palmersville had a post office and no railroad service
Lynnville (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dukedom
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Lynnville had a post office and no railroad service
Stubblefield (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Dukedom
 - Stubblefield had a post office and no railroad service
Wingo (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Dukedom
 - 1895 population of 451 people (with 636 people in 2018)
 - Wingo had a post office and railroad service
Fulton (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Dukedom
 - 1895 population of 1,818 people (with 2,176 people in 2018)
 - Fulton had a post office and no railroad service
Boydsville (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Dukedom
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Boydsville 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 Dukedom. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dukedom in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dukedom ...

While our initial data about Dukedom came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Dukedom in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Dukedom.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Dukedom:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Dukedom. See our Misc Page for Dukedom for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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- Dukedom) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dukedom. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5023, Longitude: -88.7151     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dukedom 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 Dukedom, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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