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Dunlap, Tennessee
(Weakley County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Dunlap ...

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

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

Although our information shows that the community of Dunlap is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Dunlap. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Dunlap:

Weakley     (The home county for Dunlap)
  Ore Springs   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]<2>
  Dresden   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Latham   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Gleason   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Pillowville   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Martin   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sandy Point   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Crossroads   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Camden   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brevards Ferry   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wildlife Cove Village   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  McKenzie   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Wingo   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Trezevant   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  McLemoresville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Atwood   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Huntingdon   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hollow Rock   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Whitthorne   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bruceton   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Concord   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lavinia   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Trimble   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Churchton   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Four Points   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kenton   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rutherford   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Union Central   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Concord   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dyer   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ledbetter   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tilghman   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Milan   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Graball   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Parkers Crossroads   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cottage Grove   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Whitlock   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mandels - Historic   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Henry   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Paris   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Puryear   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Conyersville   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Spring Creek   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Springville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  South Fulton   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Pierce Station   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rives   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Union City   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Woodland Mills   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Englewood   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Troy   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Obion   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hornbeak   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Calloway (KY)
  Protemus (KY)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hazel (KY)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Murray (KY)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kirksey (KY)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Concord (KY)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Almo (KY)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dexter (KY)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Carlisle (KY)
  Milburn (KY)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kirbyton (KY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Arlington (KY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fulton (KY)
  Fulton (KY)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hickman (KY)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Graves (KY)
  Lynnville (KY)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bell City (KY)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Tri City (KY)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Water Valley (KY)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sedalia (KY)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wingo (KY)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Farmington (KY)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pryorsburg (KY)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mayfield (KY)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fancy Farm (KY)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hickory (KY)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pottsville (KY)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hickman (KY)
  Clinton (KY)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Columbus (KY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (KY)
  Hardin (KY)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Benton (KY)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dogtown (KY)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Dunlap ...

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 88 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dunlap.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dunlap, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dunlap.

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 websites either 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 Dunlap:

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



Henderson County:     Cyndi's



Henry County:     Cyndi's



Obion County:     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



Marshall County (KY):     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 Dunlap ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dunlap.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Macks Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Coltharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hodges Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bradberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jolly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Palmersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Matheny Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW West Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Allman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tomlinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Winstead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lea Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boaz Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grove Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Parham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Maxey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Travillian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lemon Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eaves Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Winstead Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Moran Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sunrise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Speight Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kemp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hornsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McClains Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Vincent Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sunset Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Page Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tumbling Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Phelps Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barrs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hancel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dumas Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cottage Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Doron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatlers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hawks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jinkins - Sheron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nailing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lumbix Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stuntson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N North Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hynds Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tuck Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Bible Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old McClain Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Adams Chapel Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Acree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sandhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smyth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tyson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Glisson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lampkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Page Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cardwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McClain Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bible Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hutchins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Somers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Travis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Edmonston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Atkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brogdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Owen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E McCall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Janes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tyler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tyler - Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grooms Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gwinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McClain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pickard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Good Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sandy Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pounds Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Murrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ralston 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 Dunlap in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Dunlap.

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

Palmersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dunlap
 - 1895 population of 138 people
 - Palmersville had a post office and no railroad service
Dresden   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dunlap
 - 1895 population of 420 people (with 2,928 people in 2018)
 - Dresden had a post office and railroad service
Como   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dunlap
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Como had a post office and no railroad service
Cottage Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dunlap
 - 1895 population of 219 people (with 86 people in 2018)
 - Cottage Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Latham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dunlap
 - Latham had a post office and no railroad service
Gleason   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Dunlap
 - Gleason had railroad service and no post office
Osage   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Dunlap
 - Osage had a post office and no railroad service
Ralston   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Dunlap
 - Ralston had railroad service and no post office
Boydsville (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dunlap
 - 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 Dunlap. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dunlap in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dunlap. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3473, Longitude: -88.6056     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dunlap 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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