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Our Genealogy Helper for Dunn Chapel ...

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 Dunn Chapel (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 Dunn Chapel. 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 doctors and 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.

Dunn Chapel is located in Dickson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dickson County: Cheatham, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery & Williamson.

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

Dickson     (The home county for Dunn Chapel)
  Woods Valley   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Slayden   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Vanleer   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  White Oak Flat   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Tennessee City   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dickson   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Burns   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  White Bluff   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Water Valley - Historic   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Brevards Ferry   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Camden   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Henrietta   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cheap Hill   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lockertsville   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bell Town   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Ashland City   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Kingston Springs   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bearwallow   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Doziers - Historic   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Pegram   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Addie - Historic   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Joelton   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ridgepost - Historic   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tennessee Towne - Historic   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Belle Meade   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Green Hills   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Forest Hills   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Nashville   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Nashville-Davidson   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Berry Hill   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Madison   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Goodlettsville   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bon Aqua Junction   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lyles   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Salt Lick   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wrigley   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Whitehouse   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Nunnelly   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Primm Springs   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Graytown   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Erin   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Tennessee Ridge   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  McEwen   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Bethpage   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Halls Creek   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pigeon Roost   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grandmother Ford   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bakerville   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Johnsonville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Flys Village   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hill Town   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chartersville   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Liverworth   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Oakridge   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oak Plains   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Clarksville   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wingate West   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Louise Heights   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Swan Lake Village   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Stryker Village   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Stroudville   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sandy Springs   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Adams   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Flewellyn   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Crunk   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Greenbrier   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ridgetop   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Millersville   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cumberland City   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Throckmorton   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Parker Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dover   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Loriland   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Old Town - Historic   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wildwood Estates   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Berrys Chapel Heights   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lynnwood Downs   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  McEwen - Historic   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brentwood   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Parry   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Christian (KY)
  Oak Grove (KY)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bennettstown (KY)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  LaFayette (KY)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Herndon (KY)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pembroke (KY)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fairview (KY)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hopkinsville (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Logan (KY)
  Olmstead (KY)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Adairville (KY)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Todd (KY)
  Guthrie (KY)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Trenton (KY)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Allensville (KY)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elkton (KY)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Dunn Chapel ...

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 76 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dunn Chapel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dunn Chapel, 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 Dunn Chapel.

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 either 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 Dunn Chapel:

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 Dickson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's



Cheatham County:     Cyndi's



Davidson County:     Cyndi's



Henry County:     Cyndi's



Hickman County:     Cyndi's



Houston County:     Cyndi's



Humphreys County:     Cyndi's



Maury County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Robertson County:     Cyndi's



Stewart County:     Cyndi's



Williamson County:     Cyndi's



Christian County (KY):     Cyndi's



Logan County (KY):     Cyndi's



Todd County (KY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Dickson County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Tennessee, for Dickson 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 ...

Cemeteries Near Dunn Chapel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dunn Chapel.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Slayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Schmittou Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Suggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Weakley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Mt. Zion UMC Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Gerring Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Greene Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cumberland Furnace Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Batson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Slayden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Parrott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Keele Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pentecost Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Slayden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Schmittou Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lillys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vanleer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Story Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Weems Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Batson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant View Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Schmittou Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Averitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Monroe Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Hagewood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baggett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Allbright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ragan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Seals Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baggett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hickerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vanleer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nesbitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Redden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sensing Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Felt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sylvia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baggett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fraudenthal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Charlotte Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hagewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wickham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brame Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martha's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Aaron James Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Cooksey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Potter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Skelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Binkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jackson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Major Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sivels Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ellis Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Patty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Adams - Nesbitt Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Nesbitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Edgewood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Leech Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Corlew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Petty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Page Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hollis - Nanny Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moore 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.<4>

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

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

Cumberland Furnace   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dunn Chapel
 - 1895 population of 79 people
 - Cumberland Furnace had a post office and railroad service
McAllisters Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dunn Chapel
 - McAllisters Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Louise   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Dunn Chapel
 - Louise had railroad service and no post office
Vanleer   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dunn Chapel
 - Vanleer had a post office and no railroad service
Southside   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dunn Chapel
 - Southside had a post office and no railroad service
Shiloh   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dunn Chapel
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Shiloh had a post office and no railroad service
Charlotte   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dunn Chapel
 - 1895 population of 427 people (with 1,519 people in 2018)
 - Charlotte had a post office and no railroad service
Dull   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dunn Chapel
 - Dull had a post office and no railroad service
Sailors Rest - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sailors Rest was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dunn Chapel
 - Sailors Rest had a post office and railroad service
Omega - Historic   [Map]
 - While Omega was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dunn Chapel
 - Omega 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 Dunn Chapel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dunn Chapel in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Dickson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Dunn Chapel) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dunn Chapel. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dunn Chapel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dunn Chapel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2995, Longitude: -87.3935     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dunn Chapel 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>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the United Methodist Church. See their website at: United Methodist Church website.

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<4>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 Dunn Chapel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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