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Introduction ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Dykes Crossroads (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 Dykes Crossroads. 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.

Name Variations for Dykes Crossroads ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

  • A typical abbreviation for Dykes Crossroads: Dykes Xrds.
  • While the name of this community is Dykes Crossroads, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Dykes Crossroads may originally have been Dyke's Crossroads.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Dykes Crossroads might be written as Dyke Crossroads.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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.

Dykes Crossroads is located in Cumberland County.

To see how the shape of Tennessee's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cumberland County: Bledsoe, Fentress, Morgan, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Van Buren & White.

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

  • Cumberland County     (The home county of Dykes Crossroads)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Dykes Crossroads, with the one closest to Dykes Crossroads listed first.
    • Creston
      (Less than 2 miles to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston is located in Cumberland County
    • Woody
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woody
      • Woody is located in Cumberland County
    • Crossville
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Greenbriar Village
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbriar Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbriar Village
      • Greenbriar Village is located in Cumberland County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,103 people
    • Pleasant Hill
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill is located in Cumberland County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
    • Lake Tansi Village
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Tansi Village
      • Lake Tansi Village is located in Cumberland County
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,803 people
    • Lantana
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lantana
      • Lantana is located in Cumberland County
    • Woodlands
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlands have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlands
      • Woodlands is located in Cumberland County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 369 people
    • Fairfield Glade
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield Glade have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield Glade
      • Fairfield Glade is located in Cumberland County
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,989 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield Glade <2>
    • Todd Town
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Todd Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Todd Town
      • Todd Town is located in Cumberland County
    • Center Ford
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Ford
      • Center Ford is located in Cumberland County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,485 people
    • Crab Orchard
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
      • Crab Orchard is located in Cumberland County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 758 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard <2>
  • Bledsoe County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Dykes Crossroads, with the one closest to Dykes Crossroads listed first.
    • Winesap
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winesap
      • Winesap is located in Bledsoe County
    • Ninemile
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ninemile
      • Ninemile is located in Bledsoe County
    • Pikeville
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
    • Summer City
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer City
      • Summer City is located in Bledsoe County
  • Fentress County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Dykes Crossroads, with the one closest to Dykes Crossroads listed first.
    • Clarkrange
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Wilder
      (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilder
      • Wilder is located in Fentress County
    • Grimsley
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Allardt
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allardt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allardt
      • Allardt is located in Fentress County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 639 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allardt <2>
    • Cumberland Grove
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland Grove
      • Cumberland Grove is located in Fentress County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 489 people
    • Cooper
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper
      • Cooper is located in Fentress County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 4,385 people
    • Jamestown
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
    • Armathwaite
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Armathwaite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armathwaite
      • Armathwaite is located in Fentress County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 11,634 people
  • Morgan County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Dykes Crossroads, with the one closest to Dykes Crossroads listed first.
    • Bucklick
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucklick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucklick
      • Bucklick is located in Morgan County
    • Lavender
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavender have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavender
      • Lavender is located in Morgan County
    • Deer Lodge
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Lodge
      • Deer Lodge is located in Morgan County
    • Catoosa ‑ Historic
      (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catoosa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catoosa
      • Catoosa is located in Morgan County
    • Glades
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glades
      • Glades is located in Morgan County
    • Annadel
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annadel
      • Annadel is located in Morgan County
    • Deermont
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deermont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deermont
      • Deermont is located in Morgan County
    • Wartburg
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the east)
    • Burrville
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrville
      • Burrville is located in Morgan County
    • Sunbright
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Harriman
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harriman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harriman
      • Harriman is located in Morgan County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,182 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harriman <2>
    • Oakdale
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakdale
      • Oakdale is located in Morgan County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
  • Overton County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Dykes Crossroads, with the one closest to Dykes Crossroads listed first.
    • Obey City
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Obey City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Obey City
      • Obey City is located in Overton County
    • Lovejoy
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovejoy
      • Lovejoy is located in Overton County
    • Hanging Limb
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanging Limb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanging Limb
      • Hanging Limb is located in Overton County
    • Beaver Hill
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Hill
      • Beaver Hill is located in Overton County
    • Duncan's Chapel ‑ Historic
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Duncan's Chapel. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan's Chapel
      • Duncan's Chapel is located in Overton County
    • Oak Dale
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Dale
      • Oak Dale is located in Overton County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 222 people
    • Livingston
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston is located in Overton County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,129 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston <2>
  • Putnam County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Dykes Crossroads, with the one closest to Dykes Crossroads listed first.
    • Monterey
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Burnett
      (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnett
      • Burnett is located in Putnam County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 418 people
    • Jeremiah
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeremiah
      • Jeremiah is located in Putnam County
    • Shennon Village
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shennon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shennon Village
      • Shennon Village is located in Putnam County
    • White Plains
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains is located in Putnam County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,231 people
    • Algood
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algood
      • Algood is located in Putnam County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,547 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algood <2>
    • Park Village
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Village
      • Park Village is located in Putnam County
    • Southtown Village
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southtown Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southtown Village
      • Southtown Village is located in Putnam County
    • Cookeville
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Bangham Village
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangham Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangham Village
      • Bangham Village is located in Putnam County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 504 people
    • Burgess
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burgess
      • Burgess is located in Putnam County
    • Huntland
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntland
      • Huntland is located in Putnam County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 860 people
  • Rhea County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Dykes Crossroads, with the one closest to Dykes Crossroads listed first.
    • Roddy
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roddy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roddy
      • Roddy is located in Rhea County
    • Spring City
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Lakewood Village
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood Village
      • Lakewood Village is located in Rhea County
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 990 people
  • Roane County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Dykes Crossroads, with the one closest to Dykes Crossroads listed first.
    • Lakemont Heights
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakemont Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakemont Heights
      • Lakemont Heights is located in Roane County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 12,564 people
    • Rockwood
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
      • Rockwood is located in Roane County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,459 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockwood <2>
    • Pioneer Village
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer Village
      • Pioneer Village is located in Roane County
    • Cardiff
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardiff
      • Cardiff is located in Roane County
    • College Grove
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Grove
      • College Grove is located in Roane County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 10,729 people
    • Postoak
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Postoak
      • Postoak is located in Roane County
      • Postoak has also been known as:
      • Post Oak Springs
    • Emory Gap
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emory Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emory Gap
      • Emory Gap is located in Roane County
    • Midtown
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midtown
      • Midtown is located in Roane County
    • Bazel Town
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bazel Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bazel Town
      • Bazel Town is located in Roane County
    • Midtown Heights
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midtown Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midtown Heights
      • Midtown Heights is located in Roane County
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
  • Van Buren County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Dykes Crossroads, with the one closest to Dykes Crossroads listed first.
    • Sweetgum
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetgum have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetgum
      • Sweetgum is located in Van Buren County
    • Cummingsville
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cummingsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cummingsville
      • Cummingsville is located in Van Buren County
    • Spencer
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer is located in Van Buren County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,710 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer <2>
  • White County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Dykes Crossroads, with the one closest to Dykes Crossroads listed first.
    • Ravenscroft
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenscroft
      • Ravenscroft is located in White County
    • Clarktown
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarktown
      • Clarktown is located in White County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 146,806 people
    • Cherry Creek
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek
      • Cherry Creek is located in White County
    • Sparta
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
    • Macedonia
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia is located in White County
    • Doyle
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doyle
      • Doyle is located in White County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 587 people
    • Quebeck
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Darkey Springs
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darkey Springs
      • Darkey Springs is located in White County
    • Fanchers Mills
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fanchers Mills
      • Fanchers Mills is located in White County

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

Newspapers Published in Dykes Crossroads ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dykes Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dykes Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]<5>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dykes Crossroads.

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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Dykes Crossroads:

Cemeteries Near Dykes Crossroads ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dykes Crossroads.

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

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Dykes Crossroads, with the one closest to Dykes Crossroads listed first.

  • Turner Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turner Cemetery
  • Creston Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Creston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Creston Cemetery
  • Brown Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Cemetery
  • Turner Cemetery #2
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turner Cemetery #2 have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turner Cemetery #2
  • Baisley Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baisley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baisley Cemetery
  • Turner Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turner Cemetery
  • Graham Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graham Cemetery
  • Bell Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bell Cemetery
  • Green Acres Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Acres Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Acres Cemetery
  • Elmore Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elmore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elmore Cemetery
  • Tolletts Chapel Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tolletts Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tolletts Chapel Cemetery
  • Fredonia Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fredonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fredonia Cemetery
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    • Tabor Cemetery
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tabor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tabor Cemetery
    • Tabor Cemetery
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tabor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tabor Cemetery
    • Tanner Cemetery
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tanner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tanner Cemetery

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.<6>

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

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

  • Creston
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
    • Creston is located in Cumberland County
  • Howard Springs
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard Springs
    • Howard Springs is located in Cumberland County
  • Pomona
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pomona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomona
    • Pomona is located in Cumberland County
  • Crossville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Woody
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woody
    • Woody is located in Cumberland County
  • Pleasant Hill
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Hill is located in Cumberland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
  • Lantana
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lantana
    • Lantana is located in Cumberland County
  • Erasmus
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erasmus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erasmus
    • Erasmus is located in Cumberland County
  • Neverfail ‑ Historic
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neverfail have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neverfail
    • Neverfail is located in Cumberland County
  • Mount Gilead ‑ Historic
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Gilead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Gilead
    • Mount Gilead is located in Cumberland County
  • Wyatt ‑ Historic
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyatt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyatt
    • Wyatt is located in Cumberland County
  • Genesis
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genesis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genesis
    • Genesis is located in Cumberland County
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    • Crab Orchard
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
      • Crab Orchard is located in Cumberland County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 758 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard <2>
    • Cliff Springs
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cliff Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cliff Springs
      • Cliff Springs is located in Overton County
    • Big Lick
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Lick
      • Big Lick is located in Cumberland County

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Dykes Crossroads. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dykes Crossroads.

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

The official website for Cumberland County: www.brockhill.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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- Dykes Crossroads) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dykes Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9962, Longitude: -85.0788       In this case, the coordinates for Dykes Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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 Dykes Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.









 

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