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Eads, Tennessee

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Our Genealogy Helper for Eads ...

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 Eads (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 Eads. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Eads is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Crittenden (AR), DeSoto (MS), Marshall (MS), Fayette & Tipton.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Eads)
  Arlington   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Lakeland   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Collierville   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bartlett   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Germantown   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Spring Lake   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Millington   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  The Village   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Parkway Village   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Binghampton   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hunt Village   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Memphis   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hickory Withe   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Gallaway   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  New Bethel   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Braden   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Piperton   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rossville   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Feathers Chapel   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Williston   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Somerville   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  La Grange   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Grand Junction   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Newcastle   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hickory Valley   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Whiteville   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Saulsbury   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bolivar   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rogers Springs   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Toone   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ko Ko   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Henning   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Daniels Point Landing   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gainesville   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mason   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Atoka   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clopton   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gailor   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Munford   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wilkinsville   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mount Carmel   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Covington   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gift   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gilt Edge   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Crittenden (AR)
  Mound City (AR)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Marion (AR)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sunset (AR)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  West Memphis (AR)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clarkedale (AR)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Amanca (AR)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jericho (AR)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Turrell (AR)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Edmondson (AR)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Crawfordsville (AR)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gilmore (AR)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Anthonyville (AR)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Heafer (AR)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mississippi (AR)
  Wilson (AR)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Driver (AR)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bassett (AR)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Frenchmans Bayou (AR)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Joiner (AR)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marie (AR)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Birdsong (AR)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Denwood (AR)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Osceola (AR)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Whitton (AR)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Benton (MS)
  Michigan City (MS)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Canaan (MS)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Snow Lake Shores (MS)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ashland (MS)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
DeSoto (MS)
  Olive Branch (MS)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Southaven (MS)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  De Soto Village (MS)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ingrams Mill (MS)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Aldens (MS)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Horn Lake (MS)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lynchburg (MS)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Southhaven (MS)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hernando (MS)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Walls (MS)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Memphis (MS)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Newport (MS)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cub Lake (MS)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (MS)
  Cayce (MS)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Taska (MS)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Byhalia (MS)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Holly Springs (MS)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chulahoma (MS)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tate (MS)
  Antioch (MS)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Coldwater (MS)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Eads ...

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 206 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Eads, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Eads.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Hardeman County:     Cyndi's



Haywood County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's



Tipton County:     Cyndi's



Crittenden County (AR):     Cyndi's



Mississippi County (AR):     Cyndi's



Benton County (MS):     Cyndi's



DeSoto County (MS):     Cyndi's



Marshall County (MS):     Cyndi's



Tate County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eads.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Seward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Priddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grays Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Chambers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fisherville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mabone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Braswell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Farwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dudney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Land Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dupree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Waymond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Log Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morning Sun Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morning Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Murrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bell Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mebane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rayner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hillard Nolley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pipkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Galilee Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Toll Gate Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Layton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Memory Hill Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Warr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Warr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pulliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gratitude Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Waller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Granbery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Granbery Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Herron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gallaway Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Scotts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rosser Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasants Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tarpley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Waller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Person Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE O'Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gildfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eastlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Forest Hill Cemetery East   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

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 in 1895, Eads had a post office and railroad service.

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

Arlington   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eads
 - 1895 population of 343 people (with 11,697 people in 2018)
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
Lenow   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Eads
 - Lenow had a post office and no railroad service
Canadaville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Eads
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Canadaville had a post office and no railroad service
Hickory Withe   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Eads
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Hickory Withe had a post office and railroad service
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Eads
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Eads
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 8,118 people in 2018)
 - Oakland had a post office and railroad service
Gallaway   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eads
 - 1895 population of 81 people (with 647 people in 2018)
 - Gallaway had a post office and railroad service
Brunswick   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Eads
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Brunswick had a post office and railroad service
Macon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Eads
 - 1895 population of 162 people
 - Macon 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 Eads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eads in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Eads ...

While our initial data about Eads came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Eads 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 Eads.

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 Eads:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Shelby County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2045, Longitude: -89.6492     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eads 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 Eads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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