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Our Genealogy Helper for East Jamestown ...

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 East Jamestown (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 East Jamestown. 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.

Name Variations for East Jamestown ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

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

  • Typical abbreviation for East Jamestown: E. Jamestown

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

East Jamestown is located in Fentress County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fentress County: Cumberland, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Putnam & Scott.

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

  DirDistance
Fentress     (The home county for East Jamestown)
  Jamestown   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Allardt   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Cumberland Grove   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pall Mall   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Gernt   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Armathwaite   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Little Crab   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cooper   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Grimsley   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Clarkrange   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Campbell
  Stanfill   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Elk Valley   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Silica   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Caryville   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jacksboro   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Clay
  Thompsons Store   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Free Hill   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Celina   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Cumberland
  Woodlands   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fairfield Glade   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lake Pomeroy   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Creston   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rogers   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dykes Crossroads   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Center Ford   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Crossville   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Greenbriar Village   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jackson
  Burristown   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dodson Branch   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Morgan
  Brewstertown - Historic   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Burrville   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sunbright   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Lavender   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bucklick   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Annadel   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mahan Village   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wartburg   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Catoosa - Historic   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Petros   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Blue Gem - Historic   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Overton
  Oak Dale   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Taylors Crossroads   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Free Communion   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lovejoy   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Obey City   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Duncan's Chapel - Historic   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Pickett
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Byrdstown   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Putnam
  Monterey   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jeremiah   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bangham Village   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Algood   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Shennon Village   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  White Plains   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Park Village   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Burnett   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Roane
  Bazel Town   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Scott
  West Robbins   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Glenmary   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Robbins   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Helenwood   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  New River   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Verdun   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  West Oneida   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Foster Crossroads   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oneida   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Adair (KY)
  Cundiff (KY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Crocus (KY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Inroad (KY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clinton (KY)
  Alpha (KY)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Albany (KY)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cumberland City (KY)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Cumberland (KY)
  Burkesville (KY)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dougan Town (KY)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bakerton (KY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Grider (KY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Waterview (KY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
McCreary (KY)
  Revelo (KY)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Smith Town (KY)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Strunk (KY)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pine Knot (KY)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stearns (KY)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Whitley City (KY)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Marshes Siding (KY)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Pulaski (KY)
  Vinnie (KY)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bronston (KY)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tateville (KY)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Burnside (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Russell (KY)
  Jamestown (KY)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Middletown (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wayne (KY)
  Mount Pisgah (KY)   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Parmleysville (KY)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Monticello (KY)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ritner (KY)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Parnell (KY)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mill Springs (KY)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Whitley (KY)
  Ayers (KY)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Newspapers Published in East Jamestown ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around East Jamestown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of East Jamestown, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for East Jamestown.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - 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 East Jamestown:

These websites are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //sos.tn.gov/tsla

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 Fentress County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Campbell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cumberland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Overton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pickett County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Putnam County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Scott County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Adair County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clinton County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cumberland County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McCreary County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pulaski County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Russell County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wayne County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Whitley County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Fentress County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Tennessee, for Fentress 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 ...
      Kentucky

Cemeteries Near East Jamestown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of East Jamestown.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Copley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Hick Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Jamestown City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sharp Place Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW G.W. Conatser Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Allardt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Potter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Royalston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Thompkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wolf River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reed Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Waters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spurlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Upchurch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Frogge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Katie Blevins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greer Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Delk Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hinds Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Storie Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roanoke Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tench Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Helen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blevins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sharp - Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Travisville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Poore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Upchurch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shadow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pulse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scroggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W James Blaine Reagan Cemetery   [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>

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

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

Jamestown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from East Jamestown
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 1,960 people in 2018)
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Allardt   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from East Jamestown
 - 1895 population of 223 people (with 622 people in 2018)
 - Allardt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pall Mall   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from East Jamestown
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Pall Mall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Armathwaite   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from East Jamestown
 - Armathwaite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boatland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from East Jamestown
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Boatland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Travisville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from East Jamestown
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Travisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Crab   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from East Jamestown
 - Little Crab had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rugby   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from East Jamestown
 - 1895 population of 122 people
 - Rugby 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 East Jamestown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring East Jamestown in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Fentress County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- East Jamestown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Jamestown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4648, Longitude: -84.8733     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Jamestown 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: findagrave.com.

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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 East Jamestown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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