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East Kingsport, Tennessee

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Our Genealogy Helper for East Kingsport ...

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 Kingsport (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 Kingsport. 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 Kingsport ...

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 Kingsport.

  • Typical abbreviation for East Kingsport: E. Kingsport

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 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.

East Kingsport is located in Sullivan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sullivan County: Carter, Hawkins, Johnson, Washington, Bristol City (VA), Scott (VA) & Washington (VA).

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

Sullivan     (The home county for East Kingsport)
  Bloomingdale   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Borden Village   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Cherokee Village   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Morrison City   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Beechwood Village   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Kingsport   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Rock City   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Beartown   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Colonial Heights   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Harrtown   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mill Point   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Beechnut City   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Watauga   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Biltmore   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Central   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pine Crest   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elizabethton   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Hunter   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Buladeen   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Woodby Hill   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tolley Town   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Roan Mountain   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Shell Creek   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jearoldstown   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Centersville   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Afton   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Horse Creek   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bolton Estates   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tusculum   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Henshaw - Historic   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Forest Hills   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greeneville   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Whitesburg   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Willis   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Trent Valley   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sneedville   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Yount Town   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mount Carmel   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Solitude - Historic   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Waycross   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Block City   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Green Village   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Church Hill   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Greenland   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Surgoinsville   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Strahl   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bulls Gap   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Red Bridge Ferry   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Winchester   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Norris   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mountain City   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Shingletown   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Whispering Pines   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Unicoi   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bumpus Cove   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Banner Hill   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Erwin   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ernestville   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clear Branch   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Spurgeon   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gray   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wheelocktown - Historic   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fall Branch   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Austin Village   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ducktown   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Camelot Two   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  North Johnson City   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oakland Village   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Green Hill   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Harlan (KY)
  Holmes Mill (KY)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lynch (KY)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Benham (KY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Closplint (KY)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cumberland (KY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dizney (KY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cranks (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kenvir (KY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Letcher (KY)
  Eolia (KY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Partridge (KY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oven Fork (KY)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Linefork (KY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ermine (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gordon (KY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Avery (NC)
  Mount Gilead (NC)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Whaley (NC)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mitchell (NC)
  Richlands (NC)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Buladean (NC)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bailey (NC)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tipton Hill (NC)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Yancey (NC)
  Sioux (NC)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in East Kingsport ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around East Kingsport.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of East Kingsport, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for East Kingsport.

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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 Sullivan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carter County:     Cyndi's



Greene County:     Cyndi's



Hamblen County:     Cyndi's



Hancock County:     Cyndi's



Hawkins County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Unicoi County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Harlan County (KY):     Cyndi's



Letcher County (KY):     Cyndi's



Avery County (NC):     Cyndi's



Mitchell County (NC):     Cyndi's



Yancey County (NC):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Tennessee
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      North Carolina

Cemeteries Near East Kingsport ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Stuffle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Groseclose Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Neil Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Waterman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Childress Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gardner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dichner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sevier Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Pyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE East Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE Gaines Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Light Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Conkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Horn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fleenor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roust Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hooven Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Newland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bear Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Foust Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Phipps Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shipley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sensabaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Depew Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Galloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Willard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE King Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Lady Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Isley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Francisco Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bellamy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sunrise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Slaughter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kendricks Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Strickler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rhee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harr Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pendleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cutsinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bellamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bellamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kinkead Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Lone Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McClellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hite Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE East Tennessee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Adams Chapel UMC Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Gunnings Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Latture Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peoples Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Double Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Conklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Copas Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eastern Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Deck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Acuff Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Wolford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis Larkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Steadman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kincheloe - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Copas Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gray Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Goodman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Muddy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blountville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fauver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Snapp Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper 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 East Kingsport in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of East Kingsport.

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

Horace - Historic   [Map]
 - While Horace was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from East Kingsport
 - Horace had a post office and no railroad service
Bloomingdale   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from East Kingsport
 - Bloomingdale had a post office and no railroad service
Kingsport   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from East Kingsport
 - 1895 population of 69 people (with 54,076 people in 2018)
 - Kingsport had a post office and no railroad service
Eden Ridge - Historic   [Map]
 - While Eden Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from East Kingsport
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Eden Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Orebank   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from East Kingsport
 - Orebank had a post office and no railroad service
Arcadia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from East Kingsport
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Arcadia had a post office and no railroad service
Rotherwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from East Kingsport
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Rotherwood had a post office and no railroad service
Hemlock   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from East Kingsport
 - Hemlock had a post office and no railroad service
Kendrick Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kendrick Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from East Kingsport
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Kendrick Creek 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 Kingsport. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring East Kingsport in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sullivan County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sullivan 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- East Kingsport) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Kingsport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5726, Longitude: -82.5210     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Kingsport 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 East Kingsport, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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