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Our Genealogy Helper for Eastwood ...

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 Eastwood (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 Eastwood. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Eastwood is located in Putnam County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Putnam County: Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Overton, Smith & White.

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

  DirDistance
Putnam     (The home county for Eastwood)
  Park Village   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  White Plains   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
  Cookeville   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Shennon Village   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Algood   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Southtown Village   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Huntland   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Bangham Village   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Jeremiah   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Burnett   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Baxter   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Monterey   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Bledsoe
  Winesap   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hart - Historic   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ninemile   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pikeville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cannon
  Woods   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Thomas Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Auburntown   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Manus Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clay
  Celina   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Free Hill   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Moss   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Jenkins Village   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Thompsons Store   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Cumberland
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Todd Town   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Creston   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dykes Crossroads   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Crossville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lantana   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Newton   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Greenbriar Village   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lake Tansi Village   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Woodlands   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fairfield Glade   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lake Pomeroy   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
DeKalb
  Johnsons Chapel   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Young Bend   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Smithville   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Temperance Hall   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dowelltown   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Fentress
  Clarkrange   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Grimsley   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cooper   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Little Crab   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cumberland Grove   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Allardt   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pall Mall   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jackson
  Dodson Branch   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Nameless   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Burristown   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Columbus Hill   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gainesboro   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rough Point   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Whitleyville   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Macon
  Gibbs Crossroads   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mill Town   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Red Boiling Springs   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Morgan
  Bucklick   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lavender   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Overton
  Duncan's Chapel - Historic   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lovejoy   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Obey City   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Oak Dale   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Free Communion   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Taylors Crossroads   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Pickett
  Byrdstown   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Smith
  Gordonsville   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Defeated   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bluff Creek   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Carthage   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Difficult   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  South Carthage   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Shaver Town   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rock City   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Trousdale
  Johntown   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Van Buren
  Spencer   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sopha - Historic   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Warren
  Fall City   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Campaign   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rowland Station - Historic   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  McMinnville   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Smyrna   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Centertown   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
White
  Sparta   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ravenscroft   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clarktown   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Darkey Springs   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Doyle   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Quebeck   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
 
Wilson
  Cottage Home   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Round Top   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Saulsbury   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Monroe (KY)
  Hestand (KY)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gamaliel (KY)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tompkinsville (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Eastwood ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eastwood.

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

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 Eastwood:

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 Putnam County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bledsoe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cannon 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

 
DeKalb County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fentress County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Macon 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

 
Smith County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Trousdale County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Van Buren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
White County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Cemeteries Near Eastwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eastwood.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Choate Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Quarles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Scarlett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Bohannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bohannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sloan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rockwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Phy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW West Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whitaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Cash Farley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gullet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Quarles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW White Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Robinson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Dyer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Garrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brotherton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilmoth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morgan - Pippin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Pippin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Whitson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Double Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nash Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stamps Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Byers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McBroom Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Dew Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Crouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Netherland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mayberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Skimiehan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Odd Fellows Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Hitchcock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Twelve Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cherry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Board Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zion Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cobble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dodson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Byers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grogan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Judd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nash Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dobbs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Hutson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S O'Connor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cherry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Birdwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pippin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McReynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  W A.B. Thompson Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stewart 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.<3>

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

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

Cookeville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Eastwood
 - 1895 population of 469 people (with 34,005 people in 2018)
 - Cookeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Valley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Eastwood
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Dry Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goffton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Eastwood
 - Goffton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selby - Historic   [Map]
 - While Selby was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Eastwood
 - Selby had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jeremiah   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Eastwood
 - Jeremiah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Eastwood
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Double Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Ditty   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Eastwood
 - Ditty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cherry Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Eastwood
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Cherry 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 Eastwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eastwood in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Putnam County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Putnam County: www.putnamcountytn.gov/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Eastwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eastwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1576, Longitude: -85.4780     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eastwood 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 Eastwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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