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Our Genealogy Helper for Ebaneezer ...

So far, we have found very little information about Ebaneezer. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Ebaneezer to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ebaneezer, please Contact Us.


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 Ebaneezer (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 Ebaneezer. 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 and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Ebaneezer is historic, it would have been located within present day Wilson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wilson County: Cannon, Davidson, DeKalb, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner & Trousdale.

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

  DirDistance
Wilson     (The home county for Ebaneezer)
  Possum Town   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<2>
  Lebanon   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Laguardo   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Belinda City   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mount Juliet   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Doaks Crossroads   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Saulsbury   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lynn Christie   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rural Hill   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Round Top   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Cannon
  Auburntown   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Readyville   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Woods   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Thomas Town - Historic   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Manus Town - Historic   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cheatham
  Bearwallow   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Doziers - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ashland City   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clay
  Jenkins Village   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Davidson
  Hermitage   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lakewood   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Marvel - Historic   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Rayon City   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Priest Lake Park   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Donelson   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Nashboro Village   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rural Hill   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Goodlettsville   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Madison   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mudtavern   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dog Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
 
DeKalb
  Alexandria   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Temperance Hall   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dowelltown   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Smithville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Jackson
  Rough Point   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Nameless   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gainesboro   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Whitleyville   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Columbus Hill   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Macon
  Green Grove   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gibbs Crossroads   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mill Town   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Red Boiling Springs   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Putnam
  Pekin - Historic   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Baxter   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Robertson
  Millersville   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  White House   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ridgetop   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jernigan Town   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greenbrier   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mitchell   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Orlinda   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Crunk   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Flewellyn   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Rutherford
  Murphree   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Morrow   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Walter Hill Estates   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jefferson Pike   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  La Vergne   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Walterhill   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Smyrna   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Colonial Village   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Fairfield Estates   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Murfreesboro   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Snell - Historic   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Smith
  Rock City   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Shaver Town   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  South Carthage   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bluff Creek   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Carthage   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Defeated   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Gordonsville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Difficult   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Sumner
  Castalian Springs   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Gallatin   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ocana   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hendersonville   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bransford   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Driftwood Park   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rock Bridge   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cottontown   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Shackle Island   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Westmoreland   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hall Town   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Johnsons Crossroads   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Trousdale
  Hartsville   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Johntown   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Williamson
  Nolensville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brentwood   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wildwood Estates   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lynnwood Downs   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McEwen - Historic   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Berrys Chapel Heights   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Old Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Peytonsville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Parry   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Allen (KY)
  Adolphus (KY)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Red Hill (KY)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oak Forest (KY)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Holland (KY)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pope (KY)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Scottsville (KY)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Halfway (KY)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Logan (KY)
  Adairville (KY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe (KY)
  Fountain Run (KY)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gamaliel (KY)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Simpson (KY)
  Franklin (KY)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gold City (KY)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Neosheo (KY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Prices Mill (KY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Salmons (KY)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Warren (KY)
  Drake (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Ebaneezer ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ebaneezer.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ebaneezer, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ebaneezer.

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 - 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 Ebaneezer:

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 Wilson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cannon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cheatham County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Davidson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
DeKalb 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

 
Putnam County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Robertson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rutherford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Smith County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sumner County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Trousdale County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Williamson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Allen County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Logan County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Simpson County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ebaneezer.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Ebeneezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Watson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Conatser Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Webb's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Bettis - Mosley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Powell Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Belates Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Eddins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson County Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Rest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Van Hook Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baird Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E White Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Speck Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW LaGuardo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW James Harvey Davis Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Camper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Laine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Read Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fite Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Weir Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Tomlinson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Bethel Baptist & Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Cage Grave   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bandy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Viverett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rowland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tomlinson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rankin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gaines Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Goshen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Dies Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Baird Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Gallatin 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.

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

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

Lebanon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Ebaneezer
 - 1895 population of 1,883 people (with 35,050 people in 2018)
 - Lebanon had a post office and railroad service
 
Odum - Historic   [Map]
 - While Odum was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ebaneezer
 - Odum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cairo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ebaneezer
 - Cairo had railroad service and no post office
 
Tuckers Gap - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tuckers Gap was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ebaneezer
 - Tuckers Gap had a post office and railroad service
 
Laguardo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ebaneezer
 - 1895 population of 154 people (with 132 people in 2014)
 - Laguardo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leeville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ebaneezer
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Leeville had a post office and railroad service
 
Beckwith   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ebaneezer
 - 1895 population of 90 people
 - Beckwith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Silver Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ebaneezer
 - Silver Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holloway   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Ebaneezer
 - Holloway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Castalian Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Ebaneezer
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 556 people in 2010)
 - Castalian Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Spring Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ebaneezer
 - Spring Creek had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ebaneezer. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ebaneezer in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Wilson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wilson County: www.wilsoncountytn.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Ebaneezer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ebaneezer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ebaneezer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2681, Longitude: -86.3330     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ebaneezer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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