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Our Genealogy Helper for Ebenezer ...

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 Ebenezer (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 Ebenezer. 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 southwest 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 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.

Ebenezer is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Jackson (AL), Dade (GA), Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton & Sequatchie.

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

  DirDistance
Marion     (The home county for Ebenezer)
  Jasper   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Kimball   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Whitwell   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  South Pittsburg   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Powells Crossroads   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Richard City   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Orme   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Condra   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Bledsoe
  Brockdell   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Bradley
  Mineral Park   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bent Tree Acres   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Countryside Village   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hopewell Estates   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hopewell   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  South Cleveland   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Coffee
  Ruthledge Ford   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Winton Town   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Royal Oaks   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Forest Mill   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Southgate Park   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Franklin
  Monteagle   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Sewanee   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cowan   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Greenhaw   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sal City   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Decherd   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Winchester   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Estill Springs   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Winchester Springs   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Beans Creek   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Grundy
  White City   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lankford Town   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Tracy City   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sartain Springs   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Palmer   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Coalmont   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Gruetli-Laager   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Gruetli   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Altamont   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Beersheba Springs   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Hamilton
  Lake Village   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Tiftonia   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Valley Village   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lookout Mountain   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Signal Mountain   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Chattanooga   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fountain Village   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Midvale   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Signal Terrace   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Red Bank   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fairmount   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Walden   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Meigs
  East View   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Rhea
  Graysville   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Sequatchie
  Cartwright   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Center Point   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dunlap   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Warren
  Viola   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Smyrna   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
DeKalb (AL)
  Ider (AL)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Henagar (AL)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hammondville (AL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mentone (AL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Valley Head (AL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cordell (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sylvania (AL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Alpine (AL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jackson (AL)
  Bryant (AL)   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Copenhagen (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bridgeport (AL)   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Higdon (AL)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Browns Valley (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Stevenson (AL)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  New Town (AL)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Flat Rock (AL)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fackler (AL)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pisgah (AL)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hytop (AL)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fairfield (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Catoosa (GA)
  Lakeview (GA)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Boynton (GA)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Graysville (GA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ringgold (GA)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Catoosa Springs (GA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Chattooga (GA)
  Cloudland (GA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Trion (GA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dade (GA)
  Cole City (GA)   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Wildwood (GA)   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Trenton (GA)   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Walker (GA)
  Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rock City (GA)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Flintstone (GA)   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rossville (GA)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fairview (GA)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Park City (GA)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kensington (GA)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Linwood (GA)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Whitfield (GA)
  Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Trickum (GA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cohutta (GA)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Varnell (GA)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dalton (GA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Ebenezer ...

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 100 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ebenezer.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ebenezer, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ebenezer.

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 websites either 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 Ebenezer:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bledsoe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bradley County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Coffee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grundy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamilton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Meigs County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rhea County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sequatchie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
DeKalb County (AL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County (AL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Catoosa County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chattooga County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dade County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Walker County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Whitfield County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Cemeteries Near Ebenezer ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ebenezer.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Baptist Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hoge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hornbeak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spangler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old County Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hoge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lasater Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Little White Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Wyrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Owen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oates Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Caroline Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chaudoin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Old Havron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Havron Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ladds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hales Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cabe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glover Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Laynes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Cumberland View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McDaniel - Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Grant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Aetna Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Layne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Raulston Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW James Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Straightway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Beene Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kelly's Ferry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McNabb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Francis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lusk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bible Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thomas 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 Ebenezer in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ebenezer.

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

Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Ebenezer
 - 1895 population of 902 people (with 3,358 people in 2018)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
 
Sequatchie   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ebenezer
 - Sequatchie had a post office and railroad service
 
Inman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ebenezer
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Inman had a post office and railroad service
 
Kimball   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ebenezer
 - Kimball had a post office and railroad service
 
Shellmound - Historic   [Map]
 - While Shellmound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Ebenezer
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Shellmound had a post office and railroad service
 
Vulcan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ebenezer
 - Vulcan had railroad service and no post office
 
Victoria   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ebenezer
 - 1895 population of 259 people
 - Victoria had a post office and railroad service
 
Whiteside   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ebenezer
 - 1895 population of 533 people
 - Whiteside had a post office and railroad service

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Marion County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ebenezer. 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 '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- Ebenezer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ebenezer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0726, Longitude: -85.5800     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ebenezer 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 Ebenezer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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