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Our Genealogy Helper for Edith ...

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 Edith (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 Edith. 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.

Edith is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Mississippi (AR), Crockett, Dyer, Haywood & Tipton.

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Edith)
  Gates   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Halls   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Henning   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Daniels Point Landing   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Chestnut Bluff   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Maury City   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Maury Junction   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Johnsons Grove   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Alamo   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Bells   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fruitvale   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gadsden   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Richwoods   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bruceville   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Finley   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mengelwood   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Middle City   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bishop   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dyersburg   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Tigrett   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bogota   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Meacham   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Churchton   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Trimble   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Braden   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gallaway   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Yorkville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tilghman   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dyer   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Humboldt   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rutherford   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kenton   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Concord   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Owl City   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ko Ko   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Powells Ferry   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ridgely   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Owl City   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sunkist Beach   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tiptonville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Proctor City   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Huntersville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Windy City   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Denmark   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Three Way   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Obion   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hornbeak   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Samburg   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Troy   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Millington   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Covington   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Gift   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Garland   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Burlison   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mount Carmel   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clopton   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gilt Edge   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gailor   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gainesville   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mason   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Mississippi (AR)
  Armorel (AR)   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Blytheville (AR)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Burdette (AR)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Luxora (AR)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Gosnell (AR)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dell (AR)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Osceola (AR)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stark City (AR)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Victoria (AR)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Driver (AR)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Keiser (AR)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Marie (AR)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wilson (AR)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dunklin (MO)
  Rives (MO)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hornersville (MO)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kennett (MO)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Senath (MO)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pemiscot (MO)
  Cooter (MO)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Holland (MO)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Caruthersville (MO)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Steele (MO)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Braggadocio (MO)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hayti Heights (MO)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hayti (MO)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Deering (MO)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gobler (MO)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Netherlands (MO)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mid City (MO)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pascola (MO)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bragg City (MO)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Edith ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Edith.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - 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 Edith:

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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crockett County:     Cyndi's



Dyer County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Gibson County:     Cyndi's



Haywood County:     Cyndi's



Lake County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Obion County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Tipton County:     Cyndi's



Mississippi County (AR):     Cyndi's



Dunklin County (MO):     Cyndi's



Pemiscot County (MO):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Lauderdale 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 ...

Cemeteries Near Edith ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Edith.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Edith UMC Cemetery<2>   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Enon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S New Hope Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Grace Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Dunavant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Carter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Keltner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Leggett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Beech Bluff Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE James L. Thurmond Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Anderson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Elon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Ashport Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Canfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Gates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Halls Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Parr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Asbury UMC Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Maplewood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mary's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Prater Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Woodville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Lightfoot Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Ripley Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Eureka Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Hill Memorial Garden   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Poplar Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Clark Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Holmes 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Edith had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Dry Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Edith
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Dry Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Nankipoo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Edith
 - Nankipoo had a post office and no railroad service
Flippin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Edith
 - Flippin had a post office and railroad service
Abernathy - Historic   [Map]
 - While Abernathy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Edith
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Abernathy had a post office and no railroad service
Curve   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Edith
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Curve had a post office and railroad service
Double Bridges   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Edith
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Double Bridges had a post office and no railroad service
Hales Point   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Edith
 - 1895 population of 119 people
 - Hales Point had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Edith
 - 1895 population of 682 people (with 7,879 people in 2018)
 - Ripley 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 Edith. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Edith in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Edith ...

While our initial data about Edith came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Edith in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Edith.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Edith:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Edith. See our Misc Page for Edith for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Tennessee

About Lauderdale County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Edith) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edith. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8484, Longitude: -89.5331     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edith have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<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:

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

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