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Our Genealogy Helper for Elizabeth ...

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 Elizabeth (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 Elizabeth. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Elizabeth is located in Crockett County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Crockett County: Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, Lauderdale & Madison.

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

  DirDistance
Crockett     (The home county for Elizabeth)
  Friendship   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Maury Junction   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Maury City   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Chestnut Bluff   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Alamo   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Johnsons Grove   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Gadsden   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bells   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fruitvale   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Carroll
  Atwood   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lavinia   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Whitthorne   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Trezevant   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  McLemoresville   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wingo   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  McKenzie   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dyer
  Tigrett   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bishop   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Churchton   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bruceville   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dyersburg   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Meacham   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Middle City   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Trimble   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Finley   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Richwoods   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Bogota   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Gibson
  Yorkville   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dyer   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Tilghman   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rutherford   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Kenton   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Humboldt   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Concord   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Four Points   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Union Central   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Hardeman
  Teague   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Haywood
  Owl City   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ko Ko   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Henderson
  Atkins - Historic   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  White Fern   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lake
  Ridgely   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Owl City   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sunkist Beach   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Powells Ferry   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tiptonville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Proctor City   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New Markham   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lauderdale
  Halls   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Gates   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Henning   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Daniels Point Landing   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Madison
  Windy City   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Three Way   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Huntersville   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lawrence   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Denmark   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Medon   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Parkburg   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Obion
  Obion   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hornbeak   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Troy   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Englewood   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rives   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Samburg   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Union City   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Woodland Mills   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pierce Station   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  South Fulton   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tipton
  Gift   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Covington   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Weakley
  Greenfield   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Martin   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pillowville   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dresden   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gleason   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Latham   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ore Springs   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mississippi (AR)
  Armorel (AR)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Blytheville (AR)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pemiscot (MO)
  Caruthersville (MO)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cooter (MO)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hayti (MO)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hayti Heights (MO)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Netherlands (MO)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Braggadocio (MO)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Holland (MO)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Steele (MO)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hayward (MO)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Elizabeth ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Elizabeth.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Elizabeth, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Elizabeth.

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 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 Elizabeth:

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 Crockett County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carroll County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dyer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gibson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hardeman County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Haywood County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henderson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lake County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Obion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tipton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Weakley County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mississippi County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pemiscot County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Crockett 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 ...
      Arkansas
      Kentucky
      Missouri

Cemeteries Near Elizabeth ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Elizabeth.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Belle Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Nash Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hardin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Bridget Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rehoboth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Miller Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Hogue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW RoEllen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cock and Irvin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bowers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holly Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Self Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Viar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stallcup Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S New Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cairo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Atkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Yorkville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Yorkville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sorrell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Palestine Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Albritton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Glenn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pond Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Quincy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Cowan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holly Spring 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 Elizabeth in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Elizabeth.

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

Stokes   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Elizabeth
 - Stokes had a post office and no railroad service
 
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Elizabeth
 - 1895 population of 255 people (with 672 people in 2018)
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tatumville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Elizabeth
 - Tatumville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crockett Mills   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Elizabeth
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Crockett Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brazil   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Elizabeth
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - Brazil had a post office and no railroad service
 
RoEllen   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Elizabeth
 - RoEllen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cairo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Elizabeth
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cairo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gibson Wells   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Elizabeth
 - Gibson Wells had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yorkville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Elizabeth
 - 1895 population of 196 people (with 257 people in 2018)
 - Yorkville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maury City   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Elizabeth
 - 1895 population of 241 people (with 665 people in 2018)
 - Maury City 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 Elizabeth. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Elizabeth in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Crockett County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elizabeth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9645, Longitude: -89.1776     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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