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Our Genealogy Helper for Elkhead ...

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 Elkhead (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 Elkhead. 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 and doctors 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.

Elkhead is located in Grundy County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Grundy County: Coffee, Franklin, Marion, Sequatchie & Warren.

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

  DirDistance
Grundy     (The home county for Elkhead)
  Pelham   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Sartain Springs   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Coalmont   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Altamont   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Tracy City   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Gruetli   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lankford Town   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gruetli-Laager   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  White City   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Beersheba Springs   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Palmer   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Bedford
  Cascade Hollow   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Normandy   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Raus   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wartrace   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bell Buckle   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Shelbyville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Vannatta   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Bledsoe
  Brockdell   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pikeville   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cannon
  Hollow Springs   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Manus Town - Historic   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Thomas Town - Historic   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Woods   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Readyville   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Coffee
  Ruthledge Ford   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Winton Town   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Forest Mill   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Royal Oaks   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  New Union   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Southgate Park   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tullahoma   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Homaway Village   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
DeKalb
  Young Bend   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Franklin
  Monteagle   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sewanee   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Greenhaw   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cowan   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Decherd   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Estill Springs   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Winchester   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Winchester Springs   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sal City   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Garner Ford   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Hamilton
  Fairmount   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Signal Mountain   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Signal Terrace   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Summertown   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Walden   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fountain Village   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Falling Water   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mowbray   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lake Village   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Midvale   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Red Bank   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Valley Village   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lincoln
  Gattistown   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Flintville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Corder Crossroads   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion
  Whitwell   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Condra   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Orme   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Jasper   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Powells Crossroads   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  South Pittsburg   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Richard City   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Moore
  Lynchburg   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Rutherford
  Plainview   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Sequatchie
  Cartwright   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dunlap   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Center Point   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Van Buren
  Sopha - Historic   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Warren
  Viola   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Morrison   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Smyrna   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  McMinnville   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Centertown   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rowland Station - Historic   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Campaign   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fall City   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
White
  Quebeck   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Doyle   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Darkey Springs   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jackson (AL)
  Copenhagen (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bridgeport (AL)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bryant (AL)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Browns Valley (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Town (AL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stevenson (AL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Greerton (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hytop (AL)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Estillfork (AL)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Higdon (AL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fackler (AL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Beachboro (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dade (GA)
  Cole City (GA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wildwood (GA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Trenton (GA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker (GA)
  Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rock City (GA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Flintstone (GA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rossville (GA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Elkhead ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Elkhead.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Elkhead, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Elkhead.

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 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 Elkhead:

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 Grundy County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bedford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bledsoe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cannon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Coffee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
DeKalb County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamilton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Moore County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rutherford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sequatchie 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

 
Jackson County (AL):     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

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Elkhead.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hamby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Big Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Paynes Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Goodman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sissom Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Patton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Baptist Graveyard   [Map]     
  SW Pelham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Layne Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Wilkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Buckner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hargiss Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clouse Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bonnie Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Womack Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sheid Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sherrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Partin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Laxon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Airview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ikard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coalmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gentry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cash Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nevill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gipson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lappin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Monteagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tracy City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hobbs Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Orange Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Altamont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnny Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henry Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilder Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Wileman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Alto Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gipson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fults Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Yate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gum Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW B.F. Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Swann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gregg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adams Gravesite   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fults Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Swiss Colony Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fultz Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chestnut Grove Church of Christ 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 Elkhead in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Elkhead.

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

Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Elkhead
 - 1895 population of 89 people (with 403 people in 2010)
 - Pelham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Altamont   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Elkhead
 - 1895 population of 67 people (with 1,028 people in 2018)
 - Altamont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prairie Plains   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Elkhead
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Prairie Plains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monteagle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Elkhead
 - 1895 population of 348 people (with 1,229 people in 2018)
 - Monteagle had a post office and railroad service
 
Tracy City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Elkhead
 - 1895 population of 1,936 people (with 1,396 people in 2018)
 - Tracy City had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Elkhead
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Hillsboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alto   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Elkhead
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Alto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gruetli   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Elkhead
 - 1895 population of 291 people (with 1,775 people in 2014)
 - Gruetli had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sewanee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Elkhead
 - 1895 population of 428 people (with 2,311 people in 2010)
 - Sewanee 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 Elkhead. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Elkhead in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Grundy County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elkhead. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elkhead) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkhead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3584, Longitude: -85.8314     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elkhead 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 Elkhead, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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