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Our Genealogy Helper for Elkins ...

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 Elkins (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 Elkins. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Elkins is located in Hickman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hickman County: Dickson, Humphreys, Lewis, Maury, Perry & Williamson.

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

  DirDistance
Hickman     (The home county for Elkins)
  Nunnelly   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Centerville   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Graytown   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Salt Lick   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Wrigley   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Whitehouse   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lyles   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bon Aqua Junction   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Aetna   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Primm Springs   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hornertown   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Benton
  Brevards Ferry   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Camden   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wildlife Cove Village   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Crossroads   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cheatham
  Bell Town   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kingston Springs   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pegram   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Doziers - Historic   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ashland City   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cheap Hill   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Davidson
  Tennessee Towne - Historic   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Belle Meade   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Forest Hills   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Decatur
  Jeannette   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Decaturville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dickson
  Water Valley - Historic   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Dickson   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Tennessee City   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Burns   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  White Bluff   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Vanleer   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  White Oak Flat   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Slayden   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dunn Chapel   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Woods Valley   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Giles
  Lynnville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Houston
  Erin   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tennessee Ridge   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Humphreys
  Grandmother Ford   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bethpage   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  McEwen   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bakerville   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pigeon Roost   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Johnsonville   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Halls Creek   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Lawrence
  Webber City   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Park Grove   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ethridge   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lawrenceburg   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lewis
  Hohenwald   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Voorhies   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Maury
  Chartersville   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Greenfield Bend   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  New Flys Village   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Hill Town   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sawdust   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Armour Village   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jonesboro - Historic   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Frierson Town   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Graymere Manor   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Montgomery
  Oakridge   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Liverworth   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Perry
  Lobelville   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Beardstown   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Linden   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Stewart
  Cumberland City   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wayne
  Ashland Ford   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Slickrock Ford   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Waynesboro   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Williamson
  Fairview   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Loriland   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wilkes - Historic   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Old Town - Historic   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Thompson's Station   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Parry   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Berrys Chapel Heights   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Duplex   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lynnwood Downs   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  McEwen - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wildwood Estates   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Elkins ...

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 Elkins.

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

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 Elkins:

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 Hickman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cheatham County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Davidson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Decatur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dickson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Giles County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Houston County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Humphreys County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lawrence County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Maury County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Perry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Stewart County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wayne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Williamson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Cemeteries Near Elkins ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Elkins.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Harrington Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pillar Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Carothers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Coates Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Plunkett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hassell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Fowlkes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Huddleston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Griner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Huddleston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gossett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Canady Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Frazier Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Hickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Givens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Frazier Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whitson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Huddleston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grays Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Totty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Petty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Field Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW McCollum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Breece Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Springer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Byers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stanfill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harvill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Weatherspoon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lowe Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lancaster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Little Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spot Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hedge Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Malugin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Potter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wheat Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bartley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gossett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Potter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dudley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Humble Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Petty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carothers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pickard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Primm Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gossett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilkens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Redden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flowers Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chessor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Whiteside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kellough Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Willow Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Booker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meacham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Petty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Monk Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Leathers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shanes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blackwell 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 Elkins in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Elkins.

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

Goodrich   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Elkins
 - 1895 population of 358 people
 - Goodrich had a post office and railroad service
 
Centerville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Elkins
 - 1895 population of 498 people (with 3,569 people in 2018)
 - Centerville had a post office and railroad service
 
Nunnelly   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Elkins
 - Nunnelly had a post office and railroad service
 
Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Elkins
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Graham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Elkins
 - Graham had a post office and railroad service
 
Deans   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Elkins
 - Deans had railroad service and no post office
 
Graytown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Elkins
 - Graytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tottys Bend   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Elkins
 - Tottys Bend 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 Elkins. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Elkins in the 1890's.

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About Hickman County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hickman County: www.hickmanco.com/

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 from Point A (ie- Elkins) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8226, Longitude: -87.4803     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elkins 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 Elkins, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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