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Our Genealogy Helper for Elm Grove ...

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 Elm Grove (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 Elm Grove. 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.

Name Variations for Elm Grove ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Elm Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Elm Grove: Elm Grv.

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.

Elm Grove is located in Tipton County.

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

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

Tipton     (The home county for Elm Grove)
  Burlison   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Gilt Edge   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Garland   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Munford   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Covington   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Atoka   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mount Carmel   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Clopton   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wilkinsville   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Gift   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Chestnut Bluff   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Maury City   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Johnsons Grove   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Maury Junction   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Richwoods   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bruceville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mengelwood   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Finley   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Middle City   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bishop   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dyersburg   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Braden   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Gallaway   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hickory Withe   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Feathers Chapel   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Somerville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New Bethel   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Williston   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Piperton   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rossville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ko Ko   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Owl City   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Daniels Point Landing   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Henning   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Gates   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Halls   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Millington   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Giles Town   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lakeland   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Spring Lake   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Bartlett   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Binghampton   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  The Village   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hunt Village   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Memphis   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Germantown   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Craighead (AR)
  Caraway (AR)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Black Oak (AR)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Monette (AR)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lake City (AR)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Crittenden (AR)
  Gilmore (AR)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Clarkedale (AR)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Turrell (AR)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jericho (AR)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mound City (AR)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Heafer (AR)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marion (AR)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sunset (AR)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Memphis (AR)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Crawfordsville (AR)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Amanca (AR)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mississippi (AR)
  Driver (AR)   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wilson (AR)   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Osceola (AR)   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Luxora (AR)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Marie (AR)   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Keiser (AR)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bassett (AR)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Burdette (AR)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Victoria (AR)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Joiner (AR)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dyess (AR)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Frenchmans Bayou (AR)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Poinsett (AR)
  Alto (AR)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lepanto (AR)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rivervale (AR)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tyronza (AR)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Black Oak (AR)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Marked Tree (AR)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Trumann (AR)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dunklin (MO)
  Hornersville (MO)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rives (MO)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Arbyrd (MO)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pemiscot (MO)
  Cooter (MO)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Holland (MO)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Steele (MO)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Elm Grove ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Elm Grove.

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

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 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 Elm Grove:

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 Tipton 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



Haywood County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Craighead County (AR):     Cyndi's



Crittenden County (AR):     Cyndi's



Mississippi County (AR):     Cyndi's



Poinsett 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 Tipton 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
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Cemeteries Near Elm Grove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Elm Grove.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Dickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ravenscroft Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Samuels Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Bates Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Old Fulton Road Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Old Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Adams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Crigger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E R.H. Munford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Leighs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Hope Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Nodena Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Poplar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Tipton Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Towson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE El Canaan MB Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. James Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Driver 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.<4>

While we didn't find Elm Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Elm Grove.

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

Burlison   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Elm Grove
 - Burlison had a post office and no railroad service
Detroit   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Elm Grove
 - Detroit had a post office and no railroad service
Gilt Edge   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Elm Grove
 - Gilt Edge had a post office and no railroad service
Garland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Elm Grove
 - 1895 population of 152 people (with 302 people in 2018)
 - Garland had a post office and no railroad service
Fulton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Elm Grove
 - 1895 population of 134 people
 - Fulton had a post office and no railroad service
Randolph   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Elm Grove
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Randolph had a post office and no railroad service
Bride   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Elm Grove
 - Bride had a post office and no railroad service
Brighton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Elm Grove
 - 1895 population of 214 people (with 2,921 people in 2018)
 - Brighton 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 Elm Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Elm Grove in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Tipton County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tipton County:

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elm Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elm Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5729, Longitude: -89.8126     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elm Grove 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:

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<3>MB is an abbreviation for the Missionary Baptists. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the Missionary Baptists. See their website at: Missionary Baptist Churches 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 Elm Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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