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Our Genealogy Helper for Elm Hill ...

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 Hill (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 Hill. 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.

Elm Hill is located in Sequatchie County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sequatchie County: Grundy, Hamilton, Marion & Van Buren.

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

  DirDistance
Sequatchie     (The home county for Elm Hill)
  Dunlap   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Center Point   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Cartwright   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Bledsoe
  Brockdell   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pikeville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Summer City   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hart - Historic   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Ninemile   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Winesap   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Bradley
  Bent Tree Acres   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hopewell Estates   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Countryside Village   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hopewell   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mineral Park   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bellefounte   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  East Cleveland   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  South Cleveland   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wildwood Lake   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Coffee
  Winton Town   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ruthledge Ford   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Forest Mill   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cumberland
  Newton   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Todd Town   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lantana   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lake Tansi Village   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Franklin
  Monteagle   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sewanee   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Greenhaw   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Grundy
  Palmer   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Gruetli-Laager   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gruetli   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Beersheba Springs   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Coalmont   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  White City   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Altamont   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Lankford Town   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tracy City   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sartain Springs   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Hamilton
  Flat Top   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mowbray   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sale Creek   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Soddy-Daisy   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Falling Water   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Soddy Lake Heights   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fairmount   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Summertown   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Walden   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Crabtree Hills   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Middle Valley   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sandalwood Village   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Caramel Village   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Marion
  Condra   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Powells Crossroads   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Whitwell   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Jasper   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  South Pittsburg   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Richard City   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Orme   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
McMinn
  Lamontville   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Calhoun   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Riceville   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Claxton   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Meigs
  Cayuga Town - Historic   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  East View   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Calico   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Polk
  Chestuee   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Rhea
  Graysville   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cumberland Spring   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Spring City   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lakewood Village   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Van Buren
  Sopha - Historic   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Warren
  Smyrna   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Campaign   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rowland Station - Historic   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Viola   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  McMinnville   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fall City   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Morrison   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Centertown   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
White
  Quebeck   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Doyle   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clarktown   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sparta   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Darkey Springs   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ravenscroft   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson (AL)
  Bryant (AL)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Copenhagen (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bridgeport (AL)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Higdon (AL)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Catoosa (GA)
  Lakeview (GA)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Graysville (GA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Boynton (GA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ringgold (GA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Catoosa Springs (GA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Dade (GA)
  Wildwood (GA)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cole City (GA)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Trenton (GA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Walker (GA)
  Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rock City (GA)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rossville (GA)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fairview (GA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Flintstone (GA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Park City (GA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Whitfield (GA)
  Cohutta (GA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Varnell (GA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Elm Hill ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Elm Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Elm Hill, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Elm Hill.

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 either 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 Elm Hill:

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 Sequatchie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bledsoe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bradley County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Coffee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cumberland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grundy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamilton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McMinn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Meigs County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rhea 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

 
Catoosa County (GA):     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

 
Whitfield County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Sequatchie 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 ...
      Alabama
      Georgia

Cemeteries Near Elm Hill ...

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

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Welch Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McWilliams Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Hixson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Pope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE John M. Hixson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Cordell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson - Lewis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bowman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Hendon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Thans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hixson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lands Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Varner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW McGlothen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Cookston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Granny Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hotwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Standifer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King 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.<3>

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

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

Dunlap   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Elm Hill
 - 1895 population of 322 people (with 5,120 people in 2018)
 - Dunlap had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Airy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Elm Hill
 - 1895 population of 148 people
 - Mount Airy had a post office and railroad service
 
Pailo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Elm Hill
 - Pailo had a post office and railroad service
 
Daus   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Elm Hill
 - Daus had railroad service and no post office
 
Cagle   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Elm Hill
 - Cagle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brayton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Elm Hill
 - Brayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Soddy   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Elm Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,173 people
 - Soddy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daisy   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Elm Hill
 - 1895 population of 370 people
 - Daisy 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 Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Elm Hill in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Sequatchie County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elm Hill. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elm Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elm Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3906, Longitude: -85.3325     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elm Hill 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 Elm Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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