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Our Genealogy Helper for Ephesus ...

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 Ephesus (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 Ephesus. 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 southeast 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 south.

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 south 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.

Ephesus is located in Carroll County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Carroll County: Benton, Decatur, Gibson, Henderson, Henry, Madison & Weakley.

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

Carroll     (The home county for Ephesus)
  Hollow Rock   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Bruceton   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Huntingdon   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  McKenzie   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Concord   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wingo   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  McLemoresville   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Trezevant   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Atwood   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Whitthorne   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lavinia   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sandy Point   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Crossroads   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Camden   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wildlife Cove Village   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brevards Ferry   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Jeannette   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Decaturville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ledbetter   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Milan   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Union Central   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Graball   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Four Points   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Concord   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Goat City   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Medina   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dyer   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rutherford   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Parkers Crossroads   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Union Cross   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Atkins - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chesterfield   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Darden   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  White Fern   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Spring Creek   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Henry   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Springville   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Paris   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Whitlock   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mandels - Historic   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cottage Grove   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Puryear   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Conyersville   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Whitehouse   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Tennessee Ridge   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Erin   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Johnsonville   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Halls Creek   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pigeon Roost   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bakerville   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  McEwen   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Grandmother Ford   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bethpage   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Three Way   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lobelville   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Beardstown   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dover   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cumberland City   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gleason   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Ore Springs   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pillowville   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dunlap - Historic   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Dresden   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Latham   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Martin   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Calloway (KY)
  Hazel (KY)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  New Concord (KY)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Protemus (KY)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Murray (KY)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Almo (KY)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kirksey (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Graves (KY)
  Bell City (KY)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lynnville (KY)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tri City (KY)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Farmington (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sedalia (KY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Ephesus ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ephesus.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Ephesus:

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 Carroll County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's



Decatur County:     Cyndi's



Gibson County:     Cyndi's



Henderson County:     Cyndi's



Henry County:     Cyndi's



Hickman County:     Cyndi's



Houston County:     Cyndi's



Humphreys County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Stewart County:     Cyndi's



Weakley County:     Cyndi's



Calloway County (KY):     Cyndi's



Graves County (KY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Carroll County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Tennessee, for Carroll 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 ...

Cemeteries Near Ephesus ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ephesus.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Marlborough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Marlborough Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bomar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Muzzall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Broach Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tick Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mansfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Harder Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mebane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nesbitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Swift Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dumpling Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Haglerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Joyner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peeples Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Vandyke Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hollowrock Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Francisco Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kemp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Manleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Babb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hamlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Harman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hatman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Haines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE French Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Atkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Claxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dellahunty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rushing Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dinwiddie Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Long Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bevill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hinchey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sandy Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Manleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Manteys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blanchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Caton Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Finley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Post Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Weatherly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Manleyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Van Dyke Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Maplewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Trevathan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Humbles Chapel MB Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  SSW Humbles Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S McCallie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spellings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rushing Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rushings Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Leoney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eastwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Paris Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bostick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dinwiddie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Atkins 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 Ephesus in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ephesus.

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

Carnsville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Carnsville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ephesus
 - Carnsville had a post office and no railroad service
Mixie   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Ephesus
 - Mixie had a post office and no railroad service
Mansfield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Ephesus
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Mansfield had a post office and no railroad service
Haglerville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Haglerville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ephesus
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haglerville had a post office and no railroad service
Hollow Rock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Ephesus
 - 1895 population of 249 people (with 678 people in 2018)
 - Hollow Rock had a post office and railroad service
Rosser   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ephesus
 - Rosser had railroad service and no post office
Lipe   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ephesus
 - Lipe had railroad service and no post office
Manleyville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ephesus
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Manleyville 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 Ephesus. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ephesus in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Carroll County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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- Ephesus) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ephesus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1303, Longitude: -88.2887     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ephesus 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 Ephesus, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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