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Ethridge, Tennessee

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Our Genealogy Helper for Ethridge ...

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 Ethridge (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 Ethridge. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Ethridge is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Lauderdale (AL), Giles, Lewis, Maury & Wayne.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Ethridge)
  Webber City   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Flatwoods   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Park Grove   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Lawrenceburg   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  New Prospect   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fall River   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Loretto   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Liberty Grove   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saint Joseph   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rascal Town   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Iron City   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Palmetto   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Whitaker   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Weakley   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Wales   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Olivet   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gordon   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lynnville   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Green Field   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Powell Chapel   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Minor Hill   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Aymett Town   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Trigg   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Elkton   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dickson Town   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Aetna   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hornertown   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Graytown   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Primm Springs   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Nunnelly   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wrigley   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Voorhies   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hohenwald   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dellrose   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Boonshill   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pearl City   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cornersville   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  New Town   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Delina   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Orrs   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jonesboro - Historic   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Frierson Town   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Scotts Mill   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Southport   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Armour Village   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Graymere Manor   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sawdust   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Greenfield Bend   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chartersville   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Linden   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Beardstown   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lobelville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ashland Ford   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Corning - Historic   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Slickrock Ford   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Waynesboro   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Collinwood   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lutts   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clifton   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wilkes - Historic   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Duplex   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Thompson's Station   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Colbert (AL)
  Davidsons Cross Roads (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ford City (AL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wilson Dam (AL)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lauderdale (AL)
  Belew (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bethel (AL)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lexington (AL)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Slabtown (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Green Hill (AL)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Comer (AL)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Anderson (AL)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Corum (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cedar Hill (AL)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Atlas (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Estep (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Arnot (AL)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Zip City (AL)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lawrence (AL)
  Wheeler Dam Village (AL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Limestone (AL)
  Lester (AL)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Clifton (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cairo (AL)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Elkmont (AL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Estaville (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ardmore (AL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Caro (AL)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Ethridge ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ethridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ethridge, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ethridge.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Ethridge:

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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bedford County:     Cyndi's



Giles County:     Cyndi's



Hickman County:     Cyndi's



Lewis County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Maury County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Williamson County:     Cyndi's



Colbert County (AL):     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County (AL):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (AL):     Cyndi's



Limestone County (AL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Lawrence 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near Ethridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ethridge.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Lay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ethridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mattox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lawrence County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Yoder Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Kidd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brace Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Freeman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mint Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chapel Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Lawrenceburg City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mimosa Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S McLean Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tripp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clifton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Marcella Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bumpass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE May Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E May Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Summertown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shrader Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rhea Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pennington Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Choates Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whitson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Campbellsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Yokley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barnesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Deerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Houser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ander Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Drakes Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Colbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wyrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE West Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morris Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Yokley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Briar Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Watts Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blowing Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Factory 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Ethridge had a post office and no railroad service. In 2018, Ethridge had a population of 486 people.

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

Brace   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Ethridge
 - Brace had a post office and no railroad service
Seven - Historic   [Map]
 - While Seven was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ethridge
 - Seven had a post office and no railroad service
Lawrenceburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ethridge
 - 1895 population of 618 people (with 10,838 people in 2018)
 - Lawrenceburg had a post office and railroad service
Weakley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ethridge
 - Weakley had a post office and no railroad service
Crestview   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Ethridge
 - Crestview had a post office and no railroad service
Henryville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ethridge
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
Summertown   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Ethridge
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Summertown had a post office and railroad service
Carpenters - Historic   [Map]
 - While Carpenters was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Ethridge
 - Carpenters had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ethridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ethridge in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ethridge ...

While our initial data about Ethridge came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ethridge in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ethridge.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Ethridge:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

We have found Ethridge in these Censuses: 2010-2000. See our Census Page for Ethridge for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ethridge. See our Misc Page for Ethridge for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Lawrence County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lawrence 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ethridge) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ethridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ethridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ethridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3217, Longitude: -87.3012     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ethridge 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>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 Ethridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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