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Our Genealogy Helper for Eureka Hills ...

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 Eureka Hills (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 Eureka Hills. 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.

Eureka Hills is located in Hamblen County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hamblen County: Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hawkins & Jefferson.

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

  DirDistance
Hamblen     (The home county for Eureka Hills)
  Monte Vista Estates   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Morristown   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  East Village   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Casablanca   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Silver City   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Bright - Historic   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  White Pine   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Whitesburg   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Collons Ferry   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Campbell
  Flat Hollow   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Claiborne
  Caney Valley   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Evans Ferry   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Raven Hill   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Lone Mountain   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  New Tazewell   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tazewell   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Minton Mill   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harrogate   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Shawanee   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cumberland Gap   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Cocke
  Bybee   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Clevenger   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Jaybird   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Parrottsville   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bailey Town   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Newport   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Carson Springs   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  West Myers   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Del Rio   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tom Town   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Grainger
  Wyatt Village   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bean Station   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wa-Ni Village   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Beans   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dyers Ferry   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Thorn Hill   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Massengill Mill   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Blaine   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Greene
  Mosheim   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Greeneville   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Forest Hills   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bolton Estates   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Camp Creek   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tusculum   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Afton   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Henshaw - Historic   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Hancock
  Yount Town   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Trent Valley   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sneedville   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Alanthus Hill   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Willis   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Hawkins
  Bulls Gap   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Red Bridge Ferry   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mooresburg Springs   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Strahl   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Surgoinsville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Greenland   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Church Hill   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Block City   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Green Village   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
  Baneberry   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rock Town   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Jefferson City   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dandridge   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Flat Gap   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  New Market   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rocky Valley   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Dumplin   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cook Mill   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Knox
  Thorn Grove   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Peters Mill   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mascot   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mayo - Historic   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kimberlin Heights   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ridgeview Heights   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Moshina Heights   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kings Valley   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ramsey Ferry   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Copper Ridge   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bayless - Historic   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Murphy Hills   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Sevier
  Henry Crossroads   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Harrisburg   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kodak   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Catlettsburg   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sevierville   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pittman Center   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oak City   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pigeon Forge   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gatlinburg   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Seymour Heights   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Sullivan
  Blair Gap   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Union
  Luttrell   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Plainview   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Maynardville   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Warwicktown   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Braden   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Washington
  Ducktown   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bowmantown   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nolichucky - Historic   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fall Branch   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Telford   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Bell (KY)
  Middlesboro (KY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Stony Fork Junction (KY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Edgewood (KY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Harlan (KY)
  Cranks (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cawood (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pathfork (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison (NC)
  Hot Springs (NC)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Allenstand (NC)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chapel Hill (NC)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cutshalltown (NC)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Allegheny (NC)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Eureka Hills ...

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 Eureka Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Eureka Hills, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Eureka Hills.

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 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 Eureka Hills:

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 Hamblen County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Campbell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Claiborne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cocke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grainger County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greene County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hancock County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hawkins County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Knox County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sevier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sullivan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bell County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harlan County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Cemeteries Near Eureka Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eureka Hills.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Roe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Watkins Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morelock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Emma Jarnagin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greene Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Witt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Inman Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Solomon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thomas Jarnagin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hamblen Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carter's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Heath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Couch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Westminister Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Colman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCorkel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Neilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Courtney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McKenney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wisecarver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kesterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hurley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rocky Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Martha Sunderland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Samsel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Slate Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Luster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Haun Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bent Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Heath Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bacon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Adriel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mansfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Eckel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Overbay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Calfee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Murray Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Creechs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Murray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hull Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Graham Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCullough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kenner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Etter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bassett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Narrow Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bean Station Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moores Chapel 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 Eureka Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Eureka Hills.

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

Morristown   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Eureka Hills
 - 1895 population of 1,999 people (with 29,926 people in 2018)
 - Morristown had a post office and railroad service
 
Witt   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Eureka Hills
 - Witt had railroad service and no post office
 
Springvale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Eureka Hills
 - Springvale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Eureka Hills
 - 1895 population of 209 people
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
 
White Pine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Eureka Hills
 - 1895 population of 193 people (with 2,348 people in 2018)
 - White Pine had a post office and railroad service
 
Bright - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bright was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eureka Hills
 - Bright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alpha   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Eureka Hills
 - Alpha had a post office and railroad service
 
Leadvale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Eureka Hills
 - 1895 population of 94 people
 - Leadvale 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 Eureka Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eureka Hills in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Hamblen County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eureka Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1915, Longitude: -83.2632     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eureka Hills 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 Eureka Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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