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Our Genealogy Helper for Evanston ...

So far, we have found very little information about Evanston. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Evanston to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Evanston, please Contact Us.


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 Evanston (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 Evanston. 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Evanston is historic, it would have been located within present day Warren County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Warren County: Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Grundy, Sequatchie, Van Buren & White.

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

  DirDistance
Warren     (The home county for Evanston)
  Centertown   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]<2>
  McMinnville   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rowland Station - Historic   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fall City   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Campaign   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Morrison   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Smyrna   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Viola   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Bedford
  Bell Buckle   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wartrace   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cascade Hollow   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Normandy   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Vannatta   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Raus   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shelbyville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bledsoe
  Brockdell   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hart - Historic   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Winesap   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pikeville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cannon
  Woods   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Thomas Town - Historic   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Manus Town - Historic   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Auburntown   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Readyville   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hollow Springs   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Coffee
  Forest Mill   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  New Union   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Winton Town   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Royal Oaks   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ruthledge Ford   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Homaway Village   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tullahoma   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Southgate Park   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cumberland
  Todd Town   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Newton   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
DeKalb
  Smithville   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Young Bend   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dowelltown   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Johnsons Chapel   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Temperance Hall   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Franklin
  Estill Springs   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Monteagle   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grundy
  Altamont   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beersheba Springs   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Coalmont   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gruetli   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gruetli-Laager   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Palmer   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sartain Springs   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tracy City   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lankford Town   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  White City   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson
  Nameless   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rough Point   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gainesboro   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dodson Branch   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Overton
  Duncan's Chapel - Historic   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Putnam
  Pekin - Historic   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Baxter   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Huntland   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Southtown Village   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Burnett   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cookeville   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Park Village   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  White Plains   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Shennon Village   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Algood   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bangham Village   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Rutherford
  Fairfield Estates   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Plainview   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Walter Hill Estates   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Walterhill   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Murfreesboro   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Colonial Village   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Murphree   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Smyrna   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Snell - Historic   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Concord   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Jefferson Pike   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Smith
  Gordonsville   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shaver Town   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bluff Creek   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  South Carthage   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Carthage   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rock City   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Defeated   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Difficult   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Trousdale
  Johntown   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Van Buren
  Sopha - Historic   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
White
  Darkey Springs   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Quebeck   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Doyle   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sparta   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Clarktown   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ravenscroft   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Wilson
  Cottage Home   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Round Top   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Doaks Crossroads   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Saulsbury   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lebanon   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rural Hill   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Possum Town   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Evanston ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Evanston.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Evanston, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Evanston.

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 Evanston:

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 Warren County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bedford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bledsoe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cannon 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

 
DeKalb 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

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Overton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Putnam County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rutherford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Smith County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Trousdale County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Van Buren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
White County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Cemeteries Near Evanston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Evanston.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Holders Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Church of Christ at Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Flatwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Womack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Poor House Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Charles Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Melton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Comer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Osment Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Fuston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grizzle - Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Good Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Younghood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Centertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tittsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Whitlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harrington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Snow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bryars Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Aaron Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whorton Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Fuson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Keith Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Bowling Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mears Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Grove / Barren Fork Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fuston / McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Big Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grange Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Faulkner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Bybees Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Caney Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jaco Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lander Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Braswell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Rigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cummings Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Gaither Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smithson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smithson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lorance Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Frazier Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW French Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Mt. View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thomas Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE George - Estes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beech Hill 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.

Evanston itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Lucky   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Evanston
 - Lucky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dibrell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Evanston
 - Dibrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daylight   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Evanston
 - Daylight had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gath   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Evanston
 - Gath had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leoni   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Evanston
 - 1895 population of 19 people
 - Leoni had a post office and no railroad service
 
Devenport - Historic   [Map]
 - While Devenport was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Evanston
 - Devenport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yager   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Evanston
 - Yager had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Sterling - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mount Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Evanston
 - Mount Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clearmont   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Evanston
 - Clearmont 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 Evanston. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Evanston in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Evanston ...

While our initial data about Evanston came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Evanston 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 Evanston.

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 Evanston:

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

The GNIS database contains an entry for Evanston. See our Misc Page for Evanston for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Warren County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Evanston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Evanston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Evanston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8181, Longitude: -85.8736     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Evanston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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