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Evensville, Tennessee

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Our Genealogy Helper for Evensville ...

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 Evensville (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 Evensville. 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Evensville is located in Rhea County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rhea County: Bledsoe, Bradley, Cumberland, Meigs & Roane.

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

Rhea     (The home county for Evensville)
  Cumberland Spring   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Dayton   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Spring City   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Graysville   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lakewood Village   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Summer City   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Ninemile   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pikeville   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hart - Historic   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Winesap   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Brockdell   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hopewell Estates   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Countryside Village   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Hopewell   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Bellefounte   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Bent Tree Acres   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  East Cleveland   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  South Cleveland   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mineral Park   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wildwood Lake   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lake Tansi Village   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Newton   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Lantana   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Crossville   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greenbriar Village   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Todd Town   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Center Ford   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dykes Crossroads   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fairfield Glade   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lake Pomeroy   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Woodlands   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Palmer   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Beersheba Springs   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gruetli-Laager   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lakewood   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Birchwood   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sale Creek   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Flat Top   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Soddy Lake Heights   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mowbray   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Soddy-Daisy   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lakesite   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Caramel Village   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Crabtree Hills   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Middle Valley   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Harrison Ferry   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Loudon City Park   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Loudon   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Condra   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Powells Crossroads   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Whitwell   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lamontville   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Riceville   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Athens   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Calhoun   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Niota   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Claxton   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bell Spring   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Englewood   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Goodsprings   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Etowah   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Calico   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cayuga Town - Historic   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  East View   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Surprise   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Sweetwater   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Madisonville   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tellico Plains   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jacktown   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Vonore   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Harriman   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Catoosa - Historic   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Blue Gem - Historic   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Coal Hill   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Chestuee   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Delano   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Benton   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ball Play   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pioneer Village   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lakemont Heights   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rockwood   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Postoak   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  College Grove   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Iron Divide - Historic   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Midtown   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Midtown Heights   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Laddie Village   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bazel Town   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dyllis   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dunlap   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Center Point   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cartwright   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Van Buren
  Spencer   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sopha - Historic   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Campaign   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Clarktown   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ravenscroft   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Doyle   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sparta   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Quebeck   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Evensville ...

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 Evensville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Evensville, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Evensville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Evensville:

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 Rhea County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bledsoe County:     Cyndi's



Bradley County:     Cyndi's



Cumberland County:     Cyndi's



Grundy County:     Cyndi's



Hamilton County:     Cyndi's



Loudon County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



McMinn County:     Cyndi's



Meigs County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Sequatchie County:     Cyndi's



Van Buren County:     Cyndi's



Warren County:     Cyndi's



White County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Evensville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Evens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Paine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sneed Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Howerton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Buttram Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Waterhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mynatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Locke Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Kiuka Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW French Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Craven Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hazelwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Poe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE DeArmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Cranmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burttram Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eaves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wolf Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE DeVaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Abel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cotton Port Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Correll Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith - Wilkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooke Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Porter - Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Godbehere Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Old Ogden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Corvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Winnie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Garrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jolley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McClendon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spring City Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Wassom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gentry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Summer City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Rhea Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Memory Garden   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Goodfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Goodfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thurman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Forest Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ewing Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCabe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thurman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Leuty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wasson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lester Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rollins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Laurel Brook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lone Mtn. Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spivey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Doughty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beta Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Howser Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Leuty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peak - Hornsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rhea Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thurman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Worthington Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rigsby 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 Evensville had a population of 170 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Dayton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Evensville
 - 1895 population of 2,719 people (with 7,393 people in 2018)
 - Dayton had a post office and railroad service
Cotton Port - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cotton Port was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Evensville
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Cotton Port had a post office and no railroad service
Tanbark - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tanbark was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Evensville
 - Tanbark had a post office and no railroad service
Pineland - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pineland was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Evensville
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Pineland had a post office and no railroad service
Breedenton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Evensville
 - Breedenton had a post office and no railroad service
Morgan Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Evensville
 - Morgan Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Ogden   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Evensville
 - Ogden had a post office and no railroad service
Goodfield   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Evensville
 - Goodfield had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Evensville
 - 1895 population of 223 people (with 1,647 people in 2018)
 - Decatur had a post office and no railroad service
Summer City   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Evensville
 - Summer City had a post office and no railroad service
Graysville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Evensville
 - 1895 population of 389 people (with 1,559 people in 2018)
 - Graysville 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 Evensville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Evensville in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Evensville ...

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

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 Evensville:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Rhea County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Evensville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5645, Longitude: -84.9547     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Evensville 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 Evensville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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