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Excell, Tennessee

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Our Genealogy Helper for Excell ...

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 Excell (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 Excell. 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 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.

Excell is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Christian (KY), Todd (KY), Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Robertson & Stewart.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Excell)
  Fredonia   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Swan Lake Village   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Wingate West   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Clarksville   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Oak Plains   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Liverworth   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Louise Heights   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Oakridge   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Stryker Village   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Henrietta   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cheap Hill   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lockertsville   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bearwallow   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ashland City   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Doziers - Historic   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bell Town   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pegram   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kingston Springs   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Addie - Historic   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ridgepost - Historic   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Joelton   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Goodlettsville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tennessee Towne - Historic   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Belle Meade   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Madison   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Nashville-Davidson   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Nashville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Green Hills   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rayon City   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Berry Hill   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dunn Chapel   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Woods Valley   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Slayden   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  White Oak Flat   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Vanleer   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  White Bluff   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dickson   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Burns   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tennessee City   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Water Valley - Historic   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bon Aqua Junction   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lyles   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wrigley   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Erin   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tennessee Ridge   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  McEwen   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bethpage   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Halls Creek   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pigeon Roost   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stroudville   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Adams   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sandy Springs   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Flewellyn   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Crunk   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Greenbrier   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ridgetop   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Millersville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Orlinda   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cumberland City   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Throckmorton   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Parker Town - Historic   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dover   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Shackle Island   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Johnsons Crossroads   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hall Town   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hendersonville   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  New Deal   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Driftwood Park   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ocana   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cottontown   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Loriland   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Old Town - Historic   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wildwood Estates   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Berrys Chapel Heights   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Christian (KY)
  Oak Grove (KY)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pembroke (KY)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fairview (KY)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bennettstown (KY)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Herndon (KY)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  LaFayette (KY)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hopkinsville (KY)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fearsville (KY)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gracey (KY)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bluff Spring (KY)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Crofton (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Logan (KY)
  Olmstead (KY)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Adairville (KY)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cave Spring (KY)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Russellville (KY)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lewisburg (KY)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Auburn (KY)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lost City (KY)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Agnes (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Simpson (KY)
  Prices Mill (KY)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Neosheo (KY)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Todd (KY)
  Guthrie (KY)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Trenton (KY)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Allensville (KY)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elkton (KY)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Allegre (KY)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sharon Grove (KY)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clifty (KY)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kirkmansville (KY)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Trigg (KY)
  Cadiz (KY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Excell ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Excell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Excell, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Excell.

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 - although 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 Excell:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cheatham County:     Cyndi's



Davidson County:     Cyndi's



Dickson County:     Cyndi's



Hickman County:     Cyndi's



Houston County:     Cyndi's



Humphreys County:     Cyndi's



Robertson County:     Cyndi's



Stewart County:     Cyndi's



Sumner County:     Cyndi's



Williamson County:     Cyndi's



Christian County (KY):     Cyndi's



Logan County (KY):     Cyndi's



Simpson County (KY):     Cyndi's



Todd County (KY):     Cyndi's



Trigg County (KY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Montgomery 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 Excell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Excell.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Rest Haven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Albright Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bearden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woodall Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Brame Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hollis - Nanny Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pardue Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Batts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gupton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Power Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stack Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Keesee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Martha's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Major Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hobson Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Permelie Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gupton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Denny - Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shearon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stack Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Head Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Page Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Frazier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wheeless - Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Council Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Link Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mallorys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brewers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gower Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pennington Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ft. Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Batson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hagewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bobbitt - Forbes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooper Gupton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bell - Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clifton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris - Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pardue Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hewitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Knox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Esther Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Connell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Polk Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stroud Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clifton Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Teasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crotzer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Luter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jacobs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dunn 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 Excell in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Excell.

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

Grantville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Grantville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Excell
 - Grantville had a post office and no railroad service
Sango   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Excell
 - Sango had a post office and no railroad service
Fredonia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Excell
 - Fredonia had a post office and no railroad service
Woodford - Historic   [Map]
 - While Woodford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Excell
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Woodford had a post office and no railroad service
Rossview   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Excell
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Rossview had a post office and no railroad service
Orgains Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Excell
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Orgains Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Henrietta   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Excell
 - Henrietta had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Bethlehem   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Excell
 - Saint Bethlehem had a post office and no railroad service
Clarksville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Excell
 - 1895 population of 7,924 people (with 156,794 people in 2018)
 - Clarksville had a post office and railroad service
New Providence   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Excell
 - 1895 population of 328 people
 - New Providence 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 Excell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Excell in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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- Excell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Excell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4862, Longitude: -87.2600     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Excell 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 Excell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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