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Our Genealogy Helper for Fair Acres ...

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 Fair Acres (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 Fair Acres. 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 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.

Fair Acres is located in Sullivan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sullivan County: Carter, Hawkins, Johnson, Washington, Bristol City (VA), Scott (VA) & Washington (VA).

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

Sullivan     (The home county for Fair Acres)
  Collingwood   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Walnut Hill   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Cross   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Hunter Hills   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Forest Hills   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Galloway Mill   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Blountville   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Bluff City   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Beechnut City   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mill Point   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Harrtown   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Biltmore   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hunter   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Watauga   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Buladeen   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Elizabethton   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Central   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pine Crest   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Tolley Town   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Woodby Hill   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Roan Mountain   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Shell Creek   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jearoldstown   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Centersville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Horse Creek   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Afton   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tusculum   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bolton Estates   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Henshaw - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Solitude - Historic   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Waycross   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Mount Carmel   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Block City   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Green Village   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Church Hill   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Greenland   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Surgoinsville   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Winchester   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mountain City   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Shingletown   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Norris   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dowell - Historic   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Trade   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Whispering Pines   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Unicoi   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Erwin   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Banner Hill   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bumpus Cove   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ernestville   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clear Branch   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Austin Village   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Spurgeon   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Gray   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  North Johnson City   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Oakland Village   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  East Ridge   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Camelot Two   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Johnson City   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  South Gate Village   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Midway   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wheelocktown - Historic   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Green Hill   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ashe (NC)
  Creston (NC)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Comet (NC)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Todd (NC)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lansing (NC)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Warrensville (NC)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Avery (NC)
  Mount Gilead (NC)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Whaley (NC)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beech Mountain (NC)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elk Park (NC)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Banner Elk (NC)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Minneapolis (NC)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sugar Mountain (NC)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Vale (NC)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chestnut Dale (NC)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Newland (NC)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Seven Devils (NC)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Grandfather (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mount Pleasant (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mitchell (NC)
  Buladean (NC)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Richlands (NC)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bailey (NC)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tipton Hill (NC)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bakersville (NC)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Watauga (NC)
  Zionville (NC)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rominger (NC)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sugar Grove (NC)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Vilas (NC)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Valle Crucis (NC)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Foscoe (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Boone (NC)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Yancey (NC)
  Sioux (NC)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Green Mountain (NC)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Fair Acres ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fair Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fair Acres, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fair Acres.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Fair Acres:

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 Sullivan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carter County:     Cyndi's



Greene County:     Cyndi's



Hawkins County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Unicoi County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Ashe County (NC):     Cyndi's



Avery County (NC):     Cyndi's



Mitchell County (NC):     Cyndi's



Watauga County (NC):     Cyndi's



Yancey County (NC):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Sullivan 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 ...
      North Carolina

Cemeteries Near Fair Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fair Acres.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Ordway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harr Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Shelby Hills Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Carden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Leonard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dishner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harr Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dishner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blevins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Leonard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Denton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Staubus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Deck Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mackey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mauk Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crumley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shipley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Combs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Seneker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fulkerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Seneker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barr Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Blountville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vanover Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Van Over Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Snapp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fauver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wolford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holston Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lindamood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Droke Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hopkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stophel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stophel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Acuff Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Adams Chapel UMC Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Latture Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harr Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rhee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gunnings Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Muddy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Calbaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arrants Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McLaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peregoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Browns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cutsinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pendleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rumbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bare Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lyons Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trivett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Weaver 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.<4>

While we didn't find Fair Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fair Acres.

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

Bristol   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fair Acres
 - 1895 population of 6,226 people (with 26,881 people in 2018)
 - Bristol had a post office and railroad service
Paperville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fair Acres
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Paperville had a post office and no railroad service
Blountville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fair Acres
 - 1895 population of 224 people (with 3,074 people in 2010)
 - Blountville had a post office and railroad service
Sumpter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sumpter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fair Acres
 - Sumpter had a post office and no railroad service
Beidlemans - Historic   [Map]
 - While Beidlemans was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fair Acres
 - Beidlemans had a post office and no railroad service
Ruthton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Fair Acres
 - Ruthton had a post office and no railroad service
Lella - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lella was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fair Acres
 - Lella had a post office and no railroad service
Bluff City   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fair Acres
 - 1895 population of 662 people (with 1,665 people in 2018)
 - Bluff City had a post office and railroad service
Mill Point   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fair Acres
 - 1895 population of 33 people (with 11,080 people in 2014)
 - Mill Point 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 Fair Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fair Acres in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Sullivan County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sullivan County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fair Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fair Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5518, Longitude: -82.2246     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fair Acres 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>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the United Methodist Church. See their website at: United Methodist Church website.

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<4>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 Fair Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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