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Our Genealogy Helper for Fernwood Heights ...

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 Fernwood Heights (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 Fernwood Heights. 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.

Name Variations for Fernwood Heights ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Fernwood Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Fernwood Heights: Fernwood Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

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.

Fernwood Heights 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 Fernwood Heights. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Fernwood Heights:

Hamblen     (The home county for Fernwood Heights)
  Monte Vista Estates   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Morristown   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Casablanca   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  White Pine   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  East Village   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bright - Historic   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Silver City   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Collons Ferry   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Whitesburg   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cowan Springs   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wildwood   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Flat Hollow   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Evans Ferry   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Raven Hill   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Caney Valley   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 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   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Shawanee   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cumberland Gap   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bybee   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Clevenger   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bailey Town   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jaybird   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Newport   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Parrottsville   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Carson Springs   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  West Myers   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Del Rio   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tom Town   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wa-Ni Village   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wyatt Village   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dyers Ferry   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bean Station   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Beans   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Massengill Mill   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Thorn Hill   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Blaine   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mosheim   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Greeneville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Forest Hills   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bolton Estates   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Camp Creek   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tusculum   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Afton   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Henshaw - Historic   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Water Fork Mill   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Yount Town   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Trent Valley   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Sneedville   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Alanthus Hill   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Willis   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mooresburg Springs   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bulls Gap   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Red Bridge Ferry   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Strahl   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Surgoinsville   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Greenland   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Church Hill   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Baneberry   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Rock Town   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Dandridge   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Jefferson City   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Flat Gap   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rocky Valley   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  New Market   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cook Mill   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Dumplin   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Thorn Grove   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mascot   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Peters Mill   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kimberlin Heights   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mayo - Historic   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Moshina Heights   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ridgeview Heights   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kings Valley   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ramsey Ferry   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Copper Ridge   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bayless - Historic   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Halls   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Murphy Hills   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Henry Crossroads   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kodak   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Catlettsburg   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Harrisburg   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Sevierville   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pittman Center   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Oak City   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pigeon Forge   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gatlinburg   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Seymour Heights   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Starkeytown   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Blair Gap   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Luttrell   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Plainview   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Maynardville   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Warwicktown   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Braden   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ducktown   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Nolichucky - Historic   [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]
Madison (NC)
  Hot Springs (NC)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Allenstand (NC)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cutshalltown (NC)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chapel Hill (NC)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Allegheny (NC)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Fernwood Heights ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fernwood Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fernwood Heights, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fernwood Heights.

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 helpful 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 Fernwood Heights:

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 Hamblen County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Campbell County:     Cyndi's



Claiborne County:     Cyndi's



Cocke County:     Cyndi's



Grainger County:     Cyndi's



Greene County:     Cyndi's



Hancock County:     Cyndi's



Hawkins County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Knox County:     Cyndi's



Sevier County:     Cyndi's



Sullivan County:     Cyndi's



Union County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Bell County (KY):     Cyndi's



Madison County (NC):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Cemeteries Near Fernwood Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fernwood Heights.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Greene Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Witt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Watkins Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Carter's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Emma Jarnagin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Couch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Westminister Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moser Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Colman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Solomon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomas Jarnagin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Inman Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morelock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mansfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eckel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bacon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Martha Sunderland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCorkel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Neilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hamblen Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Jefferson Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Batch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Daughty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Graham Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Calfee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Slate Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wisecarver Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Heath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hull Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dandridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Jefferson Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Starnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Heath Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Luster Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kesterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hurley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Courtney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McKenney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rocky Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Branner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Swann Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Belmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Swannsylvania Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Murray Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Helm Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Turnley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Marys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Haun Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Adriel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Samsel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Overbay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Narrow Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sitton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hammer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Murray Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harris 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 Fernwood Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fernwood Heights.

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

Witt   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Fernwood Heights
 - Witt had railroad service and no post office
Morristown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Fernwood Heights
 - 1895 population of 1,999 people (with 29,926 people in 2018)
 - Morristown had a post office and railroad service
White Pine   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Fernwood Heights
 - 1895 population of 193 people (with 2,348 people in 2018)
 - White Pine had a post office and railroad service
Alpha   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fernwood Heights
 - Alpha had a post office and railroad service
Edna   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fernwood Heights
 - Edna had a post office and no railroad service
Leadvale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fernwood Heights
 - 1895 population of 94 people
 - Leadvale had a post office and railroad service
Springvale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fernwood Heights
 - Springvale had a post office and no railroad service
Talbott   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Fernwood Heights
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - Talbott 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 Fernwood Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fernwood Heights in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hamblen County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fernwood Heights. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Fernwood Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fernwood Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1623, Longitude: -83.2996     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fernwood Heights 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 Fernwood Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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