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Our Genealogy Helper for Fisherville ...

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 Fisherville (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 Fisherville. 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Fisherville is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Crittenden (AR), DeSoto (MS), Marshall (MS), Fayette & Tipton.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Fisherville)
  Arlington   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Lakeland   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Collierville   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Germantown   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Bartlett   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Spring Lake   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  The Village   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Parkway Village   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Millington   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Binghampton   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Woodstock   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Hunt Village   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Memphis   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Hickory Withe   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  New Bethel   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Oakland   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Piperton   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Rossville   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Gallaway   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Braden   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Feathers Chapel   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Williston   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Moscow   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Somerville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  La Grange   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Grand Junction   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Newcastle   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Hickory Valley   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Whiteville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Saulsbury   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Bolivar   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Rogers Springs   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Fredonia   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Stanton   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Ko Ko   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Brownsville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Henning   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Gainesville   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Mason   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Atoka   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Clopton   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Gailor   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Munford   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Wilkinsville   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Brighton   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Mount Carmel   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Charleston   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Gift   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Gilt Edge   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Burlison   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
Crittenden (AR)
  Mound City (AR)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Marion (AR)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Sunset (AR)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  West Memphis (AR)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Amanca (AR)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Clarkedale (AR)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Jericho (AR)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Edmondson (AR)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Turrell (AR)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Crawfordsville (AR)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Gilmore (AR)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Anthonyville (AR)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Heafer (AR)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
Mississippi (AR)
  Wilson (AR)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Bassett (AR)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Driver (AR)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Frenchmans Bayou (AR)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Joiner (AR)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Birdsong (AR)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Marie (AR)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Denwood (AR)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
Benton (MS)
  Michigan City (MS)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Snow Lake Shores (MS)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Canaan (MS)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Ashland (MS)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
DeSoto (MS)
  Olive Branch (MS)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Southaven (MS)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Ingrams Mill (MS)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  De Soto Village (MS)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Aldens (MS)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Horn Lake (MS)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Lynchburg (MS)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Hernando (MS)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Southhaven (MS)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Walls (MS)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Memphis (MS)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Newport (MS)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Cub Lake (MS)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
Marshall (MS)
  Cayce (MS)   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Taska (MS)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Byhalia (MS)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Holly Springs (MS)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Chulahoma (MS)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Potts Camp (MS)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
Tate (MS)
  Antioch (MS)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Coldwater (MS)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  New Town (MS)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>

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

Newspapers Published in Fisherville ...

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 210 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fisherville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fisherville, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fisherville.

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 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 Fisherville:

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Hardeman County:     Cyndi's



Haywood County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's



Tipton County:     Cyndi's



Crittenden County (AR):     Cyndi's



Mississippi County (AR):     Cyndi's



Benton County (MS):     Cyndi's



DeSoto County (MS):     Cyndi's



Marshall County (MS):     Cyndi's



Tate County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fisherville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  WSW Fisherville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>  
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Priddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mabone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>  
  SSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grays Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Farwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Seward Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>  
  SE Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Yancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dudney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chambers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]<1>  
  ESE Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Braswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morning Sun Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morning Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Land Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mebane Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Murrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dupree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Log Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>  
  S Abington Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Warr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Warr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Galilee Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Toll Gate Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>  
  S St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pulliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Waller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rayner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bell Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Waymond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Memory Hill Gardens   [Map]     
  N Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>  
  WSW Germantown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McRee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McRee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thomas Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasants Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Granbery Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Granbery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eastlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Forest Hill Cemetery East   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>  
  NNW Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Teel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hillard Nolley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Vernon Gardens   [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 Fisherville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fisherville.

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

Canadaville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the East (E) from Fisherville
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Canadaville had a post office and no railroad service
Eads   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fisherville
 - Eads had a post office and railroad service
Lenow   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fisherville
 - Lenow had a post office and no railroad service
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the Southeast (SE) from Fisherville
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
Arlington   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the North (N) from Fisherville
 - 1895 population of 343 people (with 11,697 people in 2018)
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
Collierville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fisherville
 - 1895 population of 696 people (with 50,616 people in 2018)
 - Collierville had a post office and railroad service
Hickory Withe   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the Northeast (NE) from Fisherville
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Hickory Withe had a post office and railroad service
Germantown   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the Southwest (SW) from Fisherville
 - 1895 population of 268 people (with 39,099 people in 2018)
 - Germantown 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 Fisherville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fisherville in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Shelby County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fisherville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1593, Longitude: -89.6637     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fisherville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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:
<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 Fisherville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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