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Flat Creek, Tennessee
(Bedford County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Flat Creek ...

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 Flat Creek (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 Flat Creek. 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 Flat Creek ...

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 Flat Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for Flat Creek: Flat Crk. (or less commonly used: Flat Ck. or Flat Cr.)

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 and hospitals 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.

Flat Creek is located in Bedford County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bedford County: Coffee, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore & Rutherford.

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

Bedford     (The home county for Flat Creek)
  Raus   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Shelbyville   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cascade Hollow   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Normandy   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Wartrace   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Anchor Mill - Historic   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Whitaker   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bell Buckle   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Vannatta   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Palmetto   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Unionville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Hollow Springs   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Readyville   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Manus Town - Historic   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Thomas Town - Historic   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Woods   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Homaway Village   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Tullahoma   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Southgate Park   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Royal Oaks   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  New Union   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Forest Mill   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ruthledge Ford   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Winton Town   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Garner Ford   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Winchester Springs   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Estill Springs   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Winchester   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Decherd   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Beans Creek   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Huntland   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Greenhaw   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cowan   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sal City   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Trigg   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wheelerton   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lynnville   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Powell Chapel   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Aymett Town   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dickson Town   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elkton   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Olivet   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ardmore   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elkmont Springs   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gordon   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sartain Springs   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Altamont   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tracy City   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Coalmont   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lankford Town   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  White City   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Belleville   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Gattistown   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Elk Mill Village   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Clarks Ferry   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Corder Crossroads   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Flintville   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Boonshill   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Park City Heights   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Park City   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Pearl City   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Orrs   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Delina   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cornersville   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  New Town   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Town   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Southport   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Graymere Manor   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lynchburg   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Plainview   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Concord   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Eagleville   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Murfreesboro   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Snell - Historic   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fairfield Estates   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Colonial Village   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Walterhill   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Walter Hill Estates   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Smyrna   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Morrison   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Viola   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Centertown   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Duplex   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Peytonsville   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Thompson's Station   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wilkes - Historic   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jackson (AL)
  Estillfork (AL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Greerton (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Beachboro (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Princeton (AL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hytop (AL)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Limestone (AL)
  Ardmore (AL)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Caro (AL)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Estaville (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Madison (AL)
  Hillsboro (AL)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hazel Green (AL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  New Market (AL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Meridianville (AL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Moore's Mill (AL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Toney (AL)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Flat Creek ...

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 76 newspapers that have been published in the area around Flat Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Flat Creek, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Flat Creek.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Flat Creek:

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 Bedford County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cannon County:     Cyndi's



Coffee County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Giles County:     Cyndi's



Grundy County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Maury County:     Cyndi's



Moore County:     Cyndi's



Rutherford County:     Cyndi's



Warren County:     Cyndi's



Williamson County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County (AL):     Cyndi's



Limestone County (AL):     Cyndi's



Madison County (AL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Flat Creek.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Rosebank Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Flat Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flat Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Floyd Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Shook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Hix Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crane Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hastings Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Stacy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Lyon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Pearson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Word Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hastings Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hix Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Reaves Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Womack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hix Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bomar Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kimzey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Old Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Mt. Hermon Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW New Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hermon Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hornaday - Proby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hornaday - Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Edmonson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Raby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holt - Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Landis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shofner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shofner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jenkins Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gammill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Coates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Charity Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Buckeye Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Eden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Raysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cowan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Shelbyville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peter Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stokes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gabbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barrett - Carlisle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rees Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Waggoner - Buckeye Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Motlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Highview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lynchburg City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wanslow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Willowmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nutt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maupin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maupin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Three Forks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hooser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kimbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dickerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Muse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bradshaw Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rutledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wiles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Booneville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gase Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCuistion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Adams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hoover Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Renegar Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE George Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCuistion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Troxler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Horse Mtn. Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitesell - Wilhoite Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brame Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Knight Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Word Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Shearin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Redd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Muse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gilbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Harkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW King Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Washburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Landess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mansfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ashby - Warden - Groce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sawyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Turkey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jennings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Leming Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Waite Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hall - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wartrace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ault Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Madison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Doughan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tallaferro Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McAdam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bledsoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McAdams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Olds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ashby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ashby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McGee - Waggoner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Groce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ward - Ashby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shofner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ashby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ridgeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mangum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lasater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McQuiddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Culley - Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethsalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hollywood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Streater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Streeter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hurricane Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Redd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Porter - Cortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richmond 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 Flat Creek had a population of 70 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Singleton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Flat Creek
 - Singleton had a post office and no railroad service
Hawthorne   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Flat Creek
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Hawthorne had a post office and no railroad service
Countyline   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Flat Creek
 - 1895 population of 144 people
 - Countyline had a post office and no railroad service
Shelbyville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Flat Creek
 - 1895 population of 1,823 people (with 21,864 people in 2018)
 - Shelbyville had a post office and railroad service
Lynchburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Flat Creek
 - 1895 population of 500 people (with 6,363 people in 2018)
 - Lynchburg had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Flat Creek
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Chestnut Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Flat Creek
 - 1895 population of 71 people
 - Chestnut Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Booneville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Flat Creek
 - 1895 population of 90 people
 - Booneville had a post office and no railroad service
Haley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Flat Creek
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Haley had a post office and railroad service
Normandy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Flat Creek
 - 1895 population of 227 people (with 149 people in 2018)
 - Normandy 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 Flat Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Flat Creek in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Flat Creek ...

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

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 Flat Creek:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Flat Creek. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Flat Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flat Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3912, Longitude: -86.4083     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flat Creek 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 Flat Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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