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Flatwoods, Tennessee
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Our Genealogy Helper for Flatwoods ...

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 Flatwoods (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 Flatwoods. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Flatwoods is located in Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Benton, Decatur, Hickman, Humphreys, Lewis & Wayne.

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

Perry     (The home county for Flatwoods)
  Linden   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Beardstown   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lobelville   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wildlife Cove Village   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Camden   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Crossroads   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Milledgeville   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Enville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jacks Creek   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Decaturville   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jeannette   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Scotts Hill   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Weakley   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Johnson Ford   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Swift   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saltillo   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Centerview   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Belle Meade   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  New Town   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Savannah   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Crump   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Nixon   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pittsburg Landing Ferry   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pyburn   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Nash Landing   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Darden   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chesterfield   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sardis   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rhodes Town   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Parkers Crossroads   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Union Cross   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hornertown   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Aetna   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Whitehouse   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Graytown   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Nunnelly   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Salt Lick   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wrigley   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lyles   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Primm Springs   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Grandmother Ford   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bakerville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  New Johnsonville   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bethpage   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Park Grove   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ethridge   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Webber City   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lawrenceburg   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Iron City   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Loretto   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saint Joseph   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Prospect   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Liberty Grove   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rascal Town   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Voorhies   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hohenwald   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jonesboro - Historic   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Greenfield Bend   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Frierson Town   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chartersville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sawdust   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Scotts Mill   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Armour Village   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Southport   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Adamsville   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stantonville   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Slickrock Ford   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Ashland Ford   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Waynesboro   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clifton   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Collinwood   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lutts   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Corning - Historic   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lauderdale (AL)
  Cloverdale (AL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Zip City (AL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Green Hill (AL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Waterloo (AL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Belew (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Flatwoods ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Flatwoods.

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

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 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 - you should note 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 Flatwoods:

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 Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's



Chester County:     Cyndi's



Decatur County:     Cyndi's



Giles County:     Cyndi's



Hardin County:     Cyndi's



Henderson County:     Cyndi's



Hickman County:     Cyndi's



Humphreys County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Lewis County:     Cyndi's



Maury County:     Cyndi's



McNairy County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County (AL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Flatwoods.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Chappell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bromley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Henry Culp Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crossno Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Riley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Merideth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pitts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Popes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N The Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kittrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bunch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Culp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kyle Grave   [Map]     
  SSW Holt Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bawcom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tole Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barnes Graves   [Map]     
  SSE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hollabaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fluty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hufstedler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whitwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Catron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Methodist Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S William Riley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Throgmorton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Durham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Choate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bunch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holder Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ryan Childs Grave   [Map]     
  S Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Skelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hickerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harder Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Denton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Briley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crossnoe Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Flippo Grave   [Map]     
  WSW Nunnley Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Warrington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Newborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Choate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Alberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dr. O.A. Kirk Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Culp Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Auburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Benham - Hughes - Speer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dicus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gobelet Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Broadway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lone Chestnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greeson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beatty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Poplin Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ledbetter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Culp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lafferty 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 Flatwoods in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Flatwoods.

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

Horner   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Flatwoods
 - Horner had a post office and no railroad service
New Era - Historic   [Map]
 - While New Era was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Flatwoods
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - New Era had a post office and no railroad service
Linden   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Flatwoods
 - 1895 population of 330 people (with 939 people in 2018)
 - Linden had a post office and no railroad service
Clifton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Flatwoods
 - 1895 population of 529 people (with 2,668 people in 2018)
 - Clifton had a post office and no railroad service
Waynesboro   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Flatwoods
 - 1895 population of 239 people (with 2,321 people in 2018)
 - Waynesboro had a post office and no railroad service
Sorby - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sorby was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Flatwoods
 - Sorby had a post office and no railroad service
Nancy - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nancy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Flatwoods
 - Nancy had a post office and no railroad service
Pope   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Flatwoods
 - Pope had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasantville   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Flatwoods
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Pleasantville 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 Flatwoods. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Flatwoods in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Perry County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Flatwoods) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Flatwoods. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Flatwoods

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flatwoods. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4769, Longitude: -87.8275     [Map].

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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 Flatwoods, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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