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Our Genealogy Helper for Floyville ...

So far, we have found very little information about Floyville. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Floyville to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Floyville, please Contact Us.


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 Floyville (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 Floyville. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Floyville is historic, it would have been located within present day Henderson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Henderson County: Carroll, Chester, Decatur, Hardin & Madison.

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

  DirDistance
Henderson     (The home county for Floyville)
  Union Cross   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  Parkers Crossroads   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Atkins - Historic   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  White Fern   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Chesterfield   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Darden   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rhodes Town   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sardis   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Benton
  Crossroads   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sandy Point   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Wildlife Cove Village   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Camden   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brevards Ferry   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Carroll
  Clarksburg   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lavinia   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Whitthorne   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Huntingdon   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  McLemoresville   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Atwood   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Trezevant   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wingo   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Bruceton   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hollow Rock   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Chester
  Jacks Creek   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Enville   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Milledgeville   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Deanburg   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Silerton   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Crockett
  Gadsden   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fruitvale   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bells   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Alamo   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Decatur
  Jeannette   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Scotts Hill   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Decaturville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Gibson
  Goat City   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Graball   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ledbetter   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Milan   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Medina   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Union Central   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Humboldt   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Four Points   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Hardeman
  Teague   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Hardin
  Saltillo   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Swift   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Johnson Ford   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Centerview   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Crump   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Town   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Haywood
  Woodland   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Henry
  Henry   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Spring Creek   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Paris   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Springville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cottage Grove   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Whitlock   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Humphreys
  New Johnsonville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bakerville   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grandmother Ford   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
  Lawrence   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Three Way   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cisco Indian Village - Historic   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Windy City   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Parkburg   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Huntersville   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Medon   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Denmark   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
McNairy
  Finger   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Adamsville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bethel Springs   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Perry
  Linden   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Beardstown   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lobelville   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wayne
  Clifton   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Weakley
  Pillowville   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gleason   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ore Springs   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dresden   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dunlap - Historic   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Floyville ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Floyville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Floyville, 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 Floyville.

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 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 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 Floyville:

These websites are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //sos.tn.gov/tsla

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 Henderson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Carroll County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chester County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crockett County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Decatur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gibson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hardeman County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hardin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Haywood County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Humphreys County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McNairy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Perry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wayne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Weakley County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Henderson County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Tennessee, for Henderson 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 ...
      Kentucky

Cemeteries Near Floyville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Floyville.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Coffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hart Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Flake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rosser Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Boswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kizer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Marlin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  E Carnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cain Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Black Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Caffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ridge Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kizer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Timberlake Grove MB Church Cemetery<4>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Rush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morning Sun Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spain Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Robertson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Farmsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Enochs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Leach Seventh-day Adventist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stanford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Woodard Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beech River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Christian Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Halbrook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hare Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Furgerson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hamlet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Palmer Shelter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wood Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Giles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Hephzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jower Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mays Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Altom Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Greener Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Todd Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lovell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jamison 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.

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

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

Spain - Historic   [Map]
 - While Spain was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Floyville
 - Spain had a post office and no railroad service
 
Atkins - Historic   [Map]
 - While Atkins was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Floyville
 - Atkins had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bargerton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Floyville
 - Bargerton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wildersville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Floyville
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Wildersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarksburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Floyville
 - 1895 population of 226 people (with 378 people in 2018)
 - Clarksburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
McHaney - Historic   [Map]
 - While McHaney was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Floyville
 - McHaney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Juno   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Floyville
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Juno had a post office and no railroad service
 
Farmville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Farmville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Floyville
 - Farmville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Floyville
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Law   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Floyville
 - Law 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 Floyville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Floyville in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Henderson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Floyville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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 from Point A (ie- Floyville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Floyville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8001, Longitude: -88.4501     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Floyville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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: findagrave.com.

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<4>MB is an abbreviation for the Missionary Baptists. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the Missionary Baptists. See their website at: Missionary Baptist Churches website.

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