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Our Genealogy Helper for Fordtown ...

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 Fordtown (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 Fordtown. 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 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.

Fordtown is located in Campbell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Campbell County: McCreary (KY), Whitley (KY), Anderson, Claiborne, Scott & Union.

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

  DirDistance
Campbell     (The home county for Fordtown)
  LaFollette   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Demory   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Fincastle   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Jacksboro   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Pine Crest   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Caryville   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Silica   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Habersham   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Flat Hollow   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Elk Valley   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Stanfill   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  White Oak   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Morley   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Anderson
  Rocky Top   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Norris   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Andersonville   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fraterville   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Leinarts   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oliver Springs   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Blount
  Louisville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Alcoa   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eagleton Village   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Claiborne
  Clairfield   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hamlin Town   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pruden   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Minton Mill   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Tazewell   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lone Mountain   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cumberland Gap   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harrogate   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Shawanee   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tazewell   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Raven Hill   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Evans Ferry   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Caney Valley   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Fentress
  Gernt   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Armathwaite   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Grainger
  Blaine   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Massengill Mill   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dyers Ferry   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wa-Ni Village   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Thorn Hill   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hamblen
  Collons Ferry   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jefferson
  New Market   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jefferson City   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rocky Valley   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dumplin   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rock Town   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cook Mill   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Knox
  Bayless - Historic   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Heiskell   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Copper Ridge   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Halls   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Powell   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Murphy Hills   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Ridgeview Heights   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Fountain City   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Smithwood   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Karns   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Volunteer Village   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kings Valley   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cumberland Estates   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Loudon
  White Wing Ferry   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Eaton Crossroads   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sharp Estates   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lenoir City   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Morgan
  Mahan Village   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Petros   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tupper Town   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Coalfield   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Blue Gem - Historic   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Coal Hill   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wartburg   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sunbright   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Annadel   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brewstertown - Historic   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Burrville   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Catoosa - Historic   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Roane
  Kelley Town   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ethel - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dyllis   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wheat - Historic   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bazel Town   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Laddie Village   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Scott
  Straight Fork   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Norma   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Smoky Junction   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Winona   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Hembree   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Isham   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Oneida   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  State Line   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  New River   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Helenwood   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Sevier
  Kodak   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oak City   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Seymour Heights   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Henry Crossroads   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Union
  Braden   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Warwicktown   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Maynardville   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Plainview   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Luttrell   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Bell (KY)
  Fonde (KY)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pearl (KY)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Frakes (KY)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Capito (KY)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Edgewood (KY)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stony Fork Junction (KY)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Middlesboro (KY)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ingram (KY)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pineville (KY)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Calvin (KY)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fourmile (KY)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dorton Branch (KY)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Straight Creek (KY)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Knox (KY)
  Wheeler (KY)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Trosper (KY)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Artemus (KY)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Barbourville (KY)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Flat Lick (KY)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Heidrick (KY)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bimble (KY)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Corbin (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cannon (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gray (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
McCreary (KY)
  Strunk (KY)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pine Knot (KY)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Revelo (KY)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Stearns (KY)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Smith Town (KY)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Whitley City (KY)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Marshes Siding (KY)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Wayne (KY)
  Ritner (KY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Whitley (KY)
  Fairview (KY)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ayers (KY)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Nevisdale (KY)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Emlyn (KY)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Siler (KY)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Williamsburg (KY)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Liberty (KY)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rockholds (KY)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Woodbine (KY)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Fordtown ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fordtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fordtown, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fordtown.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Fordtown:

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 Campbell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anderson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Blount County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Claiborne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fentress County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grainger County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamblen County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Knox County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Loudon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Scott County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sevier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bell County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Knox County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McCreary County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wayne County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Whitley County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fordtown.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Burris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dugtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tiller - Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kitts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Laban Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW De Lap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vinsant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ivydell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chadwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stokes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Orick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Campbell County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW McCormick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Willoughby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woodward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bakers Forge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Baker Forge Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Housley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sunrise Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jacksboro City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Queener Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cumberland View Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Daugherty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grantsboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Glade Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sweat Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Queener Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clotfelter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dabney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Goins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ivey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fincastle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Broyles Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Madison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW David Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McGhee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Marlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Zeaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rains Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rains Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Coopers View Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hatmaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gaylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stooksbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Victory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peabody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Blankenbickler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Carey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harness Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vasper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vasper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pickle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rains Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Queener Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hatmaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lovely Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Murrayville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem MB Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  ENE Goins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dossett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Disney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Disney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harmon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Bolinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lays Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McNeely Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Goins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Childress Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Parrott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Broyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Samp Meredith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Henry Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Longfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pleasant UMC Cemetery<4>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pyles Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bridges Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shelby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Leach Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sweat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Owens - Claiborne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maupin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Meredith Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Round Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Melvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wiley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Leach Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Disney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Island Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Longmire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Home MB Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pyle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bridges - Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCarty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mossy Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Mossy Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Henegar Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Flat Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Seals Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Well Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lay 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.<5>

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

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

LaFollette   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Fordtown
 - 1895 population of 75 people (with 6,737 people in 2018)
 - LaFollette had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitman - Historic   [Map]
 - While Whitman was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Fordtown
 - Whitman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksboro   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fordtown
 - 1895 population of 374 people (with 1,932 people in 2018)
 - Jacksboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boy - Historic   [Map]
 - While Boy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fordtown
 - Boy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fincastle   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fordtown
 - 1895 population of 75 people (with 1,618 people in 2010)
 - Fincastle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatmaker - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hatmaker was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fordtown
 - Hatmaker had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caryville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fordtown
 - 1895 population of 224 people (with 2,165 people in 2018)
 - Caryville had a post office and railroad service
 
Lindsay Mill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fordtown
 - Lindsay Mill 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 Fordtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fordtown in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Campbell County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Campbell County: www.co.campbell.tn.us/

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

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- Fordtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fordtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3656, Longitude: -84.1185     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fordtown 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: findagrave.com.

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<3>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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<4>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the United Methodist Church. See their website at: United Methodist Church website.

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<5>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 Fordtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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