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Forest Mills, Tennessee
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Our Genealogy Helper for Forest Mills ...

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

We've added Forest Mills to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Forest Mills, 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 Forest Mills (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 Forest Mills. 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 Forest Mills ...

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 Forest Mills.

  • Typical abbreviation for Forest Mills: Forest Mls. (or less commonly used: Forest Mlls.)

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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Robertson County: Logan (KY), Simpson (KY), Todd (KY), Cheatham, Davidson, Montgomery & Sumner.

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

Robertson     (The home county for Forest Mills)
  Adams   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Stroudville   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Flewellyn   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Sandy Springs   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Crunk   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Greenbrier   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Orlinda   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Jernigan Town   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Henrietta   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lockertsville   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Cheap Hill   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bearwallow   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ashland City   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Doziers - Historic   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bell Town   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pegram   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kingston Springs   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Addie - Historic   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ridgepost - Historic   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Joelton   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Goodlettsville   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Madison   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rayon City   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Marvel - Historic   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lakewood   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nashville-Davidson   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nashville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tennessee Towne - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Belle Meade   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dunn Chapel   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Woods Valley   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  White Oak Flat   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Slayden   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Vanleer   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  White Bluff   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Burns   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dickson   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Erin   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Swan Lake Village   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wingate West   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Oak Plains   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Clarksville   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Louise Heights   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Liverworth   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Stryker Village   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oakridge   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Throckmorton   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cumberland City   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Parker Town - Historic   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Johnsons Crossroads   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hall Town   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mitchellville   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Deal   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Portland   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Shackle Island   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cottontown   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ocana   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hendersonville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Driftwood Park   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gallatin   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Butler (KY)
  Richelieu (KY)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Silver City (KY)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Huntsville (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Christian (KY)
  Pembroke (KY)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Oak Grove (KY)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Fairview (KY)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hopkinsville (KY)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Herndon (KY)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bluff Spring (KY)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fearsville (KY)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bennettstown (KY)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  LaFayette (KY)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Crofton (KY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gracey (KY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Logan (KY)
  Olmstead (KY)   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Adairville (KY)   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cave Spring (KY)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Russellville (KY)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Lewisburg (KY)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lost City (KY)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Auburn (KY)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Agnes (KY)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  South Union (KY)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Muhlenberg (KY)
  Dunmor (KY)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Belton (KY)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bancroft (KY)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Beech Creek (KY)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Beechmont (KY)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Browder (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Simpson (KY)
  Prices Mill (KY)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Neosheo (KY)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Franklin (KY)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Salmons (KY)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gold City (KY)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Todd (KY)
  Guthrie (KY)   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Allensville (KY)   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Trenton (KY)   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Elkton (KY)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sharon Grove (KY)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Allegre (KY)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clifty (KY)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kirkmansville (KY)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Warren (KY)
  Woodburn (KY)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rockfield (KY)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Drake (KY)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hadley (KY)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Forest Mills ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Forest Mills.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Forest Mills:

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 Robertson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cheatham County:     Cyndi's



Davidson County:     Cyndi's



Dickson County:     Cyndi's



Houston County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Stewart County:     Cyndi's



Sumner County:     Cyndi's



Butler County (KY):     Cyndi's



Christian County (KY):     Cyndi's



Logan County (KY):     Cyndi's



Muhlenberg County (KY):     Cyndi's



Simpson County (KY):     Cyndi's



Todd County (KY):     Cyndi's



Warren County (KY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

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 Forest Mills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Forest Mills.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Ft. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Warfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sadlersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sadler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sadlersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ft. Wimberly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ft. Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pennington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Red River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Adams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SE Horner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Suggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stainback Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Story Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Batts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bellwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE John Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE John Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE James Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bourne Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Ft. Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stroud Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Polk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kane - David Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moses Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ragsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Connell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gossett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Batts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Batts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE William W. Batts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Restlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fyke Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Belmont Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Jacobs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Luter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Alley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mason Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stark - Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Draughan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Adams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woodard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Highsmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gower Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pennington Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Heads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fykes Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Farthing Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McIntosh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hollingsworth 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 Forest Mills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Forest Mills.

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

Forts - Historic   [Map]
 - While Forts was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Forest Mills
 - Forts had railroad service and no post office
Hadensville (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Forest Mills
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Hadensville had a post office and railroad service
Guthrie (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Forest Mills
 - 1895 population of 449 people (with 1,400 people in 2018)
 - Guthrie had a post office and railroad service
Port Royal   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forest Mills
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Port Royal had a post office and no railroad service
Keysburg (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Forest Mills
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Keysburg had a post office and no railroad service
Holmansville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Holmansville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Forest Mills
 - Holmansville had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Forest Mills
 - 1895 population of 432 people (with 313 people in 2018)
 - Cedar Hill had a post office and railroad service
Anderson (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Forest Mills
 - Anderson had railroad service and no post office
Allensville (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Forest Mills
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 157 people in 2010)
 - Allensville 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 Forest Mills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Forest Mills in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Robertson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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 Forest Mills, 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- Forest Mills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Mills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6167, Longitude: -87.0944     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Mills 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:

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