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Forest of Brentwood, Tennessee

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Our Genealogy Helper for Forest of Brentwood ...

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 of Brentwood (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 of Brentwood. 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.

Forest of Brentwood is located in Williamson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Williamson County: Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Marshall, Maury & Rutherford.

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

Williamson     (The home county for Forest of Brentwood)
  Wildwood Estates   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Lynnwood Downs   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Berrys Chapel Heights   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Brentwood   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  McEwen - Historic   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Old Town - Historic   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Parry   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Nolensville   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Peytonsville   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Thompson's Station   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Loriland   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Unionville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Vannatta   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Palmetto   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Anchor Mill - Historic   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Whitaker   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bell Buckle   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Readyville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pegram   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Doziers - Historic   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Kingston Springs   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bell Town   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Ashland City   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bearwallow   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cheap Hill   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lockertsville   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Henrietta   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Forest Hills   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Belle Meade   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Green Hills   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Whispering Hills   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Tennessee Towne - Historic   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Berry Hill   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Nashville   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dog Town - Historic   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Nashville-Davidson   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rural Hill   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mudtavern   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Nashboro Village   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  White Bluff   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  White Oak Flat   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Burns   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dickson   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Water Valley - Historic   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dunn Chapel   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Vanleer   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Woods Valley   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tennessee City   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Slayden   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Primm Springs   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bon Aqua Junction   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lyles   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wrigley   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Graytown   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Nunnelly   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Salt Lick   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Town   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Hill Town   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  New Flys Village   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chartersville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Armour Village   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sawdust   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Graymere Manor   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Greenfield Bend   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oak Plains   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Liverworth   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ridgetop   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Millersville   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Crunk   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Greenbrier   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sandy Springs   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Flewellyn   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  White House   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jernigan Town   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stroudville   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  La Vergne   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Morrow   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Jefferson Pike   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Smyrna   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Snell - Historic   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Murphree   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Eagleville   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Colonial Village   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Concord   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Walter Hill Estates   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Walterhill   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Murfreesboro   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Driftwood Park   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hendersonville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shackle Island   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ocana   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gallatin   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cottontown   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Johnsons Crossroads   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hall Town   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Deal   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Castalian Springs   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lynn Christie   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rural Hill   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Belinda City   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mount Juliet   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Laguardo   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lebanon   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Possum Town   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Doaks Crossroads   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Forest of Brentwood ...

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 Forest of Brentwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Forest of Brentwood, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Forest of Brentwood.

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 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 Forest of Brentwood:

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 Williamson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bedford County:     Cyndi's



Cannon County:     Cyndi's



Cheatham County:     Cyndi's



Davidson County:     Cyndi's



Dickson County:     Cyndi's



Hickman County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Maury County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Robertson County:     Cyndi's



Rutherford County:     Cyndi's



Sumner County:     Cyndi's



Wilson County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Williamson 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 of Brentwood ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Wray Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW McGavock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McEwen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Owen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carothers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crockett - Gleaves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Primm Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Daniel Carmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Waller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rest Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Franklin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carothers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hamor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Glass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McGavock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McConnico Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nolen - Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Herbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pasquo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW McPherson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Laine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tucker - Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thompson - Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williamson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Osborne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vernon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Butt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Gower Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boxley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Haffner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Donelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE House Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McKnight Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whitsett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nashville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McPherson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Short - Poynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vaughn - King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gillespie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Martin - Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Halfacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Halfacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ladd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ladd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tulloss Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rivers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nolensville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Foster - Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery West   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Bordeaux Gardens Park   [Map]     
  W South Harpeth 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 Forest of Brentwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Forest of Brentwood.

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

Grassland   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Forest of Brentwood
 - Grassland had a post office and no railroad service
Callender - Historic   [Map]
 - While Callender was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Forest of Brentwood
 - Callender had railroad service and no post office
Beachville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Beachville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Forest of Brentwood
 - Beachville had a post office and no railroad service
Carpenters - Historic   [Map]
 - While Carpenters was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Forest of Brentwood
 - Carpenters had a post office and no railroad service
Brentwood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forest of Brentwood
 - 1895 population of 130 people (with 42,502 people in 2018)
 - Brentwood had a post office and railroad service
Forest Home   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Forest of Brentwood
 - Forest Home had a post office and no railroad service
Oglesby   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Forest of Brentwood
 - Oglesby had a post office and no railroad service
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forest of Brentwood
 - 1895 population of 2,250 people (with 80,914 people in 2018)
 - Franklin 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 of Brentwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Forest of Brentwood in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Tennessee

About Williamson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forest of Brentwood. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Forest of Brentwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest of Brentwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0181, Longitude: -86.8431     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest of Brentwood 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 Forest of Brentwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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