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Our Genealogy Helper for Forks of Blue Creek ...

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 Forks of Blue Creek (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 Forks of Blue Creek. 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 and hospitals 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.

Forks of Blue Creek is located in Humphreys County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Humphreys County: Benton, Dickson, Henry, Hickman, Houston & Perry.

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

  DirDistance
Humphreys     (The home county for Forks of Blue Creek)
  Waverly   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Pigeon Roost   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Bethpage   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  McEwen   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Halls Creek   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bakerville   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  New Johnsonville   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Grandmother Ford   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Benton
  Brevards Ferry   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Camden   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wildlife Cove Village   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Crossroads   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Sandy Point   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Carroll
  Bruceton   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hollow Rock   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Concord   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Huntingdon   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cheatham
  Bell Town   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kingston Springs   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pegram   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cheap Hill   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Henrietta   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lockertsville   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ashland City   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Decatur
  Jeannette   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Decaturville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dickson
  Tennessee City   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Water Valley - Historic   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Vanleer   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dickson   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Slayden   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burns   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Dunn Chapel   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Woods Valley   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  White Oak Flat   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  White Bluff   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Henderson
  Darden   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Henry
  Springville   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Spring Creek   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Paris   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Henry   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Whitlock   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hickman
  Whitehouse   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Salt Lick   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Nunnelly   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lyles   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wrigley   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bon Aqua Junction   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Graytown   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hornertown   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Aetna   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Primm Springs   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Houston
  Erin   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Tennessee Ridge   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Lewis
  Hohenwald   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Maury
  Chartersville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Greenfield Bend   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Flys Village   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hill Town   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sawdust   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Montgomery
  Oakridge   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Liverworth   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clarksville   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Louise Heights   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oak Plains   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wingate West   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Perry
  Lobelville   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Beardstown   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Linden   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Stewart
  Cumberland City   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Throckmorton   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dover   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Parker Town - Historic   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Williamson
  Loriland   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Calloway (KY)
  New Concord (KY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Forks of Blue Creek ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Forks of Blue Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Forks of Blue Creek, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Forks of Blue Creek.

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 helpful 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 Forks of Blue Creek:

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 Humphreys 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

 
Cheatham County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Decatur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dickson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henderson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hickman County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Houston County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Maury County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Perry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Stewart County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Williamson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Calloway County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Cemeteries Near Forks of Blue Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Forks of Blue Creek.

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 Forks of Blue Creek covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Scurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Choate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bennyfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McKelvy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW O'Guinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCollum Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Seifarth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wyly Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Burnham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Vaden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pruett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCandless Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carnell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Knight Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hemby Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW George Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Link Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethpage Cemetery   [Map]     
  E May Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Curtis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hemby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McAdoo Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pruett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nolan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Washburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Waggoner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW O'Donniley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rushing Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McMackins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Berryman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Few Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McKeel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Neblett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ladd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cude Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dudley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Adams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bateman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCann Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fowlkes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wetherspoon Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grice Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McElhiney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Knight Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Etheridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Balthrop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Madden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sinks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cleghern Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ridings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Latimer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McMurtrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stockard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Damesworth 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 Forks of Blue Creek in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Forks of Blue Creek.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Forks of Blue Creek, with the one closest to Forks of Blue Creek listed first.

Gorman   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Forks of Blue Creek
 - Gorman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Forks of Blue Creek
 - 1895 population of 702 people (with 4,080 people in 2018)
 - Waverly had a post office and railroad service
 
Hurricane Mills   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forks of Blue Creek
 - Hurricane Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
McEwen   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Forks of Blue Creek
 - 1895 population of 213 people (with 1,733 people in 2018)
 - McEwen had a post office and railroad service
 
Bold Spring   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Forks of Blue Creek
 - Bold Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plant   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Forks of Blue Creek
 - Plant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woolworth   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Forks of Blue Creek
 - Woolworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bakerville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Forks of Blue Creek
 - 1895 population of 168 people
 - Bakerville 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 Forks of Blue Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Forks of Blue Creek in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Humphreys County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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- Forks of Blue Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forks of Blue Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0639, Longitude: -87.7317     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forks of Blue Creek 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>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 Forks of Blue Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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