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Our Genealogy Helper for Fort Loudon ...

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 Fort Loudon (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 Fort Loudon. 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 Fort Loudon ...

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 Fort Loudon.

  • Typical abbreviation for Fort Loudon: Ft. Loudon

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 doctors 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.

Fort Loudon is located in Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Cherokee (NC), Graham (NC), Blount, Loudon, McMinn & Polk.

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

  DirDistance
Monroe     (The home county for Fort Loudon)
  Tuskeegee - Historic   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Vonore   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Halfway Town - Historic   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ballplay   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Madisonville   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sweetwater   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jacktown   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Tellico Plains   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Coker Creek   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
 
Anderson
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oliver Springs   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Leinarts   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Blount
  McMullens   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Big Springs   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Binfield   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Friendsville   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Walnut Hill Estates   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fairway Estates   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Happy Valley   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Chelsey Village   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Maryville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rockgardens   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Alcoa   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Eagleton Village   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Bradley
  Charleston   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Knox
  Virtue   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Belle-Aire   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Concord   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Farragut   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Aldenwood Park   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kingston Woods   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Topside   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Middlebrook Acres   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hunting Hills West   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oak Grove Heights   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Volunteer Village   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Karns   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Colonial Village   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Loudon
  Alleghany - Historic   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Greenback   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Jena   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Centersville   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Loudon City Park   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Loudon   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lenoir City   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sharp Estates   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Eaton Crossroads   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  White Wing Ferry   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
McMinn
  Bell Spring   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Englewood   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Niota   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Etowah   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Goodsprings   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Claxton   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Riceville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Calhoun   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lamontville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Meigs
  Surprise   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Calico   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Morgan
  Blue Gem - Historic   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harriman   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Coal Hill   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Coalfield   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tupper Town   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Petros   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Polk
  Delano   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Chestuee   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chanceytown   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Benton   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ducktown   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Belltown Hill   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Rhea
  Lakewood Village   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Spring City   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Roane
  Iron Divide - Historic   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Wheat - Historic   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Laddie Village   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ethel - Historic   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Midtown Heights   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dyllis   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Midtown   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  College Grove   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Postoak   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kelley Town   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bazel Town   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pioneer Village   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Sevier
  Seymour Heights   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wear Valley   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elkmont - Historic   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oak City   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Starkeytown   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chalet Village   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pigeon Forge   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gatlinburg   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cherokee (NC)
  Boiling Springs (NC)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hiwassee Village (NC)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Liberty (NC)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Marble (NC)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Andrews (NC)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Buffalo (NC)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Murphy (NC)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rhodo (NC)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Topton (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Burger Town (NC)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Clay (NC)
  Brasstown (NC)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Graham (NC)
  Fontana Dam (NC)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Yellow Creek (NC)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lake Santeetlah (NC)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Robbinsville (NC)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cheoah (NC)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bear Creek (NC)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Macon (NC)
  Fairview (NC)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Swain (NC)
  Forneys Creek (NC)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Almond (NC)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Fort Loudon ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Loudon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fort Loudon, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fort Loudon.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

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 Monroe 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

 
Bradley 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

 
McMinn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Meigs County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rhea County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sevier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cherokee County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Graham County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Macon County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Swain County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Monroe 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 ...
      Georgia
      North Carolina

Cemeteries Near Fort Loudon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fort Loudon.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Niles - McGhee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Toqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Toqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McGhee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Vonore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McGhee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rollins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wear Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vonore Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morganton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clemmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williamsons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Little Toqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Four Mile Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Bakers Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crossroads Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW McKelvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Giles Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Citico Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nelson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cloyds Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wadkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Axley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hiwassee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Douthit Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tellico Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lower Chilhowee MB Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Allegheny Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Watts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Centenary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McKee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Farrs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McMurray Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kagleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Madisonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kagley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Unitia 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.<4>

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

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

Trigonia   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Fort Loudon
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Trigonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGhee   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Fort Loudon
 - McGhee had a post office and railroad service
 
Morganton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fort Loudon
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Morganton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kincaid   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fort Loudon
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountainville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountainville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fort Loudon
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Mountainville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenback   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fort Loudon
 - Greenback had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brakebill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Brakebill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fort Loudon
 - Brakebill had a post office and railroad service
 
Hopewell Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fort Loudon
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Hopewell Springs 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 Fort Loudon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fort Loudon in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Tennessee

About Monroe County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County: www.monroegovernment.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort Loudon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Loudon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5959, Longitude: -84.2063     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Loudon 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>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 Fort Loudon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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