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Our Genealogy Helper for Fort Robinson ...

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 Robinson (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 Robinson. 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 Robinson ...

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 Robinson.

  • Typical abbreviation for Fort Robinson: Ft. Robinson

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.

Fort Robinson is located in Sullivan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sullivan County: Carter, Hawkins, Johnson, Washington, Bristol City (VA), Scott (VA) & Washington (VA).

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

Sullivan     (The home county for Fort Robinson)
  Cherokee Village   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Beartown   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  Morrison City   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Kingsport   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Borden Village   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Beechwood Village   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Bloomingdale   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Colonial Heights   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Rock City   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Blair Gap   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Harrtown   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mill Point   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Beechnut City   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Watauga   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Central   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Biltmore   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Pine Crest   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Elizabethton   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hunter   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Woodby Hill   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Buladeen   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tolley Town   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Roan Mountain   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shell Creek   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jearoldstown   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Centersville   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Afton   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Horse Creek   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tusculum   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bolton Estates   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Forest Hills   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Henshaw - Historic   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Greeneville   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Water Fork Mill   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Whitesburg   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Silver City   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bright - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Willis   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Trent Valley   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sneedville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Yount Town   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mount Carmel   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Solitude - Historic   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Waycross   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Block City   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Green Village   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Church Hill   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Greenland   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Surgoinsville   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Strahl   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bulls Gap   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Red Bridge Ferry   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mooresburg Springs   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Winchester   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Unicoi   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Whispering Pines   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bumpus Cove   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Erwin   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Banner Hill   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ernestville   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clear Branch   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fall Branch   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Wheelocktown - Historic   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Spurgeon   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Gray   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ducktown   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bowmantown   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Austin Village   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Camelot Two   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Green Hill   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  North Johnson City   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Johnson City   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Harlan (KY)
  Holmes Mill (KY)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lynch (KY)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Benham (KY)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Closplint (KY)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cranks (KY)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dizney (KY)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cumberland (KY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kenvir (KY)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cawood (KY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Short Town (KY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bobs Creek (KY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Darkmont (KY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Evarts (KY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Letcher (KY)
  Partridge (KY)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Eolia (KY)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oven Fork (KY)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gordon (KY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Linefork (KY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ermine (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Madison (NC)
  Allegheny (NC)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Mitchell (NC)
  Richlands (NC)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bailey (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Buladean (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tipton Hill (NC)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Yancey (NC)
  Sioux (NC)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Fort Robinson ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Robinson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fort Robinson, there are papers which were published within 2 miles [3.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fort Robinson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 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 Fort Robinson:

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 Sullivan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carter County:     Cyndi's



Greene County:     Cyndi's



Hamblen County:     Cyndi's



Hancock County:     Cyndi's



Hawkins County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Unicoi County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Harlan County (KY):     Cyndi's



Letcher County (KY):     Cyndi's



Madison County (NC):     Cyndi's



Mitchell County (NC):     Cyndi's



Yancey County (NC):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Cemeteries Near Fort Robinson ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Phipps Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bear Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sevier Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Foust Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Neil Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Groseclose Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dichner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sensabaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Depew Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Light Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Childress Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Waterman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Francisco Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bellamy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Dolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sunrise Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fish Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stuffle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bellamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bellamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kinkead Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Click Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lone Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McClellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Slaughter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Conkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gardner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Peoples Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Galloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Willard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gaines Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Larkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mowell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Hargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hite Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kendricks Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shipley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Horn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E East Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Steadman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Double Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Copas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Strickler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE King Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE McCulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lady Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Isley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fleenor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roust Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hooven Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Newland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tartar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Oak Glenn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fall Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Fall Branch - Hooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fall Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fulkerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kincheloe - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Conklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Eastern Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Copas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Yankee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Glenn Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baines Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pendleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Salem 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 Fort Robinson in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fort Robinson.

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

Rotherwood   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fort Robinson
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Rotherwood had a post office and no railroad service
Kingsport   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fort Robinson
 - 1895 population of 69 people (with 54,076 people in 2018)
 - Kingsport had a post office and no railroad service
Solitude - Historic   [Map]
 - While Solitude was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Fort Robinson
 - Solitude had a post office and no railroad service
Horace - Historic   [Map]
 - While Horace was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Fort Robinson
 - Horace had a post office and no railroad service
Butterfly - Historic   [Map]
 - While Butterfly was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fort Robinson
 - Butterfly had a post office and no railroad service
Eden Ridge - Historic   [Map]
 - While Eden Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fort Robinson
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Eden Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Cloverbottom - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cloverbottom was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Fort Robinson
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Cloverbottom had a post office and no railroad service
Bloomingdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fort Robinson
 - Bloomingdale had a post office and no railroad service
Hemlock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fort Robinson
 - Hemlock 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 Robinson. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fort Robinson in the 1890's.

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About Sullivan County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sullivan County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Robinson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Robinson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5551, Longitude: -82.5902     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Robinson 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 Fort Robinson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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