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Our Genealogy Helper for Fountain City ...

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 Fountain City (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 Fountain City. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Fountain City is located in Knox County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Knox County: Anderson, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Loudon, Roane, Sevier & Union.

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

  DirDistance
Knox     (The home county for Fountain City)
  Smithwood   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Murphy Hills   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Halls   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Park City   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Plantation Hills   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Kings Valley   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Humes Ferry   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Marble City   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Cumberland Estates   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Powell   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Ramsey Ferry   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Copper Ridge   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
 
Anderson
  Spring Hill   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Andersonville   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Norris   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Leinarts   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fraterville   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rocky Top   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oliver Springs   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Blount
  Rockford   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Alcoa   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Eagleton Village   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wildwood   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rockgardens   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Maryville   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cowan Springs   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rocky Branch   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Chelsey Village   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fairway Estates   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Big Springs   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Friendsville   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Campbell
  Pine Crest   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Demory   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Caryville   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Jacksboro   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fincastle   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Flat Hollow   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  LaFollette   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Silica   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Habersham   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  White Oak   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elk Valley   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stanfill   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Morley   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Claiborne
  Lone Mountain   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Tazewell   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clairfield   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hamlin Town   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Minton Mill   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Evans Ferry   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Raven Hill   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tazewell   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pruden   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Caney Valley   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Harrogate   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cocke
  Bailey Town   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clevenger   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Carson Springs   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Grainger
  Blaine   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Massengill Mill   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dyers Ferry   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wa-Ni Village   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Thorn Hill   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Beans   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Hamblen
  Collons Ferry   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  White Pine   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Casablanca   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Monte Vista Estates   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jefferson
  Cook Mill   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dumplin   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  New Market   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rocky Valley   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Flat Gap   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Jefferson City   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dandridge   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rock Town   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Baneberry   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Loudon
  Sharp Estates   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  White Wing Ferry   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Eaton Crossroads   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lenoir City   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Centersville   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jena   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Alleghany - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Greenback   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Loudon   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Loudon City Park   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Monroe
  Tuskeegee - Historic   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Vonore   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Halfway Town - Historic   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Morgan
  Tupper Town   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Coalfield   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Blue Gem - Historic   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Petros   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Coal Hill   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mahan Village   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Harriman   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wartburg   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Roane
  Ethel - Historic   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kelley Town   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Wheat - Historic   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dyllis   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bazel Town   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Laddie Village   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Iron Divide - Historic   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Midtown Heights   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Midtown   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  College Grove   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Postoak   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Scott
  Smoky Junction   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hembree   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Norma   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Straight Fork   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Winona   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sevier
  Seymour Heights   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Oak City   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Kodak   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Henry Crossroads   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Catlettsburg   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sevierville   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pigeon Forge   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Harrisburg   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wear Valley   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Starkeytown   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chalet Village   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Union
  Plainview   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Warwicktown   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Luttrell   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Maynardville   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Braden   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Bell (KY)
  Fonde (KY)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Capito (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stony Fork Junction (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Whitley (KY)
  Fairview (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Swain (NC)
  Forneys Creek (NC)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Fountain City ...

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 202 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fountain City.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Fountain City. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Fountain City and those printed in the larger area surrounding Fountain City.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 5 miles [8 km] of Fountain City.

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 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 - 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 Fountain City:

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 Knox 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

 
Campbell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Claiborne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cocke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grainger County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamblen County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Loudon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Scott County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sevier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bell County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Whitley County (KY):     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 Knox County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Tennessee, for Knox County

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
      North Carolina

Cemeteries Near Fountain City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fountain City.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Lynnhurst Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Hudgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thomas Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Bookwalter UMC Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hall Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Golden Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Callahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hall Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Knoxville National Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Anderson - Gouffon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Varner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mynatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW New Gray Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Luttrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tindell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bayless Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Knott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Webb Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE McNutt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bounds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tindell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Coupland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spitzer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Flenniken - Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Bounds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cardwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Meadowlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Major Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bair Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Turley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Biagiotti Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E England - Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shipe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shipe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bishopville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Franse - Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Aulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cox View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Childs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Phibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ginn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hansard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Meridian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burroughs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Strong Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Croft Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wolf Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Haven Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Norman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rudder Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Plumlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Trout Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hansards Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sartin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Altum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yarnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Jennings Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Brimer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beaver Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Eubanks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Edgewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Flenniken Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Humphrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tipton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Neubert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hendron's UMC Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Monday Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jack Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCubbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Flat Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Foust Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Foust Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mabry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Young - Cummings Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fielden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woodhaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Peoples Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vandagriff Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Hill 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Fountain City had railroad service and no post office.

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

Beverly   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Fountain City
 - Beverly had a post office and railroad service
 
Halls Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Fountain City
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Halls Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dante   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Fountain City
 - Dante had a post office and no railroad service
 
Knoxville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Fountain City
 - 1895 population of 22,535 people (with 187,500 people in 2018)
 - Knoxville had a post office and railroad service
 
Caswell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Fountain City
 - Caswell had railroad service and no post office
 
Mynatt   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fountain City
 - Mynatt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pedigo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fountain City
 - Pedigo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Preston - Historic   [Map]
 - While Preston was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fountain City
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maloneyville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fountain City
 - Maloneyville had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Fountain City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fountain City in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Fountain City ...

While our initial data about Fountain City came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Fountain City in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Fountain City.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Fountain City:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Fountain City. See our Misc Page for Fountain City for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Knox County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Knox County: www.knoxcounty.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 '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- Fountain City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fountain City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fountain City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fountain City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0320, Longitude: -83.9374     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fountain City 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>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the United Methodist Church. See their website at: United Methodist Church 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 Fountain City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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