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Our Genealogy Helper for Fountainhead ...

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 Fountainhead (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 Fountainhead. 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 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.

Fountainhead is located in Williamson County.

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

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

Williamson     (The home county for Fountainhead)
  Brentwood   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Wildwood Estates   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Lynnwood Downs   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  McEwen - Historic   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Berrys Chapel Heights   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Old Town - Historic   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Nolensville   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Parry   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Peytonsville   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Thompson's Station   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Wilkes - Historic   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Unionville   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Vannatta   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Anchor Mill - Historic   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Palmetto   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bell Buckle   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Whitaker   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Shelbyville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Readyville   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Auburntown   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pegram   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Doziers - Historic   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Kingston Springs   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bell Town   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ashland City   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bearwallow   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cheap Hill   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lockertsville   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Henrietta   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Forest Hills   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Green Hills   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Whispering Hills   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Belle Meade   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Berry Hill   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Tennessee Towne - Historic   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Dog Town - Historic   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Nashville-Davidson   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Nashville   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rural Hill   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mudtavern   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Nashboro Village   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  White Bluff   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  White Oak Flat   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Burns   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dickson   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Water Valley - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dunn Chapel   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Vanleer   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Woods Valley   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tennessee City   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Primm Springs   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bon Aqua Junction   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lyles   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wrigley   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Graytown   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nunnelly   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Orrs   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  New Town   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Hill Town   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  New Flys Village   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chartersville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sawdust   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Armour Village   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Graymere Manor   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Greenfield Bend   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oak Plains   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Liverworth   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Millersville   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ridgetop   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Crunk   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Greenbrier   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sandy Springs   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  White House   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Flewellyn   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jernigan Town   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stroudville   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  La Vergne   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Morrow   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Jefferson Pike   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Smyrna   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Snell - Historic   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Murphree   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Colonial Village   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Eagleville   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Concord   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Walter Hill Estates   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Walterhill   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Murfreesboro   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Driftwood Park   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hendersonville   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Shackle Island   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ocana   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gallatin   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cottontown   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Johnsons Crossroads   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hall Town   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Deal   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Castalian Springs   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lynn Christie   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Rural Hill   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Belinda City   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mount Juliet   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Laguardo   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lebanon   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Possum Town   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Doaks Crossroads   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Saulsbury   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Fountainhead ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fountainhead.

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

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 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 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 Fountainhead:

These websites are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Tennessee to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Williamson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bedford County:     Cyndi's



Cannon County:     Cyndi's



Cheatham County:     Cyndi's



Davidson County:     Cyndi's



Dickson County:     Cyndi's



Hickman County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Maury County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Robertson County:     Cyndi's



Rutherford County:     Cyndi's



Sumner County:     Cyndi's



Wilson County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Williamson County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Tennessee

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Tennessee
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near Fountainhead ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fountainhead.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Owen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crockett - Gleaves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Primm Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Waller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW McEwen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carothers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hamor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Daniel Carmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW McGavock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Carothers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wray Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Franklin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rest Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McConnico Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nolen - Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Herbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vernon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Butt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Maury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McGavock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Osborne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McKnight Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Glass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williamson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Donelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tulloss Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nolensville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitsett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Laine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thompson - Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Haffner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gillespie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Martin - Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S House Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Halfacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Halfacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ladd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ladd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rivers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McFarlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Battle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cane Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Foster - Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Nashville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Pasquo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tucker - Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boxley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gosey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Childress Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ozburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Page Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chrisman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chrisman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gambill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Murrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery West   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Gower Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W McPherson 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 Fountainhead in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fountainhead.

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

Callender - Historic   [Map]
 - While Callender was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fountainhead
 - Callender had railroad service and no post office
Carpenters - Historic   [Map]
 - While Carpenters was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fountainhead
 - Carpenters had a post office and no railroad service
Brentwood   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fountainhead
 - 1895 population of 130 people (with 42,502 people in 2018)
 - Brentwood had a post office and railroad service
Beachville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Beachville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fountainhead
 - Beachville had a post office and no railroad service
Oglesby   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fountainhead
 - Oglesby had a post office and no railroad service
Grassland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Fountainhead
 - Grassland had a post office and no railroad service
Wrencoe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Fountainhead
 - Wrencoe had a post office and no railroad service
Forest Home   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fountainhead
 - Forest Home 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 Fountainhead. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fountainhead in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 from Point A (ie- Fountainhead) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fountainhead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0081, Longitude: -86.8097     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fountainhead 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 Fountainhead, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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