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Jonestown, Tennessee
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The location of Jonestown

Welcome to Jonestown ...

So far, we have found very little information about Jonestown. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Jonestown to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Jonestown, please Contact Us.

Jonestown would have been located within present day Cocke County.

The location of Jonestown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Jonestown is 1,620 feet [494 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Jonestown was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Jonestown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Tennessee communities named Jonestown: This one is located in Cocke County and the other is located in Giles County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 23 communities that are also named Jonestown - they are located in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland (3), Mississippi (4), North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jonestown.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jonestown. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jonestown. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jonestown.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Jonestown:

Communities near Jonestown ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Clevenger   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the West (W) of Jonestown

Newport   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Jonestown

Jaybird   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Jonestown

West Myers   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Jonestown

Marshall   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Jonestown

Located in Madison County (NC)

Hot Springs   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Jonestown

Located in Madison County (NC)

Bailey Town   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Jonestown

Parrottsville   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Jonestown

Del Rio   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Jonestown

Cedar Creek   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Jonestown

Located in Greene County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Jonestown.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Jonestown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jonestown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jonestown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jonestown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8834, Longitude: -82.9707     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jonestown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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