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Madisonville, Tennessee

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Our Genealogy Helper for Madisonville ...

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 Madisonville (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 Madisonville. 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.

Madisonville is located in Monroe County and is the County Seat.

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 Madisonville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Madisonville:

Monroe     (The home county for Madisonville)
  Vonore   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Sweetwater   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Ballplay   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Tuskeegee - Historic   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Tellico Plains   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Jacktown   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Halfway Town - Historic   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Coker Creek   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Oliver Springs   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Spring Hill   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  McMullens   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Big Springs   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Binfield   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Friendsville   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Walnut Hill Estates   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Happy Valley   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Fairway Estates   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Louisville   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Chelsey Village   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Maryville   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Rockgardens   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Alcoa   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Charleston   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Bellefounte   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Countryside Village   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Hopewell Estates   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Hopewell   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Cleveland   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  East Cleveland   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  South Cleveland   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Bent Tree Acres   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Wildwood Lake   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Rogers   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Center Ford   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Birchwood   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Lakewood   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Virtue   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Farragut   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Belle-Aire   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Concord   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Aldenwood Park   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Kingston Woods   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Volunteer Village   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Middlebrook Acres   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Oak Grove Heights   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Topside   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Hunting Hills West   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Karns   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Philadelphia   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Loudon City Park   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Alleghany - Historic   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Greenback   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Jena   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Loudon   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Centersville   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Lenoir City   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Sharp Estates   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Eaton Crossroads   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  White Wing Ferry   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Bell Spring   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Englewood   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Niota   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Athens   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Etowah   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Goodsprings   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Riceville   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Claxton   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Calhoun   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Lamontville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Surprise   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Decatur   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Calico   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  East View   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Cayuga Town - Historic   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Harriman   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Blue Gem - Historic   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Coal Hill   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Oakdale   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Coalfield   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Tupper Town   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Petros   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Catoosa - Historic   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Delano   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Chestuee   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Benton   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Chanceytown   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Ducktown   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Belltown Hill   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Copperhill   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Ball Play   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Lakewood Village   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Spring City   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Dayton   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Cumberland Spring   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Graysville   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Iron Divide - Historic   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Laddie Village   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Kingston   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Midtown Heights   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Pioneer Village   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Midtown   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Wheat - Historic   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Postoak   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  College Grove   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Lakemont Heights   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Rockwood   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Dyllis   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
Fannin (GA)
  McCaysville (GA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Pantertown (GA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Epworth (GA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
Cherokee (NC)
  Liberty (NC)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Hiwassee Village (NC)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Boiling Springs (NC)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Burger Town (NC)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Marble (NC)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Murphy (NC)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Andrews (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Culberson (NC)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Buffalo (NC)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Rhodo (NC)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
Clay (NC)
  Brasstown (NC)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
Graham (NC)
  Fontana Dam (NC)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Lake Santeetlah (NC)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Yellow Creek (NC)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Robbinsville (NC)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Cheoah (NC)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Bear Creek (NC)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
Swain (NC)
  Forneys Creek (NC)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Madisonville ...

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 73 newspapers that have been published in the area around Madisonville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Madisonville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Madisonville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Madisonville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> of Madisonville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Madisonville:

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 Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anderson County:     Cyndi's



Blount County:     Cyndi's



Bradley County:     Cyndi's



Cumberland County:     Cyndi's



Hamilton County:     Cyndi's



Knox County:     Cyndi's



Loudon County:     Cyndi's



McMinn County:     Cyndi's



Meigs County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Rhea County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Fannin County (GA):     Cyndi's



Cherokee County (NC):     Cyndi's



Clay County (NC):     Cyndi's



Graham County (NC):     Cyndi's



Swain County (NC):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Monroe 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 Madisonville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Madisonville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  S Madisonville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>  
  SSE Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>  
  NNE Hiwassee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>  
  S Notchey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]<1>  
  WSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chestua Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Forkners Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenbriar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>  
  SSW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>  
  WSW Isbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Arnon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eleazar Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Tellico Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vonore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vonore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Heiskell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>  
  WSW Mt. Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reed Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Land Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cane Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clemmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW West View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Glaze Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Netherland - Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Druid Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sink Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Sweetwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Toqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wear Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Northpoint Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shearman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>  
  WSW Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sunrise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Giles Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McGhee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McGhee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Toqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Niles - McGhee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Small Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Small Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Niota 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Madisonville had a population of 419 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Madisonville had a population of 4,927 people.

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

Hiwassee College   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the North (N) from Madisonville
 - Hiwassee College had a post office and no railroad service
Tevis   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Madisonville
 - Tevis had a post office and no railroad service
Gudger   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the Southwest (SW) from Madisonville
 - Gudger had a post office and railroad service
Ho - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ho was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Madisonville
 - Ho had a post office and no railroad service
Hopewell Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the East (E) from Madisonville
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Hopewell Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Kincaid   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the Northeast (NE) from Madisonville
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the South (S) from Madisonville
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Mount Vernon had a post office and railroad service
Brakebill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Brakebill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Madisonville
 - Brakebill had a post office and railroad service
Sink - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Madisonville
 - Sink 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 Madisonville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Madisonville in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Madisonville ...

While our initial data about Madisonville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Madisonville 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 Madisonville.

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 Madisonville:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Madisonville in these Censuses: 2010-2000. See our Census Page for Madisonville for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County:

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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- Madisonville) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Madisonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5232, Longitude: -84.3629     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Madisonville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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:
<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 Madisonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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