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Our Genealogy Helper for McMullens ...

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 McMullens (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 McMullens. 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

McMullens is primarily located in Blount County. A portion of McMullens extends into Loudon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Graham (NC), Swain (NC), Knox, Loudon, Monroe & Sevier.

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

  DirDistance
Blount     (The home county for McMullens)
  Friendsville   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Big Springs   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Binfield   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Fairway Estates   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Walnut Hill Estates   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Maryville   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rockgardens   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Alcoa   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Chelsey Village   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Eagleton Village   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Happy Valley   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Anderson
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oliver Springs   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Leinarts   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fraterville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Andersonville   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Norris   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rocky Top   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Campbell
  Pine Crest   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cumberland
  Rogers   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Grainger
  Blaine   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
  Cook Mill   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dumplin   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Knox
  Virtue   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Belle-Aire   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Concord   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Farragut   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Aldenwood Park   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Kingston Woods   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Middlebrook Acres   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Topside   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hunting Hills West   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oak Grove Heights   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Karns   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Volunteer Village   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Cumberland Estates   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Loudon
  Centersville   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Alleghany - Historic   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Greenback   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Jena   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Lenoir City   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sharp Estates   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Eaton Crossroads   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Loudon   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Loudon City Park   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  White Wing Ferry   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
McMinn
  Bell Spring   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Niota   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Englewood   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Etowah   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Goodsprings   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Riceville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Claxton   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Meigs
  Surprise   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Calico   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monroe
  Tuskeegee - Historic   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Vonore   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Halfway Town - Historic   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ballplay   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Madisonville   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sweetwater   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Jacktown   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tellico Plains   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Coker Creek   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Morgan
  Blue Gem - Historic   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Coal Hill   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Coalfield   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tupper Town   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Harriman   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Petros   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mahan Village   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wartburg   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Catoosa - Historic   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Polk
  Delano   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Rhea
  Lakewood Village   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Spring City   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Roane
  Wheat - Historic   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Ethel - Historic   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Iron Divide - Historic   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dyllis   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Laddie Village   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kelley Town   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Midtown Heights   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Midtown   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bazel Town   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  College Grove   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Postoak   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rockwood   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Scott
  Hembree   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Smoky Junction   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sevier
  Seymour Heights   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wear Valley   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oak City   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elkmont - Historic   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Starkeytown   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pigeon Forge   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Catlettsburg   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chalet Village   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kodak   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Henry Crossroads   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sevierville   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Union
  Plainview   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Warwicktown   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cherokee (NC)
  Boiling Springs (NC)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hiwassee Village (NC)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Marble (NC)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Andrews (NC)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Graham (NC)
  Fontana Dam (NC)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Yellow Creek (NC)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lake Santeetlah (NC)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Robbinsville (NC)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cheoah (NC)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bear Creek (NC)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Swain (NC)
  Forneys Creek (NC)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Newspapers Published in McMullens ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around McMullens.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McMullens, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for McMullens.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 McMullens:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anderson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Campbell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cumberland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grainger County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Knox County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Loudon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McMinn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Meigs 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

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rhea 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

 
Cherokee County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Graham County (NC):     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 Blount County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Tennessee, for Blount 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 ...
      North Carolina

Cemeteries Near McMullens ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McMullens.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Cloyds Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Unitia Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W McKelvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Prater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Leeper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Douthit Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Axley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morganton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crossroads Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bakers Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Wyly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Watts Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wadkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Coffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rollins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clover Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zions Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Keener Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW McKee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williamsons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dotson Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Laurel Bank Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Long Tom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lenoir City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Browder Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clemmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wear Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Niles - McGhee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Centenary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Middlesettlements Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holston Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vonore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vonore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Toqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Toqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McGhee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Four Mile Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Nelson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hamil Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Russels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crandall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Potters Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Old Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McGhee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Allegheny Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Kagleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kagley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carpenters Campground Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Armona Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Louisville 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 McMullens in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of McMullens.

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

Meadow   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from McMullens
 - Meadow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kiser   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from McMullens
 - Kiser had railroad service and no post office
 
Unitia   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from McMullens
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Unitia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cloyd Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cloyd Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from McMullens
 - Cloyd Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coytee - Historic   [Map]
 - While Coytee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from McMullens
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Coytee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Griffitts - Historic   [Map]
 - While Griffitts was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from McMullens
 - Griffitts had a post office and railroad service
 
Greenback   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from McMullens
 - Greenback had a post office and no railroad service
 
Disco   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from McMullens
 - Disco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morganton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from McMullens
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Morganton 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 McMullens. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring McMullens in the 1890's.

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

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McMullens) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McMullens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7165, Longitude: -84.1727     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McMullens 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: findagrave.com.
<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 McMullens, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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