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Our Genealogy Helper for Millington ...

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 Millington (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 Millington. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Millington is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Crittenden (AR), DeSoto (MS), Marshall (MS), Fayette & Tipton.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Millington)
  Spring Lake   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Woodstock   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Bartlett   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Giles Town   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Lakeland   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Binghampton   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Arlington   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  The Village   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Hunt Village   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Memphis   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Germantown   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Parkway Village   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Gallaway   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Braden   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Hickory Withe   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Oakland   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  New Bethel   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Piperton   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Feathers Chapel   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Rossville   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Somerville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Williston   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Moscow   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Fredonia   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Stanton   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Ko Ko   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Brownsville   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Henning   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Daniels Point Landing   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Ripley   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Wilkinsville   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Atoka   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Munford   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Gilt Edge   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Brighton   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Clopton   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Gainesville   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Burlison   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Mount Carmel   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Garland   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Mason   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
Craighead (AR)
  Caraway (AR)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
Crittenden (AR)
  Mound City (AR)   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Clarkedale (AR)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Marion (AR)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Sunset (AR)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Jericho (AR)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  West Memphis (AR)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Turrell (AR)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Gilmore (AR)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Amanca (AR)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Crawfordsville (AR)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Heafer (AR)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Edmondson (AR)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
Cross (AR)
  Twist (AR)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Parkin (AR)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
Mississippi (AR)
  Wilson (AR)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Frenchmans Bayou (AR)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Joiner (AR)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Bassett (AR)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Driver (AR)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Marie (AR)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Denwood (AR)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Birdsong (AR)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Whitton (AR)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Osceola (AR)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Dyess (AR)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Keiser (AR)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
Poinsett (AR)
  Tyronza (AR)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Alto (AR)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Black Oak (AR)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Lepanto (AR)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Marked Tree (AR)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Rivervale (AR)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
Saint Francis (AR)
  Heth (AR)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
DeSoto (MS)
  Olive Branch (MS)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Southaven (MS)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  De Soto Village (MS)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Southhaven (MS)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Aldens (MS)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Horn Lake (MS)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Lynchburg (MS)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Walls (MS)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Hernando (MS)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Memphis (MS)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Ingrams Mill (MS)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Newport (MS)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
Marshall (MS)
  Cayce (MS)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Byhalia (MS)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Taska (MS)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Millington ...

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 212 newspapers that have been published in the area around Millington.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Millington. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Millington and those printed in the larger area surrounding Millington.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 18 miles [29 km]<1> of Millington.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Millington:

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Haywood County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's



Tipton County:     Cyndi's



Craighead County (AR):     Cyndi's



Crittenden County (AR):     Cyndi's



Cross County (AR):     Cyndi's



Mississippi County (AR):     Cyndi's



Poinsett County (AR):     Cyndi's



Saint Francis County (AR):     Cyndi's



DeSoto County (MS):     Cyndi's



Marshall County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Cemeteries Near Millington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Millington.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  S Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>  
  WSW Remberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Goldsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Saluted Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>  
  WSW Belmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Memorial Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kerrville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>  
  SW Ward Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Noahs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Quito Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Noblin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW West Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]<1>  
  WSW Little John Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Embury Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>  
  W St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Egypt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gildfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>  
  SSW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>  
  SE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Poplar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Raleigh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Memory Hill Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gratitude Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rosemark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crigger Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>  
  WSW Benjestown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Eastlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Forest Hill Cemetery East   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Toll Gate Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Galilee Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE St. Johns 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 Millington had a population of 104 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Millington had a population of 10,685 people.

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

Lucy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the Southwest (SW) from Millington
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Lucy had a post office and railroad service
Pearley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pearley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the Southeast (SE) from Millington
 - Pearley had a post office and no railroad service
Kerrville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Millington
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Kerrville had a post office and railroad service
Quito   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Millington
 - Quito had a post office and no railroad service
Cuba   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the West (W) from Millington
 - 1895 population of 107 people
 - Cuba had a post office and no railroad service
Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the Southwest (SW) from Millington
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
Rosemark   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Millington
 - Rosemark had a post office and no railroad service
Tipton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the Northeast (NE) from Millington
 - 1895 population of 106 people
 - Tipton had a post office and railroad service
Barretville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Millington
 - Barretville 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 Millington. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Millington in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Millington ...

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

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 Millington:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Shelby County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Millington:

The official website for Shelby County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Millington) 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 Millington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Millington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Millington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3373, Longitude: -89.8907     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Millington 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 Millington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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