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Nettle Carrier, Tennessee

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

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

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 Nettle Carrier (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 Nettle Carrier. 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Nettle Carrier is historic, it would have been located within present day Overton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Overton County: Clay, Cumberland, Fentress, Jackson, Pickett & Putnam.

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

Overton     (The home county for Nettle Carrier)
  Oak Dale   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  Free Communion   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Taylors Crossroads   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lovejoy   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Obey City   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Duncan's Chapel - Historic   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Thompsons Store   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Celina   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Free Hill   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Moss   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Jenkins Village   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Creston   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dykes Crossroads   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Woodlands   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Crossville   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fairfield Glade   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greenbriar Village   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lake Pomeroy   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Todd Town   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lantana   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Center Ford   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lake Tansi Village   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rogers   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Johnsons Chapel   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cooper   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Little Crab   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Grimsley   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cumberland Grove   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pall Mall   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Allardt   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Clarkrange   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Armathwaite   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Gernt   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Burristown   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dodson Branch   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Columbus Hill   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Gainesboro   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Whitleyville   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Nameless   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rough Point   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Red Boiling Springs   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gibbs Crossroads   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mill Town   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bucklick   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Burrville   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brewstertown - Historic   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lavender   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sunbright   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Annadel   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Catoosa - Historic   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wartburg   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Byrdstown   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jeremiah   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Monterey   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bangham Village   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Algood   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Shennon Village   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  White Plains   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Park Village   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cookeville   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Burnett   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Southtown Village   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Huntland   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Baxter   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Glenmary   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Robbins   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Robbins   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Helenwood   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New River   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Verdun   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Oneida   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Foster Crossroads   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oneida   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Difficult   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Defeated   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ravenscroft   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Clarktown   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sparta   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Darkey Springs   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Doyle   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Adair (KY)
  Cundiff (KY)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Inroad (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Crocus (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clinton (KY)
  Albany (KY)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Alpha (KY)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cumberland City (KY)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cumberland (KY)
  Burkesville (KY)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dougan Town (KY)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grider (KY)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bakerton (KY)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Waterview (KY)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marrowbone (KY)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dubre (KY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Monroe (KY)
  Hestand (KY)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tompkinsville (KY)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gamaliel (KY)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mud Lick (KY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (KY)
  Mount Pisgah (KY)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Parmleysville (KY)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Parnell (KY)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Monticello (KY)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Nettle Carrier ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nettle Carrier.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nettle Carrier, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nettle Carrier.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Nettle Carrier:

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 Overton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:     Cyndi's



Cumberland County:     Cyndi's



DeKalb County:     Cyndi's



Fentress County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Macon County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Pickett County:     Cyndi's



Putnam County:     Cyndi's



Scott County:     Cyndi's



Smith County:     Cyndi's



White County:     Cyndi's



Adair County (KY):     Cyndi's



Clinton County (KY):     Cyndi's



Cumberland County (KY):     Cyndi's



Monroe County (KY):     Cyndi's



Wayne County (KY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nettle Carrier.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Hayter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ferrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Falling Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dungan Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nettlecarrier Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Fredonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Allred Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bolestown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hammock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cub Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smiths Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dungan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Story Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jim Lottie Smith Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Regan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sells Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robbinstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Booher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wirmingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adley And Nora Ledbetter Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hartsaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bilbrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE King Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Winningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cash Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hatcher Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Speck Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Honey Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE James Blaine Reagan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Sells Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elm Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ruths Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Okalona Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roaring River Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bills Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Storie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hinds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Amonette Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Amonette Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Paggett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hunter Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allons Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bilbrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Qualls Cemetery   [Map]     
  S France Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hanging Limb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Canners Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rich Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reader Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flat Creek 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.

Nettle Carrier itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Poteet - Historic   [Map]
 - While Poteet was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Nettle Carrier
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Poteet had a post office and no railroad service
Monroe   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nettle Carrier
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Monroe had a post office and no railroad service
Wirmingham   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Nettle Carrier
 - Wirmingham had a post office and no railroad service
Henard - Historic   [Map]
 - While Henard was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nettle Carrier
 - Henard had a post office and no railroad service
Eagle Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Eagle Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nettle Carrier
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Eagle Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Qualls - Historic   [Map]
 - While Qualls was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Nettle Carrier
 - Qualls had a post office and no railroad service
Livingston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Nettle Carrier
 - 1895 population of 320 people (with 4,020 people in 2018)
 - Livingston had a post office and no railroad service
Boatland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Nettle Carrier
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Boatland 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 Nettle Carrier. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nettle Carrier in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Nettle Carrier ...

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

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 Nettle Carrier:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Nettle Carrier. See our Misc Page for Nettle Carrier for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Overton County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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 Nettle Carrier, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nettle Carrier) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nettle Carrier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3890, Longitude: -85.1977     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nettle Carrier have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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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