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Panther Creek, Tennessee

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Our Genealogy Helper for Panther Creek ...

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

We've added Panther Creek to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Panther Creek, 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 Panther Creek (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 Panther Creek. 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.

Name Variations for Panther Creek ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Panther Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for Panther Creek: Panther Crk. (or less commonly used: Panther Ck. or Panther Cr.)

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 hospitals and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Panther Creek is historic, it would have been located within present day Hamblen County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hamblen County: Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hawkins & Jefferson.

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

Hamblen     (The home county for Panther Creek)
  Collons Ferry   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<2>
  Morristown   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Casablanca   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Monte Vista Estates   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  White Pine   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  East Village   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bright - Historic   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Silver City   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Whitesburg   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Andersonville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Norris   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wildwood   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cowan Springs   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Walland   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eagleton Village   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Miller Cove   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rocky Branch   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Flat Hollow   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Demory   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fincastle   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Evans Ferry   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Raven Hill   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Caney Valley   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lone Mountain   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  New Tazewell   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Tazewell   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Minton Mill   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Harrogate   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Shawanee   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cumberland Gap   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pruden   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Clairfield   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hamlin Town   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bybee   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bailey Town   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clevenger   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Jaybird   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Newport   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Carson Springs   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Parrottsville   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  West Myers   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Del Rio   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tom Town   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wa-Ni Village   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Dyers Ferry   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Massengill Mill   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Beans   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wyatt Village   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Thorn Hill   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bean Station   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Blaine   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mosheim   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greeneville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Forest Hills   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bolton Estates   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Afton   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Camp Creek   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tusculum   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Henshaw - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Water Fork Mill   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Yount Town   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Trent Valley   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Alanthus Hill   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sneedville   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Willis   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mooresburg Springs   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Red Bridge Ferry   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bulls Gap   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Strahl   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Surgoinsville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Greenland   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rock Town   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Jefferson City   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Flat Gap   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dandridge   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Baneberry   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  New Market   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rocky Valley   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dumplin   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cook Mill   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mascot   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Thorn Grove   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Peters Mill   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Mayo - Historic   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ridgeview Heights   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kimberlin Heights   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Moshina Heights   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kings Valley   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Copper Ridge   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ramsey Ferry   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bayless - Historic   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Halls   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Murphy Hills   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Henry Crossroads   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kodak   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Harrisburg   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Catlettsburg   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sevierville   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Oak City   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pigeon Forge   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pittman Center   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Seymour Heights   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gatlinburg   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Starkeytown   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Luttrell   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Plainview   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Maynardville   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Warwicktown   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Braden   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bell (KY)
  Middlesboro (KY)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stony Fork Junction (KY)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Edgewood (KY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Capito (KY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Calvin (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fonde (KY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Varilla (KY)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harlan (KY)
  Pathfork (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Madison (NC)
  Hot Springs (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Allenstand (NC)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Panther Creek ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Panther Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Panther Creek, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Panther Creek.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 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 Panther Creek:

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 Hamblen County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anderson County:     Cyndi's



Blount County:     Cyndi's



Campbell County:     Cyndi's



Claiborne County:     Cyndi's



Cocke County:     Cyndi's



Grainger County:     Cyndi's



Greene County:     Cyndi's



Hancock County:     Cyndi's



Hawkins County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Knox County:     Cyndi's



Sevier County:     Cyndi's



Union County:     Cyndi's



Bell County (KY):     Cyndi's



Harlan County (KY):     Cyndi's



Madison County (NC):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Panther Creek.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bacon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Martha Sunderland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Couch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Carter's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SE McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Hull Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greene Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Emma Jarnagin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Jefferson Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sitton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hammer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Branner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Mansfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Narrow Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Westminister Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Witt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Watkins Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Heath Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morelock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Central Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clevenger Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mill Springs Baptist Church Cemetery (Old)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Mill Springs Baptist Church Cemetery (New)   [Map]     
  WSW Westview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW McConnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Batch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bowen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Colman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Solomon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomas Jarnagin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Marys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Murray Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Helton Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Eckel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Inman Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Avondale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rocky Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Samsel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Murray Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bean Station Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rutledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rutledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hammer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beckham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Massengill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tampico Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Wright Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dandridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Jefferson Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hamblen Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Meeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Adriel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Overbay Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Buck Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Buffalo Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ballinger Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

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.

While we didn't find Panther Creek in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Panther Creek.

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

Talbott   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Panther Creek
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - Talbott had a post office and railroad service
Morristown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Panther Creek
 - 1895 population of 1,999 people (with 29,926 people in 2018)
 - Morristown had a post office and railroad service
May Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While May Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Panther Creek
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - May Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Edna   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Panther Creek
 - Edna had a post office and no railroad service
Turley Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Turley Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Panther Creek
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Turley Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Dyers Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Panther Creek
 - Dyers Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
Witt   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Panther Creek
 - Witt had railroad service and no post office
Mount Horeb   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Panther Creek
 - 1895 population of 341 people
 - Mount Horeb 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 Panther Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Panther Creek in the 1890's.

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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 Panther Creek, 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' (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- Panther Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Panther Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1868, Longitude: -83.3835     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Panther Creek 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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