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Ransom Stand, Tennessee

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Our Genealogy Helper for Ransom Stand ...

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 Ransom Stand (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 Ransom Stand. 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.

Ransom Stand is located in Wayne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wayne County: Lauderdale (AL), Decatur, Hardin, Lawrence, Lewis & Perry.

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

Wayne     (The home county for Ransom Stand)
  Lutts   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Collinwood   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Corning - Historic   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clifton   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Waynesboro   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Slickrock Ford   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ashland Ford   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Milledgeville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Enville   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Scotts Hill   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Decaturville   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Slab Town - Historic   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Nixon   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pyburn   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Belle Meade   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Savannah   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Centerview   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  New Town   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pittsburg Landing Ferry   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Swift   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Johnson Ford   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Crump   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saltillo   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sardis   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Iron City   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Saint Joseph   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Loretto   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rascal Town   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Liberty Grove   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lawrenceburg   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Park Grove   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Voorhies   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tulu   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Michie   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stantonville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Adamsville   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Guys   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Eastview   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ramer   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Selmer   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bethel Springs   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Linden   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Colbert (AL)
  Crows Camp (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Chickasaw (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Doubleheads Village (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Caryton (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cherokee (AL)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Gatesville (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Furnace Hill (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Sheffield (AL)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wilson Dam (AL)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tuscumbia (AL)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Muscle Shoals (AL)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Good Springs (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Franklin (AL)
  Slickrock Ford (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Belgreen (AL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Russellville (AL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Burntout (AL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lauderdale (AL)
  Waterloo (AL)   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cloverdale (AL)   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Zip City (AL)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  McGee Town (AL)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Green Tree (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Cypress Creek (AL)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Florence (AL)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Canaan (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Saint Florian (AL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Arnot (AL)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Green Hill (AL)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bainbridge (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Atlas (AL) - Historic   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lawrence (AL)
  Wheeler Dam Village (AL)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Avoca (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mehama (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Town Creek (AL)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
  Glen (MS)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Farmington (MS)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Corinth (MS)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Biggersville (MS)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rienzi (MS)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kossuth (MS)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
  Iuka (MS)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Burnsville (MS)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Paden (MS)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dennis (MS)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Belmont (MS)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Golden (MS)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Ransom Stand ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ransom Stand.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Centenary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McFalls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Old Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Fielder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Whites Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roundtop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Francis - King - Lucas Public Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Old Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gean Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Balentine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Petty Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cossey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Faint Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Milford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gillis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stribling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stribling Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cave Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Big Ivy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weatherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hollands Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Franks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bratton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McAllister Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pigg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greeson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stricklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cherry Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Franks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Franks Store Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dowdy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cromwell Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Melson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McLaren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stricklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wards Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cantrell - Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hitchcock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hitchcock Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Ransom Stand ...

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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ransom Stand.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ransom Stand, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ransom Stand.

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 Ransom Stand in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ransom Stand.

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

Stout   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Ransom Stand
 - Stout had a post office and no railroad service
Kendell (AL) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kendell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ransom Stand
 - Kendell had a post office and no railroad service
Weatherford - Historic   [Map]
 - While Weatherford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ransom Stand
 - Weatherford had a post office and no railroad service
Wright (AL)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Ransom Stand
 - Wright had a post office and no railroad service
Cypress Inn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Ransom Stand
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Cypress Inn had a post office and no railroad service
Gillises Mills   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ransom Stand
 - Gillises Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Lutts   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Ransom Stand
 - Lutts had a post office and no railroad service
Waterloo (AL)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ransom Stand
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 200 people in 2017)
 - Waterloo 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 Ransom Stand. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ransom Stand in the 1890's.

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 Ransom Stand:

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 Wayne County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chester County:     Cyndi's



Decatur County:     Cyndi's



Hardin County:     Cyndi's



Henderson County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Lewis County:     Cyndi's



McNairy County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Colbert County (AL):     Cyndi's



Franklin County (AL):     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County (AL):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (AL):     Cyndi's



Alcorn County (MS):     Cyndi's



Tishomingo County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Wayne County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wayne County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ransom Stand. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0312, Longitude: -87.9617     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ransom Stand have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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:

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<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 Ransom Stand, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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