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Richland, Tennessee
(Giles County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Richland ...

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

We've added Richland to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Richland, 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 Richland (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 Richland. 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 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 Richland is historic, it would have been located within present day Giles County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Giles County: Limestone (AL), Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall & Maury.

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

Giles     (The home county for Richland)
  Trigg   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]<2>
  Powell Chapel   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Olivet   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Lynnville   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Aymett Town   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gordon   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Wales   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Green Field   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Weakley   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wheelerton   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Elkton   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dickson Town   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Palmetto   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Whitaker   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Anchor Mill - Historic   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Unionville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Shelbyville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Vannatta   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Raus   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wartrace   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bell Buckle   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cascade Hollow   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Normandy   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Homaway Village   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Tullahoma   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Garner Ford   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Aetna   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Primm Springs   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Prospect   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Fall River   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Webber City   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ethridge   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lawrenceburg   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Park Grove   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Liberty Grove   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Loretto   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rascal Town   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saint Joseph   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Voorhies   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hohenwald   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Boonshill   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dellrose   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pearl City   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Belleville   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elk Mill Village   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Clarks Ferry   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Park City Heights   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Park City   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Corder Crossroads   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gattistown   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Flintville   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cornersville   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  New Town   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Delina   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Orrs   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Southport   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Scotts Mill   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Frierson Town   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Graymere Manor   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jonesboro - Historic   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Armour Village   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sawdust   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New Town   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lynchburg   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Eagleville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Corning - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Duplex   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wilkes - Historic   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Thompson's Station   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Peytonsville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Parry   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Colbert (AL)
  Garner (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lauderdale (AL)
  Bethel (AL)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Anderson (AL)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lexington (AL)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Estep (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Belew (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cedar Hill (AL)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Corum (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Slabtown (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Comer (AL)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rogersville (AL)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Green Hill (AL)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elgin (AL)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Limestone (AL)
  Ardmore (AL)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clifton (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Estaville (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Lester (AL)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Caro (AL)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Elkmont (AL)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cairo (AL)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Athens (AL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Country Village (AL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Capshaw (AL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tanner (AL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Madison (AL)
  Toney (AL)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harvest (AL)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hazel Green (AL)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Meridianville (AL)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hillsboro (AL)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Moore's Mill (AL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Market (AL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Richland ...

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 Richland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Richland, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Richland.

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 websites either 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 Richland:

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 Giles County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bedford County:     Cyndi's



Coffee County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Hickman County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Lewis County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Maury County:     Cyndi's



Moore County:     Cyndi's



Rutherford County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Williamson County:     Cyndi's



Colbert County (AL):     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County (AL):     Cyndi's



Limestone County (AL):     Cyndi's



Madison County (AL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

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 Richland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Richland.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Simpson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Samuel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dabney Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Everbright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Robertson Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Daught Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Dabney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Tinnon Burial Ground   [Map]     
  WSW Reynold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Powell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elk Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beech Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Briggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Round Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dickerson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Tinen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McNeese Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown & Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lynnwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mars Mausoleum   [Map]     
  W Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Shadden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Batts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Peterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hopkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bradshaw - Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beech Cliff Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beechwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Colvett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilkes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Waco Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilsford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Wilkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Houze Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hobby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arthur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beatty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Landon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCorkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Purdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carvell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilkerson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Kellums Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Graveyard Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSW Maplewood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Rise - Warden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Eason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tarpley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Aymett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Aymett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Frankewing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Melton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Braden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sumner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McAteer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE London Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Petty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Joines Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Morris Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Youngs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rambo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McBurg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Allsup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cathey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wills - Hopwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hopwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gipson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boyett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE London Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tillmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Briar Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yokley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Campbellsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapman 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.

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

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

Odd Fellows Hall   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Richland
 - Odd Fellows Hall had a post office and no railroad service
Brick Church   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Richland
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Brick Church had a post office and no railroad service
Sumac   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Richland
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Sumac had a post office and no railroad service
Diana   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Richland
 - Diana had a post office and no railroad service
Bufords   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Richland
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Bufords had a post office and railroad service
Bivens   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Richland
 - Bivens had a post office and no railroad service
Cornersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Richland
 - 1895 population of 314 people (with 1,257 people in 2018)
 - Cornersville had a post office and no railroad service
Lynnville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Richland
 - 1895 population of 243 people (with 302 people in 2018)
 - Lynnville had a post office and railroad service
Pulaski   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Richland
 - 1895 population of 2,274 people (with 7,652 people in 2018)
 - Pulaski had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Richland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Richland 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 Richland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Richland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3065, Longitude: -86.9394     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Richland 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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