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Our Genealogy Helper for Rolling Hills ...

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 Rolling Hills (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 Rolling Hills. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Rolling Hills is located in Cumberland County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cumberland County: Bledsoe, Fentress, Morgan, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Van Buren & White.

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

  DirDistance
Cumberland     (The home county for Rolling Hills)
  Greenbriar Village   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Crossville   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Lake Tansi Village   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Woodlands   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Creston   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Dykes Crossroads   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lantana   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fairfield Glade   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Center Ford   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lake Pomeroy   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Anderson
  Oliver Springs   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bledsoe
  Winesap   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ninemile   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hart - Historic   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pikeville   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Summer City   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brockdell   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
DeKalb
  Johnsons Chapel   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Young Bend   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fentress
  Clarkrange   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Grimsley   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Allardt   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cumberland Grove   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Armathwaite   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cooper   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Little Crab   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gernt   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hamilton
  Lakewood   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sale Creek   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Birchwood   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jackson
  Dodson Branch   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Loudon
  Loudon City Park   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  White Wing Ferry   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Loudon   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Eaton Crossroads   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
McMinn
  Niota   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bell Spring   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Meigs
  Surprise   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Calico   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cayuga Town - Historic   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Monroe
  Sweetwater   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Morgan
  Bucklick   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Catoosa - Historic   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lavender   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Harriman   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Annadel   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wartburg   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sunbright   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Burrville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Blue Gem - Historic   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Coal Hill   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brewstertown - Historic   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Overton
  Obey City   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lovejoy   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Duncan's Chapel - Historic   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oak Dale   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Free Communion   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Putnam
  Monterey   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Burnett   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jeremiah   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Shennon Village   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  White Plains   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Algood   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Southtown Village   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Park Village   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cookeville   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bangham Village   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Huntland   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Baxter   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Rhea
  Spring City   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Lakewood Village   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cumberland Spring   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Graysville   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Roane
  Lakemont Heights   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rockwood   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Pioneer Village   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  College Grove   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Postoak   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Midtown   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Midtown Heights   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bazel Town   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Iron Divide - Historic   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Laddie Village   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dyllis   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Scott
  Glenmary   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Robbins   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  West Robbins   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hembree   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  New River   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Van Buren
  Spencer   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sopha - Historic   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Warren
  Campaign   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fall City   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rowland Station - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
White
  Ravenscroft   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clarktown   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sparta   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Doyle   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Quebeck   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Darkey Springs   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Rolling Hills ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rolling Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rolling Hills, there are papers which were published within 2 miles [3.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rolling Hills.

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 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 Rolling Hills:

These websites are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //sos.tn.gov/tsla

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 Cumberland County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anderson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bledsoe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
DeKalb County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fentress County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamilton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Loudon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McMinn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Meigs County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Overton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Putnam County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rhea County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Scott County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Van Buren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
White County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Cumberland County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   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

Cemeteries Near Rolling Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rolling Hills.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Hyder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Homestead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Warner Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  ESE Warner Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  N Cry Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Hedgecoth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Bakers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Lowery Stand Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Swan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Goodstock Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  N Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Linary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turner Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  N Winnie Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Leggett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lantana Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Andrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tolletts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Goodstock Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  NNW Green Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Battown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Haley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fredonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stansbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Slate Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Turner Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  NW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Creston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pomona Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oaklawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Brady Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kemmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grassy Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grassy Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baisley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Hale Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Big Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Selby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kemmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Derossett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bristow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Braddock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brookhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Raines Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Claysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dickerson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Van Hoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Glade Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Goss Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peavine Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Goss Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Flynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hinch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Selby Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Selby Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jewett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Custard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant HIll 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>

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

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

Crossville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rolling Hills
 - 1895 population of 266 people (with 11,554 people in 2018)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howard Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rolling Hills
 - Howard Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lantana   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rolling Hills
 - Lantana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crab Orchard   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rolling Hills
 - Crab Orchard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Creston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rolling Hills
 - Creston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pomona   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rolling Hills
 - Pomona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grassy Cove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rolling Hills
 - Grassy Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wyatt - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wyatt was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rolling Hills
 - Wyatt 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 Rolling Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rolling Hills in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Cumberland County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cumberland County: www.brockhill.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

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 from Point A (ie- Rolling Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rolling Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9334, Longitude: -85.0008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rolling Hills 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: findagrave.com.
<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 Rolling Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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