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Welcome to Shellmound ...

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

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


Shellmound would have been located within present day Marion County<2>.


The location of Shellmound has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Shellmound, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1879.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Shellmound is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Shellmound was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Shellmound (for example, toward Menlo (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

If Shellmound still existed, it would have been in the (423) area code.

Communities Also Named Shellmound ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Shellmound - it's located in Mississippi.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shellmound.

Communities near Shellmound ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shellmound.

  • Chattanooga
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • John Ross Estates
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Ross Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Ross Estates
    • John Ross Estates is located in Walker County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2018: 84,310 people
  • Newnan Springs
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newnan Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newnan Springs
    • Newnan Springs is located in Catoosa County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,581 people
  • Lytle
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lytle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lytle
    • Lytle is located in Walker County (GA)
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 37,115 people
  • Red Bank
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
    • Red Bank is located in Hamilton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,881 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bank <5>
  • Fort Oglethorpe
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Signal Mountain
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Signal Terrace
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Signal Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Terrace
    • Signal Terrace is located in Hamilton County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 8,519 people
  • Milbro Heights
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milbro Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milbro Heights
    • Milbro Heights is located in Hamilton County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 7,834 people
  • Thompsonville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsonville
    • Thompsonville is located in Walker County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,528 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shellmound. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shellmound.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shellmound. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shellmound.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shellmound. See our Newspapers Page for Shellmound.

Adding Shellmound to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Shellmound in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Shellmound was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Shellmound post office opened in 1879.

We also found Shellmound in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Shellmound.

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

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 Shellmound, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Marion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shellmound - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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