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Sunset View, Tennessee
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Our Genealogy Helper for Sunset View ...

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 Sunset View (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 Sunset View. 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 Sunset View ...

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 Sunset View.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sunset View: Sunset Vw.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Sunset View is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Graham (NC), Swain (NC), Knox, Loudon, Monroe & Sevier.

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

Blount     (The home county for Sunset View)
  Maryville   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Rockgardens   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Fairway Estates   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Chelsey Village   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Alcoa   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Eagleton Village   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Walnut Hill Estates   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Binfield   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Big Springs   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Wildwood   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Leinarts   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oliver Springs   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Andersonville   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fraterville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Norris   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rocky Top   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pine Crest   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Demory   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Blaine   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dyers Ferry   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Massengill Mill   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cook Mill   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dumplin   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rocky Valley   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  New Market   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Flat Gap   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dandridge   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jefferson City   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rock Town   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Topside   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Aldenwood Park   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Kingston Woods   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Middlebrook Acres   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Colonial Village   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Belle-Aire   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Farragut   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Virtue   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Marble City   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Whites Village   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Humes Ferry   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Jena   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Greenback   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Centersville   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Alleghany - Historic   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lenoir City   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sharp Estates   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Eaton Crossroads   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Loudon   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  White Wing Ferry   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Loudon City Park   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Bell Spring   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Englewood   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Niota   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Surprise   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Halfway Town - Historic   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Tuskeegee - Historic   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Vonore   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ballplay   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Madisonville   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sweetwater   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jacktown   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tellico Plains   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Coker Creek   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tupper Town   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Coalfield   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Blue Gem - Historic   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Coal Hill   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Petros   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Harriman   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mahan Village   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ethel - Historic   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wheat - Historic   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dyllis   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kelley Town   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Iron Divide - Historic   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Laddie Village   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bazel Town   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Midtown Heights   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Midtown   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  College Grove   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Postoak   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Seymour Heights   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wear Valley   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Oak City   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elkmont - Historic   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Starkeytown   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Pigeon Forge   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chalet Village   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Catlettsburg   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kodak   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Henry Crossroads   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Plainview   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Warwicktown   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Luttrell   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Maynardville   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cherokee (NC)
  Boiling Springs (NC)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Andrews (NC)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rhodo (NC)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Topton (NC)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Buffalo (NC)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Marble (NC)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Graham (NC)
  Fontana Dam (NC)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Yellow Creek (NC)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lake Santeetlah (NC)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Robbinsville (NC)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cheoah (NC)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bear Creek (NC)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Macon (NC)
  Fairview (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Swain (NC)
  Forneys Creek (NC)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Almond (NC)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bryson City (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Sunset View ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunset View.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunset View, there are papers which were published within Less than 2 miles. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunset View.

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that 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 Sunset View:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anderson County:     Cyndi's



Campbell County:     Cyndi's



Grainger County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Knox County:     Cyndi's



Loudon County:     Cyndi's



McMinn County:     Cyndi's



Meigs County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Sevier County:     Cyndi's



Union County:     Cyndi's



Cherokee County (NC):     Cyndi's



Graham County (NC):     Cyndi's



Macon County (NC):     Cyndi's



Swain County (NC):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunset View.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE New Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E College Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Dotson Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Russels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Laurel Bank Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Simerly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Armona Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Pecks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grandview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Wilder Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE East Maryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Clover Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hamil Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McGinley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Carpenters Campground Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Liberty Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Sixmile Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Old Piney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Louisville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Piney Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Centennial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clarks Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sherwood Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Middlesettlements Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Byerly Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Laws Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N George Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Branch Holiness Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ballards Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Logans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Central Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wesley Ann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zions Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Centenary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kagley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Amerine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Branch MB Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  E Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Headrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Edington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Edington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Crossroads Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bakers Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Jones Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kagleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Happy Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Millers Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Keebles Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nails Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tipton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Flenniken Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wright Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ish Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bearden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cloyds Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williamsons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nelson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rhea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCammon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rudder Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Leeper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Unitia 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.<4>

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

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

Maryville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunset View
 - 1895 population of 1,686 people (with 29,192 people in 2018)
 - Maryville had a post office and railroad service
Clover Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sunset View
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Clover Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Montvale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sunset View
 - Montvale had a post office and no railroad service
Blockhouse   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunset View
 - Blockhouse had a post office and no railroad service
Mentor   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sunset View
 - Mentor had a post office and no railroad service
Seaton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sunset View
 - Seaton had a post office and no railroad service
Notime - Historic   [Map]
 - While Notime was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunset View
 - Notime had a post office and no railroad service
Rockford   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunset View
 - 1895 population of 101 people (with 847 people in 2018)
 - Rockford had a post office and no railroad service
Chandler   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Sunset View
 - Chandler had a post office and no railroad service
Louisville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunset View
 - 1895 population of 314 people (with 4,129 people in 2018)
 - Louisville had a post office and railroad service
Mint   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunset View
 - Mint 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 Sunset View. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunset View in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Blount County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunset View) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7473, Longitude: -83.9888     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset View 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:
<3>MB is an abbreviation for the Missionary Baptists. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the Missionary Baptists. See their website at: Missionary Baptist Churches website.
<4>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 Sunset View, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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