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Introduction ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Thompsons Store (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 Thompsons Store. 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.

Name Variations for Thompsons Store ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

While the name of this community is Thompsons Store, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Thompsons Store may originally have been Thompson's Store.

Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Thompsons Store might be written as Thompson Store.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 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.

Thompsons Store is located in Clay County.

To see how the shape of Tennessee's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cumberland (KY), Monroe (KY), Jackson, Macon, Overton & Pickett.

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

  • Clay County     (The home county of Thompsons Store)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.
    • Cave Springs
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Springs
      • Cave Springs is located in Clay County
    • Free Hill
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Hill
      • Free Hill is located in Clay County
    • Celina
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Moss
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss
      • Moss is located in Clay County
    • Butlers Landing ‑ Historic
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butlers Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butlers Landing
      • Butlers Landing is located in Clay County
    • Boles
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boles
      • Boles is located in Clay County
    • Clementsville
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clementsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clementsville
      • Clementsville is located in Clay County
    • Jenkins Village
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins Village
      • Jenkins Village is located in Clay County
  • Fentress County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.
    • Cooper
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper
      • Cooper is located in Fentress County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 4,385 people
    • Little Crab
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Crab
      • Little Crab is located in Fentress County
    • Pall Mall
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
    • Jamestown
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Wilder
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilder
      • Wilder is located in Fentress County
  • Jackson County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.
    • Burristown
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burristown
      • Burristown is located in Jackson County
    • Whitleyville
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitleyville
      • Whitleyville is located in Jackson County
    • Columbus Hill
      (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus Hill
      • Columbus Hill is located in Jackson County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 36,071 people
    • Dodson Branch
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodson Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodson Branch
      • Dodson Branch is located in Jackson County
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,074 people
    • Gainesboro
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesboro
      • Gainesboro is located in Jackson County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 951 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gainesboro <2>
    • Haydenburg
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haydenburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haydenburg
      • Haydenburg is located in Jackson County
    • Rough Point
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough Point
      • Rough Point is located in Jackson County
    • Nameless
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nameless
      • Nameless is located in Jackson County
  • Macon County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.
    • Walnut Shade
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Shade have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Shade
      • Walnut Shade is located in Macon County
    • Red Boiling Springs
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Boiling Springs
      • Red Boiling Springs is located in Macon County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,124 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Boiling Springs <2>
    • Mill Town
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Town
      • Mill Town is located in Macon County
    • Gibbs Crossroads
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibbs Crossroads
      • Gibbs Crossroads is located in Macon County
    • Frog Pond
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frog Pond
      • Frog Pond is located in Macon County
  • Overton County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.
    • Oakley
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
      • Oakley is located in Overton County
    • Taylors Crossroads
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylors Crossroads
      • Taylors Crossroads is located in Overton County
    • Free Communion
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Communion
      • Free Communion is located in Overton County
    • Garretts Mill
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garretts Mill
      • Garretts Mill is located in Overton County
    • Livingston
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston is located in Overton County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,129 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston <2>
    • Oak Dale
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Dale
      • Oak Dale is located in Overton County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 222 people
    • Duncan's Chapel ‑ Historic
      (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Duncan's Chapel. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan's Chapel
      • Duncan's Chapel is located in Overton County
    • Beaver Hill
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Hill
      • Beaver Hill is located in Overton County
    • Hanging Limb
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanging Limb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanging Limb
      • Hanging Limb is located in Overton County
  • Pickett County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.
    • Byrdstown
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Static
      (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Static have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Static
      • Static is located in Pickett County
    • Cedar Grove
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove is located in Pickett County
  • Putnam County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.
    • Avoton ‑ Historic
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Avoton. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avoton
      • Avoton is located in Putnam County
    • Bangham Village
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangham Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangham Village
      • Bangham Village is located in Putnam County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 504 people
    • Jeremiah
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeremiah
      • Jeremiah is located in Putnam County
    • Algood
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algood
      • Algood is located in Putnam County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,547 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algood <2>
    • Park Village
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Village
      • Park Village is located in Putnam County
    • Shennon Village
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shennon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shennon Village
      • Shennon Village is located in Putnam County
    • White Plains
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains is located in Putnam County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,231 people
  • Smith County
    • Difficult
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Difficult
      • Difficult is located in Smith County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 14,993 people
  • Adair County (KY)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.
    • Breeding
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breeding have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breeding
      • Breeding is located in Adair County (KY)
    • Cundiff
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cundiff
      • Cundiff is located in Adair County (KY)
    • Inroad
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inroad have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inroad
      • Inroad is located in Adair County (KY)
    • Chance
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chance
      • Chance is located in Adair County (KY)
    • Toria
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toria
      • Toria is located in Adair County (KY)
    • Sparksville
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparksville
      • Sparksville is located in Adair County (KY)
    • Fairplay
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairplay
      • Fairplay is located in Adair County (KY)
    • Nell
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nell
      • Nell is located in Adair County (KY)
    • Crocus
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crocus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crocus
      • Crocus is located in Adair County (KY)
    • Glens Fork
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glens Fork
      • Glens Fork is located in Adair County (KY)
    • Weed
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weed
      • Weed is located in Adair County (KY)
    • Flatwood
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwood
      • Flatwood is located in Adair County (KY)
    • Gadberry
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gadberry
      • Gadberry is located in Adair County (KY)
  • Barren County (KY)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.
    • Nobob
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nobob
      • Nobob is located in Barren County (KY)
    • Eighty Eight
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eighty Eight have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eighty Eight
      • Eighty Eight is located in Barren County (KY)
    • Etoile
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etoile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etoile
      • Etoile is located in Barren County (KY)
    • Kino
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kino
      • Kino is located in Barren County (KY)
  • Clinton County (KY)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.
    • Browns Crossroads
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns Crossroads
      • Browns Crossroads is located in Clinton County (KY)
    • Albany
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
      • Albany is located in Clinton County (KY)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,979 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany <2>
    • Ida
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ida have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ida
      • Ida is located in Clinton County (KY)
    • Static
      (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Static have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Static
      • Static is located in Clinton County (KY)
    • Cumberland City
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland City
      • Cumberland City is located in Clinton County (KY)
    • Alpha
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpha have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpha
      • Alpha is located in Clinton County (KY)
  • Cumberland County (KY)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.
    • Leslie
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
      • Leslie is located in Cumberland County (KY)
    • Burkesville
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burkesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burkesville
      • Burkesville is located in Cumberland County (KY)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,437 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burkesville <2>
    • Dougan Town
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dougan Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dougan Town
      • Dougan Town is located in Cumberland County (KY)
    • Grider
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grider
      • Grider is located in Cumberland County (KY)
    • Waterview
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterview
      • Waterview is located in Cumberland County (KY)
    • Marrowbone
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marrowbone
      • Marrowbone is located in Cumberland County (KY)
    • Bakerton
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bakerton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakerton
      • Bakerton is located in Cumberland County (KY)
    • Dubre
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dubre have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dubre
      • Dubre is located in Cumberland County (KY)
  • Metcalfe County (KY)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.
    • Beaumont
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaumont
      • Beaumont is located in Metcalfe County (KY)
    • Summer Shade
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Cedar Flat
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Flat
      • Cedar Flat is located in Metcalfe County (KY)
    • Edmonton
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmonton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmonton
      • Edmonton is located in Metcalfe County (KY)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,597 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonton <2>
    • Randolph
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph is located in Metcalfe County (KY)
  • Monroe County (KY)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.
    • Meshack
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meshack have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meshack
      • Meshack is located in Monroe County (KY)
    • Hestand
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hestand have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hestand
      • Hestand is located in Monroe County (KY)
    • Boles
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boles
      • Boles is located in Monroe County (KY)
    • Tompkinsville
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tompkinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tompkinsville
      • Tompkinsville is located in Monroe County (KY)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,229 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tompkinsville <2>
    • Forkton
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forkton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forkton
      • Forkton is located in Monroe County (KY)
    • Gamaliel
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
    • Mud Lick
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mud Lick
      • Mud Lick is located in Monroe County (KY)
    • Mount Hermon
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hermon
      • Mount Hermon is located in Monroe County (KY)
    • Akersville
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Akersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akersville
      • Akersville is located in Monroe County (KY)
  • Russell County (KY)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.
    • Long Bottom
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Bottom
      • Long Bottom is located in Russell County (KY)
    • Freedom
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
      • Freedom is located in Russell County (KY)
    • Lula ‑ Historic
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lula. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lula
      • Lula is located in Russell County (KY)
  • Wayne County (KY)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.
    • Slickford
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slickford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slickford
      • Slickford is located in Wayne County (KY)
    • Shearer Valley
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shearer Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shearer Valley
      • Shearer Valley is located in Wayne County (KY)
    • Murl
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murl
      • Murl is located in Wayne County (KY)

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

Newspapers Published in Thompsons Store ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thompsons Store.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Thompsons Store, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<5>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Thompsons Store.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Thompsons Store:

Cemeteries Near Thompsons Store ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thompsons Store.

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

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Thompsons Store, with the one closest to Thompsons Store listed first.

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.<7>

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

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

  • Peytonsburg
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peytonsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peytonsburg
    • Peytonsburg is located in Cumberland County (KY)
  • Fox Springs ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Springs
    • Fox Springs is located in Clay County
  • Willow Grove
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Grove
    • Willow Grove is located in Clay County
  • Martinsburg
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsburg
    • Martinsburg is located in Monroe County (KY)
  • Celina
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Kettle
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kettle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle
    • Kettle is located in Cumberland County (KY)
  • Ward ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ward have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ward
    • Ward is located in Overton County
  • Arcott
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcott have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcott
    • Arcott is located in Clay County
  • Grey ‑ Historic
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grey
    • Grey is located in Overton County
  • Oakley
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
    • Oakley is located in Overton County
  • Cloyds Landing
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloyds Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloyds Landing
    • Cloyds Landing is located in Cumberland County (KY)
  • Hegira
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hegira have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hegira
    • Hegira is located in Cumberland County (KY)
  • Continue List   (17 more) ...
    • Meshack
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meshack have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meshack
      • Meshack is located in Monroe County (KY)
    • Moss
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss
      • Moss is located in Clay County
    • Butlers Landing ‑ Historic
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butlers Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butlers Landing
      • Butlers Landing is located in Clay County

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Thompsons Store. See our List of 1890's Communities around Thompsons Store.

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

The official website for Clay County: www.dalehollowlake.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Thompsons Store) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompsons Store. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6067, Longitude: -85.4227       In this case, the coordinates for Thompsons Store have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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.
<7>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 Thompsons Store, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.









 

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