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Winfield, Tennessee

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Our Genealogy Helper for Winfield ...

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 Winfield (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 Winfield. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Winfield is located in Scott County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Scott County: McCreary (KY), Anderson, Campbell, Fentress, Morgan & Pickett.

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

Scott     (The home county for Winfield)
  Isham   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  State Line   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Oneida   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  West Oneida   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Verdun   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Foster Crossroads   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Helenwood   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Winona   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Straight Fork   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  New River   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Norma   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rocky Top   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fraterville   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Norris   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Andersonville   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Leinarts   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oliver Springs   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stanfill   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Elk Valley   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Jellico   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Silica   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Caryville   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jacksboro   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Habersham   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  LaFollette   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Morley   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  White Oak   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Fincastle   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Demory   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pine Crest   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clairfield   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hamlin Town   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pruden   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gernt   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Armathwaite   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Allardt   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cumberland Grove   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pall Mall   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Little Crab   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grimsley   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cooper   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clarkrange   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bayless - Historic   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Heiskell   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brewstertown - Historic   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Burrville   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sunbright   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mahan Village   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Annadel   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Petros   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lavender   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wartburg   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tupper Town   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bucklick   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Catoosa - Historic   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Coalfield   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Blue Gem - Historic   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Byrdstown   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kelley Town   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ethel - Historic   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Braden   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Warwicktown   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bell (KY)
  Pearl (KY)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Frakes (KY)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fonde (KY)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Capito (KY)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Edgewood (KY)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ingram (KY)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Stony Fork Junction (KY)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Middlesboro (KY)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clinton (KY)
  Alpha (KY)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cumberland City (KY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Albany (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Knox (KY)
  Corbin (KY)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  North Corbin (KY)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wheeler (KY)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gray (KY)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Barbourville (KY)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Artemus (KY)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Heidrick (KY)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Trosper (KY)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bimble (KY)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Laurel (KY)
  Keavy (KY)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dorthae (KY)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hopewell (KY)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lily (KY)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
McCreary (KY)
  Strunk (KY)   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Pine Knot (KY)   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Revelo (KY)   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Stearns (KY)   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Smith Town (KY)   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Whitley City (KY)   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Marshes Siding (KY)   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pulaski (KY)
  Tateville (KY)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Burnside (KY)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bronston (KY)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Northfield (KY)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ferguson (KY)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Whetstone (KY)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Somerset (KY)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Vinnie (KY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Acorn (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Nancy (KY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (KY)
  Parmleysville (KY)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Ritner (KY)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mount Pisgah (KY)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Monticello (KY)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mill Springs (KY)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Parnell (KY)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Whitley (KY)
  Ayers (KY)   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fairview (KY)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Emlyn (KY)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Liberty (KY)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Williamsburg (KY)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Nevisdale (KY)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rockholds (KY)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Siler (KY)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Woodbine (KY)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Winfield ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Winfield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Winfield, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Winfield.

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 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 - 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 Winfield:

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 Scott County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anderson County:     Cyndi's



Campbell County:     Cyndi's



Claiborne County:     Cyndi's



Fentress County:     Cyndi's



Knox County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Pickett County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Union County:     Cyndi's



Bell County (KY):     Cyndi's



Clinton County (KY):     Cyndi's



Knox County (KY):     Cyndi's



Laurel County (KY):     Cyndi's



McCreary County (KY):     Cyndi's



Pulaski County (KY):     Cyndi's



Wayne County (KY):     Cyndi's



Whitley County (KY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Scott 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 Winfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Winfield.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Chitwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cross Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Winfield Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Isham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Fed Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Scott Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trammel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE King Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Marcum - Kidd Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Acres Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grave Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pike Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Troxel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hayes Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spradlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Haven Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Troxel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Punkin Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sexton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lloyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trammel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lower Cal Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Knot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Lower Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Cecil Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Botts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Annadell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stevens Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Angel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Angel / Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Waters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Honeycutt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Strunk Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trammel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Opossum Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Helenwood Cut Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Shoopman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Duncan Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cecil Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Buttram Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mossop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Strunk Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Day Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Biard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baird Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Nancy Grave Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kidd 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Winfield had a population of 156 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Winfield had a population of 1,002 people.

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

Isham   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Winfield
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Isham had a post office and railroad service
Doctors - Historic   [Map]
 - While Doctors was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Winfield
 - Doctors had a post office and no railroad service
Oneida   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Winfield
 - 1895 population of 249 people (with 3,713 people in 2018)
 - Oneida had a post office and railroad service
Bowl - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bowl was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Winfield
 - Bowl had a post office and no railroad service
Helenwood   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Winfield
 - 1895 population of 299 people (with 865 people in 2010)
 - Helenwood had a post office and railroad service
Huntsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Winfield
 - 1895 population of 186 people (with 1,237 people in 2018)
 - Huntsville had a post office and no railroad service
Pioneer   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Winfield
 - Pioneer had a post office and railroad service
Elk Valley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Winfield
 - Elk Valley had a post office and railroad service
New River   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Winfield
 - 1895 population of 170 people
 - New River 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 Winfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Winfield in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Winfield ...

While our initial data about Winfield came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Winfield in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Winfield.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Winfield:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Winfield in these Censuses: 2010-2000. See our Census Page for Winfield for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Winfield. See our Misc Page for Winfield for more information.

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About Scott County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Winfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5570, Longitude: -84.4507     [Map].
<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>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 Winfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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