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Our Genealogy Helper for Spring Garden ...

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 Spring Garden (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 Spring Garden. 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 Spring Garden ...

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 Spring Garden.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Garden: Spring Gdn. (or less commonly used: Spring Gardn., Spring Grden. or Spring Grdn.)

Newspapers Published in Spring Garden ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Garden.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Garden, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Garden.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • Stories from Kentucky
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from Tennessee
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Spring Garden ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spring Garden.

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

  • Susong Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Susong Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Susong Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Susong Cemetery
  • Sharrett Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sharrett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sharrett Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharrett Cemetery
  • Citizens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Citizens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Citizens Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Citizens Cemetery
  • East Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hill Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
  • Sproles Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sproles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sproles Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sproles Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Rust Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rust Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rust Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rust Cemetery
    • Booner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Booner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Booner Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booner Cemetery
    • Hartsock Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hartsock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hartsock Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsock Cemetery
    • Malone Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Malone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Malone Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malone Cemetery
    • Pettyjohn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pettyjohn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pettyjohn Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pettyjohn Cemetery
    • Claymen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Claymen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Claymen Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claymen Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49805<3>
    • Moore Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moore Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Cemetery
    • Leonard Cemetery
    • Moore Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moore Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Cemetery

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 Spring Garden in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spring Garden.

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

  • Bristol [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
    • Bristol [Sullivan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Spring Garden
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6,226 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,987 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bristol had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<5>
  • Paperville [Sullivan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paperville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paperville
    • Paperville [Sullivan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Spring Garden
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Paperville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paperville
  • Wallace [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallace
    • Wallace [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Spring Garden
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wallace had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallace
  • Ruthton [Sullivan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruthton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruthton
    • Ruthton [Sullivan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Spring Garden
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ruthton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruthton
  • Benhams [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benhams
    • Benhams [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Spring Garden
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Benhams had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benhams
  • Beidlemans [Sullivan County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beidlemans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • While Beidlemans was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beidlemans
    • Beidlemans [Sullivan County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Spring Garden
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Beidlemans had a post office and no railroad service
  • Continue List ...
    • Holston Valley [Sullivan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holston Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holston Valley
      • Holston Valley [Sullivan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Spring Garden
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holston Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holston Valley
    • Fleenors [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleenors have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleenors
      • Fleenors [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Spring Garden
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fleenors had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleenors
    • Ketron [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ketron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ketron
      • Ketron [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Spring Garden
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ketron had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ketron
    • Ravens Nest [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravens Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravens Nest
      • Ravens Nest [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Spring Garden
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ravens Nest had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravens Nest
    • Blountville [Sullivan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blountville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blountville
      • Blountville [Sullivan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Spring Garden
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 224 people
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,074 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Blountville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blountville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blountville<5>
    • Sumpter [Sullivan County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sumpter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Sumpter was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumpter
      • Sumpter [Sullivan County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Spring Garden
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sumpter had a post office and no railroad service
    • Fishdam [Sullivan County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishdam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Fishdam was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishdam
      • Fishdam [Sullivan County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Spring Garden
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fishdam had a post office and no railroad service
    • Craigs Mill [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigs Mill
      • Craigs Mill [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Spring Garden
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Craigs Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigs Mill
    • Mendota [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendota
      • Mendota [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Spring Garden
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mendota had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendota

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Garden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Garden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6107, Longitude: -82.1826       In this case, the coordinates for Spring Garden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<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 Spring Garden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
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