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Our Genealogical Helper for Gradyville ...

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 which surrounded our ancestors and that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Gradyville (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Gradyville. 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.

Newspapers Published in Gradyville ...

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 (or digitized) images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gradyville, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gradyville.

Cemeteries Near Gradyville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gradyville.

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 you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map 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 it right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

Covering a larger area and in alphabetical order, we have our Cemetery List for Gradyville.

Distance &
    Direction    
  Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW   Stapp Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   Clark Cemetery [Map]        
  NE   Union Cemetery [Map]        
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW   Tarters Cemetery [Map]       Portland  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW   Moore Cemetery [Map]       Adair County  
  SW   Weed Cemetery [Map]       Adair County  
  S   Wheeler Cemetery [Map]       Adair County  
  N   Dohoney Cemetery [Map]       Milltown  
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW   Moss Cemetery [Map]       Adair County  
  SSW   Rowetown Cemetery [Map]       Adair County  
  W   Robertson Cemetery [Map]       Adair County  
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW   Orr Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  NNE   Henderson Cemetery [Map]       Milltown  
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW   Janes Cemetery [Map]        
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW   Mosby Ridge Cemetery [Map]       Metcalfe County  
  SSW   Jessee Cemetery [Map]       (Metcalfe County)  
  S   Fudge Cemetery [Map]        
  SE   McGinnis Cemetery [Map]       Adair County  
  NNW   Coffey Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  NE   Hutchison Cemetery [Map]       Adair County  
  N   Ingram Cemetery [Map]       Mount Gilead (Green County)  
  N   Thompson Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N   Hancock Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  SSE   Stotts Cemetery [Map]       Adair County  
  NNW   Hartfield Cemetery [Map]       Green County  
  ENE   New Columbia Cemetery [Map]        
  NE   Cox Cemetery [Map]        
  NNE   Molton Cemetery [Map]       Mount Gilead (Green County)  
  NW   Moss Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  NW   Jones Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  NW   Whitlock Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  WNW   Buckner Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE   Lewis Cemetery [Map]       Adair County  
  SE   Earl Cemetery [Map]       Adair County  
  NE   Cane Valley Cemetery [Map]        
  NNE   Bridgewater Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  NW   Bagby Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  NW   Bagby Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  NW   Bagby Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  NW   Young Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW   Old Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  NNW   New Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  ESE   Wesley Cemetery [Map]        
  NNW   McKinney Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  NNE   Griffin Cemetery [Map]       (Taylor County)  
  N   Wilson Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  NW   Lee Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  NW   Sandidge Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  NW   Whitlock Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  
  NW   Dowell Cemetery [Map]       (Green County)  

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Gradyville had a population of 150 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sparksville       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gradyville
 - Sparksville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milltown       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Gradyville
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Milltown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nell       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gradyville
 - Nell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keltner       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gradyville
 - Keltner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadberry       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gradyville
 - Gadberry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fry       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gradyville
 - Fry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Breeding       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Gradyville
 - Breeding had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairplay       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gradyville
 - Fairplay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Columbia       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gradyville
 - 1895 population of 650 people (with 4,510 people in 2013)
 - Columbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Cane Valley       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gradyville
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Cane Valley had a post office and no railroad service

We've created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Gradyville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gradyville in the 1890's.

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 expanded our search to 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.

Gradyville is located in Adair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Adair County: Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell & Taylor.

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

  DirectionDistance
Adair     (The home county for Gradyville)
      Flatwood   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bliss   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sparksville   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Weed   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Milltown   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Portland   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kemp   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
      Keltner   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Pickett   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Toria   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
      Nell   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Gadberry   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Barren
      Kino   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hiseville   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eighty Eight   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Etoile   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cave City   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oil City   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Highland Springs   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lucas   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Austin   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Casey
      Honey Acre   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dunnville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Creston   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rheber   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Teddy   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Phil   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Windsor   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Evona   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Labascus   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cantown   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gilpin   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Clinton
      Cumberland City   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Albany   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alpha   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Cumberland
      Bakerton   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marrowbone   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waterview   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dubre   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dougan Town   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
      Burkesville   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Edmonson
      Union City   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mammoth Cave   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rocky Hill   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Green
      Greensburg   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summersville   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Hardin
      Upton   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hart
      Hardyville   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Canmer   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Horse Cave   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Munfordville   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bonnieville   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cub Run   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Larue
      Mount Sherman   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City - Historic   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hodgenville   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marion
      Phillipsburg   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jessietown   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Salleetown   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Market   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenbriar   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Joseph   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Calvary   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belltown   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bradfordsville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Raywick   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Mary   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Frogtown   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Metcalfe
      Edmonton   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Flat   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Center   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Knob Lick   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beaumont   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Summer Shade   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Monroe
      Mount Hermon   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mud Lick   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tompkinsville   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hestand   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gamaliel   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fountain Run   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Nelson
      Stiles   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Howardstown   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pulaski
      Vinnie   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nancy   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Russell
      Middletown   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Russell Springs   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jamestown   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Taylor
      Elk Horn   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Campbellsville   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mannsville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Wayne
      Monticello   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mill Springs   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Clay (TN)
      Free Hill (TN)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moss (TN)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Celina (TN)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Overton (TN)
      Taylors Crossroads (TN)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pickett (TN)
      Byrdstown (TN)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Grove (TN)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, UsGenWeb Project, or Genealogy Trails. These user-friendly 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 Gradyville:

For pages that are specific to Kentucky:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Adair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Casey County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clinton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cumberland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Edmonson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Green County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hart County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Larue County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Metcalfe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Nelson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Overton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickett County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Kentucky:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Kentucky,     of Adair County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Kentucky
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Kentucky
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Kentucky,     of Adair County

Miscellaneous Mentions for Gradyville ...

While our initial data for Gradyville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Gradyville 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 Gradyville.

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 Gradyville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Gradyville.
      See our Misc Page for Gradyville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Kentucky

About Adair County

Find a Community located in Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

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


The Panormaio photo collection might have pictures for the area around Gradyville:

Panoramio.com





Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins at Gradyville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gradyville) 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 Gradyville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gradyville

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<2>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 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 Gradyville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gradyville.



 
 
 

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