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Our Genealogical Helper for Tarpley ...

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 Tarpley (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 Tarpley. 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 Tarpley ...

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 Tarpley, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tarpley.

Cemeteries Near Tarpley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tarpley.

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 Tarpley.

Distance &
  Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW   Kellum Cemetery [Map]       Tarpley  
  WSW   Baugh Cemetery [Map]        
  SSW   Marks Cemetery [Map]        
  S   Hasting Cemetery [Map]        
  E   Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]       Tarpley  
  ENE   Thomas Cemetery [Map]       Tarpley  
  W   Adams Cemetery [Map]        
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW   Aspen Hill Cemetery [Map]        
  S   Butler Cemetery [Map]        
  S   Aspen Hill Cemetery [Map]        
  NNE   Aymett Cemetery [Map]        
  N   Tarpley Cemetery [Map]        
  N   Eason Cemetery [Map]        
  W   Meredith Cemetery [Map]        
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W   Fogg Cemetery [Map]        
  WSW   Fogg Cemetery [Map]        
  WSW   Anthony Cemetery [Map]        
  SW   Kimbrough Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
  SW   Beasley Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
  ESE   Brown Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
  E   Birdsong Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
  E   Birdsong Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
  E   Bradley Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
  NNW   Maplewood Cemetery [Map]        
  NE   Aymett Cemetery [Map]        
  WNW   Giles Memorial Gardens [Map]       Highland Heights  
  N   Patterson Cemetery [Map]        
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW   Cole Cemetery [Map]        
  SSW   Ross Cemetery [Map]        
  N   Harris Cemetery [Map]       Blooming Grove  
  NE   Abernathy Cemetery [Map]       Five Points  
  NE   Worley Cemetery [Map]       Five Points  
  NNW   Old Graveyard Memorial Park [Map]        
  NNE   Hopkins Cemetery [Map]       Blooming Grove  
  WNW   Old Friendship Cemetery [Map]       Green Acres  
  WNW   Cantrell Cemetery [Map]       Green Acres  
  W   Harwell Cemetery [Map]        
  W   Harwell Cemetery [Map]        
  W   Pittard Cemetery [Map]        
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW   Love Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
  SSW   Roberts Cemetery [Map]       Kedron  
  NNW   Phillips Cemetery [Map]        
  S   Potts Cemetery [Map]        
  SSE   Simpson Cemetery [Map]       Liberty  
  SSE   Trotter Cemetery [Map]       Liberty  
  NNW   Wilkinson Cemetery [Map]        
  SE   Dunnavant Cemetery [Map]        
  ESE   Brooks Cemetery [Map]       Bunker Hill  
  E   Osburn Cemetery [Map]       Bunker Hill  
  ENE   Indian Creek Cemetery [Map]       Bunker Hill  
  ENE   Houze Cemetery [Map]       Pisgah  
  ENE   Pisgah Cemetery [Map]       Pisgah  
  NE   Oliver Cemetery [Map]       Pisgah  
  NNE   McNeese Cemetery [Map]       Blooming Grove  
  N   Marks Cemetery [Map]       Blooming Grove  
  N   Pointer Cemetery [Map]        
  WNW   Rocky Point Cemetery [Map]       Green Acres  
  WNW   Marks Cemetery [Map]       Green Acres  
  WNW   Short Cemetery [Map]       Highland Heights  
  WNW   Reynolds Cemetery [Map]        
  W   Cool Spring Cemetery [Map]        
  W   York Cemetery [Map]        
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW   Massey Cemetery [Map]        
  WSW   Beech Grove Cemetery [Map]        
  NNW   White Cemetery [Map]        
  SW   Shores Cemetery [Map]        
  SSW   Kedron Cemetery [Map]       Kedron  
  NNW   Batts Cemetery [Map]        
  NNW   Peterson Cemetery [Map]        
  SSE   Elder Cemetery [Map]       Liberty  
  SSE   Nelson Cemetery [Map]       Liberty  
  SSE   Kelly Cemetery [Map]       Liberty  
  ESE   Bethany Cemetery [Map]       Bryson  
  E   Wells Cemetery [Map]       Bunker Hill  
  E   Phelps Cemetery [Map]       Bunker Hill  
  ENE   Mays Cemetery [Map]        
  NE   Marks Cemetery [Map]       Friendship  
  NE   Brown and Hayes Cemetery [Map]       Friendship  
  N   Williams Cemetery [Map]        
  N   Powell Chapel Cemetery [Map]        
  WNW   Pittard Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
  WNW   Zuccarella Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
  W   Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]        
  W   Anthony Hill Cemetery [Map]        
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N   Maxwell Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
  WSW   Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]       Oak Grove  
  WSW   Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]       Oak Grove  
  S   Phoenix Chapel Cemetery [Map]       Prospect  
  S   Prospect Cemetery [Map]       Prospect  
  SSE   Polar Hill Cemetery [Map]       Poplar Hill  
  SSE   Neely Cemetery [Map]       Poplar Hill  
  SE   Park Cemetery [Map]        
  ESE   Indian Creek Cemetery [Map]       Bryson  
  E   Minatra Cemetery [Map]       Bunker Hill  
  ENE   Youngs Chapel Cemetery [Map]        
  N   New Providence Cemetery [Map]        
  NW   Kellums Gap Cemetery [Map]        
  W   Ferrel Cemetery [Map]        
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N   Reynold Cemetery [Map]       Olivet  
  SW   Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]        
  SW   Gooch Cemetery [Map]        
  SW   Stella Cemetery [Map]        
  SSW   Smith Cemetery [Map]       Kedron  
  SSW   Case Cemetery [Map]       Bethel  
  S   Whitfield Cemetery [Map]        
  SSE   Brown Cemetery [Map]       Poplar Hill  
  NNW   Tinen Cemetery [Map]        
  SE   Elkton Cemetery [Map]        
  SE   Elkton Cemetery [Map]        
  E   Bee Spring Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   Frankewing Cemetery [Map]        
  NE   Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]       Beech Hill  
  NE   Beech Hill Cemetery [Map]       Beech Hill  
  NNE   New Zion Cemetery [Map]       Friendship  
  NNE   Franklin Cemetery [Map]        
  NW   Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
  WNW   St. Pauls Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW   Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
  NNW   Tinnon Burial Ground [Map]        
  SSW   Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]        
  SSE   Daly Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
  SSE   Croney Cemetery [Map]        
  NNW   Shadden Cemetery [Map]        
  ESE   Eagin Cemetery [Map]        
  ESE   Young Cemetery [Map]       (Lincoln County)  
  E   Hereford Cemetery [Map]       (Lincoln County)  
  E   Russell Cemetery [Map]       Woodrow (Lincoln County)  
  NE   Bradshaw-Center Point Cemetery [Map]        
  W   Shores Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
  W   Shores Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
  W   Shores Cemetery [Map]       Giles County  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW   Jackson Cemetery [Map]        
  SSW   Brown Cemetery [Map]       Bethel  
  S   Harlow Cemetery [Map]       (Limestone County (AL))  
  S   Payne Cemetery [Map]       (Limestone County (AL))  
  S   Trotter Cemetery [Map]        
  SSE   Bridgforth Cemetery [Map]        
  SE   Maddox Cemetery [Map]        
  ESE   Bruce Cemetery [Map]       (Lincoln County)  
  E   Silvester Cemetery [Map]       (Lincoln County)  
  E   George Cemetery [Map]       (Lincoln County)  
  E   Thorpe Cemetery [Map]       (Lincoln County)  
  ENE   Smith Cemetery [Map]       (Lincoln County)  
  ENE   McBurg Cemetery [Map]       (Lincoln County)  
  ENE   Rambo Cemetery [Map]       (Lincoln County)  
  ENE   Lee Cemetery [Map]       (Lincoln County)  
  ENE   Allsup Cemetery [Map]       (Lincoln County)  
  ENE   Melton Cemetery [Map]       (Lincoln County)  
  NNE   Burton Cemetery [Map]        
  NNE   Hall Cemetery [Map]        
  N   Simpson Chapel Cemetery [Map]        
  N   Buford Cemetery [Map]       Olivet  

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>

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

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

Harwell       [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tarpley
 - Harwell had railroad service and no post office
Aspen Hill       [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tarpley
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Aspen Hill had a post office and railroad service
Conway       [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tarpley
 - Conway had a post office and no railroad service
Pulaski       [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tarpley
 - 1895 population of 2,274 people (with 7,641 people in 2013)
 - Pulaski had a post office and railroad service
Lesters       [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Tarpley
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Lesters had a post office and railroad service
Pisgah       [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tarpley
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Bunker Hill       [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Tarpley
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Bunker Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Goodspring       [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Tarpley
 - Goodspring had a post office and no railroad service
Elkton       [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tarpley
 - 1895 population of 165 people (with 562 people in 2013)
 - Elkton 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 Tarpley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tarpley 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 southeast 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 south.

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 south 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.

Tarpley is located in Giles County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Giles County: Limestone (AL), Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall & Maury.

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

Giles     (The home county for Tarpley)
      Aymett Town   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Elkton   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wheelerton   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dickson Town   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Minor Hill   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Weakley   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lynnville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Whitaker   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shelbyville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fall River   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lawrenceburg   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ethridge   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Webber City   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Park Grove   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Loretto   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rascal Town   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Joseph   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dellrose   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Boonshill   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pearl City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Park City Heights   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Petersburg   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Elk Mill Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corder Crossroads   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flintville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cornersville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Delina   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lewisburg   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chapel Hill   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Frierson Town   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbia   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armour Village   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lynchburg   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Colbert (AL)
      Garner (AL) - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ford City (AL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lauderdale (AL)
      Bethel (AL)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Anderson (AL)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Estep (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Hill (AL)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lexington (AL)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corum (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belew (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rogersville (AL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elgin (AL)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dells Vista Shores (AL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Green Hill (AL)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belleview (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lawrence (AL)
      Wheeler Dam Village (AL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hillsboro (AL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Courtland (AL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Courtland (AL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Town Creek (AL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Limestone (AL)
      Clifton (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Estaville (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lester (AL)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elkmont (AL)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ardmore (AL)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Caro (AL)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Athens (AL)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Country Village (AL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Capshaw (AL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tanner (AL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orrville (AL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belle Mina (AL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Madison (AL)
      Toney (AL)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harvest (AL)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hazel Green (AL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Meridianville (AL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Madison (AL)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rideout Village (AL)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moore's Mill (AL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Normal (AL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillsboro (AL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln (AL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Market (AL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village (AL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Morgan (AL)
      Decatur (AL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton Heights (AL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trinity (AL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russell Village (AL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Tarpley:

For pages that are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Giles County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bedford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Maury County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Moore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Tennessee

About Giles County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Giles County

The Panormaio website contains photo collections that might contain pictures for the area around Tarpley:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Tarpley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tarpley) to Point B.

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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 Tarpley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tarpley.


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