Locales Identified in the GNIS

Populated Places that appear on topographic maps in the United States are listed in an online database maintained by the federal government’s United States Geological Survey and the U. S. Board on Geographic Names.

This entity is usually referred to as USGS. The database is called the Geographic Names Information System, or GNIS. Many genealogists use it frequently to find places, identify the county location, and determine the coordinates.

The following table contains all populated places in the GNIS identified as being within Grainger County. Places that no longer exist are identified with “(historical).”

The table also includes the latitude and longitude and name of the 7.5′ USGS topographical quadrangle map on which the place is shown. The place names in this table are clickable, taking you to the full entry in the GNIS database. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all communities and locales in the county. It is simply the government’s mapping system’s list. Click here to search GNIS for other topographical features or locations.

Populated Places

Place Name Latitude Longitude USGS 7.5′ Map
Agreeable (historical) 361130N 0833700W Joppa
Ambro (historical) 361539N 0833917W Powder Springs
Ashby (historical) 361734N 0834054W Powder Springs
Avondale 361809N 0832746W Avondale
Avondale Springs 361838N 0832745W Avondale
Bald Point 362440N 0832139W Swan Island
Bean Station 362037N 0831703W Bean Station
Beans 361953N 0832205W Bean Station
Beech Grove 362201N 0832811W Avondale
Beeler Mill 361927N 0833718W Dutch Valley
Big Q Estates 361600N 0832511W Avondale
Blaine 360915N 0834215W Luttrell
Boggs 361606N 0832340W Avondale
Bowen 361826N 0832543W Avondale
Buffalo Springs 361304N 0833347W Joppa
Cherokee 361226N 0832952W Talbott
Clear Springs (historical) 361729N 0833534W Dutch Valley
Clinch River (historical) 362141N 0833256W Dutch Valley
Crosby 361735N 0831711W Bean Station
Dotson 362008N 0832950W Avondale
Elm Springs 362010N 0833603W Dutch Valley
Fairview 362303N 0832133W Swan Island
Hammer Store 361449N 0833130W Joppa
Helton 361731N 0832359W Avondale
Highland Springs 361346N 0833834W Luttrell
Highlands (historical) 361330N 0833803W Luttrell
Holston (historical) 361607N 0831705W Bean Station
Hopper Bluff 361551N 0832345W Avondale
Idol 362200N 0832406W Avondale
Joppa 361415N 0833655W Joppa
Lake Forest Estates 361522N 0832505W Avondale
Lea Springs 361040N 0834100W Luttrell
Liberty Hill 361903N 0833652W Dutch Valley
Lulaville 361528N 0833432W Dutch Valley
Maples (historical) 361102N 0833945W Luttrell
Mary Chapel 361807N 0832128W Bean Station
Massengill Mill 361220N 0833322W Joppa
May Springs (historical) 361228N 0832745W Talbott
Meadow Branch 362125N 0831653W Bean Station
New Corinth 361206N 0833655W Joppa
Noeton (historical) 361758N 0832000W Bean Station
Oakland 361040N 0832930W Talbott
Oakman (historical) 362056N 0833338W Dutch Valley
Perrin Hollow 360847N 0833805W Luttrell
Powder Springs 361513N 0834011W Powder Springs
Puncheon Camp 361853N 0833221W Dutch Valley
Richland 360815N 0833956W Luttrell
Riverview 361712N 0832205W Bean Station
Rock Haven 362029N 0832314W Avondale
Rocky Summit (historical) 361720N 0831823W Bean Station
Rutledge 361651N 0833054W Dutch Valley
Shiloh 361210N 0832958W Talbott
Stithsville (historical) 361318N 0832657W Talbott
Sunset 361505N 0833500W Dutch Valley
Sycamore Spring 361405N 0833415W Joppa
Tampico 361147N 0833343W Joppa
Tate Springs 362024N 0832045W Bean Station
Thorn Hill 362130N 0832503W Avondale
Turley Mills (historical) 361548N 0832505W Avondale
Wa-Ni Village 361322N 0832716W Talbott
Washburn 361724N 0833528W Dutch Valley
Williams Springs 362014N 0833444W Dutch Valley
Wyatt Village 361920N 0831656W Bean Station

Census Districts

Name Latitude Longitude Elevation Quadrangle Map
Bean Station Division (historical) 362003N 0831931W 1276 Bean Station
Blaine Division (historical) 361519N 0833043W 1434 Dutch Valley
Rutledge Division (historical) 361014N 0833920W 1417 Luttrell
Thorn Hill Division (historical) 362239N 0832457W 1489 Howard Quarter
Washburn Division (historical) 361837N 0833634W 1220 Dutch Valley

Civil Divisions

Name Latitude Longitude Elevation Quadrangle Map
City of Bean Station 362019N 0831712W 1119 Bean Station
City of Blaine 360857N 0834144W 974 Luttrell
Commissioner District 1 361503N 0833110W 1335 Dutch Valley
Commissioner District 2 361801N 0832552W 1112 Avondale
Commissioner District 3 361038N 0833735W 1332 Luttrell
Commissioner District 4 361851N 0833540W 1306 Dutch Valley
Commissioner District 5 361845N 0831958W 1122 Bean Station
Grainger County 361600N 0832900W 1480 Avondale
State of Tennessee 354501N 0861501W 1066 Dillton
Town of Rutledge 361649N 0833111W 1001 Dutch Valley

Communities / Locales

Name Latitude Longitude Elevation Quadrangle Map
Beans 361920N 0832210W 1073 Bean Station
Black Fox 361910N 0834027W 1050 Powder Springs
Buffalo Springs State Hatchery 361235N 0833345W 1125 Joppa
Central Point 361517N 0832901W 1355 Avondale
Civilian Conservation Camp Number 27 (historical) 362237N 0832650W 1086 Howard Quarter
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Number 8 (historical) 361240N 0833355W 1112 Joppa
Coffman Camp 362056N 0833109W 1043 Dutch Valley
Combs Cattle Farm 361306N 0833020W 1394 Joppa
Dutch 362106N 0833304W 1070 Dutch Valley
Fennel Store (historical) 360958N 0833700W 1070 Joppa
Finley Store (historical) 361300N 0833524W 1339 Joppa
German Creek Cabin Area 361731N 0832106W 1148 Bean Station
German Creek Dock 361815N 0832052W 1083 Bean Station
Gilmore Dock 361611N 0832327W 1086 Avondale
Grainger County Farm (historical) 361332N 0833205W 1115 Joppa
Greenlee Campground 361405N 0832604W 1106 Talbott
Henry Crossing 361606N 0833301W 961 Dutch Valley
Indian Cave 360933N 0833605W 902 Joppa
Indian Ridge 361007N 0833632W 1286 Joppa
Leffew Store (historical) 362350N 0832009W 1280 Swan Island
May Springs Campground 361255N 0832735W 1132 Talbott
Miller Store (historical) 361226N 0833711W 1358 Joppa
Narrow Valley 361618N 0832524W 1145 Avondale
Red House 361224N 0833924W 915 Luttrell
Roach Store (historical) 361140N 0833710W 1191 Joppa
Shirley Crossing 361538N 0833401W 971 Dutch Valley
Southern Dock 361546N 0832451W 1086 Avondale
Stones Mill (historical) 360846N 0833944W 889 Luttrell
Wa-Ni Boat Dock 361328N 0832650W 1076 Talbott

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