Hy 70N & 56.
To find Hurricane Creek:
At Chestnut Mound turn north on a gravel road that leads to Sullivan's Bend of the Cumberland River. This gravel road winds down into a deep valley. This is the valley of Hurricane Creek. The road meanders around the valley for about 16 miles and leads back to highway 70 N.
Map to Hurricane Creek from Springfield and Nashville.
My Grandfather, William Jasper Dickens was born at Hurricane Creek in 1878. My Grandmother, Johnnie Maude Campbell Dickens was born a few miles east of there in 1887. From Chestnut Mound, continue on highway 70 N toward the intersection of highway 56. About 3 and 1/2 miles before reaching highway 56 you will find the Bethany Methodist Church on the north side. The little gravel road beside this church leads to Campbell land. Many of the Campbell family still occupied this land when I made my last visit there in the year 2000.
There is a small cemetery located about 2 miles west of the church right beside highway 70 N. There are several Campbell graves there inclucing the grave of Nancy Jane Campbell, my Great Grandmother. There are several small cemeteries in that area so don't be discouraged if you have to search a little. It is located on a slight hill just a few feet from the highway.
04. Road Map.
Dickens of Hurricane Creek
Including: Maggart, Sullivans Bend, Elmwood, Chestnut Mound, Smith County, TN
This page is repeated in the Hurricane Creek section.