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Our Genealogy Helper for Briar ...

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 Briar (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 Briar. 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.

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 southwest 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 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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included 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.

Briar is located in Howard County.

To see how the shape of Arkansas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Howard County: Hempstead, Little River, Pike, Polk & Sevier.

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

  • Howard County     (The home county of Briar)
    • Center Point [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Howard County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
    • Dierks [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dierks
      • Dierks [Howard County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dierks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dierks<2>
    • Blue Bayou [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Bayou
      • Blue Bayou [Howard County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Bayou
    • Nashville [Howard County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashville
      • Nashville [Howard County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,386 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashville<2>
    • Mineral Springs [Howard County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Howard County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Springs<2>
    • Athens [Howard County]
    • Umpire [Howard County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Umpire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Umpire
      • Umpire [Howard County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Umpire
    • Tollette [Howard County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tollette have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tollette
      • Tollette [Howard County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 250 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tollette
    • Saratoga [Howard County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saratoga have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Howard County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga<2>
  • Calhoun County
    • Unco [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unco
      • Unco [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unco
  • Clark County
    • Amity [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amity have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amity
      • Amity [Clark County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 685 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
    • Alpine [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
      • Alpine [Clark County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
    • Okolona [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Okolona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
      • Okolona [Clark County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<2>
  • Garland County
    • Pearcy [Garland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearcy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearcy
      • Pearcy [Garland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearcy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearcy<2>
  • Hempstead County
    • Tokio [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tokio
      • Tokio [Hempstead County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tokio
    • Clow [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clow
      • Clow [Hempstead County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clow
    • McCaskill [Hempstead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCaskill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCaskill
      • McCaskill [Hempstead County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 97 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCaskill
    • Ozan [Hempstead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ozan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ozan
      • Ozan [Hempstead County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 81 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozan
    • Columbus [Hempstead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Hempstead County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<2>
    • Blevins [Hempstead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blevins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blevins
      • Blevins [Hempstead County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blevins
    • Washington [Hempstead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Hempstead County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<2>
    • Oakhaven [Hempstead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakhaven
      • Oakhaven [Hempstead County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhaven
    • McNab [Hempstead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNab have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNab
      • McNab [Hempstead County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 66 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNab
    • Fulton [Hempstead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Hempstead County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Hope [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Hempstead County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<2>
    • Perrytown [Hempstead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrytown
      • Perrytown [Hempstead County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrytown
  • Hot Spring County
    • Bonnerdale [Hot Spring County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonnerdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonnerdale
      • Bonnerdale [Hot Spring County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonnerdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonnerdale<2>
  • Little River County
    • Yarborough Landing [Little River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yarborough Landing
      • Yarborough Landing [Little River County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yarborough Landing
    • Wilton [Little River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilton
      • Wilton [Little River County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilton<2>
    • Ashdown [Little River County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashdown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashdown
      • Ashdown [Little River County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,400 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashdown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashdown<2>
    • Winthrop [Little River County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winthrop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winthrop
      • Winthrop [Little River County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winthrop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winthrop<2>
    • Ogden [Little River County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogden
      • Ogden [Little River County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden
    • Foreman [Little River County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foreman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foreman
      • Foreman [Little River County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 926 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foreman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Foreman<2>
  • Montgomery County
    • Cox Spring [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cox Spring
      • Cox Spring [Montgomery County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cox Spring
    • Caddo Gap [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caddo Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caddo Gap
      • Caddo Gap [Montgomery County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caddo Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caddo Gap<2>
    • Black Springs [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Springs
      • Black Springs [Montgomery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 92 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Springs
    • Norman [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
      • Norman [Montgomery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norman<2>
    • Mount Ida [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Ida have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Ida
      • Mount Ida [Montgomery County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Ida
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Ida<2>
    • Oden [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oden
      • Oden [Montgomery County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 215 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oden<2>
    • Pencil Bluff [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pencil Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pencil Bluff
      • Pencil Bluff [Montgomery County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pencil Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pencil Bluff<2>
  • Nevada County
    • Emmet [Nevada County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmet
      • Emmet [Nevada County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet
    • Prescott [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
      • Prescott [Nevada County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prescott<2>
  • Pike County
    • Nathan [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nathan
      • Nathan [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nathan
    • Highland [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Grandfield [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandfield
      • Grandfield [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandfield
    • Newhope [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newhope
      • Newhope [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newhope
    • Kimberley [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberley
      • Kimberley [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimberley
    • Mount Moriah [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Moriah
      • Mount Moriah [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
    • Murfreesboro [Pike County]
    • Star of the West [Pike County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star of the West
      • Star of the West [Pike County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Briar
    • Daisy [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
      • Daisy [Pike County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 110 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
    • Langley [Pike County]
    • Pike City [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike City
      • Pike City [Pike County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike City
    • Kirby [Pike County]
  • Polk County
    • Grannis [Polk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grannis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grannis
      • Grannis [Polk County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grannis
    • Big Fork [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Fork
      • Big Fork [Polk County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Fork
    • Wickes [Polk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wickes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickes
      • Wickes [Polk County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickes<2>
    • Vandervoort [Polk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandervoort have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandervoort
      • Vandervoort [Polk County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandervoort
    • Cove [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove
      • Cove [Polk County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cove<2>
    • Hatfield [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatfield
      • Hatfield [Polk County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatfield<2>
    • Mena [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mena
      • Mena [Polk County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,490 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mena<2>
  • Sevier County
    • Lockesburg [Sevier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockesburg
      • Lockesburg [Sevier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockesburg
    • Paraloma [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paraloma
      • Paraloma [Sevier County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paraloma
    • Ben Lomond [Sevier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ben Lomond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ben Lomond
      • Ben Lomond [Sevier County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ben Lomond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ben Lomond<2>
    • Gillham [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillham
      • Gillham [Sevier County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 157 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillham
    • De Queen [Sevier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Queen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Queen
      • De Queen [Sevier County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,534 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Queen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Queen<2>
    • Process City [Sevier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Process City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Process City
      • Process City [Sevier County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Briar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Process City
    • Horatio [Sevier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horatio have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horatio
      • Horatio [Sevier County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Briar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,030 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horatio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horatio<2>
  • McCurtain County (OK)

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

Newspapers Published in Briar ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Briar.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Briar, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Briar.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Briar:

  • 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 Arkansas
    • Stories from Oklahoma

Cemeteries Near Briar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Briar.

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

  • New Home Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Home Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Home Cemetery
  • Dawson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dawson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dawson Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson Cemetery
  • Polk Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Polk Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Polk Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polk Cemetery
  • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Corinth Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Corinth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Corinth Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth Cemetery
  • Kesterson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kesterson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kesterson Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kesterson Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Old Salem Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Salem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Salem Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Salem Cemetery
    • Blackwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blackwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blackwood Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackwood Cemetery
    • Academy Cemetery
    • Polk Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Polk Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Polk Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polk Cemetery
    • Holly Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holly Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holly Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Creek Cemetery
    • Ebenezer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ebenezer Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Hester Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hester Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hester Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hester Cemetery
    • Boles Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Boles Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Briar.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boles Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boles Cemetery
    • Fellowship Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fellowship Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fellowship Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Briar.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fellowship Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fellowship 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 Briar in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Briar.

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

  • Perkins [Howard County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perkins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perkins
    • Perkins [Howard County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Briar
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Perkins had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perkins
  • Muddy Fork [Howard County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muddy Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddy Fork
    • Muddy Fork [Howard County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Briar
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Muddy Fork had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddy Fork
  • Corinth [Howard County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corinth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
    • Corinth [Howard County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Corinth had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
  • Nathan [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nathan
    • Nathan [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Briar
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nathan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nathan
  • Center Point [Howard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
    • Center Point [Howard County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Briar
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 297 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Center Point had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
  • Newhope [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newhope
    • Newhope [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Briar
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Newhope had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newhope
  • Continue List ...
    • Nashville [Howard County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashville
      • Nashville [Howard County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Briar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 810 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,386 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Nashville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashville<2>
    • Murfreesboro [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murfreesboro
      • Murfreesboro [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Briar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 159 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,586 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Murfreesboro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murfreesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murfreesboro<2>
    • Euclid [Howard County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Euclid have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euclid
      • Euclid [Howard County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Briar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Euclid had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Euclid
    • Compton [Hempstead County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Compton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Compton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Compton
      • Compton [Hempstead County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Briar
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Compton had railroad service and no post office
    • Doyle [Hempstead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doyle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doyle
      • Doyle [Hempstead County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Doyle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doyle
    • Roy [Pike County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy
      • Roy [Pike County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
    • Star of the West [Pike County] - Historic
      • While Star of the West was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star of the West
      • Star of the West [Pike County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Briar
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 60 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Star of the West had a post office and no railroad service
    • Lebanon [Sevier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Sevier County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Briar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Arp [Pike County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Arp was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arp
      • Arp [Pike County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Briar
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Arp had a post office and no railroad service

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Howard County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

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- Briar) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Briar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0879, Longitude: -93.8738       In this case, the coordinates for Briar have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Briar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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