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Our Genealogy Helper for Brister ...

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 Brister (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 Brister. 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/Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties/parishes.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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/parishes 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 included the neighboring counties/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Brister is located in Columbia 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 Columbia County: Lafayette, Nevada, Ouachita, Union, Claiborne (LA) & Webster (LA).

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

  • Columbia County     (The home county of Brister)
    • Emerson [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerson
      • Emerson [Columbia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Brister
      • Estimated population in 2019: 343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerson
    • Macedonia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Brister
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia
    • Philadelphia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
      • Philadelphia [Columbia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Brister
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
    • Magnolia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Columbia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Brister
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<2>
    • Western [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Western
      • Western [Columbia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Brister
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Western
    • McNeil [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNeil
      • McNeil [Columbia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNeil have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNeil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McNeil<2>
    • Waldo [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Columbia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Brister
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waldo<2>
    • Taylor [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Columbia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Brister
      • Estimated population in 2019: 567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<2>
    • College Hill [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Hill
      • College Hill [Columbia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Brister
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Hill
  • Hempstead County
    • Patmos [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patmos
      • Patmos [Hempstead County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patmos have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patmos
  • Lafayette County
    • McKamie [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKamie
      • McKamie [Lafayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Brister
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKamie
    • Buckner [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckner
      • Buckner [Lafayette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 229 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckner
    • Stamps [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamps
      • Stamps [Lafayette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Brister
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamps
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamps<2>
    • Kress City [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kress City
      • Kress City [Lafayette County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kress City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kress City
    • Lewisville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Lafayette County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Brister
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville<2>
    • Old Town [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Lafayette County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Bradley [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Lafayette County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 527 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradley<2>
    • Walnut Hill [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Lafayette County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Brister
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill
    • Gin City [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gin City
      • Gin City [Lafayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gin City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gin City
  • Miller County
    • Garland [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
      • Garland [Miller County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Brister
      • Estimated population in 2019: 236 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
    • Fouke [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fouke
      • Fouke [Miller County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fouke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 878 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fouke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fouke<2>
  • Nevada County
    • Willisville [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willisville
      • Willisville [Nevada County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willisville
    • Rosston [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosston
      • Rosston [Nevada County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Brister
      • Estimated population in 2019: 237 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosston
    • Bodcaw [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bodcaw
      • Bodcaw [Nevada County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Brister
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bodcaw
    • Cale [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cale
      • Cale [Nevada County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 69 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cale
    • Bluff City [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Nevada County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluff City<2>
  • Ouachita County
    • Stephens [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephens
      • Stephens [Ouachita County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stephens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 787 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephens<2>
    • Pace City [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pace City
      • Pace City [Ouachita County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pace City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pace City
    • Louann [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louann
      • Louann [Ouachita County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Brister
      • Estimated population in 2019: 151 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louann
    • Camden [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Ouachita County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,749 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<2>
    • Chidester [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chidester
      • Chidester [Ouachita County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chidester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chidester
  • Union County
    • Dodge City [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge City
      • Dodge City [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodge City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge City
    • Mount Holly [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Holly
      • Mount Holly [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Holly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Holly<2>
    • Lisbon [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Union County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Brister
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
    • Dumas City [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas City
      • Dumas City [Union County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas City
    • Scotland [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland [Union County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Brister
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
    • Junction City [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City [Union County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 523 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
    • El Dorado [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Dorado
      • El Dorado [Union County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Brister
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,651 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Dorado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Dorado<2>
    • Smackover [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smackover
      • Smackover [Union County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smackover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smackover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smackover<2>
    • Norphlet [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norphlet
      • Norphlet [Union County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norphlet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 782 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norphlet
    • Calion [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calion
      • Calion [Union County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 445 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calion
  • Bossier Parish (LA)
    • Plain Dealing [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain Dealing
      • Plain Dealing [Bossier Parish] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain Dealing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 944 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain Dealing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plain Dealing<2>
  • Claiborne Parish (LA)
    • Haynesville [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haynesville
      • Haynesville [Claiborne Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,019 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haynesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haynesville<2>
    • Dykesville [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dykesville
      • Dykesville [Claiborne Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Brister
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dykesville
    • Blackburn [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackburn
      • Blackburn [Claiborne Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Brister
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackburn
    • Homer [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
      • Homer [Claiborne Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,834 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer<2>
    • Summerfield [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerfield
      • Summerfield [Claiborne Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Brister
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerfield
    • Junction City [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City [Claiborne Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
    • Lisbon [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Claiborne Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 167 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lisbon<2>
    • Athens [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Claiborne Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<2>
  • Union Parish (LA)
    • Lillie [Union Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lillie
      • Lillie [Union Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lillie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lillie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lillie<2>
    • Spearsville [Union Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spearsville
      • Spearsville [Union Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spearsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spearsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spearsville<2>
    • Bernice [Union Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bernice
      • Bernice [Union Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernice have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,594 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bernice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bernice<2>
  • Webster Parish (LA)
    • Shongaloo [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shongaloo
      • Shongaloo [Webster Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shongaloo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shongaloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shongaloo<2>
    • Cullen [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cullen
      • Cullen [Webster Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cullen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,066 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cullen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cullen<2>
    • Springhill [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springhill
      • Springhill [Webster Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springhill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,772 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springhill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springhill<2>
    • Sarepta [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarepta
      • Sarepta [Webster Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarepta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarepta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sarepta<2>
    • Cotton Valley [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Valley
      • Cotton Valley [Webster Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 936 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cotton Valley<2>
    • Minden [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minden
      • Minden [Webster Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Brister
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,840 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minden<2>
    • Dixie Inn [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie Inn
      • Dixie Inn [Webster Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie Inn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie Inn

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

Newspapers Published in Brister ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brister.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brister, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Brister.

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 helpful 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 Brister:

  • 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 Louisiana

Cemeteries Near Brister ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brister.

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

  • Jerusalem Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jerusalem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jerusalem Cemetery
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  • Owen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Owen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Owen Cemetery
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  • McClendon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McClendon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McClendon Cemetery
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  • Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Gardens
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  • Kings Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kings Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Providence Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Providence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Elliott Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elliott Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elliott Cemetery
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    • St. Marks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
    • Glover Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glover Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Glover Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Brister.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glover Cemetery
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    • Forest Grove Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Brister.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
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    • Baker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Baker Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Brister.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baker Cemetery
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    • Macedonia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Macedonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Macedonia Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Brister.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Macedonia Cemetery
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    • Stewart - Walkerville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stewart - Walkerville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stewart - Walkerville Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Brister.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stewart - Walkerville Cemetery
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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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Brister had a population of 25 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Brister [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brister
    • Brister [Columbia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Brister
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brister have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brister had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brister
  • Horsehead [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horsehead
    • Horsehead [Columbia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Brister
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horsehead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Horsehead had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Calhoun [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun
    • Calhoun [Columbia County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Brister
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Calhoun had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Macedonia [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
    • Macedonia [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Brister
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Macedonia had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Atlanta [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
    • Atlanta [Columbia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Brister
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlanta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Atlanta had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Plainfield [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainfield
    • Plainfield [Columbia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Brister
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Plainfield had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Magnolia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Columbia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Brister
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,486 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,467 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Magnolia had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<2>
    • Millerton [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millerton
      • Millerton [Claiborne Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millerton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Millerton had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Ware [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ware
      • Ware [Columbia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ware have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ware had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Spotville [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spotville
      • Spotville [Columbia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spotville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spotville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Village [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village
      • Village [Columbia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Village had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Haynesville [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haynesville
      • Haynesville [Claiborne Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,019 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Haynesville had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haynesville<2>
    • Sharman [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharman
      • Sharman [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sharman had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Shongaloo [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shongaloo
      • Shongaloo [Webster Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shongaloo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shongaloo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shongaloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shongaloo<2>
    • Gordon [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Claiborne Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 85 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Brister ...

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

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 Brister:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Brister. See our Misc Page for Brister for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Arkansas

About Columbia County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brister. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brister) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brister. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1407, Longitude: -93.1921       In this case, the coordinates for Brister 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Brister, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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