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Our Genealogy Helper for Pickens ...

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 Pickens (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 Pickens. 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.

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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Pickens is located in Desha 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 Desha County: Arkansas, Chicot, Drew, Lincoln, Phillips & Bolivar (MS).

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

  • Desha County     (The home county of Pickens)
    • Dumas [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
      • Dumas [Desha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,046 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumas<2>
    • Mitchellville [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchellville
      • Mitchellville [Desha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchellville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchellville
    • Pea Ridge [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
      • Pea Ridge [Desha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pea Ridge
    • Reed [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed
      • Reed [Desha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
    • Kelso [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelso
      • Kelso [Desha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelso
    • Watson [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
      • Watson [Desha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watson<2>
    • McArthur [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McArthur
      • McArthur [Desha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McArthur
    • Rohwer [Desha County]
    • McGehee [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGehee
      • McGehee [Desha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,683 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGehee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGehee<2>
    • Arkansas City [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkansas City
      • Arkansas City [Desha County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkansas City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas City
    • Napoleon [Desha County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Desha County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Napoleon. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Snow Lake [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake
      • Snow Lake [Desha County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Lake
  • Arkansas County
    • Gillett [Arkansas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillett
      • Gillett [Arkansas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 680 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gillett<2>
    • Tichnor [Arkansas County]
    • Bayou Meto [Arkansas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou Meto
      • Bayou Meto [Arkansas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou Meto
    • De Witt [Arkansas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Witt
      • De Witt [Arkansas County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Witt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Witt<2>
    • Almyra [Arkansas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almyra
      • Almyra [Arkansas County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almyra have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almyra
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almyra<2>
  • Ashley County
    • Montrose [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Ashley County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Fountain Hill [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Hill
      • Fountain Hill [Ashley County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 158 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Hill
  • Bradley County
    • Warren [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Bradley County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warren<2>
  • Chicot County
    • Dermott [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dermott
      • Dermott [Chicot County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,483 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dermott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dermott<2>
    • Lake Village [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
      • Lake Village [Chicot County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,194 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Village<2>
  • Cleveland County
    • Rye [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rye
      • Rye [Cleveland County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rye
  • Drew County
    • Winchester [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Drew County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Tillar [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillar
      • Tillar [Drew County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillar
    • Collins [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Drew County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
    • Monticello [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Drew County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,372 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<2>
    • Wilmar [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmar
      • Wilmar [Drew County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmar
    • Jerome [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Drew County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
  • Jefferson County
    • Reydell [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reydell
      • Reydell [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reydell
    • Tamo [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tamo
      • Tamo [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamo
    • Moscow [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Jefferson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Altheimer [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altheimer
      • Altheimer [Jefferson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 811 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altheimer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altheimer<2>
    • Pine Bluff [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluff
      • Pine Bluff [Jefferson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,474 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Bluff<2>
    • Wabbaseka [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabbaseka
      • Wabbaseka [Jefferson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 218 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabbaseka
  • Lincoln County
    • Gould [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould
      • Gould [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
    • Tyro [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyro
      • Tyro [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyro
    • Varner [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varner
      • Varner [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varner
    • Meroney [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meroney
      • Meroney [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meroney
    • Crigler [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crigler
      • Crigler [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crigler
    • Grady [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grady
      • Grady [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grady
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grady<2>
    • Star City [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Lincoln County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Star City<2>
    • Yorktown [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorktown
      • Yorktown [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorktown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorktown
  • Bolivar County (MS)
    • Rosedale [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Bolivar County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosedale<2>
    • Wright [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wright
      • Wright [Bolivar County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wright
    • Beulah [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
      • Beulah [Bolivar County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
    • Christmas [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christmas
      • Christmas [Bolivar County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christmas
    • Waxhaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waxhaw
      • Waxhaw [Bolivar County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw
    • Scott [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott
      • Scott [Bolivar County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott
    • Benoit [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benoit
      • Benoit [Bolivar County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benoit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benoit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benoit<2>
    • Gunnison [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunnison
      • Gunnison [Bolivar County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunnison
    • Pace [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pace
      • Pace [Bolivar County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pace
  • Washington County (MS)
    • Metcalfe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalfe
      • Metcalfe [Washington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metcalfe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metcalfe
    • Greenville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Washington County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Pickens ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pickens.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pickens, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pickens.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Pickens:

  • 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 Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Pickens ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pickens.

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

  • Walnut Lake Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walnut Lake Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walnut Lake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Lake Cemetery
  • Curtis Hall Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Curtis Hall Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Curtis Hall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtis Hall Cemetery
  • Free Gift Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Newton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Newton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Newton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton Cemetery
  • Banks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Banks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Banks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Dixon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dixon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dixon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon Cemetery
    • Scott Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scott Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scott Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott Cemetery
    • Jefferson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jefferson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jefferson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson Cemetery
    • Taylor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taylor Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Taylor Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Taylor Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #56490<5>
    • Cypress Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cypress Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cypress Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cypress Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Grove Cemetery
    • Hopkins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hopkins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hopkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hopkins Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkins Cemetery
    • Bogue Pilgrim Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bogue Pilgrim Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bogue Pilgrim Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bogue Pilgrim Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Pickens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogue Pilgrim Cemetery
    • Rolling Water Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rolling Water Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rolling Water Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rolling Water Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Pickens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Water Cemetery
    • Leach Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Leach Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Leach Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Leach Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Pickens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leach 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.<6>

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

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

  • Dumas [Desha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
    • Dumas [Desha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,046 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dumas had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumas<2>
  • Hopedale [Desha County] - Historic
    • While Hopedale was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopedale
    • Hopedale [Desha County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hopedale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopedale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Winchester [Drew County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Drew County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 159 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Winchester had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
  • Reedville [Desha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedville
    • Reedville [Desha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Reedville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedville
  • Tillar [Drew County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillar
    • Tillar [Drew County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tillar had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillar
  • Florence [Drew County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Drew County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Florence had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
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    • Medford [Desha County] - Historic
      • While Medford was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medford
      • Medford [Desha County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Medford had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pendleton [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pendleton
      • Pendleton [Desha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 482 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pendleton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pendleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendleton
    • Warrenton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
      • Warrenton [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrenton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenton
    • Selma [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Drew County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Selma had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
    • Douglas [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Douglas had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
    • Watson [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
      • Watson [Desha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 180 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Watson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watson<2>
    • Red Fork [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Fork
      • Red Fork [Desha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Fork had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Fork
    • South Bend [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • While South Bend was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Bend
      • South Bend [Lincoln County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Bend had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tyro [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyro
      • Tyro [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tyro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyro

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Desha County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pickens. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pickens) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pickens. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pickens

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8457, Longitude: -91.4818       In this case, the coordinates for Pickens 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Pickens, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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