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Our Genealogical Helper for Tamo ...

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 Tamo (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Tamo. 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.

Newspapers Published in Tamo ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tamo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tamo, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tamo.

Cemeteries Near Tamo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tamo.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Marzel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Gocio Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nickelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whites Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Walstein Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blackman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cherry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Grady Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hawley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hunters Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Sneed Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Round Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jefferson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Watt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mulberry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cottondale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW White Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Ruth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Gascony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Atkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Grahams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bloomy Shade Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crigler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Langford Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Tamo had railroad service and no post office.

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

Grady   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tamo
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 403 people in 2017)
 - Grady had a post office and railroad service
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tamo
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
Sarassa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Tamo
 - Sarassa had a post office and no railroad service
Yorktown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tamo
 - Yorktown had a post office and no railroad service
Swan Lake   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tamo
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Swan Lake had a post office and railroad service
Noble Lake   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tamo
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Noble Lake had a post office and railroad service
English   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tamo
 - English had a post office and no railroad service
Richardson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Tamo
 - Richardson had railroad service and no post office
Madding   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tamo
 - Madding 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 Tamo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tamo in the 1890's.

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 hospitals 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.

Tamo is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Arkansas, Cleveland, Grant, Lincoln, Lonoke & Pulaski.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Tamo)
      Moscow   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Reydell   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pinebergen   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Altheimer   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Bluff   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wabbaseka   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Humphrey   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sulphur Springs   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wright   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bayou Meto   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      De Witt   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tichnor   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Almyra   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stuttgart   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ethel   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Casscoe   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crockett's Bluff   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Preston Ferry   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Charles   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Warren   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rison   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rye   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Staves   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White Oak Bluff   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saline   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kingsland   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Edinburg   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ivan   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mitchellville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dumas   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pickens   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Watson   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reed   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kelso   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rohwer   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McArthur   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McGehee   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tillar   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilmar   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grapevine   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grady   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Yorktown   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Crigler   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Meroney   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Star City   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gould   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tyro   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Allport   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Humnoke   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coy   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      England   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parkers Corner   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Keo   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ulm   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hensley   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodson   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Tamo:

These websites are specific to Arkansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Arkansas History Commission

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Arkansas to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Bradley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleveland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Desha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Drew County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lonoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Jefferson County

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.

Disaster Stories from Arkansas
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tamo ...

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

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 Tamo:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tamo.
      See our Misc Page for Tamo for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Arkansas

About Jefferson County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Tamo. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tamo) 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 Tamo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tamo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tamo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1104, Longitude: -91.7600     [Map].

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Tamo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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