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Our Genealogical Helper for Taral ...

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 Taral (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 Taral. 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 Taral ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Taral.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Taral, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Taral.

Cemeteries Near Taral ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Taral.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Linker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Bakers Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Utley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McFadden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jamison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chesser Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Ball Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Booher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Delphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wash Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Paschal Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pollard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW London Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Swann Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW May Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Washburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rest Haven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Rankin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Phoenix Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Langford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Piney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Augsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Callan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Norristown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Potts Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sugg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown - Rye Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pledger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bullock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Old Brearley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Brearley Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Haskin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goates Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nordin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Durvin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Stinnett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Nunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brearley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dunn Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shoptaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brock 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>

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

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

Dover   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Taral
 - 1895 population of 528 people (with 1,407 people in 2017)
 - Dover had a post office and no railroad service
Mill Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Taral
 - Mill Creek had railroad service and no post office
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Taral
 - 1895 population of 1,321 people (with 29,318 people in 2017)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
Moreland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Taral
 - Moreland had a post office and no railroad service
London   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Taral
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,051 people in 2017)
 - London had a post office and no railroad service
Scottsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Taral
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Scottsville had a post office and no railroad service
Augsburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Taral
 - Augsburg had a post office and no railroad service
Georgetown   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Taral
 - Georgetown had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Taral. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Taral 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Taral is located in Pope County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pope County: Conway, Johnson, Logan, Newton, Van Buren & Yell.

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

Pope     (The home county for Taral)
      Dover   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Center Valley   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      London   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pottsville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hector   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Atkins   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tilly   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jerusalem   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pontoon   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hattieville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Morrilton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Solgohachia   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oppelo   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Center Ridge   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Austin   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alix   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Altus   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Denning   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wiederkehr Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Webb City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hagarville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lamar   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarksville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ozone   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hartman   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coal Hill   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Batson   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oark   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delaware   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Blaine   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Morrison Bluff   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Sand Ridge   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Subiaco   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Paris   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carbon City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Deer   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Judea   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vendor   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Casa   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Adona   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Perry   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Perryville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Toad Suck   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Witt's Springs   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Van Buren
      Rex   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scotland   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alread   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Formosa   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crabtree   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Damascus   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dardanelle   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chickalah   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ola   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Plainview   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Havana   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rover   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Briggsville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 it should be mentioned that 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 Taral:

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 Pope County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Searcy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Van Buren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Arkansas

About Pope County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Taral. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Taral) 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 Taral. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Taral

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taral. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3603, Longitude: -93.1216     [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 Taral, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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