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Our Genealogical Helper for Tarsus ...

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 Tarsus (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 Tarsus. 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 Tarsus ...

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 6 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tarsus.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tarsus, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tarsus.

Cemeteries Near Tarsus ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tarsus.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Kinsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Truevine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Edmondson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Buck Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Whitmore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Medley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Raspberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Haden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia 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.<2>

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

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

Pinckney   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tarsus
 - Pinckney had a post office and no railroad service
Riceville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tarsus
 - Riceville had railroad service and no post office
Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tarsus
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service
Crawfordsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tarsus
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 467 people in 2017)
 - Crawfordsville had a post office and railroad service
Blackfish   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Tarsus
 - Blackfish had railroad service and no post office
Lansing   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Tarsus
 - Lansing had a post office and no railroad service
Hulbert   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tarsus
 - Hulbert had railroad service and no post office
West Memphis   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tarsus
 - 1895 population of 375 people (with 24,860 people in 2017)
 - West Memphis had railroad service and no post office
Gavin   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tarsus
 - Gavin had a post office and railroad service
Earle   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tarsus
 - Earle had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Tarsus. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tarsus 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.

Tarsus is located in Saint Francis County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Francis County: Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Monroe & Woodruff.

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

Saint Francis     (The home county for Tarsus)
      Heth   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Hughes   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Widener   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Forrest City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Colt   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Palestine   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Goodwin   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Proctor   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Edmondson   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Jennette   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Anthonyville   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Amanca   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Crawfordsville   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Memphis   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Earle   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Horseshoe Lake   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sunset   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jericho   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Parkin   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Twist   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wynne   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vanndale   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bay Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cherry Valley   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brickeys   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Haynes   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marianna   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Phillips Bayou   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      LaGrange   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aubrey   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rondo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moro   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Birdsong   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Denwood   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Frenchmans Bayou   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Joiner   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bassett   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dyess   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marie   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Helena   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lexa   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Helena - West Helena   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tyronza   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marked Tree   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alto   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lepanto   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harrisburg   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rivervale   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hunter   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
DeSoto (MS)
      Newport (MS)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Memphis (MS)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Southhaven (MS)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Walls (MS)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lynchburg (MS)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Horn Lake (MS)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      De Soto Village (MS)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Southaven (MS)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hernando (MS)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Olive Branch (MS)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ingrams Mill (MS)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tate (MS)
      Coldwater (MS)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tunica (MS)
      North Tunica (MS)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tunica (MS)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Shelby (TN)
      Hunt Village (TN)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Memphis (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Binghampton (TN)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Giles Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      The Village (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodstock (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Parkway Village (TN)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Lake (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millington (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bartlett (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Germantown (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lakeland (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Collierville (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tipton (TN)
      Wilkinsville (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Tarsus:

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 Saint Francis County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crittenden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mississippi County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phillips County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Poinsett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Woodruff County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeSoto County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tate County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tunica County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tipton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Tarsus. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tarsus) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tarsus. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0901, Longitude: -90.4073     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tarsus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Tarsus, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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