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Our Genealogical Helper for Taylor ...

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 Taylor (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 Taylor. 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 Taylor ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Taylor.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Taylor, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Taylor.

Cemeteries Near Taylor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Taylor.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Sharman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Boucher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Coyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Slack Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Garden of Memory Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stewart - Walkerville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Timothy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McClendon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Primitive Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rocky Mount 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 Taylor in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Taylor.

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

Welcome   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Taylor
 - Welcome had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sharman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Taylor
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Sharman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plainfield   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Taylor
 - Plainfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Macedonia   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Taylor
 - Macedonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Carterville (LA)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Taylor
 - Carterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horsehead   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Taylor
 - Horsehead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canfield   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Taylor
 - Canfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Bradley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Taylor
 - Bradley had railroad service and no post office
 
Walnut Hill   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Taylor
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Walnut Hill 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 Taylor. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Taylor in the 1890's.

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 hospitals 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.

Taylor is located in Columbia County.

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

  DirectionDistance
Columbia     (The home county for Taylor)
      Macedonia   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Emerson   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McNeil   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      College Hill   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Hempstead
      Patmos   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hope   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lafayette
      McKamie   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Walnut Hill   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kress City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gin City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Buckner   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stamps   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lewisville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Miller
      Garland   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Doddridge   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fouke   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Capps City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Genoa   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rondo   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Texarkana   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Nevada
      Willisville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bodcaw   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rosston   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cale   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Laneburg   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ouachita
      Stephens   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pace City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Union
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Holly   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Bossier (LA)
      Plain Dealing (LA)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Benton (LA)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Princeton (LA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eastwood (LA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red Chute (LA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Espanita Village (LA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haughton (LA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Caddo (LA)
      Ida (LA)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hosston (LA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gilliam (LA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belcher (LA)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rodessa (LA)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vivian (LA)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oil City (LA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mooringsport (LA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Claiborne (LA)
      Dykesville (LA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Haynesville (LA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Homer (LA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Summerfield (LA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens (LA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lisbon (LA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Webster (LA)
      Springhill (LA)   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cullen (LA)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sarepta (LA)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shongaloo (LA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cotton Valley (LA)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dixie Inn (LA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Minden (LA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Doyline (LA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sibley (LA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dubberly (LA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cass (TX)
      Bloomburg (TX)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McLeod (TX)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Domino (TX)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huffins (TX)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Atlanta (TX)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Queen City (TX)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Taylor:

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 Columbia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hempstead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Miller County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bossier Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Caddo Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Claiborne Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cass County (TX):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Columbia County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Columbia 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
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Taylor. 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 Taylor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taylor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1022, Longitude: -93.4607     [Map].

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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 Taylor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Taylor.



 
 
 

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