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Our Genealogical Helper for Temple ...

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 Temple (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 Temple. 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 Temple ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Temple.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Temple, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Temple.

Cemeteries Near Temple ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Temple.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Paup Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dowden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S East Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Newsom Cometery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Clear Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Red Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fair Haven Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Moores Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Wooten Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW State Line Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rondo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Rondo Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Harrison Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Peytonville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hominy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ashdown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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 Temple in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Temple.

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

Ogden   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Temple
 - Ogden had a post office and no railroad service
Homan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Temple
 - Homan had a post office and railroad service
Millwood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Temple
 - Millwood had a post office and railroad service
Mandeville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Temple
 - Mandeville had railroad service and no post office
Texarkana   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Temple
 - 1895 population of 3,528 people (with 30,259 people in 2017)
 - Texarkana had a post office and railroad service
Peytonville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Temple
 - Peytonville had a post office and no railroad service
Texarkana (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Temple
 - 1895 population of 6,380 people (with 37,333 people in 2017)
 - Texarkana had a post office and railroad service
Fulton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Temple
 - 1895 population of 337 people (with 195 people in 2017)
 - Fulton had a post office and railroad service
Saratoga   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Temple
 - 1895 population of 211 people
 - Saratoga 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 Temple. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Temple 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Temple is located in Little River County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Little River County: Hempstead, Howard, Miller, Sevier, McCurtain (OK) & Bowie (TX).

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

Little River     (The home county for Temple)
      Ogden   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Yarborough Landing   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ashdown   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alleene   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Foreman   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winthrop   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McNab   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hope   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakhaven   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Patmos   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ozan   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Perrytown   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McCaskill   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blevins   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tokio   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saratoga   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tollette   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nashville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dierks   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lewisville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kress City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stamps   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Buckner   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McKamie   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gin City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walnut Hill   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rondo   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Texarkana   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Genoa   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fouke   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garland   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Doddridge   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capps City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Emmet   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bodcaw   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Laneburg   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Prescott   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Willisville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Highland   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Billstown   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kimberley   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nathan   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Murfreesboro   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bowen   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Moriah   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Piney Grove   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paraloma   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ben Lomond   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lockesburg   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Horatio   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      De Queen   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Process City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Caddo (LA)
      Ida (LA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bowie (TX)
      Texarkana (TX)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Red Lick (TX)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nash (TX)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wake Village (TX)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Leary (TX)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Redbank (TX)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Victory City (TX)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hooks (TX)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Redwater (TX)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Boston (TX)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Maud (TX)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Simms (TX)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Cass (TX)
      Domino (TX)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bloomburg (TX)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Queen City (TX)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Atlanta (TX)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Douglassville (TX)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bivins (TX)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Temple:

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 Little River County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hempstead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard 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    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Sevier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Caddo Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bowie County (TX):       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 Little River County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Little River 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Little River County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Temple. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5823, Longitude: -93.9907     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Temple have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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