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Our Genealogical Helper for Terry ...

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 Terry (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 Terry. 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 Terry ...

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 Terry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Terry, 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 Terry.

Cemeteries Near Terry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Terry.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Jefferson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Grahams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE White Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sneed Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Marzel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Whites Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hunters Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW New Owen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blackman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cherry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Cottondale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nickelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Zachary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gocio Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walstein Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mulberry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Leek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Best Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crigler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grady Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hawley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Watt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Ruth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Atkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roselawn Memorial Garden   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Taylor 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 Terry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Terry.

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

Yorktown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Terry
 - Yorktown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tamo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Terry
 - Tamo had railroad service and no post office
 
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Terry
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Noble Lake   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Terry
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Noble Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Fairfield   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Terry
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Fairfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Glendale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Terry
 - Glendale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Star City   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Terry
 - 1895 population of 204 people (with 2,119 people in 2017)
 - Star City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grady   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Terry
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 403 people in 2017)
 - Grady had a post office and railroad service
 
Madding   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Terry
 - 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 Terry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Terry 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 doctors 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.

Terry is located in Lincoln County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lincoln County: Arkansas, Cleveland, Desha, Drew & Jefferson.

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

  DirectionDistance
Lincoln     (The home county for Terry)
      Yorktown   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Grady   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Star City   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Crigler   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Meroney   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gould   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Tyro   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Arkansas
      Bayou Meto   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      De Witt   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tichnor   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Almyra   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stuttgart   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Bradley
      Warren   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Cleveland
      Rison   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rye   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Staves   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White Oak Bluff   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saline   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kingsland   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Edinburg   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Dallas
      Ivan   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fordyce   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bunn   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carthage   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Desha
      Mitchellville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dumas   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pickens   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Reed   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Watson   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kelso   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rohwer   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McArthur   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McGehee   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Drew
      Winchester   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilmar   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tillar   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Grant
      Grapevine   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jefferson
      Moscow   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Tamo   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pinebergen   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pine Bluff   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Altheimer   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sulphur Springs   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reydell   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wabbaseka   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Humphrey   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Lonoke
      Coy   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Allport   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      England   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Humnoke   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Keo   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parkers Corner   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pulaski
      Hensley   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodson   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Terry:

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 Lincoln 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lonoke 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 Lincoln County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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
 
Also see Diaster Stories for ...
      Mississippi

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Lincoln County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0784, Longitude: -91.8582     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terry 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: findagrave.com.

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

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