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Our Genealogical Helper for Thessing ...

So far, we have found very little information about Thessing. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Thessing to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Thessing, please Contact Us.

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 Thessing (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 Thessing. 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 Thessing ...

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 106 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thessing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Thessing, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Thessing.

Cemeteries Near Thessing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thessing.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garden Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Singleton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boydston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rebecca Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Hepseby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moffett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hickory Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marietta Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Speegle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilcox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carruth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Killings Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Carnis Auburn Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lone Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McVay Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kersey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Council Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Browns Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Measles Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W William Teague Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Washburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Infant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crossno Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Mannuis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Landmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arbuckle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Berkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Island Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W William Teague 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.

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

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

Charleston   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Thessing
 - 1895 population of 370 people (with 2,463 people in 2017)
 - Charleston had a post office and no railroad service
Leon - Historic   [Map]
 - While Leon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thessing
 - Leon had a post office and no railroad service
Donald - Historic   [Map]
 - While Donald was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thessing
 - Donald had a post office and no railroad service
Dahoma - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dahoma was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thessing
 - Dahoma had a post office and no railroad service
Auburn - Historic   [Map]
 - While Auburn was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thessing
 - Auburn had a post office and no railroad service
Beverly   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thessing
 - Beverly had a post office and no railroad service
Bloomer   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Thessing
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bloomer had a post office and no railroad service
Vesta   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Thessing
 - Vesta had a post office and no railroad service
Chismville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thessing
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Chismville 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 Thessing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Thessing 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Thessing is historic, it would have been located within present day Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Crawford, Johnson, Logan, Madison & Sebastian.

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

Franklin     (The home county for Thessing)
      Charleston   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Branch   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Webb City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Denning   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alix   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Altus   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Felkner Town   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wiederkehr Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mulberry   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dyer   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kibler   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alma   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wright Town   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rudy   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Van Buren   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mountainburg   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Locke   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedarville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coal Hill   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hartman   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Batson   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarksville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lamar   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oark   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ozone   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ratcliff   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Caulksville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Booneville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Carbon City   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Magazine   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Paris   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Golden City - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Subiaco   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sand Ridge   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Combs   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waldron   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bates   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parks   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boles   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Little Texas   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Y City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ursula   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lavaca   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Chaffee   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Central City   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Barling   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mansfield   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Smith   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hackett   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Midland   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bonanza   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Winslow   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hazel Valley   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Strickler   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Havana   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waltreak   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gravelly   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluffton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Briggsville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Le Flore (OK)
      Arkoma (OK)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Pocola (OK)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock Island (OK)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cameron (OK)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Coffee (OK)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spiro (OK)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Monroe (OK)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Poteau (OK)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Panama (OK)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shady Point (OK)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sequoyah (OK)
      Moffett (OK)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Roland (OK)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Remy (OK)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Short (OK)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muldrow (OK)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belfonte (OK)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Long (OK)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gans (OK)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Akins (OK)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Thessing:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crawford 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sebastian County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Le Flore County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequoyah County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Thessing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Thessing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thessing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thessing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2931, Longitude: -94.0258     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thessing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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