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Our Genealogical Helper for Thola ...

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 Thola (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 Thola. 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 Thola ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thola.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Thola, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Thola.

Cemeteries Near Thola ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thola.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Passmore Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mabrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alco Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scribner Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Landis Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Kuykendall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Farris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Treat Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Elberta Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ramsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Purdue Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Smithee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Watts Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Baldwin Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Leslie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Big Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cypert Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Dennard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW East Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Horn 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 Thola in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Thola.

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

Campbell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thola
 - Campbell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alco   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Thola
 - Alco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Timbo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Thola
 - Timbo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leslie   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thola
 - Leslie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Flat   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Thola
 - 1895 population of 75 people (with 103 people in 2017)
 - Big Flat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Flat - Historic   [Map]
 - While Oak Flat was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thola
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Oak Flat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dennard   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thola
 - Dennard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Thola
 - 1895 population of 278 people (with 1,302 people in 2017)
 - Marshall 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 Thola. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Thola 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.

Thola is located in Searcy County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Searcy County: Baxter, Boone, Marion, Newton, Pope, Stone & Van Buren.

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

  DirectionDistance
Searcy     (The home county for Thola)
      Harriet   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Leslie   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Baker   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cozahome   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Joe   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Witt's Springs   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pindall   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Baxter
      Big Flat   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Buffalo City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Norfork   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Norfork Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Salesville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Briarcliff   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cotter   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gassville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountain Home   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Boone
      Everton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valley Springs   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Zinc   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bellefonte   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cleburne
      Prim   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Higden   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Drasco   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ida   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Conway
      Austin   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Center Ridge   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jerusalem   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Faulkner
      Guy   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Fulton
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bexar   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gepp   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Independence
      Cushman   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Locust Grove   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Izard
      Calico Rock   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Guion   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dolph   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wideman   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brockwell   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sage   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Violet Hill   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bone Town   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marion
      Rush - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Yellville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flippin   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bull Shoals   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pyatt   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dodd City - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Newton
      Western Grove   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hasty   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Judea   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vendor   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Pope
      Tilly   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Stone
      Alco   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Onia   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fox   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marcella   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Van Buren
      Rumley   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dennard   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crabtree   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairfield Bay   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alread   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rex   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Tree   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scotland   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Formosa   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 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 Thola:

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 Searcy County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baxter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Independence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Izard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pope County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Van Buren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8867, Longitude: -92.4293     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thola 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 Thola, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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