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Three Brothers, Arkansas

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Our Genealogical Helper for Three Brothers ...

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 Three Brothers (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 Three Brothers. 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 the area of Three Brothers ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Three Brothers.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Three Brothers. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Three Brothers and those printed in the larger area surrounding Three Brothers.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> of Three Brothers.

Cemeteries Near Three Brothers ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Three Brothers.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Three Brothers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Promised Land Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thacker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Charity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Newton Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Amos Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baxter Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Quality Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mammoth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Price Place Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Whiteville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE East Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fay Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gainesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Turnbull Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Turnbull Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Old Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bentley Ridge 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 Three Brothers in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Three Brothers.

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

Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Three Brothers
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Amos   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Three Brothers
 - Amos had a post office and no railroad service
Prestonia (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Three Brothers
 - Prestonia had a post office and no railroad service
Pontiac (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Three Brothers
 - Pontiac had a post office and no railroad service
Independence - Historic   [Map]
 - While Independence was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Three Brothers
 - Independence had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Three Brothers
 - 1895 population of 242 people (with 12,363 people in 2016)
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Gainesville (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Three Brothers
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 744 people in 2016)
 - Gainesville had a post office and no railroad service
Gassville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Three Brothers
 - 1895 population of 108 people (with 2,131 people in 2016)
 - Gassville 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 Three Brothers. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Three Brothers 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.

Three Brothers is located in Baxter County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Baxter County: Fulton, Izard, Marion, Searcy, Stone & Ozark (MO).

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

Baxter     (The home county for Three Brothers)
      Midway   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clarkridge   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mountain Home   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gassville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gamaliel   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cotter   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Briarcliff   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Salesville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Norfork Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Buffalo City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Diamond City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lead Hill   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      South Lead Hill   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Zinc   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elixir - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Keener - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bergman   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Everton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lowry   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valley Springs   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bellefonte   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Omaha   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gepp   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Viola   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bexar   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sturkie   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dolph   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Calico Rock   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wideman   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brockwell   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wiseman   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Violet Hill   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Bull Shoals   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Price Place   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Flippin   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Peel   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Yellville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dodd City - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rush - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pyatt   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Western Grove   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cozahome   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harriet   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pindall   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Joe   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baker   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Onia   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alco   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Christian (MO)
      Garrison (MO)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Douglas (MO)
      Gentryville (MO)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Squires (MO)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rome (MO)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Drury (MO)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ava (MO)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vanzant (MO)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Olathia (MO)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Howell (MO)
      Caulfield (MO)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moody (MO)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pottersville (MO)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      South Fork (MO)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Siloam Springs (MO)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lanton (MO)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Plains (MO)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ozark (MO)
      Pontiac (MO)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gainesville (MO)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hardenville (MO)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Isabella (MO)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sundown (MO)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tecumseh (MO)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Udall (MO)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Theodosia (MO)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Zanoni (MO)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bakersfield (MO)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Romance (MO)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Brixey (MO)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elijah (MO)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Taney (MO)
      Protem (MO)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rueter (MO)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McClurg (MO)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedarcreek (MO)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bradleyville (MO)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kissee Mills (MO)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Taneyville (MO)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powersite (MO)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forsyth (MO)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kirbyville (MO)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Three Brothers:

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 Baxter County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton 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    
Searcy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Christian County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Douglas County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Howell County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ozark County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Taney County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Baxter County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Baxter 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 Three Brothers. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Three Brothers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4526, Longitude: -92.4657     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Three Brothers 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 Three Brothers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Three Brothers.