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Our Genealogical Helper for Three Creeks ...

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 Creeks (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 Creeks. 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 Three Creeks ...

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 Three Creeks.

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

Cemeteries Near Three Creeks ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Three Creeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Curtis Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Willie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jolly Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Masondia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beulah Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wesson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Scotland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fredonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Renia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Union Arkansas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cummings Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Parkers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Babbs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Parkers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Parnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fellowship Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goodwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marysville 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Three Creeks had a population of 175 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Wesson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Three Creeks
 - Wesson had a post office and no railroad service
Shuler   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Three Creeks
 - Shuler had a post office and no railroad service
Cornie   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Three Creeks
 - Cornie had a post office and no railroad service
Wards Mill (LA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wards Mill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Three Creeks
 - Wards Mill had a post office and no railroad service
Blanchard Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Blanchard Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Three Creeks
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Blanchard Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Caledonia   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Three Creeks
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Caledonia had a post office and no railroad service
Spotville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Three Creeks
 - Spotville had a post office and no railroad service
Atlanta   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Three Creeks
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Atlanta had a post office and no railroad service
Gordon (LA)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Three Creeks
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Gordon 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 Creeks. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Three Creeks in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties/Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties/parishes.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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/parishes 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/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Three Creeks is located in Union County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Union County: Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Columbia, Ouachita, Claiborne (LA), Morehouse (LA) & Union (LA).

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

Union     (The home county for Three Creeks)
      Scotland   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Junction City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dumas City   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      El Dorado   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Holly   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sandy Land   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Smackover   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Norphlet   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Perdue City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lawson   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crain City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Jersey   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hampton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harrell   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shumaker   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Emerson   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McNeil   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      College Hill   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Buckner   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McKamie   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Willisville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Louann   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pace City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Joyce City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stephens   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cullendale   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camden   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Camden   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bragg City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bienville (LA)
      Arcadia (LA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gibsland (LA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Taylor (LA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Claiborne (LA)
      Junction City (LA)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Summerfield (LA)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Haynesville (LA)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lisbon (LA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Homer (LA)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Dykesville (LA)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sugar Creek (LA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Athens (LA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lincoln (LA)
      Hico (LA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dubach (LA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vienna (LA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grambling (LA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Simsboro (LA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ruston (LA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Union (LA)
      Lillie (LA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spearsville (LA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bernice (LA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Farmerville (LA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marion (LA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Webster (LA)
      Shongaloo (LA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cullen (LA)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Springhill (LA)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sarepta (LA)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cotton Valley (LA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Minden (LA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful websites 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 Three Creeks:

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 Union County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bradley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bienville Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Claiborne Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Three Creeks ...

While our initial data for Three Creeks came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Three Creeks in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Three Creeks.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Three Creeks:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Three Creeks.
      See our Misc Page for Three Creeks for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Arkansas

About Union County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Three Creeks. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Union County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Three Creeks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0946, Longitude: -92.8538     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Three Creeks 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 Three Creeks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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