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Our Genealogical Helper for Three Way ...

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 Way (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 Way. 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 Way ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Three Way.

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

Cemeteries Near Three Way ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Markham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Aldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Otwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Straw Floor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Temple of Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Denton Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Manning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Military Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Manning Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  


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 Three Way in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Three Way.

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

Egypt   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Three Way
 - Egypt had a post office and no railroad service
Cash   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Three Way
 - Cash had a post office and no railroad service
Bono   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Three Way
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 2,379 people in 2017)
 - Bono had a post office and no railroad service
Obear - Historic   [Map]
 - While Obear was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Three Way
 - Obear had railroad service and no post office
Sedgwick   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Three Way
 - Sedgwick had a post office and railroad service
Alicia   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Three Way
 - 1895 population of 213 people (with 117 people in 2017)
 - Alicia had a post office and railroad service
Lindsey   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Three Way
 - Lindsey had a post office and no railroad service
Minturn   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Three Way
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 103 people in 2017)
 - Minturn had a post office and railroad service
Jonesboro   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Three Way
 - 1895 population of 2,065 people (with 75,866 people in 2017)
 - Jonesboro had a post office and 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 Way. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Three Way 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Three Way is located in Craighead County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Craighead County: Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett & Dunklin (MO).

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

Craighead     (The home county for Three Way)
      Egypt   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cash   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bono   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brookland   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bay   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Monette   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Caraway   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Peach Orchard   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Knobel   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Datto   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bay Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cherry Valley   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vanndale   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twist   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Light   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Walcott   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Knot   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Paragould   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beech Grove   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Delaplaine   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Grove Heights   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lafe   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marmaduke   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cord   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Charlotte   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Newark   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oil Trough   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Magness   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sulphur Rock   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thida   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rosie   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pfeiffer   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Salado   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swifton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grubbs   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tuckerman   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Amagon   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Balch   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Campbell Station   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Newport   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Diaz   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Algoa   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jacksonport   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Island Town   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beedeville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sedgwick   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Minturn   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hoxie   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Walnut Ridge   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      College City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Portia   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powhatan   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Black Rock   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saffell   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smithville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leachville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Ridge   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Etowah   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harrisburg   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trumann   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rivervale   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marked Tree   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lepanto   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alto   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tyronza   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      O'Kean   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pocahontas   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Biggers   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reyno   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ravenden Springs   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Maynard   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grange   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Poughkeepsie   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Williford   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dunklin (MO)
      Cardwell (MO)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arbyrd (MO)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Way:

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 Craighead County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Independence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mississippi County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Poinsett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sharp County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dunklin County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Craighead County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Three Way. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8448, Longitude: -90.9007     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Three Way 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 Way, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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