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Tillar, Arkansas

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The location of Tillar

Our Genealogy Helper for Tillar ...

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 Tillar (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Tillar. 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.

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 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 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.

Tillar is primarily located in Drew County. A portion of Tillar extends into Desha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Drew County: Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha & Lincoln.

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

Drew     (The home county for Tillar)
  Winchester   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Monticello   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jerome   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wilmar   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gillett   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tichnor   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bayou Meto   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  De Witt   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Portland   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fountain Hill   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hamburg   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Warren   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Long View Ferry   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sumpter   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dermott   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lake Village   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rye   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Reed   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  McArthur   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  McGehee   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pickens   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Rohwer   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dumas   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Kelso   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mitchellville   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Arkansas City   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Watson   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Napoleon - Historic   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Reydell   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tamo   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tyro   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gould   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Meroney   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Crigler   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Star City   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Grady   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Yorktown   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Crumrod   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bolivar (MS)
  Scott (MS)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Benoit (MS)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rosedale (MS)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Beulah (MS)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Christmas (MS)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Grapeland (MS)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wright (MS)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Longshot (MS)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mound City (MS)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gunnison (MS)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pace (MS)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Choctaw (MS)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Washington (MS)
  Metcalfe (MS)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greenville (MS)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Leland (MS)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Tillar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tillar.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Tillar covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Seven Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tillar Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Loggy Bayou Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Bogue Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCool Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hopkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jefferson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Dabney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Warrington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cypress Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Selma Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Dishongh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McArthur Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rolling Water Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Solomon Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Youngs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sixteen Section Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walnut Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Curtis Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rohwer Relocation Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Tillar ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tillar.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tillar, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tillar.

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 Tillar had a population of 25 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Tillar had a population of 220 people.

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

Winchester   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tillar
 - Winchester had a post office and railroad service
Hopedale - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hopedale was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Tillar
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Hopedale had a post office and no railroad service
McGehee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tillar
 - McGehee had a post office and railroad service
Selma   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Tillar
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Selma had a post office and no railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tillar
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
Baxter   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tillar
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Baxter had a post office and railroad service
Dermott   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Tillar
 - 1895 population of 125 people (with 2,597 people in 2017)
 - Dermott had a post office and railroad service
Dumas   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Tillar
 - Dumas had a post office and railroad service
Collins   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tillar
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Collins 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 Tillar. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tillar in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Tillar:

These websites are specific to Arkansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Drew County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County:     Cyndi's


Ashley County:     Cyndi's



Bradley County:     Cyndi's



Chicot County:     Cyndi's



Cleveland County:     Cyndi's



Desha County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Phillips County:     Cyndi's



Bolivar County (MS):     Cyndi's



Washington County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tillar ...

While our initial data about Tillar came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Tillar 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 Tillar.

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 Tillar:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Tillar in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Tillar for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tillar. See our Misc Page for Tillar for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Arkansas

About Drew County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tillar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tillar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tillar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7109, Longitude: -91.4522     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tillar 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 Tillar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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