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Tip, Arkansas

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tip ...

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 Tip (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 Tip. 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 Tip ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tip.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tip, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tip.

Cemeteries Near Tip ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tip.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whitehall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Melton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Woodmans Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Long Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Reneau Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Angus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Easton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Fakes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crutcher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Fakes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morning View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Casey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lk. Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crowder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pumpkin Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jelks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ashler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gregory 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 Tip in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tip.

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

DeView   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tip
 - 1895 population of 307 people
 - DeView had a post office and no railroad service
Colona   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tip
 - Colona had a post office and railroad service
Howell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tip
 - Howell had a post office and railroad service
Bemis   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Tip
 - Bemis had railroad service and no post office
Grays   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tip
 - Grays had a post office and railroad service
McCrory   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tip
 - 1895 population of 299 people (with 1,578 people in 2016)
 - McCrory had railroad service and no post office
Beard - Historic   [Map]
 - While Beard was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Tip
 - Beard had railroad service and no post office
Hunter   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tip
 - Hunter 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 Tip. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tip 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Tip is located in Woodruff County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Woodruff County: Cross, Jackson, Monroe, Prairie, Saint Francis & White.

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

Woodruff     (The home county for Tip)
      Howell   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      McCrory   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Patterson   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hunter   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cotton Plant   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Earle   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wynne   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vanndale   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cherry Valley   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bay Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parkin   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twist   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Thida   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oil Trough   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pleasant Plains   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newark   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rosie   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gourd Neck   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tupelo   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beedeville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Weldon   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Algoa   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Balch   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Amagon   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Island Town   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Newport   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Diaz   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grubbs   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jacksonport   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moro   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Haynes   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aubrey   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marianna   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brickeys   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rondo   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Carlisle   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fargo   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brinkley   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarendon   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Roe   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holly Grove   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Turkey Scratch   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harrisburg   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Little Dixie   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sand Hill   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Des Arc   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Biscoe   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      De Valls Bluff   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hazen   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tollville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Screeton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Francis
      Wheatley   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Goodwin   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Palestine   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colt   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Forrest City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Widener   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Heth   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Russell   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Griffithville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Judsonia   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garner   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sunnydale   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McRae   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Tip:

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 Woodruff County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crittenden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross 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    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lonoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phillips County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Poinsett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Francis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Arkansas

About Woodruff County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tip. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1629, Longitude: -91.1673     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tip 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 Tip, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tip.