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Our Genealogical Helper for Toledo ...

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 Toledo (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 Toledo. 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 Toledo ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Toledo.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Toledo. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Toledo and those printed in the larger area surrounding Toledo.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> of Toledo.

Cemeteries Near Toledo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Toledo.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Humble Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Varnell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Kingsland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Seymore Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Kingsland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Gum Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Camp Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grace 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 Toledo had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Rison   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Toledo
 - Rison had a post office and railroad service
 
Ripley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ripley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Toledo
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Calmer   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Toledo
 - Calmer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rowell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Toledo
 - Rowell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kedron   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Toledo
 - Kedron had a post office and railroad service
 
Kingsland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Toledo
 - 1895 population of 464 people (with 414 people in 2016)
 - Kingsland had a post office and railroad service
 
Randall   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Toledo
 - Randall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pansy   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Toledo
 - Pansy 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 Toledo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Toledo 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Toledo is located in Cleveland County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cleveland County: Bradley, Calhoun, Dallas, Drew, Grant, Jefferson & Lincoln.

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

  DirectionDistance
Cleveland     (The home county for Toledo)
      Rison   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Saline   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kingsland   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Staves   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      White Oak Bluff   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Edinburg   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rye   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Bradley
      Warren   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Banks   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Farmville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hermitage   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jersey   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Long View Ferry   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Calhoun
      Thornton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tinsman   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Harrell   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hampton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shumaker   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Dallas
      Ivan   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fordyce   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bunn   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Carthage   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sparkman   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Desha
      Dumas   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mitchellville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pickens   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Drew
      Wilmar   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grant
      Grapevine   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leola   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prattsville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Poyen   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hot Spring
      Lono   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Jefferson
      Sulphur Springs   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Bluff   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moscow   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tamo   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Altheimer   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Redfield   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wright   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wabbaseka   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reydell   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lincoln
      Star City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Yorktown   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crigler   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Meroney   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tyro   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gould   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Ouachita
      Bearden   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Camden   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pulaski
      Hensley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
White
      Holly Springs   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 Toledo:

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 Cleveland 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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Desha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Drew County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hot Spring County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski 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 Cleveland County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Cleveland 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Toledo ...

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

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 Toledo:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Toledo.
      See our Misc Page for Toledo for more information.

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Search for a Community located in Arkansas

About Cleveland County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toledo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9265, Longitude: -92.1613     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Toledo 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Toledo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Toledo.



 
 
 

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