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Our Genealogical Helper for Tollette ...

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 Tollette (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 Tollette. 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 Tollette ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tollette.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tollette, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tollette.

Cemeteries Near Tollette ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tollette.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Crofton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Buck Range Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE High Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Saratoga Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mounds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Section Sixteen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hominy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bluff Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Belk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cummings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nashville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brownstown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Temperanceville 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Tollette had a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Tollette had a population of 248 people.

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

Allbrook   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tollette
 - Allbrook had a post office and no railroad service
Buck Range   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tollette
 - Buck Range had a post office and no railroad service
Saratoga   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Tollette
 - 1895 population of 211 people
 - Saratoga had a post office and no railroad service
Columbus   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tollette
 - 1895 population of 217 people
 - Columbus had a post office and no railroad service
Clow   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tollette
 - Clow had a post office and no railroad service
Nashville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tollette
 - 1895 population of 810 people (with 4,472 people in 2017)
 - Nashville had a post office and railroad service
Compton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Compton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tollette
 - Compton had railroad service and no post office
Brownstown   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Tollette
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Brownstown had a post office and no railroad service
Ozan   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Tollette
 - 1895 population of 91 people (with 81 people in 2017)
 - Ozan 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 Tollette. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tollette 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 southwest 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 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.

Tollette is located in Howard County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Howard County: Hempstead, Little River, Pike, Polk & Sevier.

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

Howard     (The home county for Tollette)
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Saratoga   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Nashville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dierks   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Umpire   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Unco   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Okolona   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Amity   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beirne   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Ozan   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McNab   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Washington   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tokio   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      McCaskill   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oakhaven   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blevins   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hope   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Perrytown   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Patmos   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lewisville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kress City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stamps   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Little River
      Yarborough Landing   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ashdown   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ogden   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Alleene   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Winthrop   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Foreman   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rondo   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Texarkana   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Genoa   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garland   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fouke   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Emmet   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prescott   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Laneburg   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bodcaw   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rosston   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cale   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Willisville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Highland   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kimberley   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nathan   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Murfreesboro   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Billstown   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Moriah   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bowen   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delight   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grandfield   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pike City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Piney Grove   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Newhope   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grannis   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paraloma   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ben Lomond   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lockesburg   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Horatio   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      De Queen   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Process City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gillham   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bowie (TX)
      Texarkana (TX)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Red Lick (TX)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Redbank (TX)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leary (TX)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nash (TX)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wake Village (TX)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Victory City (TX)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hooks (TX)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Redwater (TX)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Boston (TX)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cass (TX)
      Domino (TX)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Tollette:

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 Howard County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hempstead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Little River County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Miller County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Polk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sevier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bowie County (TX):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cass County (TX):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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

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 Tollette:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Tollette in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Tollette for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tollette.
      See our Misc Page for Tollette for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Howard County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tollette. 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' distance that begins in Tollette. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tollette) 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 Tollette. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tollette

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tollette. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8181, Longitude: -93.8971     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tollette 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 Tollette, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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