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Our Genealogical Helper for Tollville ...

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 Tollville (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 Tollville. 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 Tollville ...

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 Tollville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tollville, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tollville.

Cemeteries Near Tollville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tollville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Czech National Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Hazen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Hazen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Russian Orthodox Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairmount Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Biscoe Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Belcher Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Zion Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant 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>

While we didn't find Tollville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tollville.

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

Hazen   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tollville
 - 1895 population of 458 people (with 1,383 people in 2017)
 - Hazen had a post office and railroad service
De Valls Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tollville
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 569 people in 2017)
 - De Valls Bluff had a post office and railroad service
Cuneo - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cuneo was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tollville
 - Cuneo had railroad service and no post office
Screeton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tollville
 - Screeton had railroad service and no post office
Fairmount   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tollville
 - Fairmount had a post office and no railroad service
Roe   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tollville
 - Roe had a post office and railroad service
Parham - Historic   [Map]
 - While Parham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Tollville
 - Parham had railroad service and no post office
Clarendon   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Tollville
 - 1895 population of 1,060 people (with 1,445 people in 2017)
 - Clarendon had a post office and railroad service
Barrettsville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tollville
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Barrettsville had a post office and no railroad service
Carlisle   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tollville
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 2,182 people in 2017)
 - Carlisle had a post office and railroad service
Stuttgart   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Tollville
 - 1895 population of 1,165 people (with 8,773 people in 2017)
 - Stuttgart 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 Tollville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tollville 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 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.

Tollville is located in Prairie County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Prairie County: Arkansas, Lonoke, Monroe, White & Woodruff.

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

Prairie     (The home county for Tollville)
      Hazen   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      De Valls Bluff   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Screeton   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Biscoe   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ulm   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Des Arc   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sand Hill   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Little Dixie   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stuttgart   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Casscoe   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Preston Ferry   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Almyra   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crockett's Bluff   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      De Witt   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Charles   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bayou Meto   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ethel   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Humphrey   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wabbaseka   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Altheimer   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wright   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reydell   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moro   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aubrey   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rondo   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Parkers Corner   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Carlisle   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Humnoke   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Allport   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lonoke   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      England   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Keo   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ward   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Austin   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Roe   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clarendon   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Holly Grove   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brinkley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fargo   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Turner   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turkey Scratch   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marvell   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Poplar Grove   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scott   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Booker   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McAlmont   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      College Station   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gravel Ridge   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rose City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wrightsville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hensley   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      North Little Rock   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sweet Home   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodson   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Francis
      Wheatley   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goodwin   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Palestine   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Griffithville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beebe   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McRae   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garner   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Judsonia   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cotton Plant   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Howell   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hunter   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Patterson   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Tollville:

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 Prairie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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    
Pulaski 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    
Woodruff County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Prairie County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tollville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7206, Longitude: -91.5353     [Map].

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

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