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Our Genealogical Helper for Tomahawk ...

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 Tomahawk (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 Tomahawk. 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 Tomahawk ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tomahawk.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tomahawk, 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 Tomahawk.

Cemeteries Near Tomahawk ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tomahawk.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Tomahawk Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Caney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Crider Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Silver Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE DeSoto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bruno Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Anderson Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW DePriest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cowan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Nanny Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beckham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Slay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Whisenant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elm Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wickersham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glencoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trammell 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 Tomahawk had a population of 20 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Duff   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tomahawk
 - Duff had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Joe   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tomahawk
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 123 people in 2017)
 - Saint Joe had a post office and no railroad service
Bruno   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tomahawk
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Bruno had a post office and no railroad service
Rush - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rush was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tomahawk
 - Rush had a post office and no railroad service
Blanco   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tomahawk
 - Blanco had a post office and no railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tomahawk
 - 1895 population of 278 people (with 1,302 people in 2017)
 - Marshall had a post office and no railroad service
Yellville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Tomahawk
 - 1895 population of 263 people (with 1,159 people in 2017)
 - Yellville had a post office and no railroad service
Eros   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tomahawk
 - Eros had a post office and no railroad service
Snowball   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tomahawk
 - Snowball 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 Tomahawk. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tomahawk 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.

Tomahawk is located in Searcy County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Searcy County: Baxter, Boone, Marion, Newton, Pope, Stone & Van Buren.

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

Searcy     (The home county for Tomahawk)
      Gilbert   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Saint Joe   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pindall   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cozahome   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Baker   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Harriet   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Leslie   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Witt's Springs   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Buffalo City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Big Flat   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cotter   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gassville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Norfork Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mountain Home   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Norfork   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Briarcliff   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Salesville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clarkridge   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Everton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Valley Springs   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Zinc   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bellefonte   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elixir - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Keener - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bergman   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      South Lead Hill   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lead Hill   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Diamond City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lowry   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gepp   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Calico Rock   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dolph   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wideman   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rush - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Yellville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pyatt   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flippin   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dodd City - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bull Shoals   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Peel   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Price Place   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Western Grove   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hasty   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Judea   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vendor   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Parthenon   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Deer   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Compton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ponca   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tilly   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alco   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Onia   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fox   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Van Buren
      Rumley   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dennard   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alread   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crabtree   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rex   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scotland   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fairfield Bay   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ozark (MO)
      Pontiac (MO)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sundown (MO)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Theodosia (MO)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Isabella (MO)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gainesville (MO)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hardenville (MO)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Taney (MO)
      Protem (MO)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rueter (MO)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedarcreek (MO)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Tomahawk:

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 Searcy County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baxter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Izard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pope County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Van Buren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ozark County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Taney County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Arkansas Community

About Searcy County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tomahawk. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0606, Longitude: -92.7066     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tomahawk 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 Tomahawk, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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