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Toney, Arkansas
(Franklin County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Toney ...

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 Toney (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 Toney. 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 Toney ...

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 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around Toney.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Toney, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Toney.

Cemeteries Near Toney ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Toney.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Wagner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Hamm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bourland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rankin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hight Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whitson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lessley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Threadgill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Quesenbury Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dugan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Berkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Price Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bratton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Browns Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McLaughlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Morgan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McNelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ryles Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shores Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chastain Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bercham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roger Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  S King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pilot Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pond Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Westview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dyer 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 Toney in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Toney.

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

Cravens   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Toney
 - Cravens had a post office and no railroad service
White Rock   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Toney
 - White Rock had a post office and no railroad service
Cecil   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Toney
 - Cecil had a post office and no railroad service
Poping   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Toney
 - Poping had railroad service and no post office
Ozark   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Toney
 - 1895 population of 862 people (with 3,573 people in 2016)
 - Ozark had a post office and railroad service
White Oak   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Toney
 - White Oak had railroad service and no post office
Sub Rosa - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sub Rosa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Toney
 - Sub Rosa had a post office and no railroad service
Fern   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Toney
 - Fern had a post office and no railroad service
Webb City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Toney
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Webb City had a post office and no railroad service
Watalula   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Toney
 - Watalula had a post office and no railroad service
Dyer   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Toney
 - Dyer 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 Toney. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Toney 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Toney is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Crawford, Johnson, Logan, Madison & Sebastian.

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

Franklin     (The home county for Toney)
      Cecil   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Felkner Town   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Webb City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wiederkehr Village   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Altus   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Denning   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Branch   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alix   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mulberry   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dyer   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Locke   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mountainburg   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alma   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chester   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Winfrey   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kibler   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Concord   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rudy   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wright Town   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coal Hill   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Batson   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hartman   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Oark   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarksville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ozone   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lamar   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hagarville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Caulksville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ratcliff   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carbon City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Paris   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Subiaco   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Morrison Bluff   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Booneville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Magazine   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sand Ridge   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Combs   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pettigrew   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boston   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Witter   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wesley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lavaca   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Chaffee   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barling   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Smith   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bonanza   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hackett   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mansfield   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Midland   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frog Town   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winslow   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hazel Valley   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Strickler   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Fork   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Skylight   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenland   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morrow   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Canehill   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prairie Grove   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Havana   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Adair (OK)
      Bell (OK)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Salem (OK)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Le Flore (OK)
      Arkoma (OK)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pocola (OK)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Coffee (OK)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock Island (OK)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sequoyah (OK)
      Moffett (OK)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Short (OK)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Roland (OK)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Remy (OK)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belfonte (OK)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Long (OK)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muldrow (OK)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stoney Point (OK)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Akins (OK)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 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 Toney:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sebastian County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adair County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Le Flore County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequoyah County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Franklin 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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Arkansas

About Franklin County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5181, Longitude: -93.9627     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Toney 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 Toney, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Toney.