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Tongin, Arkansas

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tongin ...

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 Tongin (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 Tongin. 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 Tongin ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tongin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tongin, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tongin.

Cemeteries Near Tongin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tongin.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Ward Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gassett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dansby Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Soudan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Jersalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greater Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Shepherd Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Linden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Casteel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clay Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Locust Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NW Wyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Haynie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Jeffersonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Lackie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McDonald 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 Tongin in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tongin.

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

Park Place   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tongin
 - Park Place had a post office and no railroad service
Bledsoe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tongin
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bledsoe had a post office and no railroad service
Rawlinson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Tongin
 - Rawlinson had a post office and no railroad service
Askew - Historic   [Map]
 - While Askew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tongin
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Askew had a post office and no railroad service
Peters   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tongin
 - Peters had a post office and no railroad service
Marianna   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tongin
 - 1895 population of 1,126 people (with 3,599 people in 2016)
 - Marianna had a post office and railroad service
Haynes   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tongin
 - 1895 population of 255 people (with 131 people in 2016)
 - Haynes had a post office and railroad service
Felton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tongin
 - Felton had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Tongin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tongin 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Tongin is located in Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Crittenden, Monroe, Phillips, Saint Francis & Tunica (MS).

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

Lee     (The home county for Tongin)
      Brickeys   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Marianna   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Haynes   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      LaGrange   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Aubrey   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rondo   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Moro   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Horseshoe Lake   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Anthonyville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Proctor   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jennette   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Edmondson   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Amanca   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Earle   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crawfordsville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Memphis   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sunset   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wynne   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Parkin   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vanndale   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Twist   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cherry Valley   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fargo   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brinkley   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holly Grove   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lexa   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Helena   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Helena - West Helena   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Turkey Scratch   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Poplar Grove   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marvell   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wabash   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Francis
      Hughes   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Widener   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Forrest City   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Heth   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Palestine   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Colt   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goodwin   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wheatley   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hunter   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cotton Plant   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Howell   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coahoma (MS)
      Lula (MS)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Friars Point (MS)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coahoma (MS)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jonestown (MS)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
DeSoto (MS)
      Newport (MS)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Memphis (MS)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Walls (MS)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Southhaven (MS)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lynchburg (MS)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Horn Lake (MS)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      De Soto Village (MS)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hernando (MS)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Southaven (MS)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Panola (MS)
      Crenshaw (MS)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Longtown (MS)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Quitman (MS)
      Sledge (MS)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falcon (MS)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tate (MS)
      Coldwater (MS)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Senatobia (MS)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tunica (MS)
      North Tunica (MS)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tunica (MS)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Shelby (TN)
      Hunt Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Memphis (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 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 Tongin:

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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crittenden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross 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    
Saint Francis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Woodruff County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coahoma County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeSoto County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Panola County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tate County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tunica County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Lee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Lee 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tongin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8562, Longitude: -90.6082     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tongin 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 Tongin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tongin.