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Our Genealogical Helper for Tontitown ...

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 Tontitown (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 Tontitown. 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 Tontitown ...

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 156 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tontitown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tontitown, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tontitown.

Cemeteries Near Tontitown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tontitown.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Stuckey Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Mt. Comfort Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Neale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stearns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Forest Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Silent Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Yell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goad Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fayetteville National Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Highfill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Temperance Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Cemetery Hill   [Map]     
  SSE Combs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Buckner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Rose Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rieff Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hart 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 Tontitown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tontitown.

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

Wheeler   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tontitown
 - Wheeler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elm Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tontitown
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 2,249 people in 2016)
 - Elm Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Johnson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tontitown
 - Johnson had a post office and railroad service
 
Springdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tontitown
 - 1895 population of 906 people (with 78,557 people in 2016)
 - Springdale had a post office and railroad service
 
Wager - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wager was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tontitown
 - Wager had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cannon - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cannon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Tontitown
 - Cannon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robinson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Tontitown
 - Robinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Farmington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Tontitown
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 6,804 people in 2016)
 - Farmington 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 Tontitown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tontitown 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 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.

Tontitown is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Benton, Crawford, Madison & Adair (OK).

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

  DirectionDistance
Washington     (The home county for Tontitown)
      Elm Springs   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Johnson   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Springdale   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fayette Junction   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Greenland   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blue Springs Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Prairie Grove   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      War Eagle Cove   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      West Fork   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Benton
      Cave Springs   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bethel Heights   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Highfill   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rogers   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Springtown   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bentonville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Centerton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gentry   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Little Flock   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Prairie Creek   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Siloam Springs   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Carroll
      Eureka Springs   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winona Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holiday Island   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Metalton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Conway
      Grandview   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Crawford
      Winfrey   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chester   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Locke   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mountainburg   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Natural Dam   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedarville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
      Whitener   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wesley   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hindsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Combs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Witter   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marble   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pettigrew   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Barry (MO)
      Seligman (MO)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Washburn (MO)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chain-O-Lakes (MO)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eagle Rock (MO)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Exeter (MO)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
McDonald (MO)
      Jane (MO)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pineville (MO)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Noel (MO)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lanagan (MO)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Powell (MO)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ginger Blue (MO)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South West City (MO)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wylie (MO)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Anderson (MO)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tiff City (MO)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Adair (OK)
      Watts (OK)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Watts Community (OK)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Westville (OK)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Addielee (OK)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Christie (OK)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Peavine (OK)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairfield (OK)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Peavine (OK)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chewey (OK)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marietta (OK)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Proctor (OK)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salem (OK)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stilwell (OK)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Cherokee (OK)
      Oaks (OK)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scraper (OK)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eldon (OK)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Briggs (OK)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Delaware (OK)
      West Siloam Springs (OK)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dripping Springs (OK)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Colcord (OK)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flint Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cloud Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sycamore (OK)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kansas (OK)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Twin Oaks (OK)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brush Creek (OK)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodge (OK)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jay (OK)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rocky Ford (OK)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bull Hollow (OK)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Tontitown:

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barry County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDonald County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Adair County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delaware County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Washington County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Washington 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 ...
      Missouri
      Oklahoma

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The Communities of Arkansas

About Washington County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.ar.us/

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tontitown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tontitown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tontitown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1599, Longitude: -94.2397     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tontitown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tontitown.



 
 
 

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