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Our Genealogical Helper for Tower Hill Addition ...

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 Tower Hill Addition (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 Tower Hill Addition. 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 Tower Hill Addition ...

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 Tower Hill Addition.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tower Hill Addition, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tower Hill Addition.

Cemeteries Near Tower Hill Addition ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tower Hill Addition.

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 Tower Hill Addition covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walls Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Burris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW McCraw Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wattensaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapel Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lonoke Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brownsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sylvania Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Russ Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bayou Meto Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Monk Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW North Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lone Cypress Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Green Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sunset Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Butlerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rock Hill 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 Tower Hill Addition in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tower Hill Addition.

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

Parnell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tower Hill Addition
 - Parnell had a post office and no railroad service
Holland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tower Hill Addition
 - Holland had railroad service and no post office
Kerr   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tower Hill Addition
 - Kerr had a post office and railroad service
Cabot   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tower Hill Addition
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 26,141 people in 2017)
 - Cabot had a post office and railroad service
Lonoke   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tower Hill Addition
 - 1895 population of 858 people (with 4,248 people in 2017)
 - Lonoke had a post office and railroad service
Wattensaw   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tower Hill Addition
 - Wattensaw had a post office and no railroad service
Austin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Tower Hill Addition
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 3,282 people in 2017)
 - Austin had a post office and railroad service
Jacksonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Tower Hill Addition
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
Ward   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Tower Hill Addition
 - Ward 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 Tower Hill Addition. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tower Hill Addition 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.

Tower Hill Addition is located in Lonoke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lonoke County: Arkansas, Faulkner, Jefferson, Prairie, Pulaski & White.

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

Lonoke     (The home county for Tower Hill Addition)
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lonoke   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Austin   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ward   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Carlisle   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Keo   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Parkers Corner   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      England   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Coy   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Allport   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stuttgart   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Enola   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holland   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Preston   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Conway   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Guy   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wright   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Redfield   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Humphrey   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wabbaseka   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Altheimer   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Roe   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarendon   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Toad Suck   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Screeton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hazen   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Des Arc   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tollville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      De Valls Bluff   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sand Hill   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Biscoe   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Little Dixie   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ulm   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gravel Ridge   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      McAlmont   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Booker   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scott   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rose City   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      North Little Rock   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      College Station   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Little Rock   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sweet Home   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East End   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Van Buren
      Gravesville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beebe   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      McRae   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Garner   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Romance   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Griffithville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rose Bud   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Tower Hill Addition:

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 Lonoke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saline County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Van Buren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Arkansas

About Lonoke County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tower Hill Addition. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8787, Longitude: -91.9849     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tower Hill Addition 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 Tower Hill Addition, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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