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Townsley, Arkansas

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Our Genealogical Helper for Townsley ...

So far, we have found very little information about Townsley. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Townsley to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Townsley, please Contact Us.

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 Townsley (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 Townsley. 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 Townsley ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Townsley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Townsley, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Townsley.

Cemeteries Near Townsley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Townsley.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Eagle Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dripping Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Kapark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Whiteley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Loy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Venus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Ratford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Upper Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cassville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beechwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Horn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Buckhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Henderson Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Captain Smiths 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.

While we didn't find Townsley in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Townsley.

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

Ryker   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Townsley
 - Ryker had a post office and no railroad service
Mossville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Townsley
 - Mossville had a post office and no railroad service
Boxley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Townsley
 - Boxley had a post office and no railroad service
Boston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Townsley
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Boston had a post office and no railroad service
Kingston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Townsley
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Kingston had a post office and no railroad service
Fallsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Townsley
 - Fallsville had a post office and no railroad service
Swain   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Townsley
 - Swain had a post office and no railroad service
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Townsley
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Townsley
 - Walnut 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 Townsley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Townsley 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Townsley is historic, it would have been located within present day Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Newton & Washington.

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

Madison     (The home county for Townsley)
      Kingston   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Boston   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Witter   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pettigrew   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marble   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Combs   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wesley   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hindsville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Whitener   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      War Eagle   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bethel Heights   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lost Bridge Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alpena   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bellefonte   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valley Springs   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Everton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bergman   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Keener - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Omaha   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Metalton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Town - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Forest   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winona Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eureka Springs   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blue Eye   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holiday Island   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Winfrey   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Locke   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Felkner Town   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wiederkehr Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alix   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Altus   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Webb City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Denning   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oark   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ozone   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Batson   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hagarville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Union City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarksville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lamar   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coal Hill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartman   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morrison Bluff   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ponca   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Parthenon   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Compton   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Deer   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Vendor   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Judea   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hasty   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Western Grove   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tilly   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pindall   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Witt's Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Joe   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hazel Valley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mayfield   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Springs Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      War Eagle Cove   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winslow   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Fork   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayette Junction   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenland   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 either 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 Townsley:

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin 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    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pope County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Searcy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

<1>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 Townsley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Townsley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Townsley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Townsley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9251, Longitude: -93.5024     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Townsley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Townsley.