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Traskwood, Arkansas

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Our Genealogical Helper for Traskwood ...

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 Traskwood (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 Traskwood. 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 Traskwood ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Traskwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Traskwood, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Traskwood.

Cemeteries Near Traskwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Traskwood.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Traskwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairplay Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ashcraft Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Hammonds Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Perla Gate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Social Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poyen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jacob Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rosmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Glidewell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N James Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rockport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lee 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Traskwood had a population of 50 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Traskwood had a population of 539 people.

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

Tull   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Traskwood
 - Tull had a post office and no railroad service
Fairplay - Historic   [Map]
 - While Fairplay was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Traskwood
 - Fairplay had a post office and no railroad service
Fenter   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Traskwood
 - Fenter had a post office and no railroad service
Gifford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Traskwood
 - Gifford had a post office and railroad service
Shaw   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Traskwood
 - Shaw had a post office and no railroad service
Butterfield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Traskwood
 - Butterfield had railroad service and no post office
Malvern   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Traskwood
 - 1895 population of 1,520 people (with 10,941 people in 2016)
 - Malvern had a post office and railroad service
Benton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Traskwood
 - 1895 population of 647 people (with 35,775 people in 2016)
 - Benton had a post office and railroad service
Prattsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Traskwood
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 308 people in 2016)
 - Prattsville 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 Traskwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Traskwood 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 doctors and 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.

Traskwood is located in Saline County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saline County: Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Perry & Pulaski.

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

Saline     (The home county for Traskwood)
      Haskell   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      East End   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Paron   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Caddo Valley   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Griffithtown   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Curtis   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      White Oak Bluff   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Staves   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carthage   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bunn   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sparkman   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ivan   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lonsdale   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Price   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fountain Lake   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hot Springs   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hot Springs Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake Hamilton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Piney   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rockwell   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jessieville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mountain Pine   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Royal   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pearcy   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tull   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Poyen   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Prattsville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leola   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Grapevine   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hot Spring
      Perla   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rockport   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Magnet Cove   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lono   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Donaldson   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bismarck   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Redfield   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wright   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sulphur Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Bluff   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Keo   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      England   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Perryville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mabelvale   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Landmark   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ferndale   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bingham   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Windamere   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wakefield Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Little Rock   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hensley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodson   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Secluded Hills   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wrightsville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cammack Village   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sweet Home   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Traskwood:

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 Saline County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleveland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hot Spring County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lonoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Traskwood ...

While our initial data for Traskwood came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Traskwood in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Traskwood.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Traskwood:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Traskwood in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Traskwood for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Traskwood.
      See our Misc Page for Traskwood for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Saline County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saline County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Traskwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4534, Longitude: -92.6641     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Traskwood 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:

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Traskwood.