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Our Genealogical Helper for Trigg ...

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

We've added Trigg to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Trigg, 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 Trigg (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 Trigg. 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 Trigg ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Trigg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Trigg, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Trigg.

Cemeteries Near Trigg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Trigg.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tolson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Grace Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Broach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Canada Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Gum Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Seymore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Camp Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kingsland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kingsland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Stoney Point Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  S Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hampton Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vetter - Kauffman 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 Trigg in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Trigg.

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

Como - Historic   [Map]
 - While Como was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Trigg
 - Como had a post office and no railroad service
Kingsland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Trigg
 - 1895 population of 464 people (with 414 people in 2017)
 - Kingsland had a post office and railroad service
Saline - Historic   [Map]
 - While Saline was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Trigg
 - Saline had a post office and no railroad service
Fordyce   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Trigg
 - 1895 population of 980 people (with 3,902 people in 2017)
 - Fordyce had a post office and railroad service
Rison   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Trigg
 - Rison had a post office and railroad service
Ramsey   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Trigg
 - Ramsey had a post office and no railroad service
Toledo   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Trigg
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Toledo had a post office and no railroad service
Grapevine   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Trigg
 - Grapevine had a post office and no railroad service
Thornton   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Trigg
 - 1895 population of 406 people (with 389 people in 2017)
 - Thornton 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 Trigg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Trigg 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 southeast 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 south.

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 south 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 Trigg is historic, it would have been located within present day Cleveland County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cleveland County: Bradley, Calhoun, Dallas, Drew, Grant, Jefferson & Lincoln.

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

Cleveland     (The home county for Trigg)
      White Oak Bluff   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Staves   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kingsland   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saline   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rison   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Edinburg   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rye   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Banks   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Warren   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farmville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hermitage   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jersey   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Thornton   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tinsman   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Shumaker   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hampton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harrell   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Griffithtown   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ivan   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bunn   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fordyce   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Carthage   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sparkman   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilmar   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grapevine   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Leola   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prattsville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Poyen   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tull   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hot Spring
      Lono   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Donaldson   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Perla   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rockport   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sulphur Springs   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pinebergen   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Bluff   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Redfield   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moscow   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tamo   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wright   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Altheimer   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Star City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Yorktown   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crigler   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Meroney   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grady   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tyro   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bearden   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      East Camden   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cullendale   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bragg City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hensley   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodson   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Traskwood   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East End   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haskell   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holly Springs   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

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 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 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 Trigg:

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 Cleveland County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bradley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Drew 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    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita 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    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Search for a Community located in Arkansas

About Cleveland County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Arkansas:

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 Trigg, 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 beginning in Trigg. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Trigg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trigg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9668, Longitude: -92.3810     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trigg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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