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Our Genealogical Helper for Troy ...

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

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

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Troy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Troy, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Troy.

Cemeteries Near Troy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Troy.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Old Troy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Troy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roper Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Centerpoint Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Judkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Silver Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cotham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Griswould Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Snyder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rash Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE McDermott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lone Sassafras Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prairie Grove 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 Troy in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Troy.

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

Trafalgar   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Troy
 - Trafalgar had a post office and no railroad service
Hudspeth   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Troy
 - Hudspeth had a post office and no railroad service
Collins   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Troy
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Collins had a post office and railroad service
Berea   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Troy
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Berea had a post office and no railroad service
Baxter   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Troy
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Baxter had a post office and railroad service
Snyder   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Troy
 - Snyder had a post office and no railroad service
Dermott   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Troy
 - 1895 population of 125 people (with 2,597 people in 2017)
 - Dermott had a post office and railroad service
Scipio   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Troy
 - Scipio 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 Troy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Troy 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Troy is historic, it would have been located within present day Drew County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Drew County: Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha & Lincoln.

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

Drew     (The home county for Troy)
      Jerome   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Tillar   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilmar   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Portland   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fountain Hill   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hamburg   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Parkdale   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wilmot   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Crossett   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crossett   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Crossett   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Meridian   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Long View Ferry   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Warren   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hermitage   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Farmville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Banks   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dermott   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lake Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Eudora   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rye   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McGehee   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reed   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McArthur   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Arkansas City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pickens   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rohwer   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kelso   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dumas   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mitchellville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Watson   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Napoleon - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tyro   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crigler   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gould   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Meroney   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Morehouse (LA)
      Jones (LA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bonita (LA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
West Carroll (LA)
      Kilbourne (LA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Grove (LA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bolivar (MS)
      Scott (MS)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grapeland (MS)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benoit (MS)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Washington (MS)
      Greenville (MS)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Metcalfe (MS)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Byrne City (MS)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leland (MS)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Troy:

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 Drew County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Ashley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bradley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chicot County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Cleveland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Desha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morehouse Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
West Carroll Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bolivar County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Troy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4229, Longitude: -91.5829     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Troy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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