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Our Genealogical Helper for Tubal ...

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 Tubal (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 Tubal. 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 Tubal ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tubal.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tubal, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tubal.

Cemeteries Near Tubal ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tubal.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Jolly Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Union Arkansas Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Three Creeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Masondia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Babbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Curtis Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Willie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Colquitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Renia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fredonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Teague Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Owen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Sinai CME Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  SSE Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scotland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wesson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beulah Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chalybeate Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Marysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carroll 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.<4>

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

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

Three Creeks   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tubal
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Three Creeks had a post office and no railroad service
Gordon (LA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tubal
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
Shuler   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Tubal
 - Shuler had a post office and no railroad service
Atlanta   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tubal
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Atlanta had a post office and no railroad service
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tubal
 - Ware had a post office and no railroad service
Wesson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tubal
 - Wesson had a post office and no railroad service
Spotville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tubal
 - Spotville had a post office and no railroad service
Summerfield (LA)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tubal
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Summerfield 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 Tubal. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tubal in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties/Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties/parishes.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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/parishes 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/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Tubal is located in Union County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Union County: Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Columbia, Ouachita, Claiborne (LA), Morehouse (LA) & Union (LA).

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

Union     (The home county for Tubal)
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Scotland   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Junction City   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Holly   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dumas City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      El Dorado   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sandy Land   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Norphlet   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Smackover   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Perdue City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lawson   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Emerson   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McNeil   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      College Hill   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buckner   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McKamie   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stamps   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Willisville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Louann   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pace City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Stephens   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Joyce City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cullendale   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Camden   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bienville (LA)
      Arcadia (LA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gibsland (LA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Taylor (LA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Lebanon (LA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Claiborne (LA)
      Summerfield (LA)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Junction City (LA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Haynesville (LA)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lisbon (LA)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dykesville (LA)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Homer (LA)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sugar Creek (LA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Athens (LA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lincoln (LA)
      Hico (LA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dubach (LA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vienna (LA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Simsboro (LA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grambling (LA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ruston (LA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Union (LA)
      Lillie (LA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spearsville (LA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bernice (LA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Farmerville (LA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marion (LA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Webster (LA)
      Shongaloo (LA)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cullen (LA)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Springhill (LA)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sarepta (LA)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cotton Valley (LA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Minden (LA)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dixie Inn (LA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dubberly (LA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 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 Tubal:

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 Union County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bienville Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Claiborne Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Union County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Union 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tubal. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0626, Longitude: -92.9196     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tubal 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>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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<4>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 Tubal, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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