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Our Genealogical Helper for Tunis ...

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 Tunis (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 Tunis. 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 Tunis ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tunis.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tunis, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tunis.

Cemeteries Near Tunis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tunis.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woods Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Sweet Moments Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Browns Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Pine Log Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pruets Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clarks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Knot Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Finch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Finch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reliford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nober Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Linwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Rock Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Culberhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Coffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rains Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Upper Cane Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ransom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nettleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lower Cane Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Croft Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lorado Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope 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>

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

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

Bethel   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tunis
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Bethel had a post office and railroad service
Brookland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tunis
 - 1895 population of 1,509 people (with 3,316 people in 2017)
 - Brookland had a post office and railroad service
Finch   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tunis
 - Finch had a post office and no railroad service
Paragould   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Tunis
 - 1895 population of 1,666 people (with 28,488 people in 2017)
 - Paragould had a post office and railroad service
Crowley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tunis
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Crowley had a post office and no railroad service
Walcott   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tunis
 - Walcott had a post office and no railroad service
Macey   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tunis
 - Macey had a post office and no railroad service
Lorado   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Tunis
 - Lorado had a post office and no railroad service
Nettleton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tunis
 - Nettleton 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 Tunis. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tunis 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 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.

Tunis is primarily located in Greene County. A portion of Tunis extends into Craighead County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Clay, Craighead, Lawrence, Randolph & Dunklin (MO).

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

Greene     (The home county for Tunis)
      Pine Knot   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Paragould   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Walcott   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oak Grove Heights   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Light   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beech Grove   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lafe   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Marmaduke   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Delaplaine   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Peach Orchard   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Knobel   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rector   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corning   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Datto   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenway   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bell City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McDougal   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nimmons   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Piggott   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Success   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brookland   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Monette   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bay   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bono   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Caraway   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cash   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gilmore   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bay Village   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cherry Valley   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Twist   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swifton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grubbs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tuckerman   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sedgwick   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      College City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Walnut Ridge   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hoxie   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Minturn   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Portia   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black Rock   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powhatan   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Imboden   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leachville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Manila   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Etowah   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Ridge   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stark City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dell   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Victoria   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gosnell   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dyess   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Keiser   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Whitton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blytheville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trumann   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rivervale   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lepanto   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harrisburg   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alto   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marked Tree   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tyronza   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      O'Kean   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Biggers   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reyno   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pocahontas   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Maynard   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Butler (MO)
      Fagus (MO)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Neelyville (MO)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dunklin (MO)
      Cardwell (MO)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arbyrd (MO)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hornersville (MO)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Senath (MO)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rives (MO)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kennett (MO)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White Oak (MO)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine City (MO)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pemiscot (MO)
      Gobler (MO)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holland (MO)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Steele (MO)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deering (MO)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bragg City (MO)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mid City (MO)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Tunis:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craighead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crittenden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mississippi County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Poinsett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dunklin County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pemiscot County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tunis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9662, Longitude: -90.5379     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tunis 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 Tunis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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