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Our Genealogical Helper for Tunnel ...

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

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

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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tunnel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tunnel, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tunnel.

Cemeteries Near Tunnel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tunnel.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Eureka Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grandview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  E Moreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Gaskins Switch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beaver Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bunch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Berryville Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blackjack Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Viney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Rush Cemetery   [Map]     
  E High Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Beulah Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Munsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Viola 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 Tunnel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tunnel.

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

Junction - Historic   [Map]
 - While Junction was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Tunnel
 - Junction had railroad service and no post office
Oak Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tunnel
 - Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Gaskins - Historic   [Map]
 - While Gaskins was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Tunnel
 - Gaskins had railroad service and no post office
Eureka Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tunnel
 - 1895 population of 3,706 people (with 2,074 people in 2017)
 - Eureka Springs had a post office and railroad service
Golden (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tunnel
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Golden had a post office and no railroad service
Beaver   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tunnel
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 97 people in 2017)
 - Beaver had a post office and no railroad service
Polo - Historic   [Map]
 - While Polo was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tunnel
 - Polo had a post office and no railroad service
Eagle Rock (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tunnel
 - Eagle Rock had a post office and no railroad service
Walden - Historic   [Map]
 - While Walden was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tunnel
 - Walden had railroad service and no post office
Winona Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Winona Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Tunnel
 - Winona Springs 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 Tunnel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tunnel 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 hospitals and doctors 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 Tunnel is historic, it would have been located within present day Carroll County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Carroll County: Benton, Boone, Madison, Newton, Barry (MO), Stone (MO) & Taney (MO).

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

Carroll     (The home county for Tunnel)
      Holiday Island   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Eureka Springs   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Urbanette   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Winona Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Blue Eye   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Green Forest   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Metalton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rudd   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clantonville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lost Bridge Village   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gateway   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Garfield   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      War Eagle   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Prairie Creek   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Little Flock   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rogers   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bethel Heights   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alpena   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Omaha   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lowry   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bergman   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bellefonte   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Keener - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grandview   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Marble   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hindsville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Whitener   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wesley   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Witter   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Compton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ponca   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      War Eagle Cove   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Blue Springs Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mayfield   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Springdale   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elm Springs   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Johnson   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tontitown   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayette Junction   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Barry (MO)
      Golden (MO)   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Chain-O-Lakes (MO)   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arrow Point (MO)   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eagle Rock (MO)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Emerald Beach (MO)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Shell Knob (MO)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Seligman (MO)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hill City (MO)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cassville (MO)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Washburn (MO)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Exeter (MO)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Butterfield (MO)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Christian (MO)
      Chestnutridge (MO)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spokane (MO)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saddlebrooke (MO)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Green Mound Ridge (MO)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highlandville (MO)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (MO)
      Aurora (MO)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Verona (MO)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marionville (MO)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pierce City (MO)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
McDonald (MO)
      Powell (MO)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rocky Comfort (MO)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jane (MO)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wylie (MO)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pineville (MO)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Newton (MO)
      Fairview (MO)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stella (MO)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boulder City (MO)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stark City (MO)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Newtonia (MO)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Stone (MO)
      Lampe (MO)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blue Eye (MO)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coney Island (MO)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Kimberling City (MO)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cape Fair (MO)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Indian Point (MO)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Branson West (MO)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lakeview (MO)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Silver Dollar City (MO)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McCord Bend (MO)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reeds Spring (MO)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Galena (MO)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Taney (MO)
      Table Rock (MO)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ridgedale (MO)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Melva (MO) - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Branson (MO)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollister (MO)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kirbyville (MO)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bull Creek (MO)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rockaway Beach (MO)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Walnut Shade (MO)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Merriam Woods (MO)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Powersite (MO)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Forsyth (MO)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 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 Tunnel:

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 Carroll County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barry County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Christian County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDonald County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Newton County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Stone County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Taney County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Search for a Arkansas Community

About Carroll 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 Tunnel, 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 that stretches from Tunnel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tunnel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tunnel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4484, Longitude: -93.6874     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tunnel 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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