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Our Genealogical Helper for Tupelo ...

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 Tupelo (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 Tupelo. 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 Tupelo ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tupelo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tupelo, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tupelo.

Cemeteries Near Tupelo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tupelo.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW White Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Fakes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Gourd Neck Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jelks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morning View Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eight Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Briar Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Fakes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fakes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Quiett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pumpkin Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Angus Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Givens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walker 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Tupelo had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Tupelo had a population of 168 people.

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

Weldon   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Tupelo
 - Weldon had a post office and railroad service
Shoffner   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Tupelo
 - Shoffner had railroad service and no post office
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Tupelo
 - Riverside had a post office and railroad service
Auvergne   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Tupelo
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Auvergne had a post office and railroad service
McCrory   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Tupelo
 - 1895 population of 299 people (with 1,555 people in 2017)
 - McCrory had railroad service and no post office
Augusta   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tupelo
 - 1895 population of 519 people (with 1,986 people in 2017)
 - Augusta had a post office and railroad service
Grays   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Tupelo
 - Grays had a post office and railroad service
DeView   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Tupelo
 - 1895 population of 307 people
 - DeView had a post office and no railroad service
Remmel   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tupelo
 - Remmel had a post office and no railroad service
Grand Glaise   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tupelo
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Grand Glaise had a post office and railroad service
Morton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tupelo
 - Morton 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 Tupelo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tupelo 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Tupelo is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Craighead, Cross, Independence, Lawrence, Poinsett, White & Woodruff.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Tupelo)
      Weldon   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gourd Neck   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Beedeville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Algoa   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Island Town   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Amagon   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Balch   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Newport   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Diaz   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jacksonport   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Campbell Station   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grubbs   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cash   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cherry Valley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vanndale   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wynne   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bay Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Parkin   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Twist   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Thida   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Oil Trough   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Newark   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Magness   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pleasant Plains   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rosie   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cord   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Salado   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sulphur Rock   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Charlotte   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Floral   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saffell   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fargo   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brinkley   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harrisburg   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Little Dixie   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sand Hill   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Des Arc   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Biscoe   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Francis
      Colt   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goodwin   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wheatley   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Palestine   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Forrest City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Widener   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grange   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Russell   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Judsonia   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sunnydale   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Griffithville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Letona   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pangburn   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McCrory   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Patterson   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Howell   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hunter   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cotton Plant   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

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 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 Tupelo:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craighead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Independence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Poinsett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Francis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sharp County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Woodruff County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tupelo ...

While our initial data for Tupelo came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Tupelo in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Tupelo.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Tupelo:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Tupelo in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Tupelo for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tupelo.
      See our Misc Page for Tupelo for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Jackson County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jackson County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tupelo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tupelo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tupelo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3910, Longitude: -91.2299     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tupelo 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 Tupelo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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