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Our Genealogical Helper for Turin ...

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

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

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 Turin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Turin, 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 Turin.

Cemeteries Near Turin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Turin.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Lost Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poe Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Newhope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Jacob Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Camp Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Poyen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ashcraft Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Crowder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE South Marlow 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.

Turin itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 25 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Dogwood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Turin
 - Dogwood had a post office and no railroad service
Sheridan   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turin
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 4,886 people in 2017)
 - Sheridan had a post office and no railroad service
Prattsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Turin
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 305 people in 2017)
 - Prattsville had a post office and no railroad service
Cherry Grove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cherry Grove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Turin
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Cherry Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Ebb   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Turin
 - Ebb had a post office and no railroad service
Belfast   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Turin
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Belfast had a post office and no railroad service
Ivy   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Turin
 - Ivy had a post office and no railroad service
Ain   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Turin
 - Ain had a post office and no railroad service
Fenter   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Turin
 - Fenter had a post office and no railroad service
Tull   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Turin
 - Tull 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 Turin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Turin 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 hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Turin is historic, it would have been located within present day Grant County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Grant County: Cleveland, Dallas, Hot Spring, Jefferson, Pulaski & Saline.

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

Grant     (The home county for Turin)
      Sheridan   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Prattsville   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Leola   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Poyen   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tull   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grapevine   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Thornton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Griffithtown   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caddo Valley   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Curtis   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Staves   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White Oak Bluff   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rison   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saline   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kingsland   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Edinburg   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carthage   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bunn   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ivan   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fordyce   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sparkman   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lonsdale   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Price   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fountain Lake   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hot Springs   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Hamilton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockwell   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hot Springs Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Piney   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hot Spring
      Lono   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Perla   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rockport   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Magnet Cove   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Donaldson   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Midway   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bismarck   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Redfield   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sulphur Springs   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wright   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pine Bluff   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pinebergen   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Altheimer   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moscow   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wabbaseka   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      England   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Keo   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coy   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bearden   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hensley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodson   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bingham   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Landmark   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mabelvale   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Windamere   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wrightsville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wakefield Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sweet Home   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      College Station   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferndale   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Little Rock   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Traskwood   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Haskell   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East End   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Benton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Salem   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paron   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holly Springs   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Turin:

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 Grant County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleveland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hot Spring County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lonoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saline County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

While our initial data for Turin came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Turin 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 Turin.

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 Turin:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Turin.
      See our Misc Page for Turin for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2798, Longitude: -92.4904     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turin 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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