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Our Genealogical Helper for Turrell ...

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 Turrell (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 Turrell. 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 Turrell ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Turrell.

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

Cemeteries Near Turrell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Turrell.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Sunrise Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Billow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Booker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Cruse Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bledsoe Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rupe Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cherry Bean Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W King Solomon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Whitton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Trexler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Corinthian Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW East Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East Tyronza Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Richard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Layton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cloar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Haden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Island Forty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rock of Ages Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pisby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive 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 Turrell in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Turrell.

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

Gilmore   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Turrell
 - 1895 population of 75 people (with 252 people in 2016)
 - Gilmore had a post office and railroad service
 
Lambethville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Turrell
 - Lambethville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jericho   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Turrell
 - Jericho had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Thomas - Historic   [Map]
 - While Saint Thomas was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turrell
 - Saint Thomas had a post office and no railroad service
 
James Mill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Turrell
 - James Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Poindexter   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Turrell
 - Poindexter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tyronza   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Turrell
 - Tyronza had railroad service and no post office
 
Lansing   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Turrell
 - Lansing 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 Turrell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Turrell 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Turrell is located in Crittenden County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Crittenden County: Cross, Lee, Mississippi, Poinsett, Saint Francis, DeSoto (MS), Tunica (MS), Shelby (TN) & Tipton (TN).

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

  DirectionDistance
Crittenden     (The home county for Turrell)
      Gilmore   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Heafer   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Jericho   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clarkedale   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Crawfordsville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sunset   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Earle   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Memphis   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jennette   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Amanca   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Edmondson   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
 
Craighead
      Caraway   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bay   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Monette   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brookland   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cross
      Twist   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Parkin   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bay Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cherry Valley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vanndale   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wynne   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lee
      Brickeys   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mississippi
      Birdsong   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Denwood   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Frenchmans Bayou   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Whitton   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Joiner   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bassett   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dyess   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Marie   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Ridge   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Driver   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Keiser   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Etowah   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Poinsett
      Black Oak   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tyronza   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alto   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marked Tree   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lepanto   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rivervale   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trumann   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harrisburg   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Francis
      Heth   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hughes   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Widener   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Colt   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Forrest City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
DeSoto (MS)
      Southhaven (MS)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Walls (MS)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lynchburg (MS)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Horn Lake (MS)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Memphis (MS)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Newport (MS)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      De Soto Village (MS)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Southaven (MS)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Olive Branch (MS)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hernando (MS)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Fayette (TN)
      Gallaway (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Braden (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hickory Withe (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lauderdale (TN)
      Daniels Point Landing (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Shelby (TN)
      Giles Town (TN)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Woodstock (TN)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hunt Village (TN)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Millington (TN)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Binghampton (TN)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Spring Lake (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Memphis (TN)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      The Village (TN)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bartlett (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Parkway Village (TN)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeland (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arlington (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Germantown (TN)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Tipton (TN)
      Wilkinsville (TN)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Munford (TN)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Atoka (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gilt Edge (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burlison (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brighton (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walnut Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garland (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clopton (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Carmel (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Covington (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gainesville (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mason (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Turrell:

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 Crittenden County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Craighead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee 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    
Saint Francis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeSoto County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tipton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Crittenden County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Crittenden 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 ...
      Mississippi
      Missouri
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community in Arkansas

About Crittenden County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Turrell. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Turrell) 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 Turrell. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Turrell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turrell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3758, Longitude: -90.2710     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turrell 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Turrell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Turrell.



 
 
 

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