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Turtle Creek, Arkansas

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Our Genealogical Helper for Turtle Creek ...

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 Turtle Creek (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 Turtle Creek. 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.

Name Variations for Turtle Creek ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Turtle Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for Turtle Creek: Turtle Crk. (or less commonly used: Turtle Ck. or Turtle Cr.)

Newspapers Published in Turtle Creek ...

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 243 newspapers that have been published in the area around Turtle Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Turtle Creek, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Turtle Creek.

Cemeteries Near Turtle Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Turtle Creek.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE State Hospital Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Rocky Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Haven of Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Ida Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grimmette Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Halstead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elmlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stuman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Swinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Ives Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Heilman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corbin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Valley Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Soldiers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Browns Valley of Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Guenther Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Natural Steps Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Edgewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gabriel Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Forest Hills Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fraternal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Little Rock National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Pine Crest Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Rose Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hicks 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 Turtle Creek in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Turtle Creek.

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

Little Rock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Turtle Creek
 - 1895 population of 25,874 people (with 198,541 people in 2016)
 - Little Rock had a post office and railroad service
Ivesville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Turtle Creek
 - Ivesville had a post office and no railroad service
Banty - Historic   [Map]
 - While Banty was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Turtle Creek
 - Banty had a post office and no railroad service
Maumelle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Turtle Creek
 - Maumelle had a post office and no railroad service
Mabelvale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Turtle Creek
 - Mabelvale had a post office and railroad service
Marche   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Turtle Creek
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Marche had a post office and railroad service
Collegeville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Turtle Creek
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Collegeville had a post office and no railroad service
Alexander   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Turtle Creek
 - 1895 population of 146 people (with 2,820 people in 2016)
 - Alexander had a post office and railroad service
Argenta - Historic   [Map]
 - While Argenta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Turtle Creek
 - 1895 population of 3,012 people
 - Argenta had a post office and railroad service
Tatumville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tatumville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Turtle Creek
 - Tatumville 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 Turtle Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Turtle Creek 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 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.

Turtle Creek is located in Pulaski County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pulaski County: Faulkner, Grant, Jefferson, Lonoke, Perry & Saline.

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

Pulaski     (The home county for Turtle Creek)
      Secluded Hills   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cammack Village   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Little Rock   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Maumelle   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Natural Steps   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mabelvale   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wakefield Village   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Windamere   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ferndale   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      North Little Rock   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Roland   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sweet Home   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oppelo   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morrilton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Solgohachia   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Preston   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Conway   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Holland   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Enola   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guy   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lonsdale   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fountain Lake   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hot Springs Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Price   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jessieville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hot Springs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tull   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prattsville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Poyen   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hot Spring
      Rockport   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Magnet Cove   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Perla   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Redfield   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wright   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Keo   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lonoke   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Austin   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      England   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ward   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carlisle   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Allport   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Humnoke   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Toad Suck   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Perryville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Perry   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adona   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Casa   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East End   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Paron   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Haskell   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Traskwood   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beebe   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Romance   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Turtle Creek:

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 Pulaski County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant 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    
Perry 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 Pulaski County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Pulaski 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Pulaski County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pulaski County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turtle Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7640, Longitude: -92.4079     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turtle Creek 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 Turtle Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Turtle Creek.