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Our Genealogical Helper for Twentythree ...

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 Twentythree (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 Twentythree. 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 Twentythree ...

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 61 newspapers that have been published in the area around Twentythree.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Twentythree, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Twentythree.

Cemeteries Near Twentythree ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Twentythree.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Prince Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Bolden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gilbert Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Velvet Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McKnight Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Heard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scantlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Goad Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Leggett 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 Twentythree in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Twentythree.

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

Russell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Twentythree
 - Russell had a post office and railroad service
Bald Knob   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Twentythree
 - 1895 population of 316 people (with 2,881 people in 2017)
 - Bald Knob had a post office and railroad service
Bliss - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bliss was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Twentythree
 - Bliss had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Water - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clear Water was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Twentythree
 - Clear Water had a post office and no railroad service
Bradford   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Twentythree
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 744 people in 2017)
 - Bradford had a post office and railroad service
Denmark   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Twentythree
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Denmark had a post office and no railroad service
Judsonia   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Twentythree
 - 1895 population of 475 people (with 1,992 people in 2017)
 - Judsonia had a post office and railroad service
Grand Glaise   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Twentythree
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Grand Glaise 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 Twentythree. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Twentythree 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.

Twentythree is located in White County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of White County: Cleburne, Faulkner, Independence, Jackson, Lonoke, Prairie & Woodruff.

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

White     (The home county for Twentythree)
      Russell   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Judsonia   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sunnydale   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Letona   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pangburn   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Griffithville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ida   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Drasco   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prim   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Higden   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Enola   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant Plains   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Thida   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oil Trough   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Floral   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rosie   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Salado   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Magness   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Newark   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Desha   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Locust Grove   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sulphur Rock   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tupelo   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Weldon   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Island Town   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gourd Neck   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Jacksonport   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Beedeville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Diaz   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Newport   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Algoa   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Campbell Station   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Amagon   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Balch   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saffell   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ward   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Austin   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fargo   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brinkley   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Hill   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Des Arc   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Little Dixie   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Biscoe   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hazen   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Francis
      Wheatley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grange   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marcella   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Patterson   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McCrory   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Howell   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cotton Plant   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hunter   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 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 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 Twentythree:

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 White County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Independence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lonoke 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    
Stone 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 White County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of White 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 ...

Search for a Community in Arkansas

About White County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for White County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twentythree. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3762, Longitude: -91.5596     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twentythree 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 Twentythree, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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