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Our Genealogical Helper for Twin Bridges ...

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 Twin Bridges (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 Twin Bridges. 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 Twin Bridges ...

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 Twin Bridges.

  • Typical abbreviation for Twin Bridges: Twin Brgs. (or less commonly used: Twin Brdgs. or Twin Brdges.)

Newspapers Published in Twin Bridges ...

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 Twin Bridges.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Twin Bridges, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Twin Bridges.

Cemeteries Near Twin Bridges ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Twin Bridges.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Goodrich Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Page Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Forest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Staggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Combs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bigham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pearogue Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cresswell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hall Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Athens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lunenburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bathelhem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Caney Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Flanery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Optimus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Myse Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roselawn 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.<2>

While we didn't find Twin Bridges in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Twin Bridges.

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

Newburg   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Twin Bridges
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
Wideman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Twin Bridges
 - Wideman had a post office and no railroad service
Jumbo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Twin Bridges
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
Oxford   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Twin Bridges
 - Oxford had a post office and no railroad service
Melbourne   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Twin Bridges
 - 1895 population of 209 people (with 1,813 people in 2017)
 - Melbourne had a post office and no railroad service
LaCrosse   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Twin Bridges
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - LaCrosse had a post office and no railroad service
Violet Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Twin Bridges
 - Violet Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Twin Bridges
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Union 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 Twin Bridges. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Twin Bridges 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 doctors and 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.

Twin Bridges is located in Izard County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Izard County: Baxter, Fulton, Independence, Sharp & Stone.

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

Izard     (The home county for Twin Bridges)
      Brockwell   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Wideman   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Violet Hill   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sage   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Calico Rock   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wiseman   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dolph   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bone Town   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Norfork   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Salesville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Briarcliff   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Norfork Village   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gamaliel   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountain Home   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Flat   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buffalo City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gassville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarkridge   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Prim   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Concord   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Drasco   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ida   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bexar   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Viola   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gepp   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sturkie   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camp   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baker Ford   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mammoth Spring   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cushman   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sandtown   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pfeiffer   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Desha   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Locust Grove   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Southside   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Charlotte   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Salado   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sulphur Rock   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Floral   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smithville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ravenden   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saffell   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rush - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flippin   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bull Shoals   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cozahome   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harriet   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baker   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Leslie   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Evening Shade   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ash Flat   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Highland   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Poughkeepsie   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grange   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hardy   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Williford   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wirth   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Marcella   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Onia   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alco   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fox   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Van Buren
      Rumley   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fairfield Bay   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Howell (MO)
      Lanton (MO)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moody (MO)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Caulfield (MO)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      South Fork (MO)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brandsville (MO)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pottersville (MO)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Oregon (MO)
      Old Town (MO)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Green Town (MO)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Koshkonong (MO)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thayer (MO)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jeff (MO)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ozark (MO)
      Bakersfield (MO)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Udall (MO)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elijah (MO)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tecumseh (MO)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hardenville (MO)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Twin Bridges:

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 Izard County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baxter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Searcy 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    
Van Buren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howell County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Oregon County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ozark County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Izard County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Bridges. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1384, Longitude: -91.9507     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twin Bridges have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Twin Bridges, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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