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Our Genealogical Helper for Twin 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 Twin 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 Twin 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 Twin 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 Twin Creek.

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

Newspapers Published in Twin 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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Twin Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Twin Creek, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Twin Creek.

Cemeteries Near Twin Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Twin 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 Twin Creek covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Beckman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lower Twin Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Gulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Farber Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Upper Twin Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Polk Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Ruddells Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lyons Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCormick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jeffrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sylamore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Levisy Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Livingston Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Jeffery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Gayler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Whitefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dugan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Optimus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Athens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lunenburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Optimus Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pearogue Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Case Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kelly & Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Combs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Staggs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Red Doors Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fredonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Mountain 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 Creek in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Twin Creek.

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

Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Twin Creek
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain View   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Twin Creek
 - 1895 population of 500 people (with 2,853 people in 2017)
 - Mountain View had a post office and no railroad service
Lunenburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Twin Creek
 - Lunenburg had a post office and no railroad service
Jumbo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Twin Creek
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
Optimus   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Twin Creek
 - Optimus had a post office and no railroad service
Saint James   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Twin Creek
 - Saint James had a post office and no railroad service
Gid   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Twin Creek
 - Gid had a post office and no railroad service
Melbourne   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Twin Creek
 - 1895 population of 209 people (with 1,813 people in 2017)
 - Melbourne had a post office and no railroad service
Newburg   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Twin Creek
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Newburg 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 Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Twin 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 northwest 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 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 west 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 Creek 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 Creek. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Twin Creek:

Izard     (The home county for Twin Creek)
      Guion   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Calico Rock   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brockwell   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sage   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wideman   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bone Town   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Violet Hill   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Dolph   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Big Flat   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Norfork   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Norfork Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Salesville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Briarcliff   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Buffalo City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountain Home   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gassville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cotter   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gamaliel   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Prim   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Drasco   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ida   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Higden   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bexar   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gepp   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Viola   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sturkie   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baker Ford   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cushman   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sandtown   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Locust Grove   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Desha   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pfeiffer   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Southside   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Floral   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Salado   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sulphur Rock   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rosie   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Charlotte   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rush - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flippin   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cozahome   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harriet   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leslie   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baker   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Evening Shade   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grange   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ash Flat   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Poughkeepsie   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Highland   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hardy   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marcella   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Onia   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fox   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Alco   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
Van Buren
      Shirley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairfield Bay   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rumley   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dennard   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Green Tree   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crabtree   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bee Branch   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pangburn   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sunnydale   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Howell (MO)
      Moody (MO)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ozark (MO)
      Bakersfield (MO)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 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 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    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howell 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 ...

Find a Community located in Arkansas

About Izard County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Twin Creek. 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 starting in Twin Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Twin Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9456, Longitude: -92.0363     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twin Creek 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 Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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