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Our Genealogical Helper for Twin Oak ...

So far, we have found very little information about Twin Oak. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Twin Oak to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Twin Oak, please Contact Us.




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 Oak (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 Oak. 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 Twin Oak ...

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 78 newspapers that have been published in the area around Twin Oak.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Twin Oak, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Twin Oak.

Cemeteries Near Twin Oak ...

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

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rest Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Manning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Ouachita Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lono Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Perla Gate Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Rockport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lone Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Neighbors Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Calwell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Poyen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ward 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.

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

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

Elmore - Historic   [Map]
 - While Elmore was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Twin Oak
 - Elmore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etta - Historic   [Map]
 - While Etta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Twin Oak
 - Etta had railroad service and no post office
 
Donaldson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Twin Oak
 - Donaldson had a post office and railroad service
 
Lono   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Twin Oak
 - Lono had a post office and no railroad service
 
Social Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Twin Oak
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Social Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malvern   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Twin Oak
 - 1895 population of 1,520 people (with 10,941 people in 2016)
 - Malvern had a post office and railroad service
 
Gifford   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Twin Oak
 - Gifford had a post office and railroad service
 
Willow   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Twin Oak
 - Willow 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 Oak. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Twin Oak 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Twin Oak is historic, it would have been located within present day Hot Spring County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hot Spring County: Clark, Dallas, Garland, Grant, Montgomery & Saline.

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

  DirectionDistance
Hot Spring     (The home county for Twin Oak)
      Lono   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Donaldson   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Perla   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rockport   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Magnet Cove   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bismarck   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bonnerdale   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Calhoun
      Thornton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Clark
      Griffithtown   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Caddo Valley   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Curtis   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gurdon   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beirne   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Okolona   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Whelen Springs   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Amity   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cleveland
      White Oak Bluff   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Staves   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kingsland   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rison   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Saline   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dallas
      Carthage   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sparkman   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bunn   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ivan   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fordyce   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Garland
      Price   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lonsdale   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake Hamilton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hot Springs   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rockwell   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Piney   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fountain Lake   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mountain Pine   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hot Springs Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Royal   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pearcy   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jessieville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Grant
      Poyen   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Leola   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Prattsville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tull   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grapevine   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Jefferson
      Jefferson   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Redfield   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sulphur Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Montgomery
      Mazarn   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alamo   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ouachita
      Bearden   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reader - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chidester   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pike
      Antoine   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pulaski
      Mabelvale   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Landmark   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bingham   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hensley   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferndale   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Windamere   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodson   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wakefield Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Little Rock   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saline
      Traskwood   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Haskell   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East End   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paron   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
White
      Holly Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Oak:

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 Hot Spring County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleveland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pulaski 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 Hot Spring County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Hot Spring 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 Hot Spring County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Oak, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Twin Oak. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Twin Oak) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Oak. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2632, Longitude: -92.8016     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twin Oak have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Twin Oak.



 
 
 

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