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Our Genealogical Helper for Twin Oaks ...

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 Oaks (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 Oaks. 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 Oaks ...

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 228 newspapers that have been published in the area around Twin Oaks.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Twin Oaks, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Twin Oaks.

Cemeteries Near Twin Oaks ...

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

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pinecrest Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rose Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Forest Hills Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bauxite Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Glidewell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rosmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Valley Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pipkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McPherson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Social Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McPherson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Upchurch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Halstead Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ida Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Landmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Langley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W James Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hammonds Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dawson 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 Twin Oaks in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Twin Oaks.

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

Collegeville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Twin Oaks
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Collegeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alexander   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Twin Oaks
 - 1895 population of 146 people (with 3,057 people in 2017)
 - Alexander had a post office and railroad service
 
Benton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Twin Oaks
 - 1895 population of 647 people (with 35,789 people in 2017)
 - Benton had a post office and railroad service
 
Hurricane - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hurricane was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Twin Oaks
 - Hurricane had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mabelvale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Twin Oaks
 - Mabelvale had a post office and railroad service
 
Altharp - Historic   [Map]
 - While Altharp was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Twin Oaks
 - Altharp had a post office and no railroad service
 
Avilla   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Twin Oaks
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Avilla had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shaw   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Twin Oaks
 - Shaw 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 Oaks. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Twin Oaks 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 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.

Twin Oaks is located in Saline County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saline County: Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Perry & Pulaski.

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

  DirectionDistance
Saline     (The home county for Twin Oaks)
      Bryant   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Alexander   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      East End   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Haskell   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Traskwood   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Paron   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
 
Conway
      Menifee   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oppelo   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morrilton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dallas
      Carthage   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Faulkner
      Mayflower   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Preston   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Conway   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holland   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Garland
      Lonsdale   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Fountain Lake   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Price   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hot Springs Village   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hot Springs   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jessieville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake Hamilton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Piney   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rockwell   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountain Pine   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Grant
      Tull   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Prattsville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Poyen   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leola   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grapevine   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Hot Spring
      Perla   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rockport   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Magnet Cove   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lono   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Donaldson   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jefferson
      Redfield   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wright   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sulphur Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Bluff   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lonoke
      Keo   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      England   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coy   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lonoke   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Austin   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Allport   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Perry
      Little Italy   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Toad Suck   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Perryville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Perry   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adona   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Pulaski
      Mabelvale   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Landmark   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Windamere   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wakefield Village   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bingham   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ferndale   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Secluded Hills   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cammack Village   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sweet Home   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wrightsville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Little Rock   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Woodson   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      College Station   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

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 Oaks:

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 Saline County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas 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    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Saline County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Saline 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 ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Saline County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saline County: www.salinecounty.org/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6123, Longitude: -92.4918     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twin Oaks 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Twin Oaks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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