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Our Genealogical Helper for Twin Springs ...

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 Springs (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 Springs. 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 Springs ...

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 Springs.

  • Typical abbreviation for Twin Springs: Twin Spgs. (or less commonly used: Twin Spngs. or Twin Sprngs.)

Newspapers Published in Twin Springs ...

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 89 newspapers that have been published in the area around Twin Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Twin Springs, 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 Twin Springs.

Cemeteries Near Twin Springs ...

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

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Bell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Blagg Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Lone Elm Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Watts Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Brady Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gentry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairmount Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Harold Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Callum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sixkiller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Bozarth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beck Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cherokee City Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Rogers Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Springtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Crittende Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Crittenden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Lacie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Baptist Mission Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Parris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Yell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Falling Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Row 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 Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Twin Springs.

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

Flint - Historic   [Map]
 - While Flint was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Twin Springs
 - Flint had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trident   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Twin Springs
 - Trident had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bloomfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Twin Springs
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Bloomfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cherokee City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Twin Springs
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Cherokee City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springtown   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Twin Springs
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 92 people in 2016)
 - Springtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Twin Springs
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cincinnati   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Twin Springs
 - 1895 population of 138 people
 - Cincinnati had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robinson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Twin Springs
 - Robinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Twin Springs
 - Decatur 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 Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Twin Springs 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 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 Springs is located in Benton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Benton County: Carroll, Madison, Washington, Barry (MO), McDonald (MO), Adair (OK) & Delaware (OK).

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

  DirectionDistance
Benton     (The home county for Twin Springs)
      Siloam Springs   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Gentry   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cherokee City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Springtown   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rome City - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Highfill   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Maysville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gravette   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Centerton   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cave Springs   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hiwasse   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Crawford
      Natural Dam   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winfrey   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chester   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
      Wesley   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Whitener   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hindsville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Washington
      Summers   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tontitown   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elm Springs   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Prairie Grove   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Canehill   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Johnson   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dutch Mills   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Springdale   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fayette Junction   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
McDonald (MO)
      South West City (MO)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Noel (MO)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ginger Blue (MO)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pineville (MO)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jane (MO)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lanagan (MO)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Anderson (MO)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tiff City (MO)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wylie (MO)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powell (MO)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goodman (MO)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      May (MO)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Adair (OK)
      Watts (OK)   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Watts Community (OK)   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Westville (OK)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chewey (OK)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Addielee (OK)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Christie (OK)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Proctor (OK)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Peavine (OK)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Peavine (OK)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairfield (OK)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Marietta (OK)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stilwell (OK)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Cherokee (OK)
      Oaks (OK)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scraper (OK)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Eldon (OK)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Briggs (OK)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moodys (OK)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Welling (OK)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gideon (OK)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tahlequah (OK)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park Hill (OK)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tenkiller (OK)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tsa La Gi Indian Village (OK)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Peggs (OK)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Craig (OK)
      Ketchum (OK)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Delaware (OK)
      West Siloam Springs (OK)   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Dripping Springs (OK)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Colcord (OK)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Flint Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cloud Creek (OK)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kansas (OK)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Twin Oaks (OK)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sycamore (OK)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brush Creek (OK)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Leach (OK)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rocky Ford (OK)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bull Hollow (OK)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Mayes (OK)
      Rose (OK)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Snake Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spavinaw (OK)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pump Back (OK)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wickliffe (OK)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Disney (OK)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Iron Post (OK)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grand Lake Towne (OK)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Langley (OK)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hoot Owl (OK)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Locust Grove (OK)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Salina (OK)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Ottawa (OK)
      Kellyville (OK)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Springs:

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 Benton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McDonald County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Adair County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craig County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delaware County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mayes County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ottawa County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Arkansas

About Benton County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Benton County: www.co.benton.ar.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1826, Longitude: -94.5483     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twin Springs 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 Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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