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Tyner, Arkansas

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tyner ...

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

We've added Tyner to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Tyner, 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 Tyner (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 Tyner. 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 Tyner ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tyner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tyner, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tyner.

Cemeteries Near Tyner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tyner.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Rehoboth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Possum Trot Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Tucker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Paradise Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Pastel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Mariah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SW Lone Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ashberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Gilean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spring Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Schaffhauser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE Rindy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rindy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gilbert Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lagrange Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Section Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spring Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Billingsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Postelle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jackson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Busby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Honor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Life Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lackie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Marianna Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Hawkins Chapel 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.

Tyner itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Vineyard   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tyner
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Vineyard had a post office and no railroad service
North Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While North Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tyner
 - North Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tyner
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Spring Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Tyner
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Poplar Grove had a post office and railroad service
Marvell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tyner
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,015 people in 2016)
 - Marvell had a post office and railroad service
Lexa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tyner
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 247 people in 2016)
 - Lexa had a post office and railroad service
Hicksville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tyner
 - Hicksville had a post office and railroad service
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tyner
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
Latour   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tyner
 - Latour had a post office and no railroad service
LaGrange   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tyner
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 78 people in 2016)
 - LaGrange had a post office and railroad service
Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Tyner
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Trenton 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 Tyner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tyner 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 hospitals and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Tyner is historic, it would have been located within present day Phillips County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Phillips County: Arkansas, Desha, Lee, Monroe, Bolivar (MS), Coahoma (MS) & Tunica (MS).

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

Phillips     (The home county for Tyner)
      Turkey Scratch   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Poplar Grove   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Lexa   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Marvell   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Barton   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Helena   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Turner   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Helena - West Helena   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wabash   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saint Charles   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Crockett's Bluff   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Preston Ferry   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Casscoe   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ethel   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Almyra   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      De Witt   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stuttgart   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Horseshoe Lake   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Anthonyville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Snow Lake   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rondo   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Aubrey   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      LaGrange   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Marianna   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moro   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Haynes   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Brickeys   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine City   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Holly Grove   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brinkley   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarendon   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fargo   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Roe   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Biscoe   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ulm   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      De Valls Bluff   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Little Dixie   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tollville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Francis
      Palestine   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Goodwin   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheatley   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Forrest City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Widener   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hughes   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colt   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heth   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hunter   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cotton Plant   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Howell   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bolivar (MS)
      Alligator (MS)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Round Lake (MS)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coahoma (MS)
      Friars Point (MS)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lula (MS)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coahoma (MS)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jonestown (MS)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarksdale (MS)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lyon (MS)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hopson (MS)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Claremont (MS)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
DeSoto (MS)
      Newport (MS)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Panola (MS)
      Crenshaw (MS)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Quitman (MS)
      Falcon (MS)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sledge (MS)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tunica (MS)
      North Tunica (MS)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tunica (MS)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Tyner:

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 Phillips County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Crittenden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Desha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Francis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Woodruff County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bolivar County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coahoma County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeSoto County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Panola County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tunica County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tyner ...

While our initial data for Tyner came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Tyner in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Tyner.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Tyner:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Tyner.
      See our Misc Page for Tyner for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Phillips County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Arkansas:

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 Tyner, 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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Tyner. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tyner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tyner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6298, Longitude: -90.8565     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tyner have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tyner.