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Our Genealogical Helper for Tyro ...

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 Tyro (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 Tyro. 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 Tyro ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tyro.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tyro, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tyro.

Cemeteries Near Tyro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tyro.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Tyro Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Green Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW O'Neel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Greenmount Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Mackwee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bulter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brockman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Madden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crigler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cypress Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Newton 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Tyro had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Tyro
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Garnett   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Tyro
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Garnett had a post office and no railroad service
Coleman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tyro
 - Coleman had a post office and no railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tyro
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
Relf's Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tyro
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Relf's Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Montongo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tyro
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Montongo had a post office and no railroad service
Plantersville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tyro
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Plantersville had a post office and no railroad service
Star City   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tyro
 - 1895 population of 204 people (with 2,119 people in 2017)
 - Star City had a post office and no railroad service
Rose Hill   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tyro
 - Rose Hill had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Tyro. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tyro 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.

Tyro is located in Lincoln County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lincoln County: Arkansas, Cleveland, Desha, Drew & Jefferson.

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

Lincoln     (The home county for Tyro)
      Meroney   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Crigler   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gould   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Yorktown   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grady   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bayou Meto   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tichnor   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      De Witt   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fountain Hill   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Warren   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farmville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Long View Ferry   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hermitage   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tinsman   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dermott   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rye   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rison   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Edinburg   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saline   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kingsland   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Staves   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White Oak Bluff   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fordyce   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ivan   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dumas   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mitchellville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pickens   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Reed   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McGehee   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      McArthur   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kelso   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rohwer   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Watson   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arkansas City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Napoleon - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tillar   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wilmar   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Jerome   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grapevine   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tamo   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moscow   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reydell   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pinebergen   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Bluff   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sulphur Springs   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Altheimer   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wabbaseka   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Humphrey   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bolivar (MS)
      Rosedale (MS)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scott (MS)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Tyro:

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 Lincoln County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Ashley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bradley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chicot County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Cleveland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Desha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Drew 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    
Bolivar County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tyro ...

While our initial data for Tyro came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Tyro 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 Tyro.

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 Tyro:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tyro.
      See our Misc Page for Tyro for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Lincoln County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tyro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tyro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tyro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8355, Longitude: -91.7186     [Map].

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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:

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

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