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Our Genealogical Helper for Tyronza ...

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 Tyronza (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 Tyronza. 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 Tyronza ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tyronza.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tyronza, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tyronza.

Cemeteries Near Tyronza ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tyronza.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW East Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW East Tyronza Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cherry Bean Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Rock of Ages Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Whitton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marked Tree Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Spear Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woolsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Conaster Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nichols Memorial Garden   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW King Solomon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pisby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Potter Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Prosperity 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, Tyronza had railroad service and no post office. In 2017, Tyronza had a population of 748 people.

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

Marked Tree   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tyronza
 - Marked Tree had a post office and no railroad service
Gilmore   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tyronza
 - 1895 population of 75 people (with 250 people in 2017)
 - Gilmore had a post office and railroad service
Poindexter   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tyronza
 - Poindexter had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Thomas - Historic   [Map]
 - While Saint Thomas was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tyronza
 - Saint Thomas had a post office and no railroad service
Bardstown   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tyronza
 - Bardstown had a post office and no railroad service
Lambethville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tyronza
 - Lambethville had a post office and no railroad service
Hatchie Coon   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tyronza
 - Hatchie Coon had railroad service and no post office
Shawnee   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Tyronza
 - Shawnee 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 Tyronza. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tyronza 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 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.

Tyronza is located in Poinsett County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Poinsett County: Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Jackson & Mississippi.

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

Poinsett     (The home county for Tyronza)
      Black Oak   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Marked Tree   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Alto   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Lepanto   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rivervale   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Trumann   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harrisburg   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caraway   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bay   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Monette   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brookland   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bono   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cash   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gilmore   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Heafer   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Turrell   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clarkedale   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jericho   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Earle   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crawfordsville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sunset   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jennette   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Memphis   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Twist   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bay Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Parkin   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cherry Valley   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Vanndale   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wynne   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Knot   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paragould   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Balch   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Birdsong   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Whitton   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Denwood   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Frenchmans Bayou   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dyess   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Joiner   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bassett   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Ridge   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Etowah   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marie   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Keiser   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Saint Francis
      Heth   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colt   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hughes   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Widener   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forrest City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dunklin (MO)
      Cardwell (MO)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arbyrd (MO)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hornersville (MO)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
DeSoto (MS)
      Southhaven (MS)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walls (MS)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lynchburg (MS)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lauderdale (TN)
      Daniels Point Landing (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Shelby (TN)
      Giles Town (TN)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodstock (TN)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Millington (TN)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hunt Village (TN)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Binghampton (TN)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spring Lake (TN)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bartlett (TN)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Memphis (TN)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Village (TN)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lakeland (TN)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Parkway Village (TN)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tipton (TN)
      Wilkinsville (TN)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gilt Edge (TN)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Munford (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Atoka (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burlison (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Walnut Grove (TN)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garland (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brighton (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clopton (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Carmel (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Covington (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 Tyronza:

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 Poinsett County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Craighead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crittenden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mississippi County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Francis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dunklin County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
DeSoto County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tipton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Poinsett 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 Tyronza ...

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

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 Tyronza:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
We have found Tyronza in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Tyronza for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tyronza.
      See our Misc Page for Tyronza for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Poinsett County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Poinsett County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Tyronza. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tyronza) 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 Tyronza. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tyronza

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tyronza. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4892, Longitude: -90.3586     [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 Tyronza, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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