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Our Genealogical Helper for North Tunica ...

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 North Tunica (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 North Tunica. 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 North Tunica ...

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 North Tunica.

  • Typical abbreviation for North Tunica: N. Tunica

Newspapers Published in North Tunica ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around North Tunica.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of North Tunica, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for North Tunica.

Cemeteries Near North Tunica ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of North Tunica.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Fredonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Crystal Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Forestdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Scotts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clear Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Belmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bosket Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whites Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Dowd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Daygo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove 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.<2>

While we didn't find North Tunica in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of North Tunica.

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

Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from North Tunica
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
Evansville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from North Tunica
 - Evansville had a post office and railroad service
Austin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from North Tunica
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Austin had a post office and no railroad service
Clayton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from North Tunica
 - Clayton had a post office and railroad service
Bowdre   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from North Tunica
 - Bowdre had a post office and railroad service
Robinsonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from North Tunica
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Robinsonville had a post office and railroad service
Commerce   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from North Tunica
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Commerce had a post office and no railroad service
Dubbs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from North Tunica
 - Dubbs 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 North Tunica. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring North Tunica 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.

North Tunica is located in Tunica County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tunica County: Crittenden (AR), Lee (AR), Phillips (AR), Coahoma, DeSoto, Panola, Quitman & Tate.

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

Tunica     (The home county for North Tunica)
      Tunica   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Lula   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coahoma   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jonestown   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Friars Point   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lyon   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarksdale   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hopson   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Claremont   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newport   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Walls   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hernando   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lynchburg   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Southhaven   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Horn Lake   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      De Soto Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Southaven   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Olive Branch   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ingrams Mill   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Byhalia   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crenshaw   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Longtown   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Como   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mims   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crowder   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sledge   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falcon   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Marks   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lambert   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coldwater   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Senatobia   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      New Town   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Crittenden (AR)
      Horseshoe Lake (AR)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Anthonyville (AR)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Proctor (AR)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Edmondson (AR)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Amanca (AR)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jennette (AR)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Memphis (AR)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crawfordsville (AR)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marion (AR)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mound City (AR)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sunset (AR)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Earle (AR)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Cross (AR)
      Parkin (AR)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lee (AR)
      Phillips Bayou (AR)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brickeys (AR)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      LaGrange (AR)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marianna (AR)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rondo (AR)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Haynes (AR)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aubrey (AR)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moro (AR)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Phillips (AR)
      Helena (AR)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Helena - West Helena (AR)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      West Helena (AR)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lexa (AR)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barton (AR)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oneida (AR)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Poplar Grove (AR)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Old Town (AR)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lakeview (AR)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turkey Scratch (AR)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marvell (AR)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wabash (AR)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elaine (AR)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Francis (AR)
      Hughes (AR)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Heth (AR)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Widener (AR)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Madison (AR)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Forrest City (AR)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Caldwell (AR)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Palestine (AR)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colt (AR)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goodwin (AR)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Shelby (TN)
      Memphis (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hunt Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Parkway Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Binghampton (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      The Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 North Tunica:

These websites are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Mississippi Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Mississippi to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Tunica County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Coahoma County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeSoto County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Panola County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tate County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crittenden County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phillips County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Francis County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

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

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 Mississippi
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tunica County:

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Tunica. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7009, Longitude: -90.3782     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Tunica have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 North Tunica, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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