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Our Genealogy Helper for Turkey ...

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 Turkey (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Turkey. 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.

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 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.

Turkey is located in Sampson County.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sampson County: Bladen, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Johnston, Pender & Wayne.

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

  • Sampson County     (The home county of Turkey)
    • Moltonville [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moltonville
      • Moltonville [Sampson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Turkey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moltonville
    • Clinton [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Sampson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<2>
    • Beulah [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
      • Beulah [Sampson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Turkey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
    • Keener [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keener
      • Keener [Sampson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keener have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keener
    • Bonnetsville [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonnetsville
      • Bonnetsville [Sampson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Turkey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonnetsville
    • Delway [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delway
      • Delway [Sampson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Turkey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delway
    • Concord [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Sampson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Ingold [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingold
      • Ingold [Sampson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingold
    • Reynolds Crossroads [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reynolds Crossroads
      • Reynolds Crossroads [Sampson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Turkey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reynolds Crossroads
    • Snow Hill [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Sampson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • McDaniels [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDaniels
      • McDaniels [Sampson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Turkey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDaniels
    • Vann Crossroads [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vann Crossroads
      • Vann Crossroads [Sampson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vann Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vann Crossroads
    • Garland [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
      • Garland [Sampson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garland<2>
  • Bladen County
    • White Lake [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Lake
      • White Lake [Bladen County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 742 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Lake<2>
    • White Oak [Bladen County]
    • Elizabethtown [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
      • Elizabethtown [Bladen County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<2>
    • Dublin [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
      • Dublin [Bladen County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 328 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
    • Tar Heel [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tar Heel
      • Tar Heel [Bladen County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tar Heel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tar Heel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tar Heel<2>
  • Cumberland County
    • Stedman [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stedman
      • Stedman [Cumberland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stedman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stedman<2>
    • Falcon [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
      • Falcon [Cumberland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon
    • Godwin [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Godwin
      • Godwin [Cumberland County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Godwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Godwin<2>
    • Wade [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wade
      • Wade [Cumberland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wade<2>
    • Eastover [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastover
      • Eastover [Cumberland County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Turkey
      • Estimated population in 2015: 3,677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastover
    • Linden [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Cumberland County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 134 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linden<2>
  • Duplin County
    • Baltic [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltic
      • Baltic [Duplin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baltic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltic
    • Warsaw [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
      • Warsaw [Duplin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,084 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<2>
    • Bowdens [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowdens
      • Bowdens [Duplin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowdens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdens
    • Carroll [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carroll
      • Carroll [Duplin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carroll have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carroll
    • Everton [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everton
      • Everton [Duplin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everton
    • Faison [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faison
      • Faison [Duplin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 959 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faison<2>
    • Friendship [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Duplin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Magnolia [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Duplin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Calypso [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calypso
      • Calypso [Duplin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calypso have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calypso
    • Beautancus [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beautancus
      • Beautancus [Duplin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beautancus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beautancus
    • Concord [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Duplin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Kenansville [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenansville
      • Kenansville [Duplin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenansville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenansville<2>
    • Brices Crossroads [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brices Crossroads
      • Brices Crossroads [Duplin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brices Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brices Crossroads
  • Harnett County
    • Dunn [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn
      • Dunn [Harnett County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,684 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunn<2>
    • Erwin [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
      • Erwin [Harnett County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<2>
    • Coats [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
      • Coats [Harnett County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coats<2>
  • Johnston County
    • McKoy [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKoy
      • McKoy [Johnston County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKoy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKoy
    • Princeton [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Johnston County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<2>
    • Benson [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
      • Benson [Johnston County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,024 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benson<2>
    • Four Oaks [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Oaks
      • Four Oaks [Johnston County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Oaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Four Oaks<2>
    • Pine Level [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Johnston County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,080 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Level<2>
    • Smithfield [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Johnston County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<2>
    • Selma [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Johnston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<2>
    • Micro [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micro
      • Micro [Johnston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Micro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Micro
  • Jones County
    • Hargetts Crossroads [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hargetts Crossroads
      • Hargetts Crossroads [Jones County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hargetts Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hargetts Crossroads
  • Lenoir County
    • Pink Hill [Lenoir County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pink Hill
      • Pink Hill [Lenoir County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pink Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pink Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pink Hill<2>
    • Deep Run [Lenoir County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Run
      • Deep Run [Lenoir County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Run
    • La Grange [Lenoir County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Grange
      • La Grange [Lenoir County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Grange have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Grange<2>
    • Kinston [Lenoir County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinston
      • Kinston [Lenoir County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,849 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinston<2>
  • Onslow County
    • Richlands [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Onslow County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richlands have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richlands<2>
  • Pender County
    • Willard [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willard
      • Willard [Pender County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
    • Watha [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watha
      • Watha [Pender County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 247 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watha have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watha
    • Atkinson [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
      • Atkinson [Pender County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkinson<2>
    • Burgaw [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burgaw
      • Burgaw [Pender County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burgaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burgaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burgaw<2>
    • Saint Helena [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helena
      • Saint Helena [Pender County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helena
    • Currie [Pender County]
  • Wayne County
    • Mount Olive [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Wayne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Olive<2>
    • Dudley [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudley
      • Dudley [Wayne County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dudley<2>
    • Brogden [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brogden
      • Brogden [Wayne County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brogden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brogden
    • Mar-Mac [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mar-Mac
      • Mar-Mac [Wayne County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mar-Mac have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mar-Mac
    • Seven Springs [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Springs
      • Seven Springs [Wayne County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seven Springs<2>
    • Mar-Mac Village [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mar-Mac Village
      • Mar-Mac Village [Wayne County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mar-Mac Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mar-Mac Village
    • Raynor Town [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raynor Town
      • Raynor Town [Wayne County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raynor Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raynor Town
    • Walnut Creek [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Creek
      • Walnut Creek [Wayne County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Creek
    • Berkeley Village [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkeley Village
      • Berkeley Village [Wayne County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berkeley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berkeley Village
    • Elroy [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elroy
      • Elroy [Wayne County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Turkey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elroy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elroy
    • Goldsboro [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldsboro
      • Goldsboro [Wayne County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,447 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldsboro<2>
    • Pikeville [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Wayne County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pikeville<2>
    • Fremont [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [Wayne County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Turkey ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Turkey.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Turkey, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Turkey.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Turkey:

  • 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.
    • Stories from North Carolina

Cemeteries Near Turkey ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Turkey.

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

  • New Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Cemetery
  • Pine Crest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Crest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Crest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Crest Cemetery
  • Bradshaw Boone Family Cemetery
  • Devotional Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Devotional Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Devotional Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Devotional Gardens lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Turkey.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devotional Gardens
  • Sandhills Cemetery
  • Clinton City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clinton City Cemetery
    • Clinton City Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Turkey.
    • Clinton City Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Clinton Cemetery
    • Springvale Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton City Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #48826<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • Springdale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Springdale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Springdale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Springdale Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Turkey.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale Cemetery
    • Merritt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Merritt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Merritt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Merritt Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Turkey.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merritt Cemetery
    • Merritt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Merritt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Merritt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Merritt Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Turkey.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merritt Cemetery
    • Snipes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Snipes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Snipes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Snipes Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Turkey.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snipes Cemetery
    • Merritt Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Merritt Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Merritt Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Merritt Memorial Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Turkey.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merritt Memorial Cemetery
    • Watson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Watson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Watson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Watson Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Turkey.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson Cemetery
    • Carter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Carter Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Turkey.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter Cemetery
    • Hall Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hall Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hall Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Turkey.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hall Cemetery
    • Wells Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wells Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wells Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wells Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Turkey.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells Cemetery

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Turkey had a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Turkey had a population of 292 people.

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

  • Turkey [Sampson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey
    • Turkey [Sampson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Turkey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 292 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Turkey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turkey<2>
  • Elliott [Sampson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elliott
    • Elliott [Sampson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Turkey
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elliott had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elliott have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliott
  • Warsaw [Duplin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
    • Warsaw [Duplin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Turkey
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 401 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,084 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Warsaw had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<2>
  • Bowdens [Duplin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowdens
    • Bowdens [Duplin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Turkey
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bowdens had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowdens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdens
  • Clinton [Sampson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton [Sampson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Turkey
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 839 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,332 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clinton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<2>
  • Faison [Duplin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faison
    • Faison [Duplin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Turkey
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 256 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 959 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Faison had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faison<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Waycross [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waycross
      • Waycross [Sampson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Turkey
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Waycross had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waycross have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waycross
    • Taylors Bridge [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylors Bridge
      • Taylors Bridge [Sampson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Turkey
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Taylors Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylors Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylors Bridge
    • Magnolia [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Duplin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Turkey
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 460 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 951 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Magnolia had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Keener [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keener
      • Keener [Sampson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Turkey
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Keener had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keener have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keener
    • Kenansville [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenansville
      • Kenansville [Duplin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Turkey
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 291 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 850 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kenansville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenansville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenansville<2>
    • Ingold [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingold
      • Ingold [Sampson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Turkey
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ingold had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingold
    • Rose Hill [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Duplin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Turkey
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,620 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rose Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rose Hill<2>
    • Mount Olive [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Wayne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Turkey
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 393 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,661 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Olive had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Olive<2>
    • Beaman Crossroads [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaman Crossroads
      • Beaman Crossroads [Sampson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Turkey
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beaman Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaman Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaman Crossroads

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Turkey. See our List of 1890's Communities around Turkey.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Turkey ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Turkey:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Turkey in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Turkey for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Turkey. See our Misc Page for Turkey for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in North Carolina

About Sampson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Turkey) 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 Turkey. 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 TurkeyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turkey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9951, Longitude: -78.1843       In this case, the coordinates for Turkey have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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 Turkey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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