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South Texarkana, Texas

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Our Genealogy Helper for South Texarkana ...

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 South Texarkana (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 South Texarkana. 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 South Texarkana ...

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 South Texarkana.

  • Typical abbreviation for South Texarkana: S. Texarkana

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 hospitals and 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.

South Texarkana is located in Bowie County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bowie County: Little River (AR), Miller (AR), McCurtain (OK), Cass, Morris & Red River.

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

Bowie     (The home county for South Texarkana)
  Texarkana   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Wake Village   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Nash   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Red Lick   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Leary   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Victory City   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Redwater   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hooks   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Redbank   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Maud   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  New Boston   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Simms   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Domino   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bloomburg   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Queen City   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Atlanta   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Douglassville   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Bivins   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Huffins   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  McLeod   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Linden   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marietta   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kildare   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Naples   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Columbia (AR)
  Taylor (AR)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hempstead (AR)
  Fulton (AR)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  McNab (AR)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Patmos (AR)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Columbus (AR)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hope (AR)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Washington (AR)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oakhaven (AR)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ozan (AR)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Perrytown (AR)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Howard (AR)
  Saratoga (AR)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tollette (AR)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mineral Springs (AR)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Nashville (AR)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lafayette (AR)
  Kress City (AR)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lewisville (AR)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Old Town (AR)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Gin City (AR)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Walnut Hill (AR)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bradley (AR)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stamps (AR)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  McKamie (AR)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Buckner (AR)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Little River (AR)
  Ogden (AR)   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ashdown (AR)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Yarborough Landing (AR)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wilton (AR)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Alleene (AR)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Foreman (AR)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Winthrop (AR)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Miller (AR)
  Texarkana (AR)   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Rondo (AR)   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Genoa (AR)   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fouke (AR)   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Garland (AR)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Doddridge (AR)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Capps City (AR)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Nevada (AR)
  Bodcaw (AR)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Emmet (AR)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sevier (AR)
  Paraloma (AR)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ben Lomond (AR)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lockesburg (AR)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bossier (LA)
  Plain Dealing (LA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Caddo (LA)
  Ida (LA)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rodessa (LA)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hosston (LA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Vivian (LA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Newspapers Published in South Texarkana ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around South Texarkana.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of South Texarkana, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for South Texarkana.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 South Texarkana:

These websites are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

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

These pages are specific to Bowie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cass County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Morris County:     Cyndi's



Columbia County (AR):     Cyndi's



Hempstead County (AR):     Cyndi's



Howard County (AR):     Cyndi's



Lafayette County (AR):     Cyndi's



Little River County (AR):     Cyndi's



Miller County (AR):     Cyndi's



Nevada County (AR):     Cyndi's



Sevier County (AR):     Cyndi's



Bossier Parish (LA):     Cyndi's



Caddo Parish (LA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Texas
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near South Texarkana ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of South Texarkana.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 South Texarkana covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N State Line Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fair Haven Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Nash Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hickory Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wooten Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Red Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rondo Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Rondo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Chapelwood Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Mt. Oba Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Polk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE East Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Moores Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Price Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Harrison Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Domino Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Red Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bob Lane 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>

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

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

Texarkana   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from South Texarkana
 - 1895 population of 6,380 people (with 37,295 people in 2018)
 - Texarkana had a post office and railroad service
Texarkana (AR)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from South Texarkana
 - 1895 population of 3,528 people (with 29,972 people in 2018)
 - Texarkana had a post office and railroad service
Eylau   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from South Texarkana
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Eylau had a post office and no railroad service
Sulphur   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from South Texarkana
 - Sulphur had railroad service and no post office
Genoa (AR)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from South Texarkana
 - Genoa had a post office and railroad service
Mandeville (AR)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from South Texarkana
 - Mandeville had railroad service and no post office
Ogden (AR)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from South Texarkana
 - Ogden had a post office and no railroad service
Springdale   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from South Texarkana
 - Springdale had a post office and railroad service
Roberts (AR) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Roberts was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from South Texarkana
 - Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
Fouke (AR)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from South Texarkana
 - Fouke 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 South Texarkana. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring South Texarkana in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- South Texarkana) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Texarkana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4023, Longitude: -94.0430     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Texarkana have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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