Tichnor is located in Arkansas County on the east side of Arkansas. It is a small unincorporated community and is home to several dozen residents. The surrounding terrain consists mostly of farmlands, with small forests and a few large lakes nearby. Other prominent geographical features are the Essex Bayou and the Mississippi River in the east and the Arkansas River in the south. The city of Pine Bluff, AR, is the closest large city to Tichnor, while the small city of DeWitt is just a short drive north of the community.