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Our Genealogical Helper for Academy ...

So far, we have found very little information about Academy. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Academy to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Academy, please Contact Us.




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 Academy (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 Academy. 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 Academy ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Academy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Academy, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Academy.

Cemeteries Near Academy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Academy.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Belk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Section Sixteen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mounds Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Westmorland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bright Star Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Cummings Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Buck Range Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW High Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shorter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blevins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Saratoga Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crofton 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.

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

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

Washington   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Academy
 - 1895 population of 519 people (with 174 people in 2016)
 - Washington had a post office and railroad service
 
Ozan   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Academy
 - 1895 population of 91 people (with 82 people in 2016)
 - Ozan had a post office and railroad service
 
Columbus   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Academy
 - 1895 population of 217 people
 - Columbus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clow   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Academy
 - Clow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buck Range   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Academy
 - Buck Range had a post office and no railroad service
 
Allbrook   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Academy
 - Allbrook had a post office and no railroad service
 
Compton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Compton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Academy
 - Compton had railroad service and no post office
 
De Ann   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Academy
 - De Ann had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tollette   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Academy
 - Tollette had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saratoga   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Academy
 - 1895 population of 211 people
 - Saratoga 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 Academy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Academy 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Academy is historic, it would have been located within present day Hempstead County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hempstead County: Clark, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada & Pike.

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

  DirectionDistance
Hempstead     (The home county for Academy)
      Ozan   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Washington   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Oakhaven   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McCaskill   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blevins   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McNab   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hope   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Perrytown   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Patmos   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Unco   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Clark
      Okolona   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beirne   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gurdon   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whelen Springs   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Amity   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Curtis   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Columbia
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      College Hill   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Howard
      Tollette   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saratoga   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nashville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dierks   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Umpire   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lafayette
      Old Town   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lewisville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stamps   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kress City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Buckner   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McKamie   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Little River
      Yarborough Landing   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ogden   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ashdown   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alleene   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winthrop   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Foreman   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Miller
      Rondo   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Texarkana   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garland   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Genoa   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fouke   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Nevada
      Emmet   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Prescott   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Laneburg   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Bodcaw   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rosston   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cale   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Willisville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Ouachita
      Reader - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Pike
      Billstown   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Highland   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kimberley   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bowen   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Murfreesboro   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Piney Grove   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Delight   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Moriah   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nathan   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pike City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Antoine   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Sevier
      Ben Lomond   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lockesburg   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Horatio   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      De Queen   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Process City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bowie (TX)
      Texarkana (TX)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Red Lick (TX)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nash (TX)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wake Village (TX)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leary (TX)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Redbank (TX)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Victory City (TX)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hooks (TX)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Academy:

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 Hempstead County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Little River County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Miller County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Sevier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bowie County (TX):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Hempstead County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Hempstead 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 Arkansas
 
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The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Academy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Academy. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Academy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Academy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8007, Longitude: -93.7335     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Academy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Academy.