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Our Genealogical Helper for Arcadia ...

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 Arcadia (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 Arcadia. 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 Arcadia ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arcadia.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arcadia, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Arcadia.

Cemeteries Near Arcadia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arcadia.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Beards Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Artesian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE DeAnn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Elizabeth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Shorter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Washington Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Blevins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Snell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Craven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pisgah 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Arcadia had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Garlandville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Arcadia
 - Garlandville had a post office and no railroad service
Prescott   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Arcadia
 - 1895 population of 1,287 people (with 3,030 people in 2017)
 - Prescott had a post office and railroad service
Wallaceburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Arcadia
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Wallaceburg had a post office and no railroad service
De Ann   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Arcadia
 - De Ann had a post office and no railroad service
Bowen   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Arcadia
 - Bowen had a post office and no railroad service
Emmet   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Arcadia
 - Emmet had a post office and railroad service
Boughton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Arcadia
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Boughton had a post office and railroad service
Laneburg   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Arcadia
 - Laneburg 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 Arcadia. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Arcadia 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Arcadia is located in 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 Arcadia. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Arcadia:

Hempstead     (The home county for Arcadia)
      Blevins   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Perrytown   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McCaskill   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oakhaven   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Washington   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hope   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ozan   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tokio   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Patmos   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      McNab   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Okolona   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beirne   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gurdon   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Whelen Springs   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Curtis   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Amity   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Caddo Valley   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Griffithtown   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      College Hill   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McNeil   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sparkman   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hot Spring
      Bismarck   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bonnerdale   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nashville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Tollette   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saratoga   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dierks   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Buckner   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stamps   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lewisville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kress City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McKamie   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Little River
      Yarborough Landing   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ogden   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashdown   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garland   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Genoa   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rondo   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Caddo Gap   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mazarn   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Prescott   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Emmet   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Laneburg   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bodcaw   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cale   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rosston   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Willisville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reader - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chidester   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bragg City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stephens   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bowen   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Piney Grove   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Billstown   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Antoine   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Delight   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kimberley   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pike City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Murfreesboro   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Highland   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Moriah   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nathan   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Paraloma   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ben Lomond   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Arcadia:

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:

Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hot Spring 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    
Montgomery 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Hempstead County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Arcadia ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Arcadia:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Arcadia.
      See our Misc Page for Arcadia for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Arkansas

About Hempstead County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arcadia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8423, Longitude: -93.4660     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arcadia 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 Arcadia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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