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Our Genealogy Helper for Arkansas ...

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

We've added Arkansas to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Arkansas, 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 Arkansas (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 Arkansas. 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 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.

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

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Arkansas County: Desha, Jefferson, Lincoln, Lonoke, Monroe, Phillips & Prairie.

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

  • Arkansas County     (The home county of Arkansas)
    • Gillett [Arkansas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillett
      • Gillett [Arkansas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 689 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gillett<3>
    • Tichnor [Arkansas County]
    • Bayou Meto [Arkansas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou Meto
      • Bayou Meto [Arkansas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou Meto
    • De Witt [Arkansas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Witt
      • De Witt [Arkansas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,970 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Witt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Witt<3>
    • Ethel [Arkansas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
      • Ethel [Arkansas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
    • Almyra [Arkansas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almyra
      • Almyra [Arkansas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almyra have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almyra
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almyra<3>
    • Saint Charles [Arkansas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
      • Saint Charles [Arkansas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles<3>
    • Crockett's Bluff [Arkansas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crockett's Bluff
      • Crockett's Bluff [Arkansas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crockett's Bluff
    • Stuttgart [Arkansas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuttgart
      • Stuttgart [Arkansas County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the north of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,400 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuttgart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stuttgart<3>
  • Chicot County
    • Dermott [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dermott
      • Dermott [Chicot County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the south of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dermott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dermott<3>
  • Desha County
    • Pea Ridge [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
      • Pea Ridge [Desha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pea Ridge
    • Watson [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
      • Watson [Desha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watson<3>
    • Dumas [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
      • Dumas [Desha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,959 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumas<3>
    • Mitchellville [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchellville
      • Mitchellville [Desha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchellville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchellville
    • Pickens [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Desha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Arkansas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
    • Kelso [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelso
      • Kelso [Desha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelso
    • Snow Lake [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake
      • Snow Lake [Desha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Arkansas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Lake
    • Rohwer [Desha County]
    • Napoleon [Desha County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Desha County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Arkansas
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Napoleon. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • McArthur [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McArthur
      • McArthur [Desha County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McArthur
    • Reed [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed
      • Reed [Desha County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
    • McGehee [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGehee
      • McGehee [Desha County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the south of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGehee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGehee<3>
  • Drew County
    • Winchester [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Drew County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Tillar [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillar
      • Tillar [Drew County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillar
    • Monticello [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Drew County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<3>
  • Jefferson County
    • Reydell [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reydell
      • Reydell [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reydell
    • Tamo [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tamo
      • Tamo [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamo
    • Moscow [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Jefferson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Arkansas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Humphrey [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humphrey
      • Humphrey [Jefferson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 472 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humphrey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Humphrey<3>
    • Wabbaseka [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabbaseka
      • Wabbaseka [Jefferson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 213 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabbaseka
    • Altheimer [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altheimer
      • Altheimer [Jefferson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 793 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altheimer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altheimer<3>
    • Pine Bluff [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluff
      • Pine Bluff [Jefferson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,435 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Bluff<3>
  • Lincoln County
    • Gould [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould
      • Gould [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 719 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
    • Varner [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varner
      • Varner [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varner
    • Grady [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grady
      • Grady [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grady
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grady<3>
    • Meroney [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meroney
      • Meroney [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meroney
    • Crigler [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crigler
      • Crigler [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crigler
    • Tyro [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyro
      • Tyro [Lincoln County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyro
    • Yorktown [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorktown
      • Yorktown [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Arkansas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorktown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorktown
    • Star City [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,013 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Star City<3>
  • Monroe County
    • Holly Grove [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Grove
      • Holly Grove [Monroe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 520 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove
  • Phillips County
    • Crumrod [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumrod
      • Crumrod [Phillips County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Arkansas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumrod have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crumrod
    • Mellwood [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mellwood
      • Mellwood [Phillips County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Arkansas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mellwood
    • Lambrook [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambrook
      • Lambrook [Phillips County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Arkansas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lambrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambrook
    • Elaine [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elaine
      • Elaine [Phillips County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 481 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elaine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elaine<3>
    • Lakeview [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Phillips County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 349 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
  • Prairie County
    • Ulm [Prairie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulm
      • Ulm [Prairie County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the north of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ulm have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulm
  • Bolivar County (MS)
    • Rosedale [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Bolivar County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosedale<3>
    • Wright [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wright
      • Wright [Bolivar County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wright
    • Waxhaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waxhaw
      • Waxhaw [Bolivar County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw
    • Gunnison [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunnison
      • Gunnison [Bolivar County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 399 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunnison
    • Beulah [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
      • Beulah [Bolivar County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
    • Christmas [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christmas
      • Christmas [Bolivar County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christmas
    • Round Lake [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Lake
      • Round Lake [Bolivar County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Lake
    • Eutaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eutaw
      • Eutaw [Bolivar County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Arkansas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eutaw have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eutaw
    • Mound City [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Bolivar County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Arkansas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Benoit [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benoit
      • Benoit [Bolivar County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benoit have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benoit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benoit<3>
    • Pace [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pace
      • Pace [Bolivar County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pace
    • Shelby [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Bolivar County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the east of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Arkansas ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arkansas.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arkansas, 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 Arkansas.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 everyone.

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

  • 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 Arkansas
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Arkansas ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arkansas.

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

  • Skull Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Skull Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Skull Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skull Cemetery
  • Refeld Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Refeld Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Refeld Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Refeld Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #55902<6>
  • Morgan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morgan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morgan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #55115<6>
  • Massey Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Massey Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Massey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Massey Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #54944<6>
  • Champion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Champion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Champion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champion Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #53412<6>
  • Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #55198<6>
  • Continue List ...
    • Boggins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boggins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boggins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggins Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #53129<6>
    • Moore Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moore Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #55103<6>
    • Gentry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gentry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gentry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gentry Cemetery
    • Old Menard Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Menard Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Menard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Menard Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Menard Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Menard Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2376658<6>
    • Coose / Menard Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coose / Menard Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Coose / Menard Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Coose / Menard Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Coose Cemetery
      • Menard Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coose / Menard Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #55063<6>
    • Gardener Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gardener Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gardener Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardener Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #53989<6>
    • Hockenberry Cemetery
    • Hinmon Cemetery
    • St. Pauls 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.

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

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

  • Arkansas Post [Arkansas County] - Historic
    • While Arkansas Post was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkansas Post
    • Arkansas Post [Arkansas County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Arkansas
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Arkansas Post had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkansas Post have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Pendleton [Desha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pendleton
    • Pendleton [Desha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Arkansas
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 482 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pendleton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pendleton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendleton
  • Medford [Desha County] - Historic
    • While Medford was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medford
    • Medford [Desha County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Arkansas
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Medford had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • South Bend [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • While South Bend was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Bend
    • South Bend [Lincoln County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Arkansas
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Bend had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Red Fork [Desha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Fork
    • Red Fork [Desha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Arkansas
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Fork had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Fork
  • Tichnor [Arkansas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tichnor
    • Tichnor [Arkansas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Arkansas
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tichnor had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tichnor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tichnor<3>
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    • Watson [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
      • Watson [Desha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Arkansas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Watson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watson<3>
    • Douglas [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Arkansas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Douglas had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
    • Reedville [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedville
      • Reedville [Desha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Arkansas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Reedville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedville
    • Dumas [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
      • Dumas [Desha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Arkansas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,959 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dumas had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumas<3>
    • Deluce [Arkansas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deluce
      • Deluce [Arkansas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Arkansas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Deluce had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deluce have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deluce
    • Cummins [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cummins
      • Cummins [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Arkansas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cummins had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cummins have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cummins
    • Varner [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varner
      • Varner [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Arkansas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Varner had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varner
    • Bayou Meto [Arkansas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou Meto
      • Bayou Meto [Arkansas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Arkansas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bayou Meto had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou Meto
    • Hopedale [Desha County] - Historic
      • While Hopedale was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopedale
      • Hopedale [Desha County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Arkansas
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hopedale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopedale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Arkansas

About Arkansas County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.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 Arkansas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Arkansas) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arkansas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0268, Longitude: -91.3432       In this case, the coordinates for Arkansas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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