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Welcome to Bayou Meto ...

Bayou Meto is located in Arkansas County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Bayou Meto, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1885.

Bayou Meto is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Bayou Meto lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Bayou Meto: (870)

Communities Also Named Bayou Meto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Arkansas communities named Bayou Meto: This one is located in Arkansas County and the other is located in Lonoke County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bayou Meto.

Communities near Bayou Meto ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bayou Meto.

  • Stuttgart
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • De Witt
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Altheimer
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Gould
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould
    • Gould is located in Lincoln County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 719 people
  • Gillett
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Humphrey
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Grady
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Almyra
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Almyra
    • Almyra is located in Arkansas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almyra <3>
  • Wabbaseka
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabbaseka
    • Wabbaseka is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 213 people
  • Reydell
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reydell
    • Reydell is located in Jefferson County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bayou Meto. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bayou Meto.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bayou Meto. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bayou Meto.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bayou Meto. See our Newspapers Page for Bayou Meto.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bayou Meto ...

Looking for more information about Bayou Meto? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bayou Meto, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bayou Meto.

Adding Bayou Meto to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bayou Meto in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bayou Meto was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Bayou Meto post office opened in 1885.

We also found Bayou Meto in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bayou Meto.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Arkansas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bayou Meto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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