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Our Genealogy Helper for Big Fork ...

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 Big Fork (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 Big Fork. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Big Fork is located in Polk 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 Polk County: Howard, Montgomery, Scott, Sevier, Le Flore (OK) & McCurtain (OK).

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

  • Polk County     (The home county of Big Fork)
    • Board Camp [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Board Camp
      • Board Camp [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Big Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Board Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Board Camp
    • Dallas [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
      • Dallas [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas
    • Mena [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mena
      • Mena [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mena<3>
    • Potter Junction [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter Junction
      • Potter Junction [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potter Junction
    • Potter [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter
      • Potter [Polk County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potter
    • Hatfield [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatfield
      • Hatfield [Polk County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 378 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatfield<3>
    • Vandervoort [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandervoort
      • Vandervoort [Polk County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandervoort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandervoort
    • Wickes [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickes
      • Wickes [Polk County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wickes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickes<3>
    • Hatton [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Polk County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
    • Cove [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove
      • Cove [Polk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cove<3>
    • Grannis [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grannis
      • Grannis [Polk County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 566 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grannis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grannis
    • Bog Springs [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bog Springs
      • Bog Springs [Polk County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bog Springs
  • Calhoun County
    • Unco [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unco
      • Unco [Calhoun County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unco
  • Clark County
    • Amity [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amity
      • Amity [Clark County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 674 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
  • Garland County
    • Pearcy [Garland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearcy
      • Pearcy [Garland County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Big Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearcy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearcy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearcy<3>
  • Hot Spring County
    • Bonnerdale [Hot Spring County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonnerdale
      • Bonnerdale [Hot Spring County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Big Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonnerdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonnerdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonnerdale<3>
  • Howard County
    • Athens [Howard County]
    • Umpire [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Umpire
      • Umpire [Howard County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Big Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Umpire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Umpire
    • Euclid [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euclid
      • Euclid [Howard County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Big Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Euclid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Euclid
    • Dierks [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dierks
      • Dierks [Howard County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,076 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dierks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dierks<3>
    • Nashville [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashville
      • Nashville [Howard County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,290 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashville<3>
  • Montgomery County
    • Cox Spring [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cox Spring
      • Cox Spring [Montgomery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cox Spring
    • Black Springs [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Springs
      • Black Springs [Montgomery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Springs
    • Oden [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oden
      • Oden [Montgomery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oden<3>
    • Norman [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
      • Norman [Montgomery County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 363 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norman<3>
    • Pencil Bluff [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pencil Bluff
      • Pencil Bluff [Montgomery County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pencil Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pencil Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pencil Bluff<3>
    • Whitetown [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitetown
      • Whitetown [Montgomery County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitetown
    • Mount Ida [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Ida
      • Mount Ida [Montgomery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,005 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Ida have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Ida
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Ida<3>
    • Sims [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sims
      • Sims [Montgomery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sims
    • Caddo Gap [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caddo Gap
      • Caddo Gap [Montgomery County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Big Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caddo Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caddo Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caddo Gap<3>
    • Ophir [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ophir
      • Ophir [Montgomery County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Big Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ophir have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ophir
    • Washita [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washita
      • Washita [Montgomery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washita
    • Alamo [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
      • Alamo [Montgomery County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Big Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
  • Pike County
    • Langley [Pike County]
    • Grandfield [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandfield
      • Grandfield [Pike County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandfield
    • Newhope [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newhope
      • Newhope [Pike County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newhope
    • Star of the West [Pike County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star of the West
      • Star of the West [Pike County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Fork
    • Lodi [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodi
      • Lodi [Pike County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodi
    • Daisy [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
      • Daisy [Pike County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
    • Salem [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Pike County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Kirby [Pike County]
    • Glenwood [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood [Pike County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenwood<3>
    • Nathan [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nathan
      • Nathan [Pike County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nathan
    • Caney Valley [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caney Valley
      • Caney Valley [Pike County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caney Valley
    • Mount Moriah [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Moriah
      • Mount Moriah [Pike County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
  • Scott County
    • Y City [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Y City
      • Y City [Scott County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Big Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Y City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Y City
    • Boles [Scott County]
    • Parks [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parks
      • Parks [Scott County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parks
    • Harvey [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Scott County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Big Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
    • Little Texas [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Texas
      • Little Texas [Scott County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Texas
    • Waldron [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldron
      • Waldron [Scott County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,335 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waldron<3>
    • Cardiff [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardiff
      • Cardiff [Scott County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Big Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardiff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
    • Winfield [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Scott County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Big Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
  • Sevier County
    • Gillham [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillham
      • Gillham [Sevier County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillham
    • Lockesburg [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockesburg
      • Lockesburg [Sevier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockesburg
    • De Queen [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Queen
      • De Queen [Sevier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Queen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Queen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Queen<3>
  • McCurtain County (OK)
    • Watson [McCurtain County]
    • Smithville [McCurtain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [McCurtain County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Big Fork ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Big Fork.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Big Fork:

  • 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 Oklahoma

Cemeteries Near Big Fork ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Big Fork.

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

  • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  • Edwards Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Edwards Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Edwards Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards Cemetery
  • Lower Big Fork Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lower Big Fork Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lower Big Fork Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Big Fork Cemetery
  • Huddleston Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Huddleston Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Huddleston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huddleston Cemetery
  • Hillside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Cemetery
  • Cox Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cox Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cox Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cox Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Cherry Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cherry Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cherry Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cherry Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Big Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Hill Cemetery
    • Yocana Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yocana Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yocana Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Yocana Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Big Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yocana Cemetery
    • Wilhite Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilhite Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilhite Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wilhite Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilhite Cemetery
    • Pine Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Ridge Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge Cemetery
    • Board Camp Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Board Camp Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Board Camp Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Board Camp Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Big Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Board Camp Cemetery
    • Putman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Putman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Putman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Putman Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Putman Cemetery
    • Putman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Putman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Putman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Putman Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Putman Cemetery
    • Rock Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rock Springs Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs Cemetery
    • Shirley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shirley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shirley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shirley Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Big Fork had a population of 20 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Big Fork [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Fork
    • Big Fork [Polk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Big Fork
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Big Fork had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Board Camp [Polk County]
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    • Board Camp [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Big Fork
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Board Camp had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Board Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • New Moon [Howard County] - Historic
    • While New Moon was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
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    • New Moon [Howard County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Big Fork
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Moon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ink [Polk County]
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    • Ink [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Big Fork
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ink had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ink have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Langley [Pike County]
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    • Langley [Pike County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Fork
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Langley had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Langley<3>
  • Hartley [Polk County]
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    • Hartley [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Fork
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hartley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Black Springs [Montgomery County]
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      • Black Springs [Montgomery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Big Fork
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Black Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oden [Montgomery County]
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      • Oden [Montgomery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oden had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oden<3>
    • Dallas [Polk County]
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      • Dallas [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Big Fork
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 383 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dallas had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Umpire [Howard County]
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      • Umpire [Howard County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Big Fork
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Umpire had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Umpire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pates [Howard County] - Historic
      • While Pates was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pates
      • Pates [Howard County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Big Fork
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pates had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Buck Knob [Scott County]
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      • Buck Knob [Scott County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Big Fork
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Buck Knob had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buck Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Galena [Howard County]
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      • Galena [Howard County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Fork
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Galena had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Newhope [Pike County]
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      • Newhope [Pike County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Big Fork
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newhope had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Star of the West [Pike County] - Historic
      • While Star of the West was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star of the West
      • Star of the West [Pike County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Fork
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 60 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Star of the West 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 Big Fork. See our List of 1890's Communities around Big Fork.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Big Fork ...

While our initial data about Big Fork came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Big Fork 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 Big Fork.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Big Fork:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Big Fork. See our Misc Page for Big Fork for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Polk County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Big Fork) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Big Fork. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big ForkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4865, Longitude: -93.9687    
<2>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.
<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 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.
<5>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 Big Fork, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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