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Welcome to Bloomington ...

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

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


Bloomington was located in the Arkansas Ozarks.

Bloomington would have been located within present day Van Buren County<2>.

The location of Bloomington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

When the people of Bloomington referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Bloomingtonian<4>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Bloomington is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: The area where Bloomington was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Bloomington once stood is in the (501) area code.

Communities Also Named Bloomington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Bloomington - they are located in Alabama, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky (2), Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Bloomington ...

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

  • Heber Springs [Cleburne County]
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    • Heber Springs [Cleburne County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Bloomington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,916 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heber Springs<7>
  • Clinton [Van Buren County]
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    • Clinton [Van Buren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Bloomington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,520 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<7>
  • Fairfield Bay [Van Buren County]
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    • Fairfield Bay [Van Buren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Bloomington
    • Estimated population in 2015: 2,268 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield Bay<7>
  • Greers Ferry [Cleburne County]
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    • Greers Ferry [Cleburne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Bloomington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 856 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greers Ferry<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Guy [Faulkner County]
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      • Guy [Faulkner County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Bloomington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Quitman [Cleburne County]
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      • Quitman [Cleburne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Bloomington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 719 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quitman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<7>
    • Damascus [Van Buren County]
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      • Damascus [Van Buren County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Bloomington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Damascus<7>
    • Twin Groves [Faulkner County]
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      • Twin Groves [Faulkner County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Bloomington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Groves have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shirley [Van Buren County]
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      • Shirley [Van Buren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Bloomington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 275 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shirley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shirley<7>
    • Higden [Cleburne County]
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      • Higden [Cleburne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Bloomington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Higden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Higden<7>

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 Bloomington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bloomington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bloomington. 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 Bloomington.

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

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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 Bloomington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Van Buren, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Bloomington refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Bloomington may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bloomington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bloomington) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5301, Longitude: -92.3635       In this case, the coordinates for Bloomington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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