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Our Genealogy Helper for Blue Springs ...

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

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

Name Variations for Blue Springs ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Blue Springs: Blue Spgs. (or less commonly used: Blue Spngs. or Blue Sprngs.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Blue Springs is historic, it would have been located within present day Bradley 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 Bradley County: Ashley, Calhoun, Cleveland, Drew & Union.

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

  • Bradley County     (The home county of Blue Springs)
    • Banks [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
      • Banks [Bradley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks
    • Farmville [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmville
      • Farmville [Bradley County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
    • Warren [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Bradley County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warren<4>
    • Jersey [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey
      • Jersey [Bradley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Blue Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jersey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jersey<4>
    • Hermitage [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermitage
      • Hermitage [Bradley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermitage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermitage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermitage<4>
    • Sumpter [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumpter
      • Sumpter [Bradley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumpter
    • Johnsville [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsville
      • Johnsville [Bradley County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsville
    • Long View Ferry [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long View Ferry
      • Long View Ferry [Bradley County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View Ferry
  • Ashley County
    • Fountain Hill [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Hill
      • Fountain Hill [Ashley County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 158 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Hill
    • Crossett [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossett
      • Crossett [Ashley County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossett<4>
    • Hamburg [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamburg
      • Hamburg [Ashley County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamburg<4>
  • Calhoun County
    • Tinsman [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tinsman
      • Tinsman [Calhoun County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tinsman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tinsman
    • Harrell [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrell
      • Harrell [Calhoun County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrell
    • Hampton [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Calhoun County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<4>
    • Thornton [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
      • Thornton [Calhoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
  • Cleveland County
    • New Edinburg [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Edinburg
      • New Edinburg [Cleveland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Blue Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Edinburg
    • Kingsland [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsland
      • Kingsland [Cleveland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsland
    • Saline [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saline
      • Saline [Cleveland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Blue Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saline
    • Rye [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rye
      • Rye [Cleveland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Blue Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rye
    • Toledo [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toledo
      • Toledo [Cleveland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Blue Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toledo
    • Rison [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rison
      • Rison [Cleveland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rison<4>
    • White Oak Bluff [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Oak Bluff
      • White Oak Bluff [Cleveland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Blue Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Oak Bluff
    • Staves [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staves
      • Staves [Cleveland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Blue Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staves
  • Dallas County
    • Fordyce [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordyce
      • Fordyce [Dallas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordyce have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordyce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fordyce<4>
    • Ivan [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivan
      • Ivan [Dallas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Blue Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivan
    • Bunn [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunn
      • Bunn [Dallas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Blue Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunn
    • Carthage [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Dallas County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Sparkman [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparkman
      • Sparkman [Dallas County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 375 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparkman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparkman
  • Drew County
    • Wilmar [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmar
      • Wilmar [Drew County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmar
    • Monticello [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Drew County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,372 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<4>
  • Grant County
    • Leola [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leola
      • Leola [Grant County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 500 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leola<4>
  • Lincoln County
    • Star City [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Lincoln County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Star City<4>
  • Ouachita County
    • Bearden [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearden
      • Bearden [Ouachita County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bearden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bearden<4>
    • East Camden [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Camden
      • East Camden [Ouachita County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Camden
    • Joyce City [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joyce City
      • Joyce City [Ouachita County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Blue Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joyce City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joyce City
    • Cullendale [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cullendale
      • Cullendale [Ouachita County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Blue Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cullendale
    • Camden [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Ouachita County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the west of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,749 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<4>
    • Louann [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louann
      • Louann [Ouachita County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 151 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louann
  • Union County
    • Calion [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calion
      • Calion [Union County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 445 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calion
    • Crain City [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crain City
      • Crain City [Union County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Blue Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crain City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crain City
    • Norphlet [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norphlet
      • Norphlet [Union County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norphlet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norphlet
    • Perdue City [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perdue City
      • Perdue City [Union County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Blue Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perdue City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perdue City
    • Sandy Land [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Land
      • Sandy Land [Union County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Blue Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Land
    • Smackover [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smackover
      • Smackover [Union County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,688 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smackover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smackover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smackover<4>
    • El Dorado [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Dorado
      • El Dorado [Union County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,651 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Dorado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Dorado<4>
    • Strong [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strong
      • Strong [Union County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the south of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strong
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strong<4>
    • Felsenthal [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Felsenthal
      • Felsenthal [Union County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the south of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 141 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Felsenthal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Felsenthal
  • White County
    • Holly Springs [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [White County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Blue Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs

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

Newspapers Published in Blue Springs ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blue Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Blue Springs, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Blue Springs.

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 professional and volunteer websites 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 Blue Springs:

  • 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

Cemeteries Near Blue Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blue Springs.

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

  • Williams Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Cemetery
  • McFarland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McFarland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McFarland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarland Cemetery
  • McLeod Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McLeod Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McLeod Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLeod Cemetery
  • Earnest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Earnest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Earnest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earnest Cemetery
  • Newton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Newton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Newton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton Cemetery
  • Smith Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Smith Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Crossroads Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crossroads Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crossroads Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Crossroads Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads Cemetery
    • Good Hope Methodist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Good Hope Methodist Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Good Hope Methodist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Good Hope Methodist Church Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Blue Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope Methodist Church Cemetery
    • McKinney Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McKinney Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McKinney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McKinney Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Blue Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinney Cemetery
    • Reaves Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reaves Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reaves Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Reaves Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Blue Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reaves Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oak Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Blue Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Childs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Childs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Childs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Childs Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Blue Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childs Cemetery
    • Pleasant Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Valley Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley Cemetery
    • Parnell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parnell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parnell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Parnell Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parnell Cemetery
    • Garrison Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garrison Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garrison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Garrison Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Blue Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison 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 Blue Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Blue Springs.

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

  • Lanark [Bradley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanark
    • Lanark [Bradley County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Blue Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lanark had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanark
  • Summerville [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
    • Summerville [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Blue Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Summerville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville
  • New Edinburg [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Edinburg
    • New Edinburg [Cleveland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Blue Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Edinburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Edinburg
  • Chambersville [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambersville
    • Chambersville [Calhoun County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Blue Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chambersville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chambersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambersville
  • Hampton [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
    • Hampton [Calhoun County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Blue Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 132 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,258 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hampton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<4>
  • Orlando [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orlando
    • Orlando [Cleveland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Blue Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orlando had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orlando have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orlando
  • Continue List ...
    • Gravelridge [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravelridge
      • Gravelridge [Bradley County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Blue Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gravelridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravelridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravelridge
    • Warren [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Bradley County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Blue Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 492 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,587 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Warren had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warren<4>
    • Jersey [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey
      • Jersey [Bradley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Blue Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jersey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jersey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jersey<4>
    • Fordyce [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordyce
      • Fordyce [Dallas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Blue Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 980 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,705 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fordyce had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordyce have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordyce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fordyce<4>
    • Thornton [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
      • Thornton [Calhoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Blue Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 406 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 383 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Thornton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Kingsland [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsland
      • Kingsland [Cleveland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Blue Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 464 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 400 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kingsland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsland
    • Simpson [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpson
      • Simpson [Bradley County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpson
    • Harlow [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlow
      • Harlow [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Blue Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harlow had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlow
    • McKinney [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • While McKinney was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKinney
      • McKinney [Cleveland County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Blue Springs
      • From the 1895 Atlas, McKinney had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKinney have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 Blue Springs. See our List of 1890's Communities around Blue Springs.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Bradley 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 Blue Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Blue Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6337, Longitude: -92.3076       In this case, the coordinates for Blue Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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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