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Our Genealogy Helper for Bright ...

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 Bright (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 Bright. 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.

Neighboring Counties/Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties/parishes.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest 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 south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties/parishes 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 south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Bright is located in Columbia 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 Columbia County: Lafayette, Nevada, Ouachita, Union, Claiborne (LA) & Webster (LA).

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

  • Columbia County     (The home county of Bright)
    • Waldo [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Columbia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waldo<2>
    • College Hill [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Hill
      • College Hill [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Bright
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Hill
    • McNeil [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNeil
      • McNeil [Columbia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNeil have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNeil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McNeil<2>
    • Magnolia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Columbia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<2>
    • Philadelphia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
      • Philadelphia [Columbia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Bright
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
    • Macedonia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Columbia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Bright
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia
    • Emerson [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerson
      • Emerson [Columbia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerson
    • Taylor [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Columbia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<2>
    • Western [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Western
      • Western [Columbia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Bright
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Western
  • Clark County
    • Whelen Springs [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whelen Springs
      • Whelen Springs [Clark County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whelen Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whelen Springs
    • Gurdon [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurdon
      • Gurdon [Clark County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurdon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gurdon<2>
    • Okolona [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
      • Okolona [Clark County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Okolona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<2>
  • Hempstead County
    • Patmos [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patmos
      • Patmos [Hempstead County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patmos have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patmos
    • Centerville [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Hempstead County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Perrytown [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrytown
      • Perrytown [Hempstead County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrytown
    • Hope [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Hempstead County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<2>
    • Oakhaven [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakhaven
      • Oakhaven [Hempstead County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhaven
    • Fulton [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Hempstead County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Washington [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Hempstead County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<2>
    • McNab [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNab
      • McNab [Hempstead County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNab have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 66 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNab
    • Blevins [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blevins
      • Blevins [Hempstead County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blevins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blevins
    • Columbus [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Hempstead County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<2>
    • Ozan [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ozan
      • Ozan [Hempstead County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ozan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 81 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozan
    • McCaskill [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCaskill
      • McCaskill [Hempstead County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCaskill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 97 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCaskill
  • Howard County
    • Saratoga [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Howard County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saratoga have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga<2>
  • Lafayette County
    • Buckner [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckner
      • Buckner [Lafayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 229 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckner
    • Stamps [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamps
      • Stamps [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamps
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamps<2>
    • McKamie [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKamie
      • McKamie [Lafayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Bright
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKamie
    • Old Town [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Lafayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Lewisville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Lafayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville<2>
    • Kress City [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kress City
      • Kress City [Lafayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kress City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kress City
    • Bradley [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Lafayette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 527 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradley<2>
    • Walnut Hill [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Lafayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Bright
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill
  • Miller County
    • Garland [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
      • Garland [Miller County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 236 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
    • Fouke [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fouke
      • Fouke [Miller County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fouke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 878 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fouke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fouke<2>
    • Doddridge [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doddridge
      • Doddridge [Miller County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doddridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doddridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Doddridge<2>
    • Texarkana [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texarkana
      • Texarkana [Miller County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,657 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texarkana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Texarkana<2>
  • Nevada County
    • Willisville [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willisville
      • Willisville [Nevada County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willisville
    • Bodcaw [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bodcaw
      • Bodcaw [Nevada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bodcaw
    • Rosston [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosston
      • Rosston [Nevada County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 237 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosston
    • Cale [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cale
      • Cale [Nevada County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 69 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cale
    • Laneburg [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laneburg
      • Laneburg [Nevada County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laneburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laneburg
    • Emmet [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmet
      • Emmet [Nevada County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet
    • Bluff City [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Nevada County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluff City<2>
    • Prescott [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
      • Prescott [Nevada County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prescott<2>
  • Ouachita County
    • Stephens [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephens
      • Stephens [Ouachita County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stephens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 787 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephens<2>
    • Pace City [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pace City
      • Pace City [Ouachita County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pace City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pace City
    • Bragg City [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg City
      • Bragg City [Ouachita County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragg City
    • Chidester [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chidester
      • Chidester [Ouachita County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chidester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chidester
    • Reader [Ouachita County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reader
      • Reader [Ouachita County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bright
    • Camden [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Ouachita County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,749 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<2>
    • Cullendale [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cullendale
      • Cullendale [Ouachita County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Bright
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cullendale
    • Louann [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louann
      • Louann [Ouachita County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 151 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louann
    • East Camden [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Camden
      • East Camden [Ouachita County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Bright
      • 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.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 818 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Camden
  • Union County
    • Mount Holly [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Holly
      • Mount Holly [Union County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Holly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Holly<2>
    • Lisbon [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Union County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Bright
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
    • Smackover [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smackover
      • Smackover [Union County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smackover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smackover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smackover<2>
    • Norphlet [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norphlet
      • Norphlet [Union County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norphlet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 782 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norphlet
    • El Dorado [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Dorado
      • El Dorado [Union County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,651 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Dorado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Dorado<2>
  • Claiborne Parish (LA)
    • Haynesville [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haynesville
      • Haynesville [Claiborne Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,019 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haynesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haynesville<2>
  • Webster Parish (LA)
    • Springhill [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springhill
      • Springhill [Webster Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springhill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,772 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springhill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springhill<2>
    • Cullen [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cullen
      • Cullen [Webster Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cullen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,066 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cullen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cullen<2>
    • Shongaloo [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shongaloo
      • Shongaloo [Webster Parish] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shongaloo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shongaloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shongaloo<2>
    • Sarepta [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarepta
      • Sarepta [Webster Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarepta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarepta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sarepta<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Bright ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bright.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bright, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bright.

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 helpful 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 Bright:

  • 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 Louisiana

Cemeteries Near Bright ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bright.

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

  • Columbia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Columbia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Columbia Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Cemetery
  • Shiloh Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shiloh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shiloh Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh Cemetery
  • Waldrep Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Waldrep Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Waldrep Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldrep Cemetery
  • Watts Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Watts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Watts Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watts Cemetery
  • Strong Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Strong Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Strong Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bright.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Strong Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strong Cemetery
  • Waldo Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Waldo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Waldo Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bright.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Waldo Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Dickson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dickson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dickson Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bright.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dickson Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson Cemetery
    • Green Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Green Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bright.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Cemetery
    • St. Peters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Peters Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bright.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
    • Falcon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Falcon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Falcon Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Falcon Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon Cemetery
    • Buckner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Buckner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Buckner Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Bright.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Buckner Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckner Cemetery
    • Hartsfield Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hartsfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hartsfield Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bright.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hartsfield Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsfield Cemetery
    • Corinth Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Corinth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Corinth Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Corinth Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth Cemetery
    • New Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Hope Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bright.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Cemetery
    • St. Matthews Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Matthews Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Matthews Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bright.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Matthews Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Matthews 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.<4>

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

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

  • Waldo [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
    • Waldo [Columbia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Bright
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 709 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,265 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Waldo had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waldo<2>
  • Delta [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
    • Delta [Nevada County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Bright
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Delta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
  • Lumber [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber
    • Lumber [Columbia County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Bright
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lumber had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumber
  • College Hill [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Hill
    • College Hill [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Bright
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, College Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Hill
  • Falcon [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
    • Falcon [Nevada County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Falcon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon
  • Willisville [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willisville
    • Willisville [Nevada County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Bright
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 141 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Willisville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willisville
  • Continue List ...
    • McNeil [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNeil
      • McNeil [Columbia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNeil have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 294 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 470 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, McNeil had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNeil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McNeil<2>
    • Glenville [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Nevada County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glenville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
    • Stamps [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamps
      • Stamps [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,465 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stamps had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamps
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamps<2>
    • Milner [Columbia County] - Historic
      • While Milner was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milner
      • Milner [Columbia County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Milner had a post office and railroad service
    • Bodcaw [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bodcaw
      • Bodcaw [Nevada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bright
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bodcaw had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bodcaw
    • Magnolia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Columbia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bright
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,486 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,467 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Magnolia had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<2>
    • Brisbane [Nevada County] - Historic
      • While Brisbane was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brisbane
      • Brisbane [Nevada County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brisbane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brisbane had a post office and no railroad service
    • Rosston [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosston
      • Rosston [Nevada County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Bright
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 237 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rosston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosston
    • Woodlawn [Nevada County] - Historic
      • While Woodlawn was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Nevada County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodlawn 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 Bright. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bright.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bright. 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 '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- Bright) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bright. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4196, Longitude: -93.3191       In this case, the coordinates for Bright have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Bright, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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