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The location of Delight

Our Genealogy Helper for Delight ...

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 Delight (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 Delight. 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 ...

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Delight is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Clark, Hempstead, Howard, Montgomery, Nevada & Polk.

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

Pike     (The home county for Delight)
  Pisgah   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Antoine   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Bowen   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Piney Grove   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Billstown   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Pike City   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Kimberley   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Murfreesboro   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mount Moriah   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Highland   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Caney Valley   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Kirby   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Nathan   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Unco   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Okolona   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Amity   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Beirne   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Gurdon   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Curtis   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gum Springs   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Arkadelphia   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Whelen Springs   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Caddo Valley   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Griffithtown   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sparkman   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Meyers   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pearcy   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lake Hamilton   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rockwell   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Royal   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Piney   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Blevins   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  McCaskill   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Tokio   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ozan   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Washington   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oakhaven   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Perrytown   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Hope   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Columbus   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  McNab   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Patmos   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hot Spring
  Bonnerdale   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bismarck   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Midway   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Donaldson   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nashville   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Center Point   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mineral Springs   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tollette   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Saratoga   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dierks   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Umpire   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Little River
  Yarborough Landing   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Caddo Gap   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mazarn   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alamo   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Black Springs   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Norman   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cox Spring   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mount Ida   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Prescott   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Emmet   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Laneburg   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bluff City   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cale   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rosston   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bodcaw   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Willisville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Reader - Historic   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chidester   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bragg City   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Paraloma   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ben Lomond   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lockesburg   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Delight ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Delight.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Delight Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Nash Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antoine Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Billstown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bell Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pike City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brocktown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Clear Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elizabeth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Peeples Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Straightway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Japany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Humphrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Okolona Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Murfreesboro Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Delight ...

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 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around Delight.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Delight. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Delight and those printed in the larger area surrounding Delight.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km] of Delight.

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.<3>

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

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

Bowen   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Delight
 - Bowen had a post office and no railroad service
Antoine   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Delight
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 112 people in 2017)
 - Antoine had a post office and no railroad service
Brocktown - Historic   [Map]
 - While Brocktown was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Delight
 - Brocktown had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Spring   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Delight
 - Clear Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Arp - Historic   [Map]
 - While Arp was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Delight
 - Arp had a post office and no railroad service
Wallaceburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Delight
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Wallaceburg had a post office and no railroad service
Okolona   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Delight
 - 1895 population of 400 people (with 138 people in 2017)
 - Okolona had a post office and no railroad service
Murfreesboro   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Delight
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 1,554 people in 2017)
 - Murfreesboro 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 Delight. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Delight in the 1890's.

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Delight:

These websites are specific to Arkansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Arkansas History Commission

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Arkansas to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Clark County:     Cyndi's



Dallas County:     Cyndi's



Garland County:     Cyndi's



Hempstead County:     Cyndi's



Hot Spring County:     Cyndi's



Howard County:     Cyndi's



Little River County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Nevada County:     Cyndi's



Ouachita County:     Cyndi's



Sevier County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Arkansas,
Cemeteries of Pike County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Arkansas   Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Arkansas, for Pike County

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.

Disaster Stories from Arkansas

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Arkansas

About Pike County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas:

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 from Point A (ie- Delight) 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 Delight. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Delight

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Delight. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0315, Longitude: -93.5030     [Map].

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Delight, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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