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Welcome to Douglas ...

Douglas is located in Lincoln County<1>.

The location of Douglas has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Douglas, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

Douglas is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Douglas lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Douglas is located in the (870) area code.

Communities Also Named Douglas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 51 communities that are also named Douglas - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois (3), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (3), Ontario (2), Oregon, Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Douglas ...

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

  • Dumas
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Star City
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Gould
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould
    • Gould is located in Lincoln County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 719 people
  • Gillett
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Grady
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • Mitchellville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchellville
    • Mitchellville is located in Desha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
  • Watson
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Winchester
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester is located in Drew County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
  • Varner
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varner
    • Varner is located in Lincoln County
  • Reydell
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reydell
    • Reydell is located in Jefferson County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Douglas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Douglas.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Douglas. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Douglas.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Douglas ...

Looking for more information about Douglas? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Douglas, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Douglas.

Adding Douglas to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Douglas in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Douglas was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Douglas post office opened in 1883.

We also found Douglas in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Douglas.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Lincoln, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Douglas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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