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Our Genealogical Helper for Felsenthal ...

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 Felsenthal (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Felsenthal. 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.

Newspapers Published in the area of Felsenthal ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Felsenthal.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Felsenthal. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Felsenthal and those printed in the larger area surrounding Felsenthal.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> of Felsenthal.

Cemeteries Near Felsenthal ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Felsenthal.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Felsenthal covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Huttig Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Harper Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Old Lapile Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Batts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Boyd - Hedge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Macedonian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ward Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Reppond Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Teel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Western Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arkadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     


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 Felsenthal in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Felsenthal.

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

Lapile   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Felsenthal
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Lapile had a post office and no railroad service
Oakland (LA)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Felsenthal
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Marion (LA)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Felsenthal
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 752 people in 2017)
 - Marion had a post office and no railroad service
Blanchton   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Felsenthal
 - Blanchton had a post office and no railroad service
New London   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Felsenthal
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - New London had a post office and no railroad service
Elon - Historic   [Map]
 - While Elon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Felsenthal
 - Elon had a post office and no railroad service
Conway (LA)   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Felsenthal
 - Conway had a post office and no railroad service
Causey (LA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Causey was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Felsenthal
 - Causey had a post office and no railroad service
Sturgis - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sturgis was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Felsenthal
 - Sturgis had a post office and no railroad service
Marsden   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Felsenthal
 - Marsden 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 Felsenthal. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Felsenthal in the 1890's.

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 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/parishes 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/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Felsenthal is located in Union County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Union County: Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Columbia, Ouachita, Claiborne (LA), Morehouse (LA) & Union (LA).

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

Union     (The home county for Felsenthal)
      Huttig   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bolding   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Strong   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Urbana   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Lawson   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crain City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Perdue City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Calion   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      El Dorado   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Junction City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Norphlet   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scotland   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dumas City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Meridian   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Crossett   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Crossett   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      North Crossett   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hamburg   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fountain Hill   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilmot   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parkdale   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Portland   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Long View Ferry   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hermitage   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jersey   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farmville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Banks   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Warren   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harrell   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hampton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Joyce City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Claiborne (LA)
      Junction City (LA)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Summerfield (LA)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (LA)
      Dubach (LA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hico (LA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Morehouse (LA)
      Bastrop (LA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mer Rouge (LA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bonita (LA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jones (LA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Collinston (LA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Ridge (LA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ouachita (LA)
      Sterlington (LA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairbanks (LA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Northpark Village (LA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eureka (LA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leisure Village (LA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Swartz (LA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Claiborne (LA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Frost Town (LA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Monroe (LA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spanish City (LA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Monroe (LA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Calhoun (LA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Union (LA)
      Marion (LA)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Haile (LA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ouachita City (LA)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Farmerville (LA)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spearsville (LA)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lillie (LA)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilhite (LA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bernice (LA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Downsville (LA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that 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 Felsenthal:

These websites are specific to Arkansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Union County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Ashley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bradley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Claiborne Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morehouse Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Union Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Union County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Union 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Union County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Union County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Felsenthal. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Felsenthal) 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 Felsenthal. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Felsenthal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Felsenthal. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0588, Longitude: -92.1532     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Felsenthal have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Felsenthal, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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