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Our Genealogy Helper for Highfill ...

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 Highfill (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 Highfill. 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.

Highfill is located in Benton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Benton County: Carroll, Madison, Washington, Barry (MO), McDonald (MO), Adair (OK) & Delaware (OK).

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

Benton     (The home county for Highfill)
  Cave Springs   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Centerton   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Springtown   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Bentonville   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Rogers   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gentry   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hiwasse   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Gravette   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bethel Heights   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Little Flock   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Siloam Springs   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Eureka Springs   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Winona Springs - Historic   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Holiday Island   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Grandview   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Winfrey   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Whitener   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hindsville   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wesley   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Georgetown   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elm Springs   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Tontitown   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Blue Springs Village   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Fayette Junction   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  War Eagle Cove   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Greenland   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Prairie Grove   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Summers   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Barry (MO)
  Seligman (MO)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Washburn (MO)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Exeter (MO)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Eagle Rock (MO)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wheaton (MO)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cassville (MO)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chain-O-Lakes (MO)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Butterfield (MO)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Golden (MO)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
McDonald (MO)
  Jane (MO)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Pineville (MO)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Noel (MO)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ginger Blue (MO)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lanagan (MO)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  South West City (MO)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Powell (MO)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Anderson (MO)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wylie (MO)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tiff City (MO)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Goodman (MO)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  May (MO)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rocky Comfort (MO)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Newton (MO)
  Stella (MO)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Boulder City (MO)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fairview (MO)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Neosho (MO)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Stark City (MO)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Adair (OK)
  Watts (OK)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Watts Community (OK)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Westville (OK)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Chewey (OK)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Addielee (OK)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Christie (OK)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Peavine (OK)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  West Peavine (OK)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fairfield (OK)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Proctor (OK)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Marietta (OK)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stilwell (OK)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Salem (OK)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cherokee (OK)
  Oaks (OK)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Scraper (OK)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Eldon (OK)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Briggs (OK)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Moodys (OK)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Delaware (OK)
  West Siloam Springs (OK)   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Colcord (OK)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dripping Springs (OK)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Beckwith (OK)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sycamore (OK)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Cloud Creek (OK)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Flint Creek (OK)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kansas (OK)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dodge (OK)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Brush Creek (OK)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Jay (OK)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Twin Oaks (OK)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cayuga (OK)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mayes (OK)
  Rose (OK)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ottawa (OK)
  Kellyville (OK)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Highfill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Highfill.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Highfill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Coffelt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Temperance Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Parn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Springtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Centerton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Fairmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Yell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bentonville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Neale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Silent Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Goad Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oakley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Benton County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gentry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lone Elm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jefferson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bozarth Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Highfill ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Highfill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Highfill, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Highfill.

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

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

Mason Valley   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Highfill
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Mason Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Osage Mills   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Highfill
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Osage Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Parn - Historic   [Map]
 - While Parn was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Highfill
 - Parn had a post office and no railroad service
Wager - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wager was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Highfill
 - Wager had a post office and no railroad service
Cannon - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cannon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Highfill
 - Cannon had a post office and no railroad service
Springtown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Highfill
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 96 people in 2017)
 - Springtown had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Highfill
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Seba   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Highfill
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Seba had a post office and no railroad service
Robinson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Highfill
 - Robinson 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 Highfill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Highfill in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Highfill:

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 Benton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carroll County:     Cyndi's



Conway County:     Cyndi's



Crawford County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Barry County (MO):     Cyndi's



McDonald County (MO):     Cyndi's



Newton County (MO):     Cyndi's



Adair County (OK):     Cyndi's



Cherokee County (OK):     Cyndi's



Delaware County (OK):     Cyndi's



Mayes County (OK):     Cyndi's



Ottawa County (OK):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Benton County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Benton County:

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Highfill) 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 Highfill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Highfill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highfill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2769, Longitude: -94.3236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highfill 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 Highfill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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