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Laurel, Arkansas

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Welcome to Laurel ...

So far, we have found very little information about Laurel. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Laurel to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Laurel, please Contact Us.

Laurel would have been located within present day Pope County.

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

When the people of Laurel referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Laurelite<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Laurel is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Laurel was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities near Laurel ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Atkins   [Map]   3,038   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Center Valley   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dover   [Map]   1,407   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hector   [Map]   467   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jerusalem   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
London   [Map]   1,051   SW   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Laurel.

Communities Also Named Laurel ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Laurel - they are located in Alabama, California (3), Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Quebec, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (3), Washington (2) and West Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Laurel. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Laurel. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Laurel.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Laurel:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Pope County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Laurel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Laurel refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Laurel may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Laurel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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- Laurel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laurel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5229, Longitude: -93.0252     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Laurel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Laurel.

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