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Our Genealogical Helper for Lead Hill ...

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 Lead Hill (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 Lead Hill. 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 Lead Hill ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lead Hill.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Lead Hill. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Lead Hill and those printed in the larger area surrounding Lead Hill.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> of Lead Hill.

Cemeteries Near Lead Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lead Hill.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Locust Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Derryberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Upshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pickard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carrollton Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Deshield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jaybird Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Raley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Foresee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Keesee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Peel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW York Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dodd City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hankins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Merritt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cottonwood 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Lead Hill had a population of 333 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Lead Hill had a population of 268 people.

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

Sycamore   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lead Hill
 - Sycamore had a post office and no railroad service
Monarch   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lead Hill
 - Monarch had a post office and no railroad service
Elixir - Historic   [Map]
 - While Elixir was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lead Hill
 - Elixir had a post office and no railroad service
Peel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Lead Hill
 - Peel had a post office and no railroad service
Boone   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lead Hill
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Boone had a post office and no railroad service
Dodd City - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodd City was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lead Hill
 - Dodd City had a post office and no railroad service
Protem (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lead Hill
 - Protem had a post office and no railroad service
Lowry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lead Hill
 - Lowry had a post office and no railroad service
Myrtle   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lead Hill
 - Myrtle 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 Lead Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lead Hill in the 1890's.

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 and hospitals 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.

Lead Hill is located in Boone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Boone County: Carroll, Marion, Newton, Searcy & Taney (MO).

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

Boone     (The home county for Lead Hill)
      South Lead Hill   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Diamond City   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Elixir - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Lowry   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Keener - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Zinc   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bergman   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bellefonte   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Omaha   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Everton   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valley Springs   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cotter   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gassville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountain Home   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Buffalo City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarkridge   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Norfork Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Briarcliff   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gamaliel   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Norfork   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Eye   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Forest   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Town - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Urbanette   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rudd   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dryfork   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Metalton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grandview   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Peel   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dodd City - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pyatt   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bull Shoals   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Price Place   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Yellville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Flippin   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rush - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Western Grove   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hasty   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Compton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vendor   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Judea   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Parthenon   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ponca   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pindall   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Joe   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cozahome   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harriet   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baker   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Barry (MO)
      Arrow Point (MO)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Christian (MO)
      Garrison (MO)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saddlebrooke (MO)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chestnutridge (MO)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chadwick (MO)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Mound Ridge (MO)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spokane (MO)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oldfield (MO)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Douglas (MO)
      Rome (MO)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Squires (MO)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ava (MO)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ozark (MO)
      Theodosia (MO)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pontiac (MO)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sundown (MO)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Isabella (MO)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Thornfield (MO)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Foil (MO)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Summit City (MO)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gainesville (MO)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Noble (MO)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Romance (MO)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wasola (MO)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hardenville (MO)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brixey (MO)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Stone (MO)
      Blue Eye (MO)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Indian Point (MO)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coney Island (MO)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Silver Dollar City (MO)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lampe (MO)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Branson West (MO)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kimberling City (MO)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lakeview (MO)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reeds Spring (MO)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cape Fair (MO)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ponce de Leon (MO)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Taney (MO)
      Protem (MO)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cedarcreek (MO)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rueter (MO)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ridgedale (MO)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Kirbyville (MO)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kissee Mills (MO)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Melva (MO) - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powersite (MO)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Forsyth (MO)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollister (MO)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Taneyville (MO)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Rockaway Beach (MO)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bradleyville (MO)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 Lead Hill:

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 Boone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baxter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Searcy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barry County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Christian County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Douglas County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ozark County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Stone County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Taney County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lead Hill ...

While our initial data for Lead Hill came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Lead Hill in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Lead Hill.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Lead Hill:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Lead Hill in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Lead Hill for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Lead Hill.
      See our Misc Page for Lead Hill for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Boone County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lead Hill. 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 starting from Lead Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lead Hill) 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 Lead Hill. 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 Lead Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lead Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4148, Longitude: -92.9065     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lead Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Lead Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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