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Welcome to Ophir ...

Ophir is located in Montgomery County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Ophir, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Ophir, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

Ophir is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Ophir is located in the (870) area code.

Communities Also Named Ophir ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 18 communities that are also named Ophir - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Manitoba, Montana, Nevada (3), North Carolina, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah and Washington.

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

Communities near Ophir ...

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

  • Glenwood
  • Mount Ida
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Ida
    • Mount Ida lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Ophir.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,005 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Ida have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Ida
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Ida<5>
  • Amity
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amity
    • Amity lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Ophir.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 674 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amity have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
  • Norman
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
    • Norman lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Ophir.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 363 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norman<5>
  • Oden
  • Daisy
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Ophir.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
  • Black Springs
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Springs
    • Black Springs lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Ophir.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Springs
  • Alamo
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
    • Alamo lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Ophir.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamo have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
  • Salem
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Ophir.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
  • Lodi
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodi
    • Lodi lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Ophir.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodi

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 Ophir. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ophir.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ophir. 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 Ophir.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ophir ...

Looking for more information about Ophir? 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 Ophir, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ophir.

Adding Ophir to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ophir in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ophir was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Ophir post office opened in 1888.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ophir.

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Montgomery, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ophir - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Ophir) 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 Ophir. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OphirOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ophir. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4403, Longitude: -93.6118       In this case, the coordinates for Ophir have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/




 

 

 

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