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Our Genealogical Helper for Piedmont ...

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 Piedmont (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 Piedmont. 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 Piedmont ...

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 242 newspapers that have been published in the area around Piedmont.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Piedmont, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Piedmont.

Cemeteries Near Piedmont ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Piedmont.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Rocky Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE State Hospital Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grimmette Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Swinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stuman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Ives Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Haven of Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Corbin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Soldiers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Ida Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elmlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Heilman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Natural Steps Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Browns Valley of Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Guenther Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Halstead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gabriel Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Edgewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Valley Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fraternal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Forest Hills Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Little Rock National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Kennerly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Psyam Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Valley 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 Piedmont in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Piedmont.

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

Ivesville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Piedmont
 - Ivesville had a post office and no railroad service
Maumelle   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Piedmont
 - Maumelle had a post office and no railroad service
Banty - Historic   [Map]
 - While Banty was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Piedmont
 - Banty had a post office and no railroad service
Marche   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Piedmont
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Marche had a post office and railroad service
Palarm   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Piedmont
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Palarm had a post office and railroad service
Mabelvale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Piedmont
 - Mabelvale had a post office and railroad service
Little Rock   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Piedmont
 - 1895 population of 25,874 people (with 198,606 people in 2017)
 - Little Rock had a post office and railroad service
Argenta - Historic   [Map]
 - While Argenta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Piedmont
 - 1895 population of 3,012 people
 - Argenta had a post office and railroad service
Roland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Piedmont
 - Roland had a post office and no railroad service
Niemeyer - Historic   [Map]
 - While Niemeyer was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Piedmont
 - Niemeyer had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Piedmont. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Piedmont 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Piedmont is located in Pulaski County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pulaski County: Faulkner, Grant, Jefferson, Lonoke, Perry & Saline.

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

Pulaski     (The home county for Piedmont)
      Secluded Hills   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Cammack Village   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Maumelle   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Marche   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Natural Steps   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Wakefield Village   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ferndale   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      North Little Rock   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Roland   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mabelvale   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Little Rock   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Windamere   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oppelo   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morrilton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Solgohachia   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hattieville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pontoon   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Preston   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Conway   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Holland   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Enola   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Guy   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lonsdale   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fountain Lake   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hot Springs Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Price   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jessieville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tull   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prattsville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Poyen   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hot Spring
      Rockport   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Magnet Cove   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Perla   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Redfield   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wright   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Keo   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lonoke   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Austin   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ward   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      England   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carlisle   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Allport   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Parkers Corner   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Humnoke   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Toad Suck   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Perryville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Perry   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adona   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Casa   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      East End   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Paron   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Haskell   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Traskwood   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Van Buren
      Damascus   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beebe   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Romance   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McRae   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Piedmont:

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 Pulaski County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hot Spring County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lonoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saline County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Van Buren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Pulaski County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pulaski County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Piedmont. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Piedmont) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Piedmont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7931, Longitude: -92.4129     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Piedmont 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 Piedmont, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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