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Red Rock, Arkansas

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Our Genealogy Helper for Red Rock ...

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 Red Rock (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 Red Rock. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Red Rock is located in Newton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Newton County: Boone, Carroll, Johnson, Madison, Pope & Searcy.

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

Newton     (The home county for Red Rock)
  Vendor   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Mount Judea   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Parthenon   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Jasper   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Deer   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hasty   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ponca   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Compton   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Western Grove   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Valley Springs   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Bellefonte   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Everton   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Alpena   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bergman   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Keener - Historic   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Zinc   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Elixir - Historic   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  South Lead Hill   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lead Hill   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dryfork   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rudd   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Metalton   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Green Forest   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Berryville   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jerusalem   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ozone   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oark   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Strawberry   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hagarville   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lone Pine   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Batson   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lamar   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clarksville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Union City   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Boston   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Marble   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pettigrew   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Witter   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saint Paul   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Combs   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Georgetown   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pyatt   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Yellville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dodd City - Historic   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rush - Historic   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Summit   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Flippin   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tilly   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hector   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Scottsville   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dover   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Taral   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Center Valley   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  London   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pindall   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Witt's Springs   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Saint Joe   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Marshall   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Baker   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Leslie   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lone Pine   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harriet   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cozahome   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Van Buren
  Alread   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rex   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dennard   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rumley   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Crabtree   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Scotland   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Taney (MO)
  Ridgedale (MO)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Red Rock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Red Rock.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Red Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ricketts Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Coopers Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Sexton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Mont Judea Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E McCutchen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Rich Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pruitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Deer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Deer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ben's Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Agee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stringtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Snow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tarlton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tarlton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clayburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adair Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shaddox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Sherman Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Red Rock ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Rock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Red Rock, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Red Rock.

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 in 1895, Red Rock had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Mount Judea   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Red Rock
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Mount Judea had a post office and no railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Red Rock
 - 1895 population of 305 people (with 440 people in 2017)
 - Jasper had a post office and no railroad service
Cave Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Red Rock
 - Cave Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Wells Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wells Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Red Rock
 - Wells Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Murray   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Red Rock
 - Murray had a post office and no railroad service
Swain   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Red Rock
 - Swain had a post office and no railroad service
Point Peter   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Red Rock
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Point Peter had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hersey   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Red Rock
 - Mount Hersey had a post office and no railroad service
Yardelle   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Red Rock
 - Yardelle had a post office and no railroad service
Mossville   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Red Rock
 - Mossville 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 Red Rock. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Red Rock 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 Red Rock:

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 Newton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County:     Cyndi's



Conway County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Pope County:     Cyndi's



Searcy County:     Cyndi's



Van Buren County:     Cyndi's



Taney County (MO):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Red Rock ...

While our initial data about Red Rock came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Red Rock 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 Red Rock.

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 Red Rock:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Red Rock. See our Misc Page for Red Rock for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Arkansas Community

About Newton County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Red Rock. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Red Rock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9145, Longitude: -93.1355     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Rock 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 Red Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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