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Our Genealogy Helper for Rison ...

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 Rison (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 Rison. 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.

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 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 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.

Rison is located in Cleveland County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Arkansas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cleveland County: Bradley, Calhoun, Dallas, Drew, Grant, Jefferson & Lincoln.

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

  • Cleveland County     (The home county of Rison)
    • Toledo [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toledo
      • Toledo [Cleveland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toledo
    • Staves [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staves
      • Staves [Cleveland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staves
    • Saline [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saline
      • Saline [Cleveland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saline
    • White Oak Bluff [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Oak Bluff
      • White Oak Bluff [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Oak Bluff
    • Kingsland [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsland
      • Kingsland [Cleveland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsland
    • New Edinburg [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Edinburg
      • New Edinburg [Cleveland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Rison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Edinburg
    • Rye [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rye
      • Rye [Cleveland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Rison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rye
  • Bradley County
    • Warren [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Bradley County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warren<3>
    • Banks [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
      • Banks [Bradley County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks
    • Farmville [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmville
      • Farmville [Bradley County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Rison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
    • Hermitage [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermitage
      • Hermitage [Bradley County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermitage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermitage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermitage<3>
    • Jersey [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey
      • Jersey [Bradley County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Rison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jersey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jersey<3>
  • Calhoun County
    • Thornton [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
      • Thornton [Calhoun County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Tinsman [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tinsman
      • Tinsman [Calhoun County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tinsman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tinsman
    • Hampton [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Calhoun County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<3>
    • Harrell [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrell
      • Harrell [Calhoun County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrell
  • Dallas County
    • Ivan [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivan
      • Ivan [Dallas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Rison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivan
    • Fordyce [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordyce
      • Fordyce [Dallas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordyce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordyce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fordyce<3>
    • Bunn [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunn
      • Bunn [Dallas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Rison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunn
    • Carthage [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Dallas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Sparkman [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparkman
      • Sparkman [Dallas County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 375 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparkman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparkman
  • Desha County
    • Mitchellville [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchellville
      • Mitchellville [Desha County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchellville
    • Dumas [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
      • Dumas [Desha County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,046 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumas<3>
  • Drew County
    • Wilmar [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmar
      • Wilmar [Drew County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmar
    • Monticello [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Drew County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,372 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<3>
  • Grant County
    • Grapevine [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapevine
      • Grapevine [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapevine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapevine
    • Slabtown [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slabtown
      • Slabtown [Grant County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Rison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slabtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
    • Center Grove [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Grove
      • Center Grove [Grant County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Rison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Grove
    • Leola [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leola
      • Leola [Grant County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 500 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leola<3>
    • Sheridan [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Grant County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,929 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<3>
    • Prattsville [Grant County]
    • Poyen [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poyen
      • Poyen [Grant County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poyen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poyen
    • Tull [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tull
      • Tull [Grant County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tull
  • Jefferson County
    • Sulphur Springs [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur Springs
      • Sulphur Springs [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Rison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur Springs
    • Pinebergen [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinebergen
      • Pinebergen [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinebergen
    • Pine Bluff [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluff
      • Pine Bluff [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,474 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Bluff<3>
    • White Hall [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall [Jefferson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,963 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Hall<3>
    • Moscow [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Jefferson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Tamo [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tamo
      • Tamo [Jefferson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamo
    • Jefferson [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Jefferson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Rison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Altheimer [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altheimer
      • Altheimer [Jefferson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 811 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altheimer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altheimer<3>
    • Sherrill [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherrill
      • Sherrill [Jefferson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherrill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherrill
    • Redfield [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redfield
      • Redfield [Jefferson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,514 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redfield<3>
    • Wabbaseka [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabbaseka
      • Wabbaseka [Jefferson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 218 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabbaseka
  • Lincoln County
    • Star City [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Star City<3>
    • Yorktown [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorktown
      • Yorktown [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Rison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorktown
    • Crigler [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crigler
      • Crigler [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Rison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crigler
    • Meroney [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meroney
      • Meroney [Lincoln County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Rison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meroney
    • Tyro [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyro
      • Tyro [Lincoln County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Rison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyro
    • Grady [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grady
      • Grady [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grady
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grady<3>
    • Gould [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould
      • Gould [Lincoln County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
  • Ouachita County
    • Bearden [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearden
      • Bearden [Ouachita County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bearden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bearden<3>
    • East Camden [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Camden
      • East Camden [Ouachita County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Camden
  • Pulaski County
    • Hensley [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hensley
      • Hensley [Pulaski County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Rison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hensley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hensley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hensley<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Rison ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rison.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Rison. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Rison and those printed in the larger area surrounding Rison.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km] of Rison.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rison:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Arkansas

Cemeteries Near Rison ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rison.

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

  • Greenwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Cemetery
  • New Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Cemetery
  • Humble Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Humble Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Humble Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humble Hope Cemetery
  • Varnell Cemetery
  • Moores Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moores Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moores Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moores Cemetery
  • Harlow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harlow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harlow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlow Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Lindsey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lindsey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lindsey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsey Cemetery
    • Randolph Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Randolph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Randolph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph Cemetery
    • Cherry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cherry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cherry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Cemetery
    • Liberty Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Liberty Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill Cemetery
    • Wilson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wilson Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rison.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Cemetery
    • Seymore Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Seymore Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Seymore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Seymore Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rison.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymore Cemetery
    • Macedonia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Macedonia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Macedonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Macedonia Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rison.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia Cemetery
    • Macedonia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Macedonia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Macedonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Macedonia Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rison.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia Cemetery
    • Kingsland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kingsland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kingsland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kingsland Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rison.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsland Cemetery

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Rison had a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Rison had a population of 1,212 people.

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

  • Rison [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rison
    • Rison [Cleveland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,212 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rison had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rison<3>
  • Toledo [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toledo
    • Toledo [Cleveland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rison
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Toledo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toledo
  • Kedron [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kedron
    • Kedron [Cleveland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rison
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kedron had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kedron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kedron
  • Kingsland [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsland
    • Kingsland [Cleveland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rison
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 464 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 400 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kingsland had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsland
  • Calmer [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calmer
    • Calmer [Cleveland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Rison
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Calmer had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calmer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calmer
  • Randall [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randall
    • Randall [Cleveland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rison
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Randall had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randall
  • Continue List ...
    • Ripley [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • While Ripley was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Cleveland County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rison
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rowell [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowell
      • Rowell [Cleveland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rison
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rowell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowell
    • Faith [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faith
      • Faith [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rison
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Faith had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Como [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • While Como was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
      • Como [Cleveland County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Rison
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Como had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Como have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Double Wells [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Wells
      • Double Wells [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Rison
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Double Wells had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Wells
    • New Edinburg [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Edinburg
      • New Edinburg [Cleveland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Rison
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Edinburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Edinburg
    • Glendale [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Rison
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glendale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • McKinney [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • While McKinney was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKinney
      • McKinney [Cleveland County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rison
      • From the 1895 Atlas, McKinney had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKinney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pansy [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pansy
      • Pansy [Cleveland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rison
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pansy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pansy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pansy

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rison. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rison.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rison ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Rison:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Rison in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Rison for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Cleveland County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Rison) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9567, Longitude: -92.1932       In this case, the coordinates for Rison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Rison, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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