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Rubie, Arkansas

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rubie ...

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 Rubie (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 Rubie. 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 Rubie ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rubie.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rubie, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rubie.

Cemeteries Near Rubie ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rubie.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Little Fir Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Big Fir Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S James Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Sweethome Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Little Fir Cemetery   [Map]     
  N East Washita Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Washita Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blish Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Music Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Whittington Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whittington Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whittington - Hiram Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Alley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Joplin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Piney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rocky Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Old Salyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Ida Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Breashears Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Owley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lone Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Howton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Buckville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Avant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Barber Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Amason Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Amerson 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 Rubie in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rubie.

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

Washita   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Rubie
 - Washita had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Ida   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rubie
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,016 people in 2016)
 - Mount Ida had a post office and no railroad service
Story   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Rubie
 - Story had a post office and no railroad service
Plata   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Rubie
 - Plata had a post office and no railroad service
Lucky - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lucky was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rubie
 - Lucky had a post office and no railroad service
Sims   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rubie
 - Sims had a post office and no railroad service
Ophir   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rubie
 - Ophir had a post office and no railroad service
Mazarn   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rubie
 - Mazarn 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 Rubie. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rubie 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 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.

Rubie is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Clark, Garland, Howard, Pike, Polk, Scott & Yell.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Rubie)
      Story   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mount Ida   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fannie   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sims   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pencil Bluff   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Norman   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Caddo Gap   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Black Springs   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oden   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cox Spring   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Unco   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Amity   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Caddo Valley   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Meyers   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Royal   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pearcy   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mountain Pine   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Piney   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rockwell   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hot Springs   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jessieville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Hamilton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hot Springs Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fountain Lake   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hot Spring
      Bonnerdale   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bismarck   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Magnet Cove   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Umpire   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Golden City - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Casa   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Caney Valley   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Kirby   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Langley   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Daisy   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Star of the West - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Newhope   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pike City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grandfield   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Moriah   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Fork   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Board Camp   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mena   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Little Texas   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Parks   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boles   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Y City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waldron   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aly   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bluffton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gravelly   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Briggsville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Rover   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waltreak   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Plainview   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ola   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Havana   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Rubie:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hot Spring County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Polk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Montgomery County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Montgomery 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 ...

Search for a Community in Arkansas

About Montgomery County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Rubie. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rubie) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rubie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5987, Longitude: -93.5246     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rubie 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Rubie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rubie.