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Our Genealogical Helper for Smithdale ...

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 Smithdale (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 Smithdale. 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 Smithdale ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smithdale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Smithdale, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Smithdale.

Cemeteries Near Smithdale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smithdale.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Mt. Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gibson Bayou Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Cloar Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Buck Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Medley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Layton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Richard Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Walters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kinsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Solomon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harefarm 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 Smithdale in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Smithdale.

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

Parkin   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Smithdale
 - Parkin had railroad service and no post office
 
Earle   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Smithdale
 - Earle had a post office and railroad service
 
Lansing   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Smithdale
 - Lansing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poindexter   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Smithdale
 - Poindexter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wittsburg - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wittsburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Smithdale
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Wittsburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Levesque   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Smithdale
 - Levesque had a post office and railroad service
 
Crawfordsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Smithdale
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 467 people in 2017)
 - Crawfordsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Smithdale
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Smithdale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Smithdale 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 hospitals and 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.

Smithdale is located in Cross County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cross County: Crittenden, Jackson, Poinsett, Saint Francis & Woodruff.

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

  DirectionDistance
Cross     (The home county for Smithdale)
      Parkin   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Twist   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vanndale   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bay Village   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wynne   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cherry Valley   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Craighead
      Bay   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Caraway   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Crittenden
      Earle   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Jennette   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Crawfordsville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Heafer   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Proctor   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jericho   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Turrell   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Edmondson   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clarkedale   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gilmore   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Sunset   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Anthonyville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Jackson
      Balch   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beedeville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gourd Neck   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Algoa   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Amagon   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tupelo   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lee
      Brickeys   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Haynes   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marianna   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Mississippi
      Birdsong   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Denwood   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Whitton   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Frenchmans Bayou   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Joiner   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dyess   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bassett   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Ridge   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marie   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Etowah   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Driver   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Keiser   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Poinsett
      Black Oak   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tyronza   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Marked Tree   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alto   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Harrisburg   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lepanto   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Trumann   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rivervale   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Saint Francis
      Heth   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Colt   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Widener   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hughes   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Forrest City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Palestine   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Goodwin   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheatley   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Woodruff
      Hunter   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McCrory   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Patterson   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
DeSoto (MS)
      Southhaven (MS)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Walls (MS)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Memphis (MS)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Newport (MS)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lynchburg (MS)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Horn Lake (MS)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      De Soto Village (MS)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Southaven (MS)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Tunica (MS)
      North Tunica (MS)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tunica (MS)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shelby (TN)
      Giles Town (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hunt Village (TN)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodstock (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Binghampton (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Memphis (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      The Village (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millington (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Lake (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Parkway Village (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bartlett (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tipton (TN)
      Wilkinsville (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 all and free to view - you should note that 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 Smithdale:

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 Cross County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Craighead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crittenden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mississippi County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Poinsett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Francis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Woodruff County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeSoto County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tunica County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tipton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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 Diaster Stories for ...
      Mississippi
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community in Arkansas

About Cross County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2609, Longitude: -90.5232     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithdale 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 Smithdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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