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Our Genealogical Helper for Smyrna ...

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 Smyrna (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 Smyrna. 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 Smyrna ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smyrna.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Smyrna, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Smyrna.

Cemeteries Near Smyrna ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smyrna.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Nogo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nogo Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Old Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Solo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Barkers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Forks of Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Freeman Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Freeman Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Sherman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tripp Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NW Richland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Richland 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Smyrna had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Northwood - Historic   [Map]
 - While Northwood was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Smyrna
 - Northwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Witt's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Smyrna
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Witt's Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laurel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Laurel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Smyrna
 - Laurel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hector   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Smyrna
 - Hector had a post office and no railroad service
 
Latham   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Smyrna
 - Latham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alread   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Smyrna
 - Alread had a post office and no railroad service
 
Scottsville   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Smyrna
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Scottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Appleton   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Smyrna
 - 1895 population of 513 people
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Liberty Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Liberty Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Smyrna
 - Liberty Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Copeland   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Smyrna
 - Copeland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Smyrna
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caglesville   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Smyrna
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Caglesville 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 Smyrna. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Smyrna 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.

Smyrna is located in Pope County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pope County: Conway, Johnson, Logan, Newton, Van Buren & Yell.

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

  DirectionDistance
Pope     (The home county for Smyrna)
      Tilly   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hector   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dover   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Taral   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Center Valley   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Atkins   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      London   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pottsville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Baxter
      Big Flat   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Boone
      Everton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Springs   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bellefonte   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cleburne
      Edgemont   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Higden   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Conway
      Jerusalem   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hattieville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Austin   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Center Ridge   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Solgohachia   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morrilton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pontoon   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oppelo   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Faulkner
      Twin Groves   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Guy   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Johnson
      Hagarville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ozone   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lamar   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarksville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oark   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Batson   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Logan
      Delaware   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Blaine   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morrison Bluff   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
      Boston   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion
      Rush - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Newton
      Deer   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Judea   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vendor   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hasty   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Parthenon   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Western Grove   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ponca   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Compton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Searcy
      Witt's Springs   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Leslie   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Baker   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Joe   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pindall   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harriet   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cozahome   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Stone
      Alco   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fox   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Onia   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Van Buren
      Rex   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alread   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Crabtree   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scotland   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dennard   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rumley   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Formosa   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Green Tree   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bee Branch   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Damascus   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Yell
      Dardanelle   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chickalah   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Smyrna:

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 Pope County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baxter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Searcy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Van Buren 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 Pope County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Pope 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Smyrna ...

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

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 Smyrna:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Smyrna.
      See our Misc Page for Smyrna for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Community in Arkansas

About Pope County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smyrna. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6509, Longitude: -92.9199     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smyrna 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 Smyrna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smyrna.



 
 
 

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