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Our Genealogical Helper for Sneed ...

So far, we have found very little information about Sneed. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Sneed to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sneed, please Contact Us.




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 Sneed (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 Sneed. 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 Sneed ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sneed.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sneed, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sneed.

Cemeteries Near Sneed ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sneed.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moseley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Crain Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kingsland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kingsland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Varnell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  N Humble Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Seymore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gum Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Camp Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Moseley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wheeler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson 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.

While we didn't find Sneed in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sneed.

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

New Edinburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sneed
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - New Edinburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kingsland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sneed
 - 1895 population of 464 people (with 414 people in 2016)
 - Kingsland had a post office and railroad service
 
Ripley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ripley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sneed
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Toledo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sneed
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Toledo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orlando   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sneed
 - Orlando had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rison   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Sneed
 - Rison had a post office and railroad service
 
McKinney - Historic   [Map]
 - While McKinney was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sneed
 - McKinney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pansy   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Sneed
 - Pansy 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 Sneed. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sneed 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Sneed is historic, it would have been located within present day Cleveland County.

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 Sneed. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Sneed:

  DirectionDistance
Cleveland     (The home county for Sneed)
      Saline   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      New Edinburg   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Kingsland   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Rison   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rye   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Staves   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      White Oak Bluff   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Ashley
      Fountain Hill   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Bradley
      Banks   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Warren   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Farmville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hermitage   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jersey   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Long View Ferry   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Calhoun
      Tinsman   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Thornton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hampton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harrell   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shumaker   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Dallas
      Fordyce   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ivan   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bunn   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Carthage   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sparkman   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Drew
      Wilmar   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Grant
      Grapevine   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leola   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prattsville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hot Spring
      Lono   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jefferson
      Sulphur Springs   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Bluff   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moscow   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tamo   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Altheimer   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lincoln
      Star City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crigler   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Yorktown   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Meroney   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tyro   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gould   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Ouachita
      Bearden   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Camden   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joyce City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Union
      Calion   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
White
      Holly Springs   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 it should be mentioned 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 Sneed:

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 Cleveland County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Ashley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bradley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Drew County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hot Spring County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Cleveland County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sneed, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Sneed. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sneed) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sneed. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8287, Longitude: -92.2104     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sneed have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sneed.



 
 
 

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