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Our Genealogical Helper for Snow Lake ...

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 Snow Lake (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 Snow Lake. 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.

Name Variations for Snow Lake ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Snow Lake.

  • Typical abbreviation for Snow Lake: Snow Lk.

Newspapers Published in Snow Lake ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Snow Lake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Snow Lake, 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 Snow Lake.

Cemeteries Near Snow Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Snow Lake.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Thompsons Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Gum Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henrico Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Luke Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E White Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Person Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Concordia Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Gunnison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Round Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Mt. Olive 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.<2>

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

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

Henrico - Historic   [Map]
 - While Henrico was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Snow Lake
 - Henrico had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laconia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Snow Lake
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Laconia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Concordia (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Snow Lake
 - Concordia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Perthshire (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Snow Lake
 - Perthshire had a post office and railroad service
 
Gunnison (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Snow Lake
 - Gunnison had a post office and railroad service
 
Deeson (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Snow Lake
 - Deeson had railroad service and no post office
 
Round Lake (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Snow Lake
 - Round Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
White River   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Snow Lake
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - White River 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 Snow Lake. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Snow Lake 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 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.

Snow Lake is located in Desha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Desha County: Arkansas, Chicot, Drew, Lincoln, Phillips & Bolivar (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Desha     (The home county for Snow Lake)
      Watson   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Napoleon - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kelso   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rohwer   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dumas   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mitchellville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pickens   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McArthur   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arkansas City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reed   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McGehee   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Arkansas
      Tichnor   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ethel   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Charles   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      De Witt   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Crockett's Bluff   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bayou Meto   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Almyra   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Casscoe   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Preston Ferry   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Drew
      Winchester   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tillar   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Jefferson
      Reydell   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Lincoln
      Gould   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Monroe
      Pine City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holly Grove   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Phillips
      Crumrod   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mellwood   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lambrook   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elaine   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wabash   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Turner   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marvell   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Poplar Grove   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Helena - West Helena   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bolivar (MS)
      Round Lake (MS)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gunnison (MS)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wright (MS)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rosedale (MS)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Duncan (MS)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hushpuckena (MS)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shelby (MS)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alligator (MS)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beulah (MS)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Winstonville (MS)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Christmas (MS)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mound City (MS)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mound Bayou (MS)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Coahoma (MS)
      Clarksdale (MS)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Claremont (MS)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hopson (MS)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lyon (MS)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Friars Point (MS)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coahoma (MS)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jonestown (MS)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Sunflower (MS)
      Drew (MS)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City (MS)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ruleville (MS)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Doddsville (MS)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tallahatchie (MS)
      Tutwiler (MS)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sumner (MS)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Webb (MS)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Snow Lake:

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 Desha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Drew 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    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phillips County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bolivar County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coahoma County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sunflower County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallahatchie County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Snow Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Snow Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snow Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0609, Longitude: -91.0232     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snow Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Snow Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Snow Lake.



 
 
 

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