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Our Genealogical Helper for Snowball ...

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 Snowball (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 Snowball. 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 Snowball ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Snowball.

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

Cemeteries Near Snowball ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Snowball.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Whisenant Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Slay Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE DePriest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cash Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Silver Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chinquapin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crider Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ben's Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kilburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Hersey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCutchen 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>

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

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

Blanco   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Snowball
 - Blanco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Snowball
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Point Peter   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Snowball
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Point Peter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duff   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Snowball
 - Duff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Joe   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Snowball
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 127 people in 2016)
 - Saint Joe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cave Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Snowball
 - Cave Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Witt's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Snowball
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Witt's Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Watts   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Snowball
 - Watts 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 Snowball. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Snowball 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Snowball is located in Searcy County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Searcy County: Baxter, Boone, Marion, Newton, Pope, Stone & Van Buren.

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

  DirectionDistance
Searcy     (The home county for Snowball)
      Saint Joe   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Witt's Springs   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pindall   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Baker   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Leslie   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harriet   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cozahome   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Baxter
      Big Flat   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Buffalo City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cotter   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gassville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Norfork Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Norfork   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Home   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Salesville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Briarcliff   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Boone
      Everton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valley Springs   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bellefonte   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Zinc   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bergman   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Keener - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elixir - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Lead Hill   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lead Hill   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alpena   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Diamond City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Carroll
      Dryfork   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cleburne
      Edgemont   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Conway
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jerusalem   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Austin   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Center Ridge   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Johnson
      Strawberry   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hagarville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ozone   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Madison
      Kingston   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion
      Rush - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pyatt   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Yellville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Summit   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flippin   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodd City - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bull Shoals   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Peel   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Newton
      Mount Judea   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hasty   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vendor   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Western Grove   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Deer   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Parthenon   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Compton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ponca   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Pope
      Tilly   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hector   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dover   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Stone
      Alco   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Onia   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fox   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Van Buren
      Rumley   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Dennard   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alread   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rex   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crabtree   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scotland   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Formosa   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Tree   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairfield Bay   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Snowball:

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 Searcy 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    
Carroll 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    
Johnson 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    
Pope 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Searcy County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Searcy 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
 
Also see Diaster Stories for ...
      Missouri

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Snowball ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community within Arkansas

About Searcy County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snowball. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9065, Longitude: -92.8218     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snowball 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 Snowball, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Snowball.



 
 
 

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