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Social Hill, Arkansas

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Our Genealogical Helper for Social Hill ...

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 Social Hill (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 Social Hill. 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 Social Hill ...

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 92 newspapers that have been published in the area around Social Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Social Hill, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Social Hill.

Cemeteries Near Social Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Social Hill.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Lone Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Alford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Rest Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Manning Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Neighbors Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rockport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Beason Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ouachita Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Perla Gate Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holstein Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spurlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Carmel Creek 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 Social Hill had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Etta - Historic   [Map]
 - While Etta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Social Hill
 - Etta had railroad service and no post office
Elmore - Historic   [Map]
 - While Elmore was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Social Hill
 - Elmore had a post office and no railroad service
Malvern   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Social Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,520 people (with 10,941 people in 2016)
 - Malvern had a post office and railroad service
Donaldson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Social Hill
 - Donaldson had a post office and railroad service
Sanders - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sanders was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Social Hill
 - Sanders had a post office and no railroad service
Butterfield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Social Hill
 - Butterfield had railroad service and no post office
Cove Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cove Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Social Hill
 - Cove Creek had railroad service and no post office
De Roche   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Social Hill
 - De Roche had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Social Hill
 - Friendship 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 Social Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Social Hill 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 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.

Social Hill is located in Hot Spring County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hot Spring County: Clark, Dallas, Garland, Grant, Montgomery & Saline.

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

Hot Spring     (The home county for Social Hill)
      Malvern   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Donaldson   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rockport   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Perla   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Magnet Cove   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lono   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bismarck   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bonnerdale   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Caddo Valley   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Griffithtown   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Curtis   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gurdon   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Amity   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Okolona   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beirne   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whelen Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White Oak Bluff   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Carthage   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sparkman   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bunn   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ivan   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Price   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake Hamilton   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hot Springs   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lonsdale   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rockwell   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Piney   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fountain Lake   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mountain Pine   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Royal   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pearcy   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hot Springs Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Poyen   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tull   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Prattsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Leola   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grapevine   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mazarn   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alamo   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fannie   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Caddo Gap   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Antoine   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Caney Valley   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delight   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Piney Grove   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pike City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ferndale   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mabelvale   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Landmark   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bingham   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Windamere   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Traskwood   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Haskell   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Paron   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East End   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holly Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 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 Social Hill:

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 Hot Spring County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleveland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saline 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 Hot Spring County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Hot Spring 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 Social Hill ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Hot Spring County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Social Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Social Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Social Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Social Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3320, Longitude: -92.9132     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Social Hill 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 Social Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Social Hill.