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Our Genealogical Helper for Soda Valley ...

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 Soda Valley (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 Soda Valley. 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 Soda Valley ...

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 Soda Valley.

  • Typical abbreviation for Soda Valley: Soda Vly. (or less commonly used: Soda Vally. or Soda Vlly.)

Newspapers Published in Soda Valley ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Soda Valley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Soda Valley, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Soda Valley.

Cemeteries Near Soda Valley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Soda Valley.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Thorn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Copperas Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Needs Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cadron Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McGinty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Republican Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McNew Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Texas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mode Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Marcus Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spires Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Martinville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mallet Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McMillian Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Frauenthal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Acklin Graveyard   [Map]     
  E Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Cadron Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lloyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Heffington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mortar 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.<3>

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

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

Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Soda Valley
 - 1895 population of 212 people (with 5,370 people in 2016)
 - Greenbrier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linder   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Soda Valley
 - Linder had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Soda Valley
 - Guy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinnacle Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pinnacle Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Soda Valley
 - Pinnacle Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wooster   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Soda Valley
 - Wooster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Soda Valley
 - Holland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Damascus   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Soda Valley
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barney   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Soda Valley
 - Barney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Enders   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Soda Valley
 - Enders had a post office and no railroad service
 
Martinville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Soda Valley
 - Martinville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Enola   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Soda Valley
 - Enola 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 Soda Valley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Soda Valley 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 doctors and 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.

Soda Valley is located in Faulkner County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Faulkner County: Cleburne, Conway, Lonoke, Perry, Pulaski, Van Buren & White.

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

  DirectionDistance
Faulkner     (The home county for Soda Valley)
      Greenbrier   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Guy   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Holland   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Enola   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Conway   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Preston   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Cleburne
      Quitman   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Higden   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ida   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prim   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Drasco   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Conway
      Springfield   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Center Ridge   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Austin   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Solgohachia   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Morrilton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hattieville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oppelo   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jerusalem   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Independence
      Floral   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lonoke
      Austin   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ward   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Perry
      Toad Suck   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Perry   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Perryville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adona   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Pope
      Wilson   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Atkins   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hector   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pottsville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Prairie
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pulaski
      Roland   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marche   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gravel Ridge   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Maumelle   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Natural Steps   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McAlmont   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Secluded Hills   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Booker   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cammack Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Saline
      Paron   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Searcy
      Leslie   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Stone
      Fox   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Van Buren
      Damascus   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gravesville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bee Branch   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Formosa   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Green Tree   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scotland   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairfield Bay   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crabtree   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
White
      Rose Bud   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Romance   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beebe   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Letona   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McRae   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pangburn   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garner   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Yell
      Cotton Town   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - you should note 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 Soda Valley:

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 Faulkner County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Independence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lonoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pope County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saline 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    
White 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 Faulkner County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas

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 ...



Find a Community located in Arkansas

About Faulkner County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Soda Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2587, Longitude: -92.3604     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Soda Valley 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 Soda Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Soda Valley.



 
 
 

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