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Our Genealogical Helper for Sommer ...

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

We've added Sommer to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sommer, 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 Sommer (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 Sommer. 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 Sommer ...

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 84 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sommer.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sommer, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sommer.

Cemeteries Near Sommer ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sommer.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Frietsche Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW St. Scholastica Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW May Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tritt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ware Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Stony Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Meinrads Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE McReynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Knoxville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Ignatius Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prairie View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Horn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Utley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Utley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lewis Johnson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ellsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Canter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chastain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spadra Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shoptaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cazort Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blakeley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harkey's Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Stinnett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Durvin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Pledger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nordin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maddin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. Benedict Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bullock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Swann Cemetery   [Map]     
  E London Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holly Redeemer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McKendree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


       

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 Sommer in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sommer.

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

Dublin   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sommer
 - Dublin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prairie View   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Sommer
 - 1895 population of 500 people
 - Prairie View had a post office and no railroad service
 
Knoxville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sommer
 - 1895 population of 307 people (with 761 people in 2017)
 - Knoxville had a post office and railroad service
 
Piney   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sommer
 - Piney had railroad service and no post office
 
Morrison Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sommer
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 81 people in 2017)
 - Morrison Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellsworth - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ellsworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sommer
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Ellsworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spadra   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sommer
 - Spadra had a post office and railroad service
 
Delaware   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sommer
 - Delaware 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 Sommer. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sommer 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 and doctors 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Logan County: Franklin, Johnson, Pope, Scott, Sebastian & Yell.

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

  DirectionDistance
Logan     (The home county for Sommer)
      New Blaine   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Morrison Bluff   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Delaware   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sand Ridge   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Subiaco   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Paris   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Carbon City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Magazine   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Caulksville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ratcliff   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Conway
      Pontoon   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jerusalem   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hattieville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oppelo   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Crawford
      Mulberry   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Franklin
      Alix   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Denning   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Altus   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wiederkehr Village   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Webb City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Felkner Town   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Branch   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Johnson
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Lamar   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clarksville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hartman   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Union City   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hagarville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coal Hill   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ozone   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Batson   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Oark   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Madison
      Boston   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pettigrew   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Newton
      Deer   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Perry
      Casa   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adona   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Pope
      London   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Taral   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Center Valley   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dover   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pottsville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hector   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Atkins   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Scott
      Little Texas   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Sebastian
      Ursula   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Yell
      Chickalah   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Havana   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dardanelle   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ola   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Plainview   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waltreak   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rover   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Briggsville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

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 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 Sommer:

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 Logan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin 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    
Newton 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    
Scott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sebastian 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 Logan 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 ...



Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Logan 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 Sommer, 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 in Sommer. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sommer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sommer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3245, Longitude: -93.4380     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sommer 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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