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Welcome to South Bend ...

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

We've added South Bend to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with South Bend, please Contact Us.

South Bend would have been located within present day Lincoln County<2>.

The location of South Bend has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of South Bend, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1835.

A typical abbreviation for South Bend: S. Bend

While the community is gone, the present day location for South Bend is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where South Bend was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

South Bend would have been located in the (870) area code.

Communities Also Named South Bend ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Arkansas communities named South Bend: This one is located in Lincoln County and the other is located in Lonoke County.

Beyond Arkansas, there are 13 communities that are also named South Bend - they are located in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Texas (2), Washington and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for South Bend.

Communities near South Bend ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near South Bend.

  • Dumas
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • De Witt
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Gould
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould
    • Gould is located in Lincoln County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 719 people
  • Gillett
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Grady
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Mitchellville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchellville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchellville
    • Mitchellville is located in Desha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
  • Watson
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Winchester
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester is located in Drew County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
  • Varner
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varner
    • Varner is located in Lincoln County
  • Pea Ridge
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
    • Pea Ridge is located in Desha County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around South Bend. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for South Bend.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Bend. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around South Bend.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around South Bend. See our Newspapers Page for South Bend.

Adding South Bend to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of South Bend in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for South Bend was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the South Bend post office opened in 1835.

We also found South Bend on a map titled William Bradley Map (1889).

For more details, see References and Mentions for South Bend.

The official website for State of Arkansas:

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 South Bend, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Lincoln, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Bend - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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