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Our Genealogical Helper for South Bend ...

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 South Bend (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 South Bend. 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 South Bend ...

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 South Bend.

  • Typical abbreviation for South Bend: S. Bend

Newspapers Published in South Bend ...

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 228 newspapers that have been published in the area around South Bend.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of South Bend, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for South Bend.

Cemeteries Near South Bend ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of South Bend.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCraw Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chapel Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Lone Cypress Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bayou Meto Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  W North Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Meacham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Green Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rest Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hickman Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baucum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lonoke Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brushy Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Cornerstone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Calva Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lea Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Sunset Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Brownsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wattensaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove 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>

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

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

Kerr   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from South Bend
 - Kerr had a post office and railroad service
 
Holland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from South Bend
 - Holland had railroad service and no post office
 
Jacksonville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from South Bend
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
 
Galloway   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from South Bend
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Galloway had a post office and railroad service
 
Parnell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from South Bend
 - Parnell had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAlmont   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from South Bend
 - McAlmont had a post office and railroad service
 
Lonoke   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from South Bend
 - 1895 population of 858 people (with 4,248 people in 2017)
 - Lonoke had a post office and railroad service
 
Cabot   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from South Bend
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 26,141 people in 2017)
 - Cabot had a post office and railroad service
 
Warsaw   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from South Bend
 - Warsaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Willowdale - Historic   [Map]
 - While Willowdale was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from South Bend
 - Willowdale 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 South Bend. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring South Bend 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 hospitals and 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.

South Bend is located in Lonoke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lonoke County: Arkansas, Faulkner, Jefferson, Prairie, Pulaski & White.

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

  DirectionDistance
Lonoke     (The home county for South Bend)
      Cabot   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lonoke   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Austin   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ward   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Keo   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Carlisle   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      England   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Parkers Corner   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Allport   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Arkansas
      Stuttgart   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cleburne
      Quitman   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Conway
      Menifee   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Faulkner
      Vilonia   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Preston   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Enola   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holland   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Conway   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Guy   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Grant
      Center Grove   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tull   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Redfield   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wright   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Humphrey   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wabbaseka   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Altheimer   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monroe
      Roe   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Perry
      Little Italy   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Toad Suck   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Prairie
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Screeton   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hazen   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tollville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Des Arc   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      De Valls Bluff   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Biscoe   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sand Hill   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ulm   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Little Dixie   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pulaski
      Jacksonville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Gravel Ridge   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      McAlmont   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Booker   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scott   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rose City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      North Little Rock   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      College Station   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Little Rock   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sweet Home   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Saline
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East End   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Haskell   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paron   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
White
      Beebe   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McRae   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garner   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Romance   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Griffithville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rose Bud   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 - 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 South Bend:

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 Lonoke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry 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    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Lonoke County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Lonoke 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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community located in Arkansas

About Lonoke County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8418, Longitude: -92.0543     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Bend 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 South Bend, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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