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Our Genealogical Helper for South Ozark ...

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 Ozark (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 Ozark. 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 Ozark ...

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 Ozark.

  • Typical abbreviation for South Ozark: S. Ozark

Newspapers Published in South Ozark ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around South Ozark.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of South Ozark, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for South Ozark.

Cemeteries Near South Ozark ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Morgan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pond Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Pilot Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nickles Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hixon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bercham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Philips Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Forbus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McNelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Price Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Threadgill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bourland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Berkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lessley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Crossno Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McLaughlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coal Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Handchew Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Westview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roger Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hamm Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Browns Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Council Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Possum Walk Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Younger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rankin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wagner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hight Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kersey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Huddleston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Srygley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Plymale 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 Ozark in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of South Ozark.

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

Ozark   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from South Ozark
 - 1895 population of 862 people (with 3,611 people in 2017)
 - Ozark had a post office and railroad service
Poping   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from South Ozark
 - Poping had railroad service and no post office
White Oak   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from South Ozark
 - White Oak had railroad service and no post office
Altus   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from South Ozark
 - 1895 population of 469 people (with 738 people in 2017)
 - Altus had a post office and railroad service
Watalula   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from South Ozark
 - Watalula had a post office and no railroad service
Cravens   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from South Ozark
 - Cravens had a post office and no railroad service
Cecil   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from South Ozark
 - Cecil had a post office and no railroad service
Etna   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from South Ozark
 - Etna had a post office and no railroad service
Roseville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from South Ozark
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
Sub Rosa - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sub Rosa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from South Ozark
 - Sub Rosa 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 Ozark. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring South Ozark 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 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.

South Ozark is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Crawford, Johnson, Logan, Madison & Sebastian.

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

Franklin     (The home county for South Ozark)
      Webb City   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Ozark   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Wiederkehr Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Altus   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Felkner Town   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Denning   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Alix   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Branch   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mulberry   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dyer   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Locke   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mountainburg   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alma   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chester   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Winfrey   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Kibler   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Concord   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rudy   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wright Town   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coal Hill   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hartman   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Batson   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union City   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarksville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oark   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lamar   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ozone   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hagarville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carbon City   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Caulksville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ratcliff   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Paris   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Subiaco   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Morrison Bluff   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sand Ridge   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Magazine   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Booneville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Combs   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pettigrew   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boston   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Witter   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wesley   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      London   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dover   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Taral   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ursula   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lavaca   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Chaffee   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barling   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Smith   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mansfield   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bonanza   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hackett   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Midland   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hazel Valley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winslow   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Strickler   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Fork   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Skylight   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Havana   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waltreak   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chickalah   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Le Flore (OK)
      Arkoma (OK)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pocola (OK)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sequoyah (OK)
      Moffett (OK)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Short (OK)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Roland (OK)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Remy (OK)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belfonte (OK)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 South Ozark:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pope County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sebastian County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Le Flore County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequoyah County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Franklin 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Franklin County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Ozark. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4804, Longitude: -93.8310     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Ozark 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 Ozark, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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