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Our Genealogical Helper for Southern Home ...

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

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

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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Southern Home.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southern Home, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Southern Home.

Cemeteries Near Southern Home ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southern Home.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moores Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Small Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Alexander A Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ellington Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Shoot Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Piney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Catlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Rocky Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Valentine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sexton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bluff View Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Egypt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Waltreak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rana Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ellington Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Little Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Chalybeate Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Piney Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Union - Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bud Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Guinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Callahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ethan Davis 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.

Southern Home itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Waveland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Southern Home
 - Waveland had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Southern Home
 - Sugar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Marvinville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Southern Home
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Marvinville had a post office and no railroad service
Revilee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Southern Home
 - Revilee had a post office and no railroad service
Blue Ball   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Southern Home
 - Blue Ball had a post office and no railroad service
Corley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Southern Home
 - Corley had a post office and no railroad service
Magazine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Southern Home
 - 1895 population of 183 people (with 835 people in 2017)
 - Magazine had a post office and no railroad service
Shark   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Southern Home
 - Shark 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 Southern Home. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Southern Home 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 northeast 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 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 east 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 Southern Home is historic, it would have been located within present day Yell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Yell County: Conway, Garland, Logan, Montgomery, Perry, Pope & Scott.

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

Yell     (The home county for Southern Home)
      Waltreak   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Havana   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bluffton   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gravelly   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Briggsville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rover   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chickalah   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Plainview   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Aly   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ola   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pontoon   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mulberry   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dyer   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kibler   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wright Town   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Branch   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alix   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Denning   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Altus   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Webb City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wiederkehr Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Felkner Town   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coal Hill   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartman   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarksville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lamar   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hagarville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Batson   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ozone   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Magazine   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Booneville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Golden City - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Paris   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Subiaco   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sand Ridge   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carbon City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Caulksville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ratcliff   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Blaine   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sims   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Story   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fannie   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pencil Bluff   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oden   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitetown   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Ida   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Casa   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      London   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pottsville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Taral   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Center Valley   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dover   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Little Texas   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Parks   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waldron   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boles   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Y City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ursula   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mansfield   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lavaca   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Chaffee   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Central City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barling   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Frog Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Midland   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Southern Home:

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 Yell 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    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Yell County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Yell 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Southern Home ...

While our initial data for Southern Home came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Southern Home in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Southern Home.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Southern Home:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Southern Home.
      See our Misc Page for Southern Home for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Yell County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Southern Home, 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 'straight-line' distance starting in Southern Home. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Southern Home) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern Home. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0909, Longitude: -93.6858     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southern Home 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:

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