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Our Genealogical Helper for Souths Ferry ...

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 Souths Ferry (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 Souths Ferry. 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 Souths Ferry ...

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 Souths Ferry.

  • Typical abbreviation for Souths Ferry: S. Ferrys

Newspapers Published in Souths Ferry ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Souths Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Souths Ferry, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Souths Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Souths Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Souths Ferry.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Norfork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Martin Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Galatia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arkana Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Lone Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Burnt School House Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Acklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Table Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Table Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hand Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Katy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Staggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wayland Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Haskell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Cuff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coots Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW East Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Casteel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Branscumb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Herd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spring Creek 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 Souths Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Souths Ferry.

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

Lone Rock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Souths Ferry
 - Lone Rock had a post office and no railroad service
McPhearson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Souths Ferry
 - McPhearson had a post office and no railroad service
Iuka   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Souths Ferry
 - Iuka had a post office and no railroad service
Wake - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Souths Ferry
 - Wake had a post office and no railroad service
Culp   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Souths Ferry
 - Culp had a post office and no railroad service
Buford   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Souths Ferry
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Buford had a post office and no railroad service
Calico Rock   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Souths Ferry
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,760 people in 2017)
 - Calico Rock had a post office and no railroad service
Pineville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Souths Ferry
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 229 people in 2017)
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Souths Ferry
 - 1895 population of 242 people (with 12,332 people in 2017)
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Souths Ferry
 - Henderson 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 Souths Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Souths Ferry 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 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.

Souths Ferry is located in Baxter County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Baxter County: Fulton, Izard, Marion, Searcy, Stone & Ozark (MO).

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

Baxter     (The home county for Souths Ferry)
      Norfork   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Norfork Village   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Salesville   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Briarcliff   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Buffalo City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mountain Home   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gassville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cotter   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Big Flat   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Everton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Zinc   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Lead Hill   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elixir - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lead Hill   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Diamond City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Keener - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valley Springs   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bergman   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Prim   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gepp   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bexar   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Viola   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sturkie   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camp   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cushman   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dolph   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Calico Rock   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wideman   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brockwell   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Violet Hill   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wiseman   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Guion   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sage   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rush - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Flippin   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bull Shoals   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Yellville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Price Place   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodd City - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Peel   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pyatt   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Western Grove   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cozahome   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harriet   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baker   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leslie   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Joe   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pindall   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ash Flat   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Evening Shade   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Onia   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alco   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fox   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marcella   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Van Buren
      Rumley   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dennard   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Howell (MO)
      Moody (MO)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Caulfield (MO)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lanton (MO)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Fork (MO)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pottersville (MO)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ozark (MO)
      Bakersfield (MO)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Udall (MO)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Tecumseh (MO)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hardenville (MO)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pontiac (MO)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elijah (MO)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gainesville (MO)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Isabella (MO)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sundown (MO)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Zanoni (MO)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Theodosia (MO)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Romance (MO)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Taney (MO)
      Protem (MO)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 helpful websites 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 Souths Ferry:

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 Baxter County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Independence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Izard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Searcy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sharp County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Van Buren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howell County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ozark County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Taney County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Baxter County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Baxter 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
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Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Baxter County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Souths Ferry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Baxter County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Souths Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Souths Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Souths Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2112, Longitude: -92.2896     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Souths Ferry 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 Souths Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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