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Our Genealogical Helper for Southside ...

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 Southside (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 Southside. 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 Southside ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Southside.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southside, 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 Southside.

Cemeteries Near Southside ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southside.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Egner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kyler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Alderbrook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oaklawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stark Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Ruddell Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Locust Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Riddles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Magness Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ruddell Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sulphur Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lees Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Feutral Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Havison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Starnes Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Putman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dugger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Haddock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Belleview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Akron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pilgrims Rest 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 Southside in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Southside.

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

Salado   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Southside
 - Salado had a post office and no railroad service
Batesville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 2,150 people (with 10,727 people in 2017)
 - Batesville had a post office and railroad service
Desha   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Southside
 - Desha had a post office and no railroad service
Jamestown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
Rosie   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Southside
 - Rosie had a post office and no railroad service
Moorefield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Southside
 - Moorefield had a post office and railroad service
Sulphur Rock   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 387 people (with 461 people in 2017)
 - Sulphur Rock had a post office and railroad service
Denieville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denieville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Southside
 - Denieville 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 Southside. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Southside 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Southside is located in Independence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Independence County: Cleburne, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Sharp, Stone & White.

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

Independence     (The home county for Southside)
      Salado   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Batesville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Desha   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rosie   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Locust Grove   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Magness   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sulphur Rock   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pfeiffer   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Newark   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pleasant Plains   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oil Trough   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Floral   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Concord   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ida   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Drasco   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Prim   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Higden   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cash   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Guion   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bone Town   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sage   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Violet Hill   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brockwell   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Horseshoe Bend   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wiseman   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wideman   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jacksonport   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Campbell Station   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Diaz   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Island Town   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Newport   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tuckerman   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weldon   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Swifton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Amagon   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grubbs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tupelo   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Algoa   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saffell   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Smithville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Minturn   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powhatan   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black Rock   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Portia   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grange   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Evening Shade   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Poughkeepsie   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ash Flat   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Highland   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Williford   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marcella   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fox   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Van Buren
      Fairfield Bay   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sunnydale   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pangburn   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Russell   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Letona   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Judsonia   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rose Bud   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Patterson   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McCrory   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Southside:

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 Independence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craighead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Izard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Poinsett 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    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Woodruff County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Communities in Arkansas

About Independence County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6984, Longitude: -91.6235     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southside 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 Southside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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