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Our Genealogy 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 an insight into their world.

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.

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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Southside is located in Van Buren County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Van Buren County: Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Searcy & Stone.

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:

  DirDistance
Van Buren     (The home county for Southside)
  Bee Branch   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Gravesville   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Damascus   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Green Tree   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Choctaw   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Formosa   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Eglantine   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fairfield Bay   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Scotland   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Shirley   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Crabtree   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Baxter
  Big Flat   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cleburne
  Quitman   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Higden   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Greers Ferry   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Edgemont   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Heber Springs   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Prim   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tumbling Shoals   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wilburn   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Drasco   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ida   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rainbow Island   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Conway
  Austin   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Center Ridge   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Middleton   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Solgohachia   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Menifee   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Plumerville   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Hattieville   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jerusalem   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Morrilton   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oppelo   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Faulkner
  Guy   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Twin Groves   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Greenbrier   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wooster   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Holland   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Enola   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Conway   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Vilonia   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Preston   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lollie   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mayflower   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Independence
  Floral   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lonoke
  Austin   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ward   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Perry
  Toad Suck   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bigelow   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fourche   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Houston   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Perry   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Little Italy   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Perryville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Adona   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pope
  Tilly   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Atkins   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hector   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Scottsville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Center Valley   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dover   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pottsville   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pulaski
  Roland   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Marche   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Maumelle   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Natural Steps   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gravel Ridge   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jacksonville   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Searcy
  Leslie   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Baker   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Witt's Springs   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marshall   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lone Pine   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Harriet   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Stone
  Fox   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Timbo   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Alco   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Onia   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mountain View   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fifty-Six   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Marcella   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
White
  Rose Bud   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Romance   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  El Paso   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Center Hill   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pangburn   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Letona   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Beebe   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  McRae   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Searcy   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sunnydale   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Garner   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Southside, see our County-by-County Page 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 Google map will open 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 or 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 &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Bee Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Lloyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Quattlebaum Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Spires Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Mode Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE King Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Martinville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Copperas Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Texas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Halbrooks Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Republican Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hunter - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woolverton Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     

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 19 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 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Southside.

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.

Bee Branch   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bee Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Damascus   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Southside
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morganton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Southside
 - Morganton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinnacle Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pinnacle Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Southside
 - Pinnacle Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Southside
 - Guy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Choctaw   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Southside
 - Choctaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Martinville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Southside
 - Martinville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Quitman   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 327 people (with 724 people in 2017)
 - Quitman 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.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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    

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 Van Buren County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baxter County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cleburne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Conway County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Faulkner County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Independence County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lonoke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Perry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pope County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pulaski County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Searcy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Stone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
White County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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 ...

Search for a Arkansas Community

About Van Buren 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: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4265, Longitude: -92.3899     [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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This page was last modified: 18 Feb 2019