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Our Genealogical Helper for Spadra ...

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 Spadra (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 Spadra. 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 Spadra ...

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 81 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spadra.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spadra, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spadra.

Cemeteries Near Spadra ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spadra.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Spadra Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ware Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Canter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW St. Ignatius Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stony Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holly Redeemer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blakeley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woodland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Prairie View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S St. Meinrads Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stillwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hartman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Knoxville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lewis Johnson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cazort Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Scholastica Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Airy Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kendall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hardgraves Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW McKendree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ellsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sherman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S May Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Frietsche Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zachary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maddin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Minnow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ogilbie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ogilbie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hardgraves Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lone Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Possum Walk Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Huddleston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Srygley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Horn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tritt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Utley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hagarville East Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hagerville East Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hagarville West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hagerville West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Naylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Coal Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W West 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Spadra had a post office and railroad service.

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

Clarksville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spadra
 - 1895 population of 937 people (with 9,618 people in 2017)
 - Clarksville had a post office and railroad service
Montana   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Spadra
 - Montana had a post office and no railroad service
Morrison Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spadra
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 81 people in 2017)
 - Morrison Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Dublin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spadra
 - Dublin had a post office and no railroad service
Lamar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spadra
 - Lamar had a post office and railroad service
Prairie View   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spadra
 - 1895 population of 500 people
 - Prairie View had a post office and no railroad service
Ludwig   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spadra
 - Ludwig had a post office and no railroad service
Knoxville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spadra
 - 1895 population of 307 people (with 761 people in 2017)
 - Knoxville had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Spadra. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spadra 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 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 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.

Spadra is located in Johnson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Johnson County: Franklin, Logan, Madison, Newton, Pope & Yell.

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

Johnson     (The home county for Spadra)
      Clarksville   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lamar   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Union City   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hartman   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coal Hill   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hagarville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ozone   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Batson   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oark   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Pontoon   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jerusalem   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hattieville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mulberry   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Locke   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dyer   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winfrey   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountainburg   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alix   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Denning   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Altus   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wiederkehr Village   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Webb City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Felkner Town   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Branch   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morrison Bluff   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Blaine   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sand Ridge   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Subiaco   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Delaware   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Paris   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Carbon City   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Caulksville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ratcliff   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Pettigrew   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boston   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Combs   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Witter   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deer   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Parthenon   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Casa   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      London   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dover   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Taral   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Center Valley   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pottsville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hector   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Atkins   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ursula   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lavaca   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Havana   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chickalah   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dardanelle   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waltreak   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ola   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Plainview   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Briggsville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Spadra:

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 Johnson 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    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton 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    
Sebastian County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Spadra ...

While our initial data for Spadra came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Spadra 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 Spadra.

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 Spadra:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Spadra.
      See our Misc Page for Spadra for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Arkansas

About Johnson County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spadra. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4251, Longitude: -93.4938     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spadra have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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 Spadra, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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