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Our Genealogical Helper for Spence Jucntion ...

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 Spence Jucntion (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 Spence Jucntion. 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 Spence Jucntion ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spence Jucntion.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spence Jucntion, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spence Jucntion.

Cemeteries Near Spence Jucntion ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spence Jucntion.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Tarlton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tarlton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Richland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Richland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Coleman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Self Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Self Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sexton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCutchen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Deer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Ricketts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Freeman Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Freeman Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Red Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mont Judea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coopers Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Deer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ben's Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clayburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Curtis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Essex 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>

While we didn't find Spence Jucntion in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spence Jucntion.

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

Red Rock   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spence Jucntion
 - Red Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Judea   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Spence Jucntion
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Mount Judea had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cave Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spence Jucntion
 - Cave Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Witt's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Spence Jucntion
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Witt's Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Douglas   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spence Jucntion
 - Fort Douglas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smyrna   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spence Jucntion
 - Smyrna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Point Peter   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spence Jucntion
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Point Peter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snowball   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spence Jucntion
 - Snowball 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 Spence Jucntion. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spence Jucntion 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Spence Jucntion is located in Newton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Newton County: Boone, Carroll, Johnson, Madison, Pope & Searcy.

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

  DirectionDistance
Newton     (The home county for Spence Jucntion)
      Deer   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mount Judea   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vendor   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hasty   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Parthenon   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Western Grove   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ponca   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Compton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Baxter
      Big Flat   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Boone
      Valley Springs   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Everton   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bellefonte   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Zinc   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bergman   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Keener - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alpena   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elixir - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Carroll
      Dryfork   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rudd   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Metalton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Conway
      Jerusalem   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hattieville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Austin   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Center Ridge   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Johnson
      Hagarville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ozone   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oark   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lamar   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarksville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Batson   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartman   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Logan
      Delaware   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morrison Bluff   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Blaine   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Madison
      Boston   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pettigrew   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Witter   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marble   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
      Pyatt   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rush - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Yellville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodd City - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pope
      Tilly   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hector   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Dover   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Taral   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Center Valley   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      London   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Atkins   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pottsville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Searcy
      Witt's Springs   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saint Joe   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pindall   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baker   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leslie   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harriet   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cozahome   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Stone
      Alco   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Van Buren
      Rex   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alread   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crabtree   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dennard   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rumley   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scotland   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Formosa   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Yell
      Dardanelle   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Spence Jucntion:

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 Newton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baxter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pope County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Searcy 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    
Yell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spence Jucntion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7876, Longitude: -93.0635     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spence Jucntion 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Spence Jucntion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Spence Jucntion.



 
 
 

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