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Spencer Place, Arkansas

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Our Genealogy Helper for Spencer Place ...

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 Spencer Place (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 Spencer Place. 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 Spencer Place ...

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 Spencer Place.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spencer Place: Spencer Pl. (or less commonly used: Spencer Plc.)

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.

Spencer Place is located in Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Crittenden, Monroe, Phillips, Saint Francis & Tunica (MS).

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

Lee     (The home county for Spencer Place)
  Brickeys   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Marianna   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Phillips Bayou   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  LaGrange   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Haynes   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rondo   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Aubrey   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Moro   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Horseshoe Lake   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Anthonyville   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Proctor   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jennette   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Edmondson   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Amanca   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Crawfordsville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  West Memphis   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Earle   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Marion   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sunset   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Parkin   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wynne   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Vanndale   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Twist   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pine City   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brinkley   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fargo   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Holly Grove   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clarendon   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lexa   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  West Helena   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Helena - West Helena   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Helena   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Barton   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Turkey Scratch   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Poplar Grove   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Marvell   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oneida   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lakeview   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wabash   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Turner   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Francis
  Hughes   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Widener   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Madison   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Forrest City   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Heth   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Palestine   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Caldwell   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Colt   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Goodwin   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wheatley   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hunter   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cotton Plant   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coahoma (MS)
  Lula (MS)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rich (MS)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Coahoma (MS)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Friars Point (MS)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jonestown (MS)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lyon (MS)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Clarksdale (MS)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
DeSoto (MS)
  Newport (MS)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Memphis (MS)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Walls (MS)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lynchburg (MS)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Southhaven (MS)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Horn Lake (MS)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hernando (MS)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  De Soto Village (MS)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Southaven (MS)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Panola (MS)
  Crenshaw (MS)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Longtown (MS)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Quitman (MS)
  Sledge (MS)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Falcon (MS)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Tate (MS)
  Coldwater (MS)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Senatobia (MS)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Town (MS)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tunica (MS)
  North Tunica (MS)   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Tunica (MS)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Shelby (TN)
  Hunt Village (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Spencer Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spencer Place.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Ward Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Jersalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greater Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Soudan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Jeffersonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shepherd Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gassett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dansby Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lackie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Casteel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clay Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Linden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Haynie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Spencer Place ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spencer Place.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spencer Place, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spencer Place.

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 Spencer Place in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spencer Place.

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

Askew - Historic   [Map]
 - While Askew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spencer Place
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Askew had a post office and no railroad service
Park Place   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Spencer Place
 - Park Place had a post office and no railroad service
Peters   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spencer Place
 - Peters had a post office and no railroad service
Bledsoe   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spencer Place
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bledsoe had a post office and no railroad service
Rawlinson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Spencer Place
 - Rawlinson had a post office and no railroad service
Marianna   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Spencer Place
 - 1895 population of 1,126 people (with 3,571 people in 2017)
 - Marianna had a post office and railroad service
Phillips Bayou   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spencer Place
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Phillips Bayou had railroad service and no post office
LaGrange   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spencer Place
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 77 people in 2017)
 - LaGrange 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 Spencer Place. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spencer Place in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Spencer Place:

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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crittenden County:     Cyndi's



Cross County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Phillips County:     Cyndi's



Saint Francis County:     Cyndi's



Woodruff County:     Cyndi's



Coahoma County (MS):     Cyndi's



DeSoto County (MS):     Cyndi's



Panola County (MS):     Cyndi's



Quitman County (MS):     Cyndi's



Tate County (MS):     Cyndi's



Tunica County (MS):     Cyndi's



Shelby County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Arkansas,
Cemeteries of Lee County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Arkansas   Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Arkansas, for Lee 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Lee County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spencer Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7898, Longitude: -90.5979     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spencer Place 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 Spencer Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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