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Our Genealogical Helper for Spring Creek ...

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 Spring Creek (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 Spring Creek. 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 Spring Creek ...

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 Spring Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Creek: Spring Crk. (or less commonly used: Spring Ck. or Spring Cr.)

Newspapers Published in Spring Creek ...

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 92 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Creek, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Creek.

Cemeteries Near Spring Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spring Creek.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Silent Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Goad Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forest Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Stuckey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Temperance Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Hart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Frisco Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Benton County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Oakley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Stearns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hickory Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Highfill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Mt. Comfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Butler Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bentonville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Yell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dibler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Centerton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little Flock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jefferson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coffelt 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 Spring Creek in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spring Creek.

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

Elm Springs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 2,320 people in 2017)
 - Elm Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Colville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Colville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Colville had a post office and no railroad service
Springdale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 906 people (with 79,599 people in 2017)
 - Springdale had a post office and railroad service
Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spring Creek
 - Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Cannon - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cannon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spring Creek
 - Cannon had a post office and no railroad service
Osage Mills   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Osage Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Wager - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wager was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Spring Creek
 - Wager had a post office and no railroad service
Johnson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Spring Creek
 - Johnson 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 Spring Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Creek 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 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.

Spring Creek is located in Benton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Benton County: Carroll, Madison, Washington, Barry (MO), McDonald (MO), Adair (OK) & Delaware (OK).

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

Benton     (The home county for Spring Creek)
      Bethel Heights   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cave Springs   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rogers   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Highfill   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bentonville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Prairie Creek   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Centerton   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Little Flock   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Springtown   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      War Eagle   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eureka Springs   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winona Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holiday Island   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Metalton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Urbanette   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dryfork   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rudd   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grandview   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winfrey   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chester   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Locke   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountainburg   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Whitener   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hindsville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wesley   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marble   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Combs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Witter   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elm Springs   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Springdale   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tontitown   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Johnson   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blue Springs Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      War Eagle Cove   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fayette Junction   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greenland   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mayfield   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Barry (MO)
      Seligman (MO)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Washburn (MO)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eagle Rock (MO)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chain-O-Lakes (MO)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Exeter (MO)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cassville (MO)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Golden (MO)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wheaton (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Emerald Beach (MO)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arrow Point (MO)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Butterfield (MO)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
McDonald (MO)
      Jane (MO)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pineville (MO)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Powell (MO)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Noel (MO)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ginger Blue (MO)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lanagan (MO)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wylie (MO)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South West City (MO)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Anderson (MO)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rocky Comfort (MO)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goodman (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tiff City (MO)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      May (MO)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Newton (MO)
      Stella (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boulder City (MO)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Adair (OK)
      Watts (OK)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Watts Community (OK)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Westville (OK)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Addielee (OK)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Christie (OK)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peavine (OK)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chewey (OK)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Peavine (OK)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairfield (OK)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marietta (OK)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Proctor (OK)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stilwell (OK)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Salem (OK)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cherokee (OK)
      Oaks (OK)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scraper (OK)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Delaware (OK)
      West Siloam Springs (OK)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dripping Springs (OK)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beckwith (OK)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Colcord (OK)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flint Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sycamore (OK)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cloud Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kansas (OK)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodge (OK)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brush Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jay (OK)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Twin Oaks (OK)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cayuga (OK)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Spring Creek:

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 Benton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barry County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDonald County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Newton County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Adair County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delaware County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Benton County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Benton County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2265, Longitude: -94.1913     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Creek 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 Spring Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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