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Spring Creek, Arkansas
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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 68 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 23 miles [37 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  
  ENE St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Spring Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Rehoboth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Possum Trot Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Paradise Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hawkins Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW New Life Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moro Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mt. Mariah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Schaffhauser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pastel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tucker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Marianna Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Postelle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lone Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lagrange Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ashberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gilbert Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lackie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Long Cane Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Ridge 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 Spring Creek had a population of 64 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Vineyard   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Vineyard had a post office and no railroad service
Tyner - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tyner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Creek
 - Tyner had a post office and no railroad service
Oak Forest   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Spring Creek
 - Oak Forest had a post office and no railroad service
Hicksville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Creek
 - Hicksville had a post office and railroad service
North Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While North Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Creek
 - North Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Moro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 183 people in 2017)
 - Moro had a post office and no railroad service
Marvell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 986 people in 2017)
 - Marvell had a post office and railroad service
LaGrange   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 77 people in 2017)
 - LaGrange had a post office and railroad service
Marianna   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 1,126 people (with 3,571 people in 2017)
 - Marianna had a post office and railroad service
Felton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spring Creek
 - Felton had railroad service and no post office
Poplar Grove   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Poplar Grove 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 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 Spring Creek. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Spring Creek:

Lee     (The home county for Spring Creek)
      Aubrey   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Rondo   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moro   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      LaGrange   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Marianna   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Phillips Bayou   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Haynes   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brickeys   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crockett's Bluff   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Preston Ferry   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Charles   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Casscoe   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ethel   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Almyra   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      De Witt   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stuttgart   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Horseshoe Lake   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Anthonyville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Proctor   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wynne   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Holly Grove   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Brinkley   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clarendon   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Fargo   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Roe   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Turkey Scratch   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Marvell   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Poplar Grove   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lexa   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Barton   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Turner   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      West Helena   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Helena - West Helena   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wabash   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Biscoe   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      De Valls Bluff   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ulm   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Little Dixie   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tollville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sand Hill   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hazen   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Des Arc   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Francis
      Goodwin   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Palestine   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wheatley   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Forrest City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Widener   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hughes   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colt   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Heth   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hunter   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cotton Plant   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Howell   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coahoma (MS)
      Friars Point (MS)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lula (MS)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coahoma (MS)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jonestown (MS)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarksdale (MS)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lyon (MS)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
DeSoto (MS)
      Newport (MS)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tunica (MS)
      North Tunica (MS)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tunica (MS)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 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 - 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 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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Crittenden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phillips County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Francis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Woodruff County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coahoma County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeSoto County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tunica County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Spring Creek ...

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

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 Spring Creek:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Spring Creek.
      See our Misc Page for Spring Creek for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lee 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 State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Spring Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 34.6887, Longitude: -90.8982     [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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