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Our Genealogical Helper for Spring Lake Estates ...

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 Lake Estates (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 Lake Estates. 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 Lake Estates ...

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 Lake Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Lake Estates: Spring Lk. Ests.

Newspapers Published in Spring Lake Estates ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Lake Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Lake Estates, 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 Lake Estates.

Cemeteries Near Spring Lake Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spring Lake Estates.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Baxter Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Quality Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Old Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E East Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Whiteville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Gassville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Three Brothers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Cotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thacker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Amos Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Newton Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Haskell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arkana Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Promised Land Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jenkins 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.<2>

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

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

Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 242 people (with 12,332 people in 2017)
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Independence - Historic   [Map]
 - While Independence was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Lake Estates
 - Independence had a post office and no railroad service
Gassville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 108 people (with 2,136 people in 2017)
 - Gassville had a post office and no railroad service
Amos   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Spring Lake Estates
 - Amos had a post office and no railroad service
Buford   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Spring Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Buford had a post office and no railroad service
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Spring Lake Estates
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
Flippin   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring Lake Estates
 - Flippin had a post office and no railroad service
Wake - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Lake Estates
 - Wake had a post office and no railroad service
Prestonia (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spring Lake Estates
 - Prestonia had a post office and no railroad service
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spring Lake Estates
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Stone - Historic   [Map]
 - While Stone was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Spring Lake Estates
 - Stone 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 Spring Lake Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Lake Estates 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 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.

Spring Lake Estates is located in Baxter County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Baxter County: Fulton, Izard, Marion, Searcy, Stone & Ozark (MO).

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

Baxter     (The home county for Spring Lake Estates)
      Mountain Home   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gassville   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clarkridge   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cotter   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Briarcliff   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Norfork Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Salesville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gamaliel   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lead Hill   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Lead Hill   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Diamond City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Zinc   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elixir - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Everton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Keener - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bergman   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valley Springs   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bellefonte   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lowry   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gepp   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bexar   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Viola   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Sturkie   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camp   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dolph   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Calico Rock   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wideman   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brockwell   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wiseman   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Violet Hill   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Horseshoe Bend   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sage   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bull Shoals   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flippin   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Price Place   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Yellville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rush - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Peel   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dodd City - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pyatt   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Western Grove   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cozahome   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harriet   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Joe   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baker   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pindall   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leslie   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Onia   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alco   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fox   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Van Buren
      Rumley   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Douglas (MO)
      Gentryville (MO)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Squires (MO)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rome (MO)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Drury (MO)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Howell (MO)
      Caulfield (MO)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moody (MO)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pottersville (MO)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Fork (MO)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lanton (MO)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Siloam Springs (MO)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Plains (MO)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ozark (MO)
      Pontiac (MO)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hardenville (MO)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Udall (MO)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gainesville (MO)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tecumseh (MO)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bakersfield (MO)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Isabella (MO)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sundown (MO)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Theodosia (MO)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Zanoni (MO)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elijah (MO)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Romance (MO)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Taney (MO)
      Protem (MO)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rueter (MO)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedarcreek (MO)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McClurg (MO)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bradleyville (MO)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 Lake Estates:

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 Baxter County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Izard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton 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    
Douglas County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Howell County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ozark County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Taney County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Find a Community within Arkansas

About Baxter County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baxter 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 starting from Spring Lake Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Lake Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Lake Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3612, Longitude: -92.4140     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Lake Estates 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 Spring Lake Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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