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Our Genealogical Helper for Spring Meadows ...

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 Meadows (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 Meadows. 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 Meadows ...

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 Meadows.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Meadows: Spring Mdws.

Newspapers Published in Spring Meadows ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Meadows.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Meadows, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Meadows.

Cemeteries Near Spring Meadows ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Lewisburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Hallett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Wolf Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCullough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Plumerville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Byerly Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wiedower Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Scroggin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Happy Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Leach Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McGhee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S May Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beeson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cleaver 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 Meadows in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spring Meadows.

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

Morrilton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Meadows
 - 1895 population of 1,644 people (with 6,647 people in 2017)
 - Morrilton had a post office and railroad service
Oppelo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Meadows
 - Oppelo had a post office and no railroad service
Plumerville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Spring Meadows
 - 1895 population of 214 people (with 779 people in 2017)
 - Plumerville had a post office and railroad service
Ada   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring Meadows
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Ada had a post office and no railroad service
Hattieville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spring Meadows
 - Hattieville had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Meadows
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Spring Meadows
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Saint Vincent had a post office and no railroad service
Old Hickory   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spring Meadows
 - Old Hickory 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 Meadows. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Meadows 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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 Meadows is located in Conway County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Conway County: Faulkner, Perry, Pope, Van Buren & Yell.

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

Conway     (The home county for Spring Meadows)
      Morrilton   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Oppelo   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Solgohachia   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hattieville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pontoon   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jerusalem   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Center Ridge   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Conway   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Preston   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Guy   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holland   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Enola   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hot Springs Village   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jessieville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fountain Lake   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hagarville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Delaware   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Blaine   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Perry   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Perryville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Toad Suck   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Adona   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Casa   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Atkins   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pottsville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Center Valley   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hector   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Taral   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dover   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      London   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tilly   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Roland   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Natural Steps   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ferndale   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Maumelle   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marche   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Secluded Hills   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cammack Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gravel Ridge   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Little Rock   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Booker   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paron   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Van Buren
      Damascus   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Formosa   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scotland   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gravesville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bee Branch   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rex   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Tree   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alread   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crabtree   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Romance   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rose Bud   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Dardanelle   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Ola   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chickalah   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Plainview   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rover   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Meadows:

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 Conway County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garland 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    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pope County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saline County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Van Buren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White 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 Conway County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Conway County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spring Meadows. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Spring Meadows. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spring Meadows) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Meadows. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1670, Longitude: -92.7507     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Meadows 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 Meadows, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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