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Our Genealogical Helper for Spring Valley ...

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 Valley (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 Valley. 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 Valley ...

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 Valley.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Valley: Spring Vly. (or less commonly used: Spring Vally. or Spring Vlly.)

Newspapers Published in Spring Valley ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Valley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Valley, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Valley.

Cemeteries Near Spring Valley ...

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

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Shurley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Sixteenth Section Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Rock Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barger Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Apple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Birmingham Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cypress Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Russ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Monk Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Duncan Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Blasingame Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sylvania Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vilonia Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Bayou Meto Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chapel Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Walls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hammons Chapel 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 Valley in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spring Valley.

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

Cabot   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Valley
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 25,797 people in 2016)
 - Cabot had a post office and railroad service
 
Austin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Spring Valley
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 3,722 people in 2016)
 - Austin had a post office and railroad service
 
Warsaw   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Valley
 - Warsaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Spring Valley
 - Holland had railroad service and no post office
 
Ward   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Spring Valley
 - Ward had a post office and railroad service
 
Otto   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Spring Valley
 - Otto had a post office and no railroad service
 
El Paso   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Spring Valley
 - 1895 population of 350 people
 - El Paso had a post office and no railroad service
 
Parnell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Valley
 - Parnell 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 Valley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Valley 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Valley is located in Lonoke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lonoke County: Arkansas, Faulkner, Jefferson, Prairie, Pulaski & White.

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

  DirectionDistance
Lonoke     (The home county for Spring Valley)
      Cabot   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Austin   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ward   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lonoke   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Carlisle   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Keo   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Parkers Corner   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      England   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coy   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Allport   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cleburne
      Quitman   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Higden   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ida   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Conway
      Menifee   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Center Ridge   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Solgohachia   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Austin   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morrilton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oppelo   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Faulkner
      Vilonia   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Enola   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Holland   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Preston   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Conway   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Guy   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Jefferson
      Redfield   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wright   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Perry
      Toad Suck   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Perry   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Prairie
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Screeton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Des Arc   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hazen   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sand Hill   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tollville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      De Valls Bluff   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Biscoe   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Little Dixie   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pulaski
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gravel Ridge   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McAlmont   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Booker   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      North Little Rock   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rose City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Marche   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Maumelle   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scott   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cammack Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Saline
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East End   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Van Buren
      Gravesville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Damascus   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bee Branch   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Green Tree   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Formosa   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
White
      El Paso   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beebe   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Romance   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      McRae   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Garner   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rose Bud   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Griffithville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Letona   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Spring Valley:

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 Lonoke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Lonoke County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Lonoke 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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Community located in Arkansas

About Lonoke County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0190, Longitude: -92.0740     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Valley 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Spring Valley.



 
 
 

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