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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 258 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 12 miles [19.3 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 &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Halstead Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ida Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Valley Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE State Hospital Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rocky Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Forest Hills Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elmlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haven of Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Stuman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pinecrest Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grimmette Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ives Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Rose Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Browns Valley of Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Guenther Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Swinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Heilman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corbin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Soldiers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Natural Steps Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Pipkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Edgewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spring Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Little Rock National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Fraternal Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gabriel Heights Memorial Gardens   [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.

Banty - Historic   [Map]
 - While Banty was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Spring Valley
 - Banty had a post office and no railroad service
Ivesville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Spring Valley
 - Ivesville had a post office and no railroad service
Collegeville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Valley
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Collegeville had a post office and no railroad service
Alexander   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Spring Valley
 - 1895 population of 146 people (with 3,057 people in 2017)
 - Alexander had a post office and railroad service
Mabelvale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Valley
 - Mabelvale had a post office and railroad service
Tatumville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tatumville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Spring Valley
 - Tatumville had a post office and no railroad service
Avilla   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring Valley
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Avilla had a post office and no railroad service
Bryant   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Valley
 - 1895 population of 209 people (with 20,194 people in 2017)
 - Bryant had a post office and railroad service
Maumelle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spring Valley
 - Maumelle had a post office and no railroad service
Altharp - Historic   [Map]
 - While Altharp was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Valley
 - Altharp 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 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 Valley is located in Pulaski County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pulaski County: Faulkner, Grant, Jefferson, Lonoke, Perry & Saline.

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:

Pulaski     (The home county for Spring Valley)
      Secluded Hills   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cammack Village   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mabelvale   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ferndale   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wakefield Village   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Windamere   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Maumelle   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Natural Steps   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Little Rock   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Marche   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Landmark   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      North Little Rock   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oppelo   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morrilton   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Solgohachia   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Preston   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Conway   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holland   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Enola   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lonsdale   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fountain Lake   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hot Springs Village   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Price   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jessieville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hot Springs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tull   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Prattsville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Poyen   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leola   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hot Spring
      Rockport   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Magnet Cove   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Perla   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lono   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Redfield   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wright   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Keo   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      England   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lonoke   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Austin   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ward   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coy   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Allport   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Carlisle   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Humnoke   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Toad Suck   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Perryville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Perry   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adona   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Casa   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East End   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Paron   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Haskell   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Traskwood   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beebe   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 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 begin with 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 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 Pulaski County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Conway 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    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hot Spring County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lonoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saline 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 Pulaski County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Pulaski 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 ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Pulaski County

About Arkansas

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 Pulaski 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 from Spring Valley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 34.7329, Longitude: -92.4429     [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:

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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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