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Our Genealogical Helper for Springfield ...

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 Springfield (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 Springfield. 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.

Newspapers Published in Springfield ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springfield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Springfield, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Springfield.

Cemeteries Near Springfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springfield.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE McMillian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kilgore Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Scroggin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mallet Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Martinville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Republican Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lanty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McClaren Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bizzell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW McCullough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Plumerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Thorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spires Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sharron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson 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 Springfield had a population of 240 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Martinville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springfield
 - Martinville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wooster   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Springfield
 - Wooster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lick Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springfield
 - Lick Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plumerville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 214 people (with 779 people in 2017)
 - Plumerville had a post office and railroad service
 
Menifee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Springfield
 - Menifee had a post office and railroad service
 
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 212 people (with 5,477 people in 2017)
 - Greenbrier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinnacle Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pinnacle Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Springfield
 - Pinnacle Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Damascus   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springfield
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Saint Vincent had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linder   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springfield
 - Linder 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 Springfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springfield 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.

Springfield 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 Springfield. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Springfield:

  DirectionDistance
Conway     (The home county for Springfield)
      Middleton   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Solgohachia   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Center Ridge   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Austin   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Morrilton   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hattieville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oppelo   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jerusalem   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pontoon   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Cleburne
      Quitman   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Higden   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prim   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Faulkner
      Wooster   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Guy   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Conway   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holland   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Preston   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Enola   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Lonoke
      Austin   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ward   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Perry
      Toad Suck   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Perry   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Perryville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Adona   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Casa   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Pope
      Atkins   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hector   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pottsville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Center Valley   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dover   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Taral   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tilly   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      London   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pulaski
      Roland   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Natural Steps   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marche   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Maumelle   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ferndale   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Secluded Hills   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gravel Ridge   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cammack Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Little Rock   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Booker   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saline
      Paron   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Searcy
      Leslie   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Witt's Springs   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Stone
      Fox   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Van Buren
      Damascus   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Formosa   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gravesville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bee Branch   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scotland   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Green Tree   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crabtree   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rex   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alread   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairfield Bay   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
White
      El Paso   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rose Bud   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Romance   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beebe   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Yell
      Cotton Town   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dardanelle   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 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 Springfield:

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    
Lonoke 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    
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    
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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Springfield ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community located in Arkansas

About Conway County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Springfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Springfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2676, Longitude: -92.5577     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springfield 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 Springfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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