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Our Genealogical Helper for Springtown ...

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 Springtown (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 Springtown. 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 the area of Springtown ...

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 83 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springtown.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Springtown. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Springtown and those printed in the larger area surrounding Springtown.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of Springtown.

Cemeteries Near Springtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springtown.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Springtown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Fairmount Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Gentry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Highfill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Lone Elm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bozarth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Coffelt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Parn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Blagg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Falling Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Callum Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Old Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Yell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Temperance Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cherokee City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Neale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Georgia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Centerton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coats 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 Springtown had a population of 150 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Springtown had a population of 96 people.

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

Flint - Historic   [Map]
 - While Flint was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springtown
 - Flint had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springtown
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springtown
 - Decatur had a post office and no railroad service
Mason Valley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Springtown
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Mason Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Parn - Historic   [Map]
 - While Parn was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springtown
 - Parn had a post office and no railroad service
Bloomfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Springtown
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Bloomfield had a post office and no railroad service
Clementine - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clementine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Springtown
 - Clementine had a post office and no railroad service
Robinson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springtown
 - Robinson had a post office and no railroad service
Wager - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wager was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springtown
 - Wager had a post office and no railroad service
Hico   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springtown
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Hico 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 Springtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springtown 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 and doctors 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.

Springtown is located in Benton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Benton County: Carroll, Madison, Washington, Barry (MO), McDonald (MO), Adair (OK) & Delaware (OK).

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

Benton     (The home county for Springtown)
      Gentry   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Highfill   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Siloam Springs   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cherokee City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Centerton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cave Springs   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gravette   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hiwasse   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bentonville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Maysville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rome City - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eureka Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winfrey   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Whitener   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hindsville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wesley   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elm Springs   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tontitown   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Springdale   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Johnson   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summers   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Prairie Grove   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fayette Junction   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenland   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Springs Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Barry (MO)
      Seligman (MO)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Washburn (MO)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Exeter (MO)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheaton (MO)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
McDonald (MO)
      Noel (MO)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jane (MO)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      South West City (MO)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pineville (MO)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ginger Blue (MO)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lanagan (MO)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Anderson (MO)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wylie (MO)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powell (MO)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tiff City (MO)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodman (MO)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      May (MO)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Newton (MO)
      Stella (MO)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boulder City (MO)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Neosho (MO)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Adair (OK)
      Watts (OK)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Watts Community (OK)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Westville (OK)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chewey (OK)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Addielee (OK)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Christie (OK)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Peavine (OK)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Proctor (OK)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Peavine (OK)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairfield (OK)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marietta (OK)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stilwell (OK)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Cherokee (OK)
      Oaks (OK)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scraper (OK)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eldon (OK)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moodys (OK)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Briggs (OK)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Welling (OK)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gideon (OK)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tahlequah (OK)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Peggs (OK)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park Hill (OK)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tenkiller (OK)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tsa La Gi Indian Village (OK)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Craig (OK)
      Ketchum (OK)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Delaware (OK)
      West Siloam Springs (OK)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Colcord (OK)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dripping Springs (OK)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sycamore (OK)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Flint Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Cloud Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kansas (OK)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brush Creek (OK)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jay (OK)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Twin Oaks (OK)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodge (OK)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Eucha (OK)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mayes (OK)
      Rose (OK)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Disney (OK)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spavinaw (OK)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grand Lake Towne (OK)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Langley (OK)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pump Back (OK)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Snake Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wickliffe (OK)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hoot Owl (OK)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Iron Post (OK)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Salina (OK)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Strang (OK)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ottawa (OK)
      Kellyville (OK)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wyandotte (OK)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 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 Springtown:

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 Benton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barry County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDonald County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Newton County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Adair County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craig County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delaware County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mayes County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ottawa County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Springtown ...

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

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 Springtown:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Springtown in these Censuses: 2010-2000
      See our Census Page for Springtown for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Springtown.
      See our Misc Page for Springtown for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Arkansas

About Benton County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Benton County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Springtown. 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 Springtown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2608, Longitude: -94.4238     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springtown 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 Springtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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