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1890 Communities Near Spurlins Ferry ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Spurlins Ferry in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Spurlins Ferry.

Bismarck   (Hot Spring County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Bismarck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blocher   (Saline County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Spurlins Ferry
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Blocher had a post office and no railroad service
 
Butterfield   (Hot Spring County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Butterfield had railroad service and no post office
 
Cove Creek   (Hot Spring County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cove Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Cove Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
De Roche   (Hot Spring County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spurlins Ferry
 - De Roche had a post office and no railroad service
 
Donaldson   (Hot Spring County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Donaldson had a post office and railroad service
 
Elmore   (Hot Spring County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Elmore was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Elmore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etta   (Hot Spring County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Etta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Etta had railroad service and no post office
 
Fairplay   (Saline County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fairplay was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Fairplay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fenter   (Grant County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Fenter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Friendship   (Hot Spring County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gifford   (Hot Spring County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Gifford had a post office and railroad service
 
Hot Springs   (Garland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spurlins Ferry
 - 1895 population of 8,086 people (with 36,915 people in 2017)
 - Hot Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Jessieville   (Garland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Jessieville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malvern   (Hot Spring County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spurlins Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,520 people (with 10,839 people in 2017)
 - Malvern had a post office and railroad service
 
Mountain Valley   (Garland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spurlins Ferry
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Mountain Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oma   (Hot Spring County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Oma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Owensville   (Saline County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Owensville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pearcy   (Garland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Pearcy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Point Cedar   (Hot Spring County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Point Cedar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sanders   (Hot Spring County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sanders was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Sanders had a post office and no railroad service
 
Social Hill   (Hot Spring County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spurlins Ferry
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Social Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Traskwood   (Saline County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Spurlins Ferry
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 539 people in 2017)
 - Traskwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Wayside   (Hot Spring County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wayside was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
 
Witherspoon   (Hot Spring County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Witherspoon had a post office and railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Spurlins Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Spurlins Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spurlins Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spurlins Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4451, Longitude: -92.9685     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spurlins Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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