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Our Genealogical Helper for Spurlins Ferry ...

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 Spurlins Ferry (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 Spurlins Ferry. 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 Spurlins Ferry ...

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 100 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spurlins Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spurlins Ferry, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spurlins Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Spurlins Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spurlins Ferry.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Irwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spurlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW McClendon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Alford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hollywood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Files Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jewish Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tranquil Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lone Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rockport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Holstein Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crabtree Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Ozark Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coker 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.<2>

While we didn't find Spurlins Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spurlins Ferry.

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

Cove Creek - 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
Hot Springs   [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
Sanders - 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   [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
Butterfield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Spurlins Ferry
 - Butterfield had railroad service and no post office
De Roche   [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
Malvern   [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
Etta - 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

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Spurlins Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spurlins Ferry 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.

Spurlins Ferry is located in Garland County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Garland County: Hot Spring, Montgomery, Perry, Saline & Yell.

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

Garland     (The home county for Spurlins Ferry)
      Price   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hot Springs   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Lake Hamilton   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Piney   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rockwell   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fountain Lake   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lonsdale   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mountain Pine   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hot Springs Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Royal   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jessieville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Pearcy   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Caddo Valley   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Griffithtown   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Amity   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Curtis   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Okolona   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gurdon   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beirne   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Carthage   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sparkman   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bunn   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Poyen   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tull   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prattsville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leola   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hot Spring
      Magnet Cove   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Rockport   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Perla   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Donaldson   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bismarck   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lono   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bonnerdale   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Mazarn   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alamo   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fannie   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Story   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Caddo Gap   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Ida   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Norman   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Casa   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Perryville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Caney Valley   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Antoine   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirby   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ferndale   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mabelvale   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Landmark   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Secluded Hills   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Windamere   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bingham   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Natural Steps   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wakefield Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Traskwood   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Haskell   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Paron   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East End   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aly   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Spurlins Ferry:

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 Garland County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas 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    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saline 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 Garland County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Garland 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 ...

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About Garland County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Garland County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from 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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<2>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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