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Our Genealogical Helper for Stacy ...

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 Stacy (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 Stacy. 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 Stacy ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stacy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stacy, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stacy.

Cemeteries Near Stacy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stacy.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW White Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Tulot Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Bolivar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harrisburg Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Jonesboro Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Pine Hill 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 Stacy in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stacy.

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

Bay   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Stacy
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 1,805 people in 2017)
 - Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Hatchie Coon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stacy
 - Hatchie Coon had railroad service and no post office
Buffalolick - Historic   [Map]
 - While Buffalolick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Stacy
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Buffalolick had a post office and no railroad service
Greenfield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stacy
 - Greenfield had a post office and no railroad service
Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stacy
 - Ridge had railroad service and no post office
Nettleton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stacy
 - Nettleton had a post office and railroad service
Harrisburg   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stacy
 - 1895 population of 482 people (with 2,347 people in 2017)
 - Harrisburg had a post office and railroad service
Jonesboro   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stacy
 - 1895 population of 2,065 people (with 75,866 people in 2017)
 - Jonesboro had a post office and railroad service
Lake City   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stacy
 - Lake City had a post office and no railroad service
Marked Tree   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stacy
 - Marked Tree 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 Stacy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stacy 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 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.

Stacy is located in Poinsett County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Poinsett County: Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Jackson & Mississippi.

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

Poinsett     (The home county for Stacy)
      Trumann   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Harrisburg   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rivervale   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Marked Tree   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lepanto   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alto   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tyronza   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bay   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Caraway   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brookland   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Monette   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bono   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cash   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gilmore   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Heafer   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Turrell   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Earle   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clarkedale   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jericho   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crawfordsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jennette   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sunset   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bay Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Twist   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cherry Valley   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vanndale   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Parkin   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wynne   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Knot   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Walcott   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Paragould   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Light   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Grove Heights   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beech Grove   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lafe   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marmaduke   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delaplaine   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grubbs   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Balch   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Amagon   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Algoa   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Swifton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beedeville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuckerman   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newport   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gourd Neck   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Campbell Station   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Diaz   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sedgwick   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Minturn   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hoxie   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Walnut Ridge   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      College City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Portia   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Ridge   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Etowah   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dyess   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Whitton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Denwood   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Birdsong   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Leachville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bassett   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Keiser   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Manila   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frenchmans Bayou   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Joiner   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      O'Kean   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Francis
      Colt   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dunklin (MO)
      Cardwell (MO)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arbyrd (MO)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hornersville (MO)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Senath (MO)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Shelby (TN)
      Giles Town (TN)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Stacy:

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 Poinsett County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Craighead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crittenden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mississippi County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Francis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dunklin County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Shelby County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Poinsett County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Poinsett 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 Stacy. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stacy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stacy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6784, Longitude: -90.5709     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stacy 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 Stacy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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