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Our Genealogical Helper for Stanford ...

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 Stanford (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 Stanford. 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 Stanford ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stanford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stanford, 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 Stanford.

Cemeteries Near Stanford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stanford.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Croft Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Knot Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Finch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Finch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bonds Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Lorado Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clarks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Browns Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pruets Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gainesville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Jones Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Reliford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woods Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Linwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Fender Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rock Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sweet Moments Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lafe 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>

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

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

Crowley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Stanford
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Crowley had a post office and no railroad service
Walcott   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Stanford
 - Walcott had a post office and no railroad service
Finch   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stanford
 - Finch had a post office and no railroad service
Lorado   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stanford
 - Lorado had a post office and no railroad service
Paragould   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stanford
 - 1895 population of 1,666 people (with 28,488 people in 2017)
 - Paragould had a post office and railroad service
Gainesville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stanford
 - 1895 population of 350 people
 - Gainesville had a post office and railroad service
Bethel   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stanford
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Bethel had a post office and railroad service
O'Kean   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stanford
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 190 people in 2017)
 - O'Kean had a post office and railroad service
Stonewall   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stanford
 - Stonewall 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 Stanford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stanford 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Stanford is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Clay, Craighead, Lawrence, Randolph & Dunklin (MO).

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

Greene     (The home county for Stanford)
      Walcott   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Beech Grove   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Light   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Knot   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Oak Grove Heights   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Paragould   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Delaplaine   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lafe   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marmaduke   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Peach Orchard   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Knobel   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Datto   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corning   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rector   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Success   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McDougal   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Current View   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenway   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bell City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Piggott   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nimmons   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brookland   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bono   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Monette   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bay   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cash   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caraway   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Swifton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grubbs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tuckerman   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sedgwick   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      College City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Walnut Ridge   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hoxie   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Minturn   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Portia   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Black Rock   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Powhatan   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Imboden   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ravenden   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smithville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leachville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Manila   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Etowah   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stark City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Ridge   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dell   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gosnell   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trumann   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rivervale   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harrisburg   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lepanto   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alto   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      O'Kean   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Reyno   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Biggers   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pocahontas   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Maynard   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dalton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ravenden Springs   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Warm Springs   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Williford   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Butler (MO)
      Neelyville (MO)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fagus (MO)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harviell (MO)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dunklin (MO)
      Cardwell (MO)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arbyrd (MO)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Senath (MO)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hornersville (MO)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kennett (MO)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rives (MO)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White Oak (MO)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine City (MO)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pemiscot (MO)
      Gobler (MO)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ripley (MO)
      Naylor (MO)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oxly (MO)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Doniphan (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairdealing (MO)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gatewood (MO)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Stanford:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craighead 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    
Poinsett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sharp County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dunklin County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pemiscot County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ripley County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0973, Longitude: -90.6637     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stanford 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 Stanford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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