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Our Genealogical Helper for Stanley ...

So far, we have found very little information about Stanley. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Stanley to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Stanley, please Contact Us.

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 Stanley (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 Stanley. 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 Stanley ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stanley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stanley, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stanley.

Cemeteries Near Stanley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stanley.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Brocktown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pike City Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Woodall Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Murfreesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Cummings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wall Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Redland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Japany Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Academy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bell Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Billstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nash Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Delight Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bankston - Horn Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Caney Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Joy 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.

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

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

Arp - Historic   [Map]
 - While Arp was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Stanley
 - Arp had a post office and no railroad service
Lissie - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lissie was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stanley
 - Lissie had a post office and no railroad service
Brocktown - Historic   [Map]
 - While Brocktown was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stanley
 - Brocktown had a post office and no railroad service
Murfreesboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stanley
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 1,554 people in 2017)
 - Murfreesboro had a post office and no railroad service
Kirby   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Stanley
 - Kirby had a post office and no railroad service
Roy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stanley
 - Roy had a post office and no railroad service
Nathan   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Stanley
 - Nathan had a post office and no railroad service
Lodi   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stanley
 - Lodi 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 Stanley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stanley 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 doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Stanley is historic, it would have been located within present day Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Clark, Hempstead, Howard, Montgomery, Nevada & Polk.

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

Pike     (The home county for Stanley)
      Pike City   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mount Moriah   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Murfreesboro   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Kirby   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kimberley   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Daisy   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Caney Valley   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Delight   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nathan   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Billstown   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Unco   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Amity   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Okolona   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beirne   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Caddo Valley   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Curtis   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gurdon   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whelen Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Griffithtown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Meyers   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pearcy   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Royal   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Hamilton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rockwell   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Piney   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Pine   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tokio   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      McCaskill   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blevins   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Ozan   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Washington   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakhaven   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Perrytown   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hope   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McNab   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hot Spring
      Bonnerdale   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bismarck   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nashville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dierks   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Umpire   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tollette   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saratoga   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Little River
      Yarborough Landing   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Caddo Gap   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Black Springs   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Norman   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mazarn   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alamo   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cox Spring   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Ida   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oden   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pencil Bluff   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whitetown   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sims   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Story   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fannie   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Prescott   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Emmet   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Laneburg   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reader - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Big Fork   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Board Camp   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grannis   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paraloma   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lockesburg   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ben Lomond   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gillham   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      De Queen   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 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 Stanley:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hempstead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hot Spring County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Little River County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sevier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Communities in Arkansas

About Pike County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Arkansas:

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 Stanley, 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Stanley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stanley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1368, Longitude: -93.6352     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stanley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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