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Our Genealogical Helper for Stark City ...

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 Stark City (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 Stark City. 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 Stark City ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stark City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stark City, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stark City.

Cemeteries Near Stark City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stark City.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Wilkerson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Mooney Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE North Sawba Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Gethsemane Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Box Elder Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Manila Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sawyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hornersville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Hutchens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sandy Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Horners Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Hatchie Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Samford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Horners 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 Stark City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stark City.

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

Hornersville (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stark City
 - 1895 population of 55 people (with 619 people in 2017)
 - Hornersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cotton Plant (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stark City
 - Cotton Plant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Lake   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stark City
 - Clear Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nesbit (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stark City
 - Nesbit had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caruth (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Stark City
 - Caruth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cooter (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stark City
 - Cooter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Covington (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stark City
 - Covington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barfield   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Stark City
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Barfield 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 Stark City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stark City 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 and 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.

Stark City is located in Mississippi County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mississippi County: Craighead, Crittenden, Poinsett, Dunklin (MO), Pemiscot (MO), Dyer (TN), Lauderdale (TN) & Tipton (TN).

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

  DirectionDistance
Mississippi     (The home county for Stark City)
      Gosnell   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dell   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Blytheville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Manila   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burdette   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Victoria   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Leachville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Armorel   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Luxora   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Osceola   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Keiser   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Etowah   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
 
Clay
      Bell City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nimmons   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rector   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenway   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Piggott   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Francis   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McDougal   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Craighead
      Monette   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Caraway   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brookland   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bay   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Crittenden
      Gilmore   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turrell   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Greene
      Marmaduke   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Paragould   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Grove Heights   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Knot   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lafe   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beech Grove   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walcott   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Light   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Poinsett
      Rivervale   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lepanto   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alto   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trumann   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marked Tree   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tyronza   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dunklin (MO)
      Hornersville (MO)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rives (MO)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arbyrd (MO)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Senath (MO)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cardwell (MO)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kennett (MO)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White Oak (MO)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine City (MO)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holcomb (MO)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gibson (MO)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarkton (MO)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wrightsville (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
New Madrid (MO)
      Gideon (MO)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Portageville (MO)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pemiscot (MO)
      Holland (MO)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cooter (MO)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Steele (MO)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gobler (MO)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Deering (MO)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Braggadocio (MO)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mid City (MO)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bragg City (MO)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hayti Heights (MO)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hayti (MO)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pascola (MO)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caruthersville (MO)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Crockett (TN)
      Chestnut Bluff (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dyer (TN)
      Mengelwood (TN)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Richwoods (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Finley (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Middle City (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bogota (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dyersburg (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bruceville (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bishop (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Meacham (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lake (TN)
      Powells Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ridgely (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lauderdale (TN)
      Daniels Point Landing (TN)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Henning (TN)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ripley (TN)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gates (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Halls (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Tipton (TN)
      Walnut Grove (TN)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garland (TN)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burlison (TN)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gilt Edge (TN)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Covington (TN)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brighton (TN)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Munford (TN)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilkinsville (TN)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gift (TN)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Carmel (TN)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Atoka (TN)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clopton (TN)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Stark City:

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 Mississippi 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    
Crittenden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Poinsett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dunklin County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
New Madrid County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pemiscot County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Crockett County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dyer County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tipton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Mississippi County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Mississippi 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
 
Also see Diaster Stories for ...
      Missouri
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community located in Arkansas

About Mississippi County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mississippi County: www.mcagov.com/

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Stark City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stark City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stark City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stark City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stark City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9378, Longitude: -90.0365     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stark City 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Stark City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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