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Our Genealogical Helper for Starks ...

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 Starks (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 Starks. 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 Starks ...

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 147 newspapers that have been published in the area around Starks.

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

Cemeteries Near Starks ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Starks.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Cemetery Hill   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Illinois Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rieff Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Bowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Boone Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fayetteville National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Comfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rose Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Campbell Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shaeffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Billingsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE West Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Combs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Buckner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stuckey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Neale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stearns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Beatty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Canehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Yell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shady Grove 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 Starks in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Starks.

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

Farmington   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Starks
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 6,893 people in 2017)
 - Farmington had a post office and no railroad service
Viney Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Starks
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Viney Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Prairie Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Starks
 - 1895 population of 412 people (with 5,714 people in 2017)
 - Prairie Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Greenland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Starks
 - Greenland had railroad service and no post office
Fayette Junction   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Starks
 - Fayette Junction had railroad service and no post office
Rickert - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rickert was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Starks
 - Rickert had a post office and no railroad service
Wheeler   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Starks
 - Wheeler had a post office and no railroad service
Fayetteville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Starks
 - 1895 population of 2,942 people (with 85,257 people in 2017)
 - Fayetteville had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Starks. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Starks 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Starks is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Benton, Crawford, Madison & Adair (OK).

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

Washington     (The home county for Starks)
      Farmington   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Fayette Junction   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Greenland   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Prairie Grove   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Johnson   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Fork   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tontitown   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Canehill   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elm Springs   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Springdale   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bethel Heights   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cave Springs   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Highfill   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Siloam Springs   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Springtown   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rogers   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gentry   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bentonville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Centerton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Prairie Creek   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winona Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eureka Springs   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winfrey   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chester   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Locke   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mountainburg   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Natural Dam   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedarville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rudy   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alma   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dyer   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mulberry   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Felkner Town   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wesley   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Whitener   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hindsville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Combs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Witter   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pettigrew   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marble   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boston   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Barry (MO)
      Seligman (MO)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
McDonald (MO)
      Jane (MO)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Noel (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pineville (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South West City (MO)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ginger Blue (MO)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Adair (OK)
      Watts Community (OK)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Watts (OK)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Westville (OK)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Peavine (OK)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Addielee (OK)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairfield (OK)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      West Peavine (OK)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Salem (OK)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Christie (OK)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Marietta (OK)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stilwell (OK)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Zion (OK)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cherokee (OK)
      Eldon (OK)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scraper (OK)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Briggs (OK)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oaks (OK)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tenkiller (OK)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Welling (OK)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Caney Ridge (OK)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moodys (OK)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carters Landing (OK)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dry Creek (OK)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park Hill (OK)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tahlequah (OK)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Delaware (OK)
      West Siloam Springs (OK)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dripping Springs (OK)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beckwith (OK)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colcord (OK)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flint Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cloud Creek (OK)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kansas (OK)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Twin Oaks (OK)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sycamore (OK)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rocky Ford (OK)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leach (OK)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brush Creek (OK)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sequoyah (OK)
      Short (OK)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belfonte (OK)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stoney Point (OK)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Long (OK)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites 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 Starks:

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barry County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDonald County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Adair County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delaware County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequoyah County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Washington County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Starks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0284, Longitude: -94.2666     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Starks 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 Starks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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