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Our Genealogical Helper for Stella ...

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 Stella (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 Stella. 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 Stella ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stella.

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

Cemeteries Near Stella ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stella.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW No Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Big Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bathelhem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Caney Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chinquapin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Moser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Winkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lunenburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nail Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Conyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Conyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Yeager Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bigham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Hassel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Providence Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Combs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eutopia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McCormick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lyons Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jones Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Forest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Page 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 Stella in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stella.

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

Sage   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stella
 - Sage had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gid   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stella
 - Gid had a post office and no railroad service
 
LaCrosse   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stella
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - LaCrosse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zion   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stella
 - Zion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alvis - Historic   [Map]
 - While Alvis was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stella
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Alvis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lunenburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Stella
 - Lunenburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Stella
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Melbourne   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stella
 - 1895 population of 209 people (with 1,813 people in 2017)
 - Melbourne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Violet Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stella
 - Violet Hill 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 Stella. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stella 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Stella is located in Izard County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Izard County: Baxter, Fulton, Independence, Sharp & Stone.

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

  DirectionDistance
Izard     (The home county for Stella)
      Sage   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bone Town   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Guion   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Violet Hill   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brockwell   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Horseshoe Bend   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wiseman   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wideman   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Baxter
      Norfork   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Salesville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Norfork Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Briarcliff   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Flat   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buffalo City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gamaliel   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Home   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cleburne
      Concord   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Drasco   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Prim   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ida   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Higden   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Fulton
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bexar   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Viola   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baker Ford   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sturkie   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gepp   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mammoth Spring   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Independence
      Cushman   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sandtown   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pfeiffer   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Desha   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Locust Grove   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Southside   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Charlotte   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Salado   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sulphur Rock   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Magness   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Jackson
      Jacksonport   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Campbell Station   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tuckerman   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swifton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Diaz   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lawrence
      Strawberry   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smithville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saffell   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ravenden   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Imboden   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powhatan   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black Rock   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Ravenden Springs   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Searcy
      Cozahome   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harriet   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sharp
      Sidney   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Evening Shade   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grange   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Poughkeepsie   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Ash Flat   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Highland   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hardy   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Williford   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wirth   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Stone
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Marcella   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Onia   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fox   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alco   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Van Buren
      Fairfield Bay   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
White
      Sunnydale   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pangburn   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Howell (MO)
      Lanton (MO)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moody (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Oregon (MO)
      Old Town (MO)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Town (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thayer (MO)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Ozark (MO)
      Bakersfield (MO)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 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 Stella:

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 Izard County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baxter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Independence 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    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Searcy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sharp County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Van Buren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howell County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Oregon County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ozark County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Izard County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Izard 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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Arkansas Community

About Izard County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stella. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0109, Longitude: -91.8004     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stella 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 Stella, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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