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Stephenson, Arkansas

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Our Genealogical Helper for Stephenson ...

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

We've added Stephenson to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Stephenson, 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 Stephenson (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 Stephenson. 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 Stephenson ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stephenson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stephenson, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stephenson.

Cemeteries Near Stephenson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stephenson.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Murfreesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Brocktown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Japany Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pike City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Academy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Woodall Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bell Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Billstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nash Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cummings Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wall Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Redland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirby 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 Stephenson in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stephenson.

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

Murfreesboro   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stephenson
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 1,580 people in 2016)
 - Murfreesboro had a post office and no railroad service
Arp - Historic   [Map]
 - While Arp was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Stephenson
 - Arp 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 East Southeast (ESE) from Stephenson
 - Brocktown had a post office and no railroad service
Roy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stephenson
 - Roy had a post office and no railroad service
Lissie - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lissie was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stephenson
 - Lissie had a post office and no railroad service
Nathan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Stephenson
 - Nathan had a post office and no railroad service
Corinth   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stephenson
 - Corinth had a post office and no railroad service
Kirby   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Stephenson
 - Kirby had a post office and no railroad service
Perkins   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Stephenson
 - Perkins had a post office and no railroad service
Doyle   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stephenson
 - Doyle 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 Stephenson. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stephenson 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Stephenson 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 Stephenson. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Stephenson:

Pike     (The home county for Stephenson)
      Mount Moriah   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Murfreesboro   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Kimberley   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pike City   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Nathan   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kirby   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Daisy   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Billstown   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Delight   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Caney Valley   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bowen   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Unco   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Amity   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Okolona   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beirne   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gurdon   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Curtis   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caddo Valley   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whelen Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Griffithtown   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Meyers   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pearcy   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Royal   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake Hamilton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rockwell   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tokio   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McCaskill   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Blevins   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ozan   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Washington   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakhaven   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Perrytown   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hope   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McNab   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hot Spring
      Bonnerdale   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bismarck   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nashville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dierks   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tollette   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Umpire   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saratoga   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Little River
      Yarborough Landing   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashdown   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alleene   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Caddo Gap   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Black Springs   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Norman   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cox Spring   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mazarn   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alamo   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Ida   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oden   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pencil Bluff   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Whitetown   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sims   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Prescott   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Emmet   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Laneburg   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bodcaw   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reader - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Big Fork   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Board Camp   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grannis   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wickes   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paraloma   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lockesburg   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ben Lomond   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gillham   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      De Queen   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Horatio   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Process City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Stephenson:

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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of 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 Stephenson, 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 Stephenson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stephenson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stephenson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1032, Longitude: -93.6732     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stephenson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stephenson.