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Our Genealogical Helper for Steprock ...

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 Steprock (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 Steprock. 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 Steprock ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Steprock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Steprock, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Steprock.

Cemeteries Near Steprock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Steprock.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Leggett Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Velvet Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prince Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Goad Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Pleasant Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Faulkner Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Searcy Faith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bolden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burkett Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gilbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McKnight Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Putman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnett 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 Steprock in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Steprock.

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

Little Red   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Steprock
 - Little Red had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bliss - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bliss was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Steprock
 - Bliss had a post office and no railroad service
 
Davenport - Historic   [Map]
 - While Davenport was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Steprock
 - Davenport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clay   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Steprock
 - Clay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Water - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clear Water was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Steprock
 - Clear Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Denmark   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Steprock
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Denmark had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pangburn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Steprock
 - Pangburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Plains   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Steprock
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 349 people in 2016)
 - Pleasant Plains 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 Steprock. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Steprock 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 hospitals and 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.

Steprock is located in White County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of White County: Cleburne, Faulkner, Independence, Jackson, Lonoke, Prairie & Woodruff.

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

  DirectionDistance
White     (The home county for Steprock)
      Sunnydale   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Pangburn   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Letona   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Judsonia   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Russell   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garner   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Cleburne
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ida   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Drasco   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Prim   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Higden   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Cross
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Faulkner
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Enola   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holland   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Guy   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Independence
      Pleasant Plains   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Floral   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Thida   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Salado   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Oil Trough   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rosie   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Locust Grove   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Desha   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Magness   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Newark   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Izard
      Guion   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jackson
      Tupelo   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Weldon   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Island Town   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jacksonport   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Diaz   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Newport   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Campbell Station   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gourd Neck   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Algoa   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beedeville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Amagon   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tuckerman   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lawrence
      Saffell   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lonoke
      Ward   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Austin   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Poinsett
      Fisher   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Prairie
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Des Arc   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sand Hill   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Little Dixie   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Sharp
      Cave City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grange   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Stone
      Marcella   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Van Buren
      Fairfield Bay   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gravesville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bee Branch   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Green Tree   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Damascus   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Woodruff
      Augusta   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Patterson   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McCrory   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Howell   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cotton Plant   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Steprock:

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 White County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Independence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Izard 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    
Lonoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Poinsett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie 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    
Woodruff County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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



Search for a Community located in Arkansas

About White County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for White County: www.whitecountyar.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steprock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4290, Longitude: -91.6876     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Steprock 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 Steprock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Steprock.



 
 
 

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