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Our Genealogical Helper for Stier ...

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 Stier (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 Stier. 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 Stier ...

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 Stier.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stier, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stier.

Cemeteries Near Stier ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stier.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Caraway Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Three Way Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Potter Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mangrum Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Nichols Memorial Garden   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Conaster Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lk. City Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Tulot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woolsey Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Spear Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lower Cane Island 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 Stier in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stier.

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

Mangrum   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Stier
 - Mangrum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatchie Coon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stier
 - Hatchie Coon had railroad service and no post office
 
Athelstan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Stier
 - Athelstan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake City   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stier
 - Lake City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marked Tree   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stier
 - Marked Tree had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bay   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stier
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 1,817 people in 2016)
 - Bay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tyronza   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Stier
 - Tyronza had railroad service and no post office
 
Bardstown   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stier
 - Bardstown 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 Stier. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stier 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Stier is located in Craighead County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Craighead County: Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett & Dunklin (MO).

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

  DirectionDistance
Craighead     (The home county for Stier)
      Caraway   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bay   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Monette   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brookland   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bono   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cash   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Clay
      Rector   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Crittenden
      Gilmore   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Heafer   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Turrell   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Clarkedale   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jericho   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Earle   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crawfordsville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sunset   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jennette   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Memphis   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cross
      Twist   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bay Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cherry Valley   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Parkin   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vanndale   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Greene
      Paragould   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Walcott   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Grove Heights   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marmaduke   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Light   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beech Grove   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lafe   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lawrence
      Sedgwick   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Mississippi
      West Ridge   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Etowah   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dyess   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Keiser   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Whitton   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Leachville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Manila   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Denwood   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marie   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Victoria   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bassett   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Birdsong   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Poinsett
      Rivervale   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lepanto   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Alto   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Trumann   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Marked Tree   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tyronza   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harrisburg   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Dunklin (MO)
      Cardwell (MO)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Arbyrd (MO)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hornersville (MO)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Senath (MO)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rives (MO)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kennett (MO)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pemiscot (MO)
      Holland (MO)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gobler (MO)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cooter (MO)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Steele (MO)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lauderdale (TN)
      Daniels Point Landing (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Shelby (TN)
      Giles Town (TN)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millington (TN)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodstock (TN)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Tipton (TN)
      Gilt Edge (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burlison (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Walnut Grove (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wilkinsville (TN)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garland (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Munford (TN)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Atoka (TN)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brighton (TN)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Covington (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Stier:

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 Craighead County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crittenden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mississippi 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      
Pemiscot County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lauderdale County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby 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 Craighead County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Craighead 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

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The Communities of Arkansas

About Craighead County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Craighead County: www.craigheadcounty.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 starting from Stier. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stier) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stier. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7045, Longitude: -90.3415     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stier 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 Stier, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stier.



 
 
 

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