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Stillions, Arkansas

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Our Genealogical Helper for Stillions ...

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 Stillions (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 Stillions. 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 Stillions ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stillions.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stillions, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stillions.

Cemeteries Near Stillions ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stillions.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Hampton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Pugh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Arkadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carlock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McKenney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Duckworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Egypy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW York Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Dalley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Calvary Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Western Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Macedonian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smearny 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.<2>

While we didn't find Stillions in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stillions.

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

Blanchton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stillions
 - Blanchton had a post office and no railroad service
Milo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stillions
 - Milo had a post office and no railroad service
Sturgis - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sturgis was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stillions
 - Sturgis had a post office and no railroad service
Johnsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Stillions
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Johnsville had a post office and no railroad service
Ingalls   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stillions
 - Ingalls had a post office and no railroad service
Marsden   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stillions
 - Marsden had a post office and no railroad service
Fountain Hill   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stillions
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 165 people in 2016)
 - Fountain Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stillions
 - Simpson 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 Stillions. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stillions in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties/Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties/parishes.

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/parishes 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/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Stillions is located in Ashley County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ashley County: Bradley, Chicot, Drew, Union, Morehouse (LA) & Union (LA).

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

Ashley     (The home county for Stillions)
      West Crossett   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      North Crossett   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Crossett   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fountain Hill   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hamburg   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Meridian   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Parkdale   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Portland   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilmot   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Long View Ferry   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hermitage   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jersey   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Farmville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Warren   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harrell   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hampton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tinsman   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shumaker   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dermott   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rye   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Edinburg   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilmar   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jerome   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Joyce City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Felsenthal   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bolding   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Huttig   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Strong   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Urbana   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lawson   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crain City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Perdue City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Calion   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      El Dorado   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Norphlet   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sandy Land   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smackover   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Morehouse (LA)
      Jones (LA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bonita (LA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bastrop (LA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mer Rouge (LA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Collinston (LA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ouachita (LA)
      Sterlington (LA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Union (LA)
      Marion (LA)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Haile (LA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ouachita City (LA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Farmerville (LA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spearsville (LA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Stillions:

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 Ashley County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bradley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chicot County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Cleveland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Drew County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morehouse Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Union Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Ashley County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Ashley 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stillions. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2529, Longitude: -92.0424     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stillions have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Stillions, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stillions.