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Our Genealogical Helper for Stinking Bay ...

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 Stinking Bay (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 Stinking Bay. 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 Stinking Bay ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stinking Bay.

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

Cemeteries Near Stinking Bay ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stinking Bay.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McKenzie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Goodwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Garrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Chute Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Redmans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Big La Grue Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wofford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW McCowan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fork of LaGrue Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Connells Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smalley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McEwen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hewitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Franks 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 Stinking Bay in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stinking Bay.

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

Crockett's Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stinking Bay
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Crockett's Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Charles   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stinking Bay
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 213 people in 2017)
 - Saint Charles had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Adams   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stinking Bay
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Mount Adams had a post office and no railroad service
Indian Bay   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stinking Bay
 - 1895 population of 140 people
 - Indian Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Sassafras - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sassafras was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stinking Bay
 - Sassafras had a post office and no railroad service
Ethel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Stinking Bay
 - Ethel had a post office and no railroad service
Turner   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stinking Bay
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Turner had a post office and no railroad service
Casscoe   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stinking Bay
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Casscoe had a post office and no railroad service
De Witt   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stinking Bay
 - 1895 population of 246 people (with 3,085 people in 2017)
 - De Witt 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 Stinking Bay. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stinking Bay 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Stinking Bay is located in Arkansas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Arkansas County: Desha, Jefferson, Lincoln, Lonoke, Monroe, Phillips & Prairie.

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

Arkansas     (The home county for Stinking Bay)
      Crockett's Bluff   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Saint Charles   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ethel   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Casscoe   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Preston Ferry   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      De Witt   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Almyra   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tichnor   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stuttgart   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bayou Meto   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Snow Lake   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Watson   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mitchellville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dumas   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reydell   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Humphrey   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wabbaseka   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Altheimer   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tamo   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moscow   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aubrey   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rondo   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moro   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      LaGrange   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marianna   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phillips Bayou   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Haynes   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gould   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grady   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Humnoke   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parkers Corner   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Allport   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coy   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Carlisle   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holly Grove   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine City   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Roe   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarendon   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brinkley   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fargo   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turner   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lambrook   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marvell   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mellwood   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elaine   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wabash   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Poplar Grove   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turkey Scratch   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crumrod   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Barton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ulm   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Tollville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      De Valls Bluff   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Biscoe   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hazen   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Screeton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Francis
      Wheatley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Goodwin   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bolivar (MS)
      Round Lake (MS)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alligator (MS)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gunnison (MS)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Duncan (MS)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wright (MS)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hushpuckena (MS)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rosedale (MS)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shelby (MS)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coahoma (MS)
      Friars Point (MS)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarksdale (MS)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coahoma (MS)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lyon (MS)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lula (MS)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hopson (MS)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Stinking Bay:

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 Arkansas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Desha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lonoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phillips County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Francis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bolivar County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coahoma County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Find a Community within Arkansas

About Arkansas County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stinking Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4134, Longitude: -91.1926     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stinking Bay 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 Stinking Bay, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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