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Our Genealogical Helper for Stokers Ferry ...

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 Stokers Ferry (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 Stokers Ferry. 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.

Name Variations for Stokers Ferry ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Stokers Ferry.

  • While the name of this community is Stokers Ferry, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Stokers Ferry may originally have been Stoker's Ferry.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Stokers Ferry might be written as Stoker Ferry.

Newspapers Published in Stokers Ferry ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stokers Ferry.

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

Cemeteries Near Stokers Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stokers Ferry.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Dowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Newsom Cometery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hominy Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Saratoga Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE High Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peytonville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crofton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brownstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ashdown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Paup Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mounds 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 Stokers Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stokers Ferry.

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

Millwood   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Stokers Ferry
 - Millwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Saratoga   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stokers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 211 people
 - Saratoga had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peytonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Stokers Ferry
 - Peytonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ogden   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stokers Ferry
 - Ogden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Allbrook   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stokers Ferry
 - Allbrook had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tollette   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stokers Ferry
 - Tollette had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fulton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stokers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 337 people (with 194 people in 2016)
 - Fulton had a post office and railroad service
 
Columbus   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stokers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 217 people
 - Columbus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brownstown   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stokers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Brownstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rankin - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rankin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Stokers Ferry
 - Rankin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Homan   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stokers Ferry
 - Homan had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Stokers Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stokers Ferry 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.

Stokers Ferry is located in Hempstead County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hempstead County: Clark, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada & Pike.

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

  DirectionDistance
Hempstead     (The home county for Stokers Ferry)
      McNab   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Washington   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ozan   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakhaven   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hope   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Perrytown   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McCaskill   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tokio   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blevins   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Patmos   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Calhoun
      Unco   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Howard
      Saratoga   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Tollette   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nashville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Dierks   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Umpire   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lafayette
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lewisville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kress City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stamps   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Buckner   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McKamie   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Little River
      Yarborough Landing   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ogden   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ashdown   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alleene   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Winthrop   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Foreman   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Miller
      Rondo   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Texarkana   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Genoa   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garland   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fouke   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Nevada
      Emmet   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bodcaw   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prescott   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Laneburg   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rosston   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Willisville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pike
      Highland   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nathan   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kimberley   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Billstown   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Murfreesboro   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bowen   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Moriah   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Piney Grove   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delight   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grandfield   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pike City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newhope   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Sevier
      Paraloma   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ben Lomond   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lockesburg   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Horatio   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      De Queen   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Process City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gillham   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Bowie (TX)
      Texarkana (TX)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Red Lick (TX)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Nash (TX)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leary (TX)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Redbank (TX)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wake Village (TX)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Victory City (TX)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hooks (TX)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Redwater (TX)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Boston (TX)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Maud (TX)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Simms (TX)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      De Kalb (TX)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cass (TX)
      Domino (TX)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bloomburg (TX)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Queen City (TX)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Stokers Ferry:

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 Hempstead County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Little River County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Miller County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Sevier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bowie County (TX):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cass County (TX):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

About Hempstead County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stokers Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6904, Longitude: -93.9613     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stokers Ferry 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 Stokers Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stokers Ferry.



 
 
 

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