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Our Genealogical Helper for Stonewall ...

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 Stonewall (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 Stonewall. 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 Stonewall ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stonewall.

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

Cemeteries Near Stonewall ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stonewall.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Lafe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Talken Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gainesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Bernard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hoisey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Hartsoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hartsoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cudd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bonds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harveys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Purcel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Stonewall had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Gainesville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stonewall
 - 1895 population of 350 people
 - Gainesville had a post office and railroad service
Knobel   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stonewall
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 267 people in 2017)
 - Knobel had a post office and railroad service
Peach Orchard   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stonewall
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 125 people in 2017)
 - Peach Orchard had a post office and railroad service
Crowley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stonewall
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Crowley had a post office and no railroad service
Halliday   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stonewall
 - 1895 population of 327 people
 - Halliday had a post office and railroad service
Marmaduke   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stonewall
 - Marmaduke had a post office and railroad service
Boydsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stonewall
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Boydsville had a post office and no railroad service
Corning   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Stonewall
 - 1895 population of 584 people (with 3,138 people in 2017)
 - Corning had a post office and railroad service
Paragould   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Stonewall
 - 1895 population of 1,666 people (with 28,488 people in 2017)
 - Paragould 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 Stonewall. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stonewall 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 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 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.

Stonewall is located in Greene County.

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

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

Greene     (The home county for Stonewall)
      Lafe   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Beech Grove   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Oak Grove Heights   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Delaplaine   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Marmaduke   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Paragould   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Knot   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Walcott   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Light   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Knobel   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Peach Orchard   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Corning   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rector   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Datto   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McDougal   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Success   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greenway   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Piggott   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Current View   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bell City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brookland   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Monette   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bono   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Oak   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bay   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caraway   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cash   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      College City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Sedgwick   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Walnut Ridge   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hoxie   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Portia   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Minturn   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Rock   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Powhatan   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Imboden   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ravenden   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leachville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Manila   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stark City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gosnell   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dell   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Etowah   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trumann   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Reyno   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Biggers   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      O'Kean   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Maynard   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pocahontas   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Warm Springs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dalton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ravenden Springs   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Butler (MO)
      Neelyville (MO)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fagus (MO)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harviell (MO)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Qulin (MO)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Broseley (MO)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kelly Town (MO)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Poplar Bluff (MO)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dunklin (MO)
      Cardwell (MO)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arbyrd (MO)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Senath (MO)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Kennett (MO)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hornersville (MO)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White Oak (MO)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine City (MO)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holcomb (MO)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rives (MO)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Campbell (MO)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gibson (MO)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wrightsville (MO)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
New Madrid (MO)
      Gideon (MO)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Oregon (MO)
      Calm (MO)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pemiscot (MO)
      Gobler (MO)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bragg City (MO)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mid City (MO)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deering (MO)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Braggadocio (MO)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holland (MO)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Homestown (MO)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pascola (MO)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Steele (MO)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ripley (MO)
      Naylor (MO)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Oxly (MO)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairdealing (MO)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Doniphan (MO)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Briar (MO)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gatewood (MO)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 either 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 Stonewall:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craighead 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    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dunklin County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
New Madrid County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Oregon County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pemiscot County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ripley County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Stonewall ...

While our initial data for Stonewall came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Stonewall in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Stonewall.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Stonewall:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Stonewall.
      See our Misc Page for Stonewall for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Arkansas

About Greene County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stonewall. 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' distance starting in Stonewall. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stonewall) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stonewall. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2431, Longitude: -90.5523     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stonewall 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 Stonewall, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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