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Our Genealogical Helper for Stoney Point ...

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 Stoney Point (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 Stoney Point. 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 Stoney Point ...

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 Stoney Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for Stoney Point: Stoney Pt.

Newspapers Published in Stoney Point ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stoney Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stoney Point, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stoney Point.

Cemeteries Near Stoney Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stoney Point.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gravesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clearview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McIlroy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McIlroy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rickman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Lemmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chesser Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spikes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Upshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Troy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pettit Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sparkman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Charter Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Kuhn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Janes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rhea Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Huffstedler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Throop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Randolph Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wyatte Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Janes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dalton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Nation Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Overby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whittenberg Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yadkin 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 Stoney Point in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stoney Point.

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

Watervalley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Watervalley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Stoney Point
 - Watervalley had a post office and no railroad service
Birdell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Stoney Point
 - Birdell had a post office and no railroad service
Attica   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stoney Point
 - Attica had a post office and no railroad service
Pocahontas   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stoney Point
 - 1895 population of 507 people (with 6,496 people in 2017)
 - Pocahontas had a post office and no railroad service
Ingram   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stoney Point
 - Ingram had a post office and no railroad service
Brockett   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stoney Point
 - Brockett had a post office and no railroad service
Kingsville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kingsville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stoney Point
 - Kingsville had a post office and no railroad service
Noland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Stoney Point
 - Noland had a post office and no railroad service
Dalton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stoney Point
 - Dalton had a post office and no railroad service
Ravenden Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Stoney Point
 - Ravenden Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Imboden   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stoney Point
 - 1895 population of 157 people (with 630 people in 2017)
 - Imboden 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 Stoney Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stoney Point 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 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.

Stoney Point is located in Randolph County.

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

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

Randolph     (The home county for Stoney Point)
      Pocahontas   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dalton   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ravenden Springs   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Warm Springs   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Maynard   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Biggers   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Reyno   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      O'Kean   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Datto   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Current View   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Success   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Peach Orchard   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Knobel   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corning   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McDougal   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bono   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cash   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brookland   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Baker Ford   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mammoth Spring   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camp   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delaplaine   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Light   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beech Grove   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Walcott   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lafe   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Knot   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Grove Heights   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Paragould   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marmaduke   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cord   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Charlotte   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Horseshoe Bend   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swifton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tuckerman   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Imboden   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ravenden   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Black Rock   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Portia   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      College City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Powhatan   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Walnut Ridge   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hoxie   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smithville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Minturn   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sedgwick   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Williford   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wirth   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hardy   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Highland   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Poughkeepsie   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ash Flat   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Evening Shade   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grange   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Butler (MO)
      Neelyville (MO)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Carter (MO)
      Grandin (MO)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Oregon (MO)
      Calm (MO)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Myrtle (MO)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jeff (MO)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Couch (MO)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Old Town (MO)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Green Town (MO)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Thayer (MO)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alton (MO)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodside (MO)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Koshkonong (MO)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ripley (MO)
      Gatewood (MO)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Briar (MO)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Doniphan (MO)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bardley (MO)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bennett (MO)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oxly (MO)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Naylor (MO)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairdealing (MO)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 Stoney Point:

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 Randolph 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    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Independence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Izard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sharp County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Carter County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Oregon 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 Randolph County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Randolph 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 ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stoney Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3153, Longitude: -91.0773     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stoney Point 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 Stoney Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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