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Our Genealogical Helper for Stop ...

So far, we have found very little information about Stop. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Stop to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Stop, please Contact Us.

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 Stop (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 Stop. 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 Stop ...

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 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stop.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stop, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stop.

Cemeteries Near Stop ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stop.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Dobbs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Garrett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bateman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dunagan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Goddard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Dunkard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Academy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elm Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Morton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Kimbler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Edmiston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW English Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Honey Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kimes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ewing Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kidd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McClellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chalk Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem Indian Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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.

Stop itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Lee Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stop
 - Lee Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Evansville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stop
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
Tolu   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stop
 - Tolu had a post office and no railroad service
Morrow   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Stop
 - Morrow had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Dam   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Stop
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Natural Dam had a post office and no railroad service
Anna - Historic   [Map]
 - While Anna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stop
 - Anna had a post office and no railroad service
Strickler   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stop
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Strickler had a post office and no railroad service
Barcelona   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stop
 - Barcelona 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 Stop. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stop 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Stop is historic, it would have been located within present day Crawford County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Crawford County: Franklin, Madison, Sebastian, Washington, Adair (OK), Le Flore (OK) & Sequoyah (OK).

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

Crawford     (The home county for Stop)
      Natural Dam   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedarville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chester   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mountainburg   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Winfrey   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rudy   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Locke   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Van Buren   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dyer   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Kibler   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Siloam Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gentry   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Springtown   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Highfill   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bethel Heights   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cave Springs   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cherokee City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Felkner Town   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Webb City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Branch   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Combs   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wesley   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Whitener   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Smith   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barling   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lavaca   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Chaffee   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ursula   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bonanza   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hackett   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Skylight   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Morrow   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Strickler   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dutch Mills   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Canehill   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Winslow   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Prairie Grove   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summers   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      West Fork   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Greenland   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Adair (OK)
      Bell (OK)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Salem (OK)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Zion (OK)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairfield (OK)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cherry Tree (OK)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stilwell (OK)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Peavine (OK)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Marietta (OK)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Peavine (OK)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lyons (OK)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greasy (OK)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Westville (OK)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Addielee (OK)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cherokee (OK)
      Dry Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tenkiller (OK)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eldon (OK)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Caney Ridge (OK)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carters Landing (OK)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Briggs (OK)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cookson (OK)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Welling (OK)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pettit Bay (OK)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Keys (OK)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park Hill (OK)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pettit (OK)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tsa La Gi Indian Village (OK)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Delaware (OK)
      West Siloam Springs (OK)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dripping Springs (OK)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beckwith (OK)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flint Creek (OK)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colcord (OK)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kansas (OK)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Twin Oaks (OK)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cloud Creek (OK)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rocky Ford (OK)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Le Flore (OK)
      Arkoma (OK)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Coffee (OK)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pocola (OK)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spiro (OK)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cowlington (OK)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock Island (OK)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sequoyah (OK)
      Short (OK)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belfonte (OK)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stoney Point (OK)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Long (OK)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Remy (OK)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brushy (OK)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Roland (OK)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Akins (OK)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Flute Springs (OK)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Moffett (OK)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marble City (OK)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muldrow (OK)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marble City Community (OK)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Stop:

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 Crawford County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sebastian County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adair County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delaware County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Le Flore County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequoyah County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

While our initial data for Stop came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Stop 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 Stop.

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 Stop:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Stop.
      See our Misc Page for Stop for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Crawford County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Crawford County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Stop, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Stop. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stop) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stop. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7520, Longitude: -94.4113     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stop have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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:

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