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Our Genealogical Helper for Strangers Home ...

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 Strangers Home (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 Strangers Home. 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 Strangers Home ...

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 Strangers Home.

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

Newspapers Published in Strangers Home ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Strangers Home.

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

Cemeteries Near Strangers Home ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Strangers Home.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Strangers Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Broom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ruffner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Shell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Haynes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Covington Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clover Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Swifton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW McNutt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whitlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Colberk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lauderdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW McNutt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Durfee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Centerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arbor Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Dowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Foust - Adams Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Godwin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Bandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Markham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ashby 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Strangers Home had a population of 20 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Alicia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Strangers Home
 - 1895 population of 213 people (with 117 people in 2017)
 - Alicia had a post office and railroad service
Clover Bend   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Strangers Home
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Clover Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Swifton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Strangers Home
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 745 people in 2017)
 - Swifton had a post office and railroad service
Minturn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Strangers Home
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 103 people in 2017)
 - Minturn had a post office and railroad service
Lindsey   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Strangers Home
 - Lindsey had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Strangers Home
 - Lynn had a post office and no railroad service
Kenyon   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Strangers Home
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Kenyon had a post office and no railroad service
Egypt   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Strangers Home
 - Egypt had a post office and no railroad service
Hoxie   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Strangers Home
 - 1895 population of 102 people (with 2,632 people in 2017)
 - Hoxie 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 Strangers Home. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Strangers Home 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 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.

Strangers Home is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Craighead, Greene, Independence, Jackson, Randolph & Sharp.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Strangers Home)
      Alicia   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Minturn   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saffell   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Portia   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Powhatan   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hoxie   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Black Rock   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Walnut Ridge   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Smithville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sedgwick   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      College City   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Peach Orchard   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Datto   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Knobel   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cash   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bono   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brookland   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bay   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baker Ford   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Light   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Walcott   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pine Knot   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delaplaine   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beech Grove   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paragould   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Grove Heights   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lafe   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cord   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Charlotte   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Newark   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sulphur Rock   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Magness   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pfeiffer   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oil Trough   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rosie   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sandtown   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Salado   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Southside   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bone Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Horseshoe Bend   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sage   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swifton   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tuckerman   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Campbell Station   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Grubbs   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Diaz   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Newport   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jacksonport   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Amagon   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Island Town   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Balch   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Algoa   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beedeville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harrisburg   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trumann   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      O'Kean   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pocahontas   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ravenden Springs   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Biggers   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dalton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Maynard   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reyno   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Warm Springs   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grange   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Poughkeepsie   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Williford   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Evening Shade   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Highland   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hardy   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ash Flat   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wirth   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Strangers Home:

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 Lawrence 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    
Cross 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    
Poinsett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sharp County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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

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 Strangers Home:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Strangers Home.
      See our Misc Page for Strangers Home for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Lawrence County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Strangers Home. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9204, Longitude: -91.1285     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Strangers Home 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:

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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 Strangers Home, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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