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Our Genealogical Helper for Strawberry ...

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 Strawberry (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 Strawberry. 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 Strawberry ...

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Strawberry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Strawberry, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Strawberry.

Cemeteries Near Strawberry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Strawberry.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lancaster Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Gardner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Runyan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Willmuth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Ashby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Godwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shaver Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE McNutt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilkerson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Parsley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Captain William Dawson Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Durfee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hillhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Dawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW James Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McNutt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bratcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McAdams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Parsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Rawlings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Happy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW James Spring Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pisgah 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 Strawberry had a population of 50 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Strawberry had a population of 290 people.

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

Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Strawberry
 - Lynn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hazel Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Strawberry
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Hazel Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Strawberry
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 73 people in 2017)
 - Smithville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reed - Historic   [Map]
 - While Reed was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Strawberry
 - Reed had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grange   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Strawberry
 - Grange had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cord   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Strawberry
 - Cord had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strangers Home   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Strawberry
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Strangers Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poughkeepsie   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Strawberry
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Poughkeepsie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dota   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Strawberry
 - Dota 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 Strawberry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Strawberry 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Strawberry 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 Strawberry. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Strawberry:

  DirectionDistance
Lawrence     (The home county for Strawberry)
      Saffell   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Smithville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Powhatan   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Black Rock   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Minturn   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Portia   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Imboden   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hoxie   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ravenden   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Walnut Ridge   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      College City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Cleburne
      Concord   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Craighead
      Egypt   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cash   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bono   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Fulton
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Baker Ford   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mammoth Spring   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Greene
      Light   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Walcott   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delaplaine   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Knot   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Independence
      Cord   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Charlotte   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sulphur Rock   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pfeiffer   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sandtown   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Newark   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Magness   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rosie   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Oil Trough   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Salado   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Desha   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Izard
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bone Town   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sage   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Horseshoe Bend   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Violet Hill   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wiseman   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Guion   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brockwell   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jackson
      Swifton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tuckerman   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Campbell Station   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Diaz   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jacksonport   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Newport   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grubbs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Island Town   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Amagon   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Algoa   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Balch   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weldon   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Poinsett
      Weiner   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Randolph
      Ravenden Springs   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pocahontas   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      O'Kean   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dalton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Warm Springs   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Biggers   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Maynard   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Sharp
      Grange   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Poughkeepsie   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Evening Shade   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Williford   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ash Flat   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hardy   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wirth   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Stone
      Marcella   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
White
      Bradford   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Oregon (MO)
      Jeff (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Myrtle (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Green Town (MO)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Town (MO)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thayer (MO)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Strawberry:

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:

Cleburne 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    
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    
Stone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oregon County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Lawrence County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...
      Missouri

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Strawberry ...

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

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 Strawberry:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
We have found Strawberry in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Strawberry for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Strawberry.
      See our Misc Page for Strawberry for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Arkansas

About Lawrence County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Strawberry. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Strawberry

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Strawberry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9666, Longitude: -91.3205     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Strawberry 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 Strawberry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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