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Our Genealogical Helper for Stringtown ...

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 Stringtown (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 Stringtown. 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 Stringtown ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stringtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stringtown, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stringtown.

Cemeteries Near Stringtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stringtown.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Millwee Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Mt. Ida Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Bellville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Norwoodville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Lockesburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Horatio Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Sand Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sunset Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Hopson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Falls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woffords Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boggy Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Kingree Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Herman Direk Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wrights Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Redman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Strawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Camp Grounds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cross Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ben Lomond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chapel Hill 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 Stringtown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stringtown.

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

Lockesburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stringtown
 - 1895 population of 451 people (with 725 people in 2017)
 - Lockesburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norwoodville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stringtown
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Norwoodville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ben Lomond   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stringtown
 - 1895 population of 30 people (with 144 people in 2017)
 - Ben Lomond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapel Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stringtown
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Chapel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brownstown   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stringtown
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Brownstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cerrogordo   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Stringtown
 - Cerrogordo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lebanon   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stringtown
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rankin - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rankin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stringtown
 - Rankin 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 Stringtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stringtown 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.

Stringtown is located in Sevier County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sevier County: Hempstead, Howard, Little River, Polk & McCurtain (OK).

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

  DirectionDistance
Sevier     (The home county for Stringtown)
      Lockesburg   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Horatio   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      De Queen   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Process City   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ben Lomond   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gillham   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Paraloma   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Calhoun
      Unco   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Hempstead
      Columbus   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tokio   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ozan   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McNab   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McCaskill   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Washington   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blevins   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakhaven   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Howard
      Center Point   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Dierks   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Tollette   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nashville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saratoga   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Umpire   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Little River
      Winthrop   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alleene   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Foreman   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ashdown   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Yarborough Landing   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ogden   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Miller
      Texarkana   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rondo   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Pike
      Highland   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grandfield   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nathan   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Newhope   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Star of the West - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimberley   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Murfreesboro   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Moriah   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Langley   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Daisy   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Billstown   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirby   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Polk
      Grannis   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wickes   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bog Springs   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vandervoort   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cove   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hatfield   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
McCurtain (OK)
      Eagletown (OK)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Haworth (OK)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Broken Bow (OK)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hochatown (OK)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holly Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Idabel (OK)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Golden (OK)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Watson (OK)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garvin (OK)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bowie (TX)
      Redbank (TX)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Red Lick (TX)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hooks (TX)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leary (TX)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Victory City (TX)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nash (TX)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Boston (TX)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Texarkana (TX)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wake Village (TX)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      De Kalb (TX)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Redwater (TX)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Red River (TX)
      Avery (TX)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Stringtown:

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 Sevier County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hempstead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Little River County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Miller County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Polk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McCurtain County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bowie County (TX):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Red River County (TX):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community within Arkansas

About Sevier County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sevier County: www.seviercounty-ar.com/

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stringtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9365, Longitude: -94.2441     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stringtown 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 Stringtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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