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Our Genealogical Helper for Sturdevant ...

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

We've added Sturdevant to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sturdevant, 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 Sturdevant (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 Sturdevant. 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 Sturdevant ...

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 Sturdevant.

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

Cemeteries Near Sturdevant ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sturdevant.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Woodmans Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  S Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fakes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fakes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Angus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morning View Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Easton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Melton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pumpkin Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Fakes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Long Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Whitehall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jelks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gourd Neck Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Crutcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ashler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Slocum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive 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.

While we didn't find Sturdevant in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sturdevant.

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

DeView   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sturdevant
 - 1895 population of 307 people
 - DeView had a post office and no railroad service
McCrory   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Sturdevant
 - 1895 population of 299 people (with 1,555 people in 2017)
 - McCrory had railroad service and no post office
Morton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Sturdevant
 - Morton had a post office and railroad service
Grays   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sturdevant
 - Grays had a post office and railroad service
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sturdevant
 - Riverside had a post office and railroad service
Colona   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sturdevant
 - Colona had a post office and railroad service
Bemis   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sturdevant
 - Bemis had railroad service and no post office
Beard - Historic   [Map]
 - While Beard was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sturdevant
 - Beard had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sturdevant. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sturdevant 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 and hospitals 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Woodruff County: Cross, Jackson, Monroe, Prairie, Saint Francis & White.

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

Woodruff     (The home county for Sturdevant)
      McCrory   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Patterson   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Howell   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hunter   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cotton Plant   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cash   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Earle   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wynne   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vanndale   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cherry Valley   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bay Village   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Parkin   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Twist   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thida   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oil Trough   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pleasant Plains   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Newark   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rosie   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Magness   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Salado   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sulphur Rock   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cord   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gourd Neck   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tupelo   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beedeville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Weldon   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Algoa   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Balch   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Amagon   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Island Town   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Newport   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Diaz   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grubbs   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Haynes   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moro   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aubrey   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marianna   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fargo   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brinkley   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarendon   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harrisburg   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Little Dixie   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sand Hill   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Des Arc   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Biscoe   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      De Valls Bluff   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hazen   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Francis
      Colt   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Goodwin   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wheatley   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Palestine   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Forrest City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Widener   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Heth   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Russell   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Judsonia   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Griffithville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sunnydale   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garner   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Sturdevant:

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 Woodruff County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Craighead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crittenden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Independence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Poinsett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Francis 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 Woodruff County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Woodruff 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Woodruff County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Sturdevant, 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 'straight-line' distance starting from Sturdevant. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sturdevant) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sturdevant. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2520, Longitude: -91.1548     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sturdevant 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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