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Our Genealogical Helper for Sturkie ...

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 Sturkie (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 Sturkie. 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 Sturkie ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sturkie.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sturkie, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sturkie.

Cemeteries Near Sturkie ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sturkie.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Gum Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cannon Graveyard   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Viola Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW McElmerry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Koellings Graveyard   [Map]     
  NE Meredith Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Pickren Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Flora Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kerby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nicks 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>

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

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

Lanton (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sturkie
 - Lanton had a post office and no railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sturkie
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 1,608 people in 2017)
 - Salem had a post office and no railroad service
Viola   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sturkie
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 337 people in 2017)
 - Viola had a post office and no railroad service
Camp   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sturkie
 - Camp had a post office and no railroad service
Moody (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sturkie
 - Moody had a post office and no railroad service
Byron   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sturkie
 - Byron had a post office and no railroad service
Mitchell   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sturkie
 - Mitchell had a post office and no railroad service
South Fork (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sturkie
 - South Fork 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 Sturkie. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sturkie 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Sturkie is located in Fulton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fulton County: Baxter, Izard, Sharp, Howell (MO), Oregon (MO) & Ozark (MO).

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

Fulton     (The home county for Sturkie)
      Salem   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Viola   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Camp   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bexar   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gepp   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baker Ford   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mammoth Spring   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gamaliel   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Briarcliff   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Salesville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarkridge   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Norfork   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Norfork Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountain Home   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gassville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buffalo City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sandtown   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wiseman   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Horseshoe Bend   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wideman   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dolph   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brockwell   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Violet Hill   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Calico Rock   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sage   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ravenden   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bull Shoals   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Price Place   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ravenden Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dalton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ash Flat   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hardy   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wirth   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Evening Shade   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Williford   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Poughkeepsie   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Douglas (MO)
      Gentryville (MO)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Drury (MO)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Howell (MO)
      Lanton (MO)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Moody (MO)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      South Fork (MO)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brandsville (MO)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Caulfield (MO)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pottersville (MO)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      West Plains (MO)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Siloam Springs (MO)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pomona (MO)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Peace Valley (MO)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Willow Springs (MO)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain View (MO)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Oregon (MO)
      Koshkonong (MO)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Green Town (MO)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Old Town (MO)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Thayer (MO)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jeff (MO)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Couch (MO)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alton (MO)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Myrtle (MO)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodside (MO)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Calm (MO)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ozark (MO)
      Bakersfield (MO)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elijah (MO)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Udall (MO)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tecumseh (MO)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dora (MO)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Zanoni (MO)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hardenville (MO)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gainesville (MO)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brixey (MO)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockbridge (MO)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Romance (MO)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pontiac (MO)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shannon (MO)
      Montier (MO)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Sturkie:

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 Fulton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baxter 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion 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    
Douglas County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Howell County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Oregon County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ozark County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Shannon County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Fulton County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sturkie. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Sturkie. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sturkie) 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 Sturkie. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sturkie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sturkie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4573, Longitude: -91.8748     [Map].

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

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