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Our Genealogical Helper for Success ...

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 Success (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 Success. 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 Success ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Success.

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

Cemeteries Near Success ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Success.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Hitt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Legate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Richwoods Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Masterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cyclone Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pope Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Pitman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pitman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Allmandinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blount Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stillwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ainley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Old Reyno Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hancock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Corning Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kelsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Osburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dizmang Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glaze Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Yellow Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Luttrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lawnbird Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hoisey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Bernard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sheely Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Towles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Towles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch 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 Success in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Success.

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

Palatka   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Success
 - Palatka had a post office and no railroad service
Reyno   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Success
 - Reyno had a post office and no railroad service
Supply   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Success
 - Supply had a post office and no railroad service
Corning   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Success
 - 1895 population of 584 people (with 3,138 people in 2017)
 - Corning had a post office and railroad service
Maynard   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Success
 - Maynard had a post office and no railroad service
Knobel   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Success
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 267 people in 2017)
 - Knobel had a post office and railroad service
Moark   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Success
 - Moark had a post office and railroad service
Poynor (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Success
 - Poynor had a post office and no railroad service
Middlebrook   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Success
 - Middlebrook had a post office and no railroad service
Peach Orchard   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Success
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 125 people in 2017)
 - Peach Orchard 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 Success. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Success 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 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.

Success is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Greene, Randolph, Butler (MO), Dunklin (MO) & Ripley (MO).

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

Clay     (The home county for Success)
      Current View   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Datto   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Corning   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Knobel   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Peach Orchard   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McDougal   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rector   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenway   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Piggott   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Francis   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bell City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bono   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brookland   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delaplaine   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beech Grove   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lafe   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oak Grove Heights   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Light   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marmaduke   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Walcott   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paragould   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Knot   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      College City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Walnut Ridge   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Imboden   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hoxie   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Black Rock   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Portia   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ravenden   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sedgwick   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powhatan   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Minturn   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reyno   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Biggers   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Maynard   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Warm Springs   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Pocahontas   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      O'Kean   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dalton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Ravenden Springs   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wirth   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Williford   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Butler (MO)
      Neelyville (MO)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Harviell (MO)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fagus (MO)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kelly Town (MO)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Poplar Bluff (MO)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Qulin (MO)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Broseley (MO)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fisk (MO)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rombauer (MO)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Carter (MO)
      Grandin (MO)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ellsinore (MO)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chicopee (MO)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dunklin (MO)
      Campbell (MO)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cardwell (MO)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gibson (MO)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holcomb (MO)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arbyrd (MO)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Senath (MO)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine City (MO)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White Oak (MO)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kennett (MO)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wrightsville (MO)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Oregon (MO)
      Calm (MO)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Myrtle (MO)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jeff (MO)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Couch (MO)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alton (MO)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ripley (MO)
      Oxly (MO)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Naylor (MO)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Doniphan (MO)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairdealing (MO)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Briar (MO)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gatewood (MO)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bennett (MO)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bardley (MO)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wayne (MO)
      Williamsville (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Success:

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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Craighead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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    
Butler County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Carter County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dunklin County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Oregon County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ripley County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wayne County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Clay County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Success. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4545, Longitude: -90.7231     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Success 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 Success, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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